Digitalization has become an integral component in many occupational fields from Industry 4.0 to the services sector. Any new ideas concerning digitalization are implemented by IT-experts. That is why all industries seek well trained specialists for their IT-teams. The required IT expertise is taught in the department of Information Technology.
There is special emphasis on the acquisition of a variety of programing languages in order to program platforms and systems. The focus is also on the effective and attractive design of electronic media to ensure many followers are reached. After a change of perspective, students will now be trained to hack networks in order to learn how to better protect data and crucial information from cyber-attacks on the job. To that end, a plethora of skills and knowledge in network technology is required.
Within the field of Information Technology, students have the ability to choose from modules according to their personal preference such as Multimedia and Web Design / IT-Security / Game-Design or Smart Devices.
You will learn to develop computer programs to be used on smartphones, tablets, desktop-PCs, or even separate internet-servers. Java, C++, operating systems, web applications, app–programming, chatbot-development, and Linux-programming will be dealt with thoroughly. You will learn about professional methods and tools for agile software development as well as for documentation and automatised testing.
You will learn the basics of audio- and video-processing. To that end you will create your own raw material for photos, music und videos, process these using professional tools and create modern multimedia productions. 3D-graphics and 3D-animations for gaming or product presentations with mixed reality systems are to be generated in a variety of data formats. Learning how to design a proper user-interface will also be on the agenda. Learning to deal with the legal framework will be of utmost importance in order to keep your media projects within legal boundaries.
You will learn how modern computer systems are structured and how they communicate via Cloud Computing. You will learn to deal with systems ranging from micro- to mainframe computers Additionally, you will develop smart devices for the Internet of Things and even autonomous robots all by yourself.
You will work out the functioning of the smallest home network to giant net systems combining thousands of computers, and you will learn about the required components. In the networking laboratory, a variety of networks will be assembled and configured using firewall-technologies to supervise and document networks.