Information Systems Technology (iST)

Bachelor of Science

Informationssystemtechnik, B.Sc.


Today, more and more complex microprocessor-controlled information systems are built into – or “embedded in” – all kinds of technical products. This causes the classical borders of hardware and software to blur progressively.

Information Systems Technology takes this development into account. The subject has an interdisciplinary approach, or more precisely: It forms the interface between informatics, electrical engineering, and information technology.

Accordingly, the field of study Information Systems Technology (iST) is the result of a cooperation of two departments at the TU Darmstadt – the Department of Informatics and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology.

Module Handbook

Course Catalogue

Department of Information Systems Technology

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Degree Bachelor of Science
Duration 6 Semesters
Language German
Internship Laboratory courses: several introductory and advanced lab course in experimental physics and computer simulations (see course program)
Admission Entrance qualification for higher education, entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences, similar foreign diplomas; further information
Procedure unrestricted
Part-time Studies possible under specific conditions
Programme Start winter semester (recommended) or summer semester (programme schedule not guaranteed)
Application Deadline International applicants find their application deadline here.
Application Online application
Special Features ---

The study programme contains elements from the subject areas of Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, and Informatics. An interest in these disciplines is imperative for a successful course of study. Comprehensive mathematical skills are furthermore required.
Mathematics – Why? What? What for? Who? How? Where? Further information? You will find answers to these questions here.

Due to the interdisciplinary approach of the study programme, graduates of Information Systems Technology possess greater knowledge of Software Engineering and Information Management than graduates of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology on the one hand. On the other, they are trained better as regards the fundamentals of circuit engineering and digital data processing than regular computer scientists.

Use these tools for a smart start into the programme:

Online Self-Assessment

Mathematics pre-course

Programming pre-course

Orientierungswoche (OWO) (orientation event) at the beginning of the first semester.

General Information: With the Bachelor of Science, the students will acquire a first professional qualification. However, the Master of Science is considered the standard qualification at TU Darmstadt. For these reasons it is recommended that students complete a Master’s degree.

Please note that admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. This particularly applies to non-consecutive courses of study (meaning with a Bachelor’s degree in a different area of focus or field of study than the desired Master’s degree programme) and to applicants of other universities. If you have any questions, please contact the respective departmental advisor’s office.

Information Systems Technology (iST) (M.Sc.)

Electrical Engineering and Information Technology (etit) (M.Sc.)

Computer Science (M.Sc.)

Energy Science and Engineering (ESE) (M.Sc.)

Throughout the recent past, the demand for software developers has risen sharply in numerous industrial sectors and is expected to continue to do so. The spectrum of occupations is rather large and the job opportunities are correspondingly good. Information Systems Technology engineers may thus find work in automotive or mechanical engineering, in the fields of automation, communication, medical, or aerospace engineering. Furthermore, they can find employment in the household appliances industry or in the field of entertainment technology. Generally speaking, Information Systems Technology engineers are in demand wherever a coordinated interaction of hardware and software development is required. Due to their interdisciplinary education, they often coordinate the cooperation of colleagues from the classical engineering disciplines.

Degree Programme Guidelines/Study Regulations

General Examination Terms of Technische Universität Darmstadt

Previous degree programme guidelines can be found in the Satzungsbeilagen of TU Darmstadt or on the Webpages of your Studienbüro.