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Media Technology, B.Sc.

Program overview

Do you want to do more than just work in media? Are you interested in “creating media”, in other words developing new devices and innovative technical systems? Media technology already plays a significant role in industry and research and is emerging as a highly attractive area of research and application of the future within innovative areas such as virtual and augmented reality, particularly against the background of the ever increasing complexity of everyday communication. The bachelor’s program in Media Technology is designed as an interdisciplinary program closely linked to professional practice, and equips students with the wide range of technical-engineering skills required to help shape the future. The program is the only one of its kind to be offered at university level in the Berlin/Brandenburg region and provides a special focus on image and video technology, language and audio technology, and human-machine interaction.

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. Generally, the Abitur serves as the university entrance qualification certificate. If you do not have a formal university entrance qualification, you may still be able to study at TU Berlin if you can provide proof of certain professional qualifications.

The Media 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 the technical literature for this field is partly in English, a good level of English is desirable. However, this is not a condition for admission to studies.

The program in Media Technology at TU Berlin is highly interdisciplinary. Students wishing to study in the program should have an interest in computer-based devices and digital technology as well as a basic understanding of the principles of technology. An aptitude for mathematics and physics and for finding creative solutions to technical problems are also desirable. A high level of initiative and self-management skills are also required to deal with the demands of the program.

Program structure

The bachelor’s program consists of two main parts. In the initial stages of the program you will learn the basic principles and skills of mathematics, technical and methodological-practical computer science, and electrical engineering. Building on this, you then specialize, choosing from modules in the areas of human-machine interaction, image and video technology, language and audio technology, and circuit technology. The general compulsory elective component of the Media Technology program allows you to combine technical modules to develop areas of specialization of your choice. You can further choose from courses offered by other universities in Berlin and Brandenburg when selecting your elective modules. The degree is designed to enable you to participate in an excellent program of professionally related projects from the second semester on, as well as to incorporate a stay abroad into your studies. You will write your bachelor’s thesis at the end of the program. The Bachelor of Science qualification is an internationally recognized degree qualifying you to work in your profession.

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.

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 or the contact person listed in the module description.


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Internships

You are not formally required to do an internship either before or during the program, but we recommend you do so. An internship provides you with an initial insight into future career areas and enables you to develop networks with potential employers.

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 study abroad section within the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Staff are available to help you prepare for your stay abroad as well as provide support during your time abroad.


Acquired skills

The aim of the Media Technology bachelor’s program is to provide students with a thorough technical education to prepare them for their future careers.

As a graduate, you are well versed in the core skills of technical engineering and are able to combine these with your knowledge of language, audio, image, video, and multimedia applications to design media and research their impact. You are able to thoroughly analyze the fundamental tasks of media technology and find solutions using a broad range of interdisciplinary perspectives. However, you also acquire knowledge and skills beyond these technical fields: The program further 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 just as important for your future work in developing solutions to problems. A Bachelor of Science enables you to start your career, set up your own business, or continue your academic studies by doing a master’s degree in an appropriate subject.

After your studies

As a graduate of this program you have a number of excellent opportunities. The combination of media and technology is rich in synergy potential and permeates our entire living environment, providing graduates with an exciting array of career options. You are able to develop new media systems and devices for a range of areas including IT, medical engineering, care technology, e-learning or the media industries. Alternatively you could work as a consultant.

Another tip! Start your own business! Your studies will provide you with a number of ideas. And don’t forget that Berlin currently plays host to Europe’s liveliest start-up scene.

If you would like to continue your studies in a master’s program, your bachelor’s degree qualifies you to do a master’s in Media Technology or Computer Engineering.


Further information & downloads

Guidance and choosing the right degree program: Academic Advising Service

Questions about the degree program: Course Guidance

General questions: Student Info Services

Application and enrollment: Office of Student Affairs – Undergraduate Admissions

Recognition of previously acquired credits: Examination Board