Physical Computing

Specialization of Software Engineering (B.Sc.)

The vast majority of today’s microprocessors are embedded in special-purpose systems – think cars, smart home systems, robotics, or medical devices. These processors are normally connected to the real world using sensors and actuators. They often have little processing power and memory – and at the same time, they need to react very quickly to outside input.

  • 3 Years
  • On Campus (Berlin)
  • 180 ECTS
  • State-accredited

What You Will Learn

Our specialization in Physical Computing gives you the chance to dive deep into embedded development and the Internet of Things. You will learn how to build reliable systems that react in real-time while using little resources. You will also learn how they interface to electronics components – sensors, actuators, and other components that are the ears, eyes, and limbs of the device.

Finally: What would physical computing be without the ability to build actual physical prototypes of your devices? You will learn how to build integrated prototypes using state-of-the-art fabrication methods such as 3d printing.

Our learning concept is radically different

  • Real-life projects

    Each core semester students pitch project ideas to each other and work on real-life projects that ignite their curiosity.

  • Interdisciplinarity

    Students form interdisciplinary project teams across all study programs, combining diverse skills to develop digital products.

  • Professors as mentors

    Our professors take on the role of mentors, offering tailored support for problem-solving and delivering focused learning units as needed.

  • Self-directed learning

    In a world where knowledge is just a click away, we promote dynamic education through self-directed learning and peer collaboration.

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