Corporate and IT Security

Degree Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Language of instruction German
Duration of program 7 semesters (incl. internship (one semester))
Beginning of study program Winter semester
[] July 15
Tuition and fees As of the 2017/18 winter semester, the following state tuition fees apply:
- EUR 1500 per semester for international, non-EU students
- EUR 650 per semester for students pursuing a second (non-consecutive) degree in Germany
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Application requirements Allg. oder fachg. Hochschulreife, Fachhochschulreife
Internship Not required
Selection procedure No
Accreditation Yes
ECTS 210 credits

Content of study program

IT security, information technology and economics are three areas of competence merging in this practice oriented study program. It allows a holistic view on modern information and IT security. This study program provides an education that is unique in Germany.


In the basic studies you will get a fundamental knowledge in information technology and a sound knowledge of modern computer networks. You will learn how to think with an economical point of view and to act in terms of the big picture. Current issues of IT security will be processed in main studies.

Among its priorities are computer and network security, access control and identity management, risk assessment, cryptography, security requirements of web applications and electronic money transactions, company organization and personnel management, legal and ethical principles of IT security, data protection and monitoring as well as companies IT-incident management and critical dependence on IT structures. In laboratories and practical works you not only will learn to catch up to the hacker but to be one step ahead of him. You will learn to see the computer as a tool of crime in applied intrusion scenarios. You will get to know tools and techniques of computer-forensics, analysis of weaknesses and development of secure software and IT systems.

Career perspectives

For graduates an exciting and future-proofed field of action is guaranteed. IT security experts are one of the most sought-after IT security specialists. The growing demand for professionals will be much higher than the supply in the near future.

Course of study

The Bachelor's degree program Corporate Security and IT Security (UNITS) is a seven semester full-time programme with basic studies covering three semesters and main studies covering four semesters. At the end of each semester you will have to write exams to complete a course. The basic studies are completed with the interim grade certificate.