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Digital Media and Technology, B.Sc.

Program overview

Are you interested in developing new methods of media communication, both from a technical perspective and in terms of content? Digital media form a cornerstone of nearly all aspects of our modern life. In our jobs we use complex computer systems, working “web-wide” in teams, while our free time sees us on the internet, meeting friends online, immersing ourselves in virtual worlds and accessing the latest information via apps. The uses of digital media are already hugely diverse. The interdisciplinary skills required for developing new ideas as well as for the design, transfer, use and storage of media are similarly wide ranging. The bachelor’s degree in Digital Media and Technology provides you with a technical fundamental education which addresses the interdisciplinary interplay between humans and computers, integrating analytical aspects of social science and thus equipping you with the knowledge and skills to make an excellent start to your career or to pursue a master’s degree.

The program is jointly offered by TU Berlin and Freie Universität Berlin. Students therefore study at two universities in this program and receive a joint degree from all three institutions.

DegreeBachelor of Science
Standard period of study 6 semesters
Credit points180
Program start Winter semester
Admission Restricted admission
Language of instruction German

Admission requirements

As for every other bachelor’s degree program at TU Berlin, applicants must possess a university entrance qualification certificate to apply. Generally, the Abitur serves as the university entrance qualification certificate. You can, however, also study at TU Berlin without a university entrance qualification certificate if you can demonstrate certain professional qualifications.

The Digital Media and Technology bachelor’s program is taught in German. If you are applying with a foreign school-leaving certificate, you must provide proof of German skills at a specific level . This is a prerequisite for admission.

As much of the technical literature for this field is published in English, a good level of English is desirable. However, this is not a condition for admission to studies.

The degree program prepares you to be a farsighted media computer scientist working in the exciting interface between software development, media technology, and media communication. As such, you should have a passion for digital communication technologies as well as an interest in communication processes and journalism. You should also have an aptitude for computer science and mathematics.

Initiative and good self-management skills are also important to meet the demands of studying at university.

Please note that it is necessary to enroll at both TU Berlin and Freie Universität Berlin. Further information is available on the program’s website (in German).

Program structure

The Digital Media and Technology bachelor’s program consists of two main parts. The first part of the course equips students with fundamental knowledge and skills in the areas of computer science, mathematics, digital media and technology, and communication science. Interdisciplinary projects and seminars are designed to enable you to consolidate your knowledge, develop your analytical and problem solving skills, and to foster essential soft skills. The advanced section of the program enables you to specialize in specific areas. You will strengthen your skills in the areas of media impact, media design, media technology, and media applications. A wide range of options is also available to you when selecting where you would like to do your internship. You can develop your own areas of specialization during this advanced stage of the program and when writing your bachelor’s thesis. TU Berlin is responsible for the parts of the curriculum focusing on computer science, mathematics and technology, while the communication and social science components are taught at FU Berlin, although all courses offered in the program are closely linked. This enables you to develop and implement digital media applications both in technical and non-technical terms as well as analyze their impacts and draw conclusions regarding new options for media communication. Upon successful completion of the degree, graduates receive a joint certificate from both universities.

A proposed course schedule is available to help you plan your studies. This shows you which modules need to be completed in which semesters to enable you to complete your degree within the standard period of study. The schedule is intended as a guideline and is not mandatory. You can find the proposed course schedule in the study and examination regulations. The most current version of the regulations applies to applicants.

More information you can find on the study program's website (currently in German).

Study and examination regulations:

Content and modules

The program is divided into individual modules, usually consisting of several thematically linked courses. Modules often include a variety of different study and teaching formats, such as lectures, practical tutorials, seminars, and practical projects. The scope of a module is expressed in credit points (LP), reflecting the amount of time students are required to invest in order to successfully complete the module. One credit point corresponds to thirty hours and a module can be spread over a maximum of two semesters. As a rule, it is necessary to pass an examination or an assessed assignment to successfully complete a module.

A current overview of all modules is available in TU Berlin’s module transfer system (MTS). The module catalogue shows which courses are mandatory and which elective. Detailed module descriptions provide information on the content, learning outcomes, participation requirements, workload, assessment methods, and much more. Questions concerning a specific module can be addressed to the module supervisor.

To module database


An internship qualifying for between 5 and 15 credit points is mandatory for the bachelor’s program in Digital Media and Technology.

This is intended to provide you with an insight into potential career areas as well as the challenges of professional life. Areas in which you can do an internship include: software development, advertising, media production, radio and television, web design and development, communication technology, and hardware development.

Further information is available on the program’s website (in German).

Stays abroad

You can generally complete parts of the program abroad, either in the form of a semester abroad or internships. You are, however, not required to complete a stay abroad.

General information regarding stays abroad can be obtained from the TU Berlin International Office (study abroad) and from the Career Service (internships abroad). For details of subject-specific cooperative projects and general support concerning studying abroad, please contact the person responsible for studying abroad within the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, who will help you prepare for your stay abroad as well as provide support during your time abroad.

Acquired skills

The aim of the Digital Media and Technology program is to provide students with a thorough education to prepare them for their future careers. As a graduate you are fully acquainted with and are able to apply the most important technical principles and methods of digital media and technology, including the sub-fields of computer science, communication science, and communication media and engineering. The program also teaches you to work independently and responsibly, to be a good team player, to be able to think abstractly and creatively and to present your findings effectively. These skills are important for your future work in the conception, development and exploitation of digital applications.

After successful completion of the program, you will receive the internationally recognized academic degree "Bachelor of Science" (B. Sc.).

After your studies

The bachelor’s program in Digital Media and Technology provides you with a wide range of career prospects reflecting the ubiquity of this field in our environment. Possible career areas include media design, the conception and implementation of media transfer systems, the design of multimodal human-machine interfaces, user research, and media management. The industries in which you can work include digital media, telecommunications, software, e-commerce, communication consultancy as well as machine manufacturing, biomedical engineering, or the automotive industry.

Another tipp: start your own business. Berlin is currently home to the most vibrant start-up scene in Europe. There are a number of institutes and facilities within the University offering you the chance to get some inspiration and to support you with setting up your own business. These include the award winning Career Service and the Centre for Entrpreneurship (CfE). The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science additionally has its own representative for business start ups to provide you with practical advice and to put you in touch with a valuable network.

You would like to follow up with a master’s program? With your bachelor's degree you can continue your scientific education for a master's degree.

Further information & downloads

Guidance and choosing the right degree program: Academic Advising Service

Questions about the degree program: Student Advisory Service, Study Guide (in German)

General questions: Student Info Services

Application and enrollment: Office of Student Affairs - Undergraduate Admissions

Recognition of previously acquired credits: Examination Board (currently in German)

Study program's website (currently in German)