Duration
6 semesters
Intakes
Oct
Study mode
Full-time
Tuition fee (entire course)
 
Local students
-
Foreign students
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Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

This degree programme is unique, because the degree course is based on a three-pillar-model that is unique in Europe: the subjects IT Security, Information Technology and Computer Science constitute the modules of an interdisciplinary course that integrates both IT Security expertise and an up-to-date engineering training programme.

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme, have a good understanding of mathematics and technology, IT affinity, an interest in developing systematic solutions for complex technological issues, enjoy logical reasoning; understanding technological principles, making new discoveries and creating new designs, promoting innovation and struggle through different problems and solution-finding processes

Graduates from this degree programme frequently work

  • as engineers
  • as system developers
  • as security engineers
  • as data protection officers
  • as software developers

Entry Requirements

Higher education entrance qualification (undergraduate degree programmes)

  • Your higher education entrance qualification (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung, HZB) is your school leaving certificate or proof of studies already completed at secondary education level. To qualify for admission to Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), you must be able to prove you possess the equivalent of the German Abitur qualification, which is the examination taken at the end of your secondary education.

Application without higher education entrance qualification

  • If you don't have proof of a higher education entrance qualification, you will not be able to apply directly to the university. First, you will need to take an assessment test, called the "Feststellungsprüfung". You can prepare for this test by taking classes at a Studienkolleg (these are government-run educational institutions located throughout Germany), or special preparatory school.

The language of instruction at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is German, and only a few degree courses are taught in English. The English-taught programmes have individual application procedures. A high level of German language skills is required to successfully complete a regular degree course at RUB; language skills can be proven by presenting a certificate gained for passing one of the following examinations:

  • DSH examination (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang) (level 2 or 3)
  • ZOP examination (Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung) of the Goethe-Institut
  • German language diploma, level II, of the Goethe-Institut
  • TestDaF (Deutsch als Fremdsprache) with the grades 4 x 4 or 16 points (website in German only)

Applicants who do not possess sufficient language skills may apply to take fee-based German language courses at RUB beginning at Level A2.