Beginning of Program:

The regular beginning of the program is annually in October (winter semester). Admission for the Master program is also possible for summer semester (April).

 

Program Duration:

The curriculum of ISE is designed as a consecutive bachelor master program with duration for the:

  • Bachelor program: 3 years, 6 semesters
  • Master program: 2 years, 4 semesters

 

Semester:

The academic year is divided in two semesters:

  • Winter semester: from October to March
  • Summer semester: from April to September

 

Lecture Period:

In winter term the lectures usually start in mid-October and end in mid-February. The summer term lectures start usually in mid-April and finish in July.

During the winter semester will be a break of two weeks for Christmas and New Year's holidays.

 

Examination Period:

The examination period always starts 1 week after the lecture period ends and last for approx. 5 weeks.

 

Language of Instruction:

The language of instruction is half German and half English. This means that approx. 50% of the courses are taught in German and the other 50% are taught in English. The language of the examination is the same as the language of instruction in the corresponding lecture.

 

Semester Abroad:

It is obligatory for German students to stay abroad for a period of 3 to 6 months.
During this time the students can:

  • participate in lectures at an university and earn credits by passing the examinations, or
  • work on their final thesis, or
  • do their industrial internship at a company to serve the obligatory professional practical training.

 

Industrial Internship

An industrial internship in a company is compulsory for all Bachelor-Students. The whole 15 weeks of industrial internship have to be finished before starting the final thesis.

In the master degree courses an industrial internship is optional.

 

Fees:

All students are required to pay a social contribution of about EUR 300 per semester. The social contribution includes a semester ticket covering public transport in North-Rhine-Westphalia, subsidized meals in the canteen of the university and other services.

 

Costs of Living:

We recommend budgeting around 750,- / 900,- € per month for personal expenses.

 

Accreditation:

All degree courses are accredited by ASIIN.