Information for Prospective Students

The Institute of Computer Engineering at the University of Heidelberg offers a Master's degree program Computer Engineering and participates in the teaching Bachelor's degree in Applied Computer Science (Angewandte Informatik) particularly in the specialization Computer Engineering.

Moreover offered the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science more courses of study in the range of computer science:

Why to study "Technische Informatik" (Computer Engineering)?

Learn more about things as:

  • understand the hardware of your computer?
  • how to create virtual worlds?
  • how to calculate tomorrow's weather?
  • how to run calculations with graphic cards?

You are interested in mathematics, computer science and engineering? You want to learn more about all those subjects? You want to use this knowledge to receive a fascinating employment?

You like challenges and enjoy solving technical problems?

Where to study "Technische Informatik" (Computer Engineering)?

The Bachelor takes place in Heidelberg. Heidelberg is a city providing a lot of facilities for students. The University has a high percentage of international students.

The Institute of Computer Engineering is located in Mannheim. The Master program Computer Engineering also takes place there. Mannheim is an attractive place in the centre of the Rhein-Neckar area. The city of Mannheim provides the right leisure activities for everyone, for example museums, the ice hockey team "Mannheimer Adler", Mannheim is also known for its shopping areas "Planken" and "Breite Straße".

What is special about the TI course in Heidelberg?

The Professors, who are working at the Institute of Computer Engineering, have an excellent reputation and are highly motivated. Some of our chairs are part of the Cluster of Excellence for Cellular Networks and the proposed CASTLE Cluster of Excellence and graduate school for mathematical and computational methods for the sciences. Also the only Center of Excellence for Hypertransport worldwide, sponsored by AMD, is part of the Institute.

The students benefit from a mentoring system and ambitious students have the possibility to participate in research activities. There is also a special scholarship system being built up for the TI at the moment. In your Bachelor's or Master's course you will work with state-of-the-art equipment and you'll be educated at the cutting edge of innovation. For example if you specialize in chip design, you will benefit from SEED, a collaboration with Cadence to enhance and reform the education in the field of semi-custom/full-custom ASIC design at the Universities of Heidelberg and Kaiserslautern, Germany.

There are cooperations with several other universities and a lot of industrial companies, e.g. ABB, BASF, Bosch, IBM, Siemens, CERNMitsubishi. The third-party funds of the TI chairs sum up to 2 Million Euro. The institute will gladly help you arranging internships and residences.

For interested students, there are lots of more possibilities for learning and acquiring additional experience. For example there is an active university group called VDE (German electrical engineers society), which organizes additional activities like soldering and electronics workshops. Every year, some of our students participate in the Supercomputing Conference in the USA and the ISC in Germany. You can learn more about special activities that are offered in All about Studying.

If you would like to improve your knowledge about Mathematics and the basics of Computer Science, there are also introductory courses held by the Student's Council for Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics and Astronomy.

How to find more information?

You can learn more about studying Computer Engineering at Frequently Asked Questions.

Also for detailed and binding information visit Examination Regulations. You can also write an e-mail to michaela.binder{at} to obtain more info.

Interested? Receive information about how to get your university place at Application.

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