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).
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
The academic year is divided in two semesters:
- Winter semester: from October to March
- Summer semester: from April to September
In winter term the lectures usually start in beginning/mid-October and end in beginning/mid-February. The summer term lectures start usually in beginning/mid-April and finish in July.
During the winter semester will be a break of two weeks for Christmas and New Year's holidays.
The examination period always starts directly after the lecture period ends and last for approx. 6 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.
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.
An industrial internship in a company is compulsory for all Bachelor students. The whole 12 weeks of industrial internship have to be finished before starting the final thesis.
All students are required to pay a social contribution of about 320,- € 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 800,- € per month for personal expenses.
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