Dual study program in Computer Engineering

You want to be fluent in programming languages like C++, Java, PHP or Python? As a future software developer, this will be part of your basic training. Both at our company and at your university of applied sciences – the Nordakademie – you’ll also learn how to design and model complex software systems. At DERMALOG you’ll also be developing in-house applications for the biometrics and security sector. In your dual study program in Computer Engineering, you’ll learn to formulate solutions to problems algorithmically, and to implement these solutions in the form of efficient computer programs.

During your studies, you’ll deepen your knowledge of theoretical and practical computer science and applied mathematics, and will have a chance to decide on those fields you wish to specialise in. Areas of specialisation such as human-machine interaction, mobile applications and knowledge-based systems are particular popular among our dual students. You’ll learn about software quality assurance, as well as about the architecture of IT systems. This will put you in the best possible position for the IT job market, or you can start working for us straight after you graduate.

Hard Facts

  • Salary by year of study/training: €1,200 / €1,300 / €1,400
  • Duration of program: 3 1/2 years
  • Type of training: Dual vocational training (company and university in blocks)
  • Required school-leaving qualification: Higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) or entrance qualification for a university of applied sciences (Fachhochschulreife)
  • Degree: Internationally recognised “Bachelor of Science” degree from a renowned, private university supported by business and industry with 210 ECTS credits
  • University: Nordakademie - University of Applied Sciences
  • Place of study: Elmshorn

What do computer scientists do at DERMALOG?

Computer scientists can work on projects as application developers, or they can also take on project management tasks. Depending on the particular areas they are specialised it, they can also take on jobs as a software engineer, web developer or software architect.

What you’ll learn during your studies

  • Several programming languages
  • Conception and modelling of software
  • To write, modify and test software (frontend and backend); realisation, launch and quality assurance of complex software systems
  • To create, modify and manage databases
  • To connect up applications and databases
  • Communication between programs
  • To use tools for a variety of tasks

Which school subjects are most important?

  • Mathematics: You’ll have a lot to do with numbers in your day-to-day work. If you’ve paid close attention and applied yourself in this subject, you should be able to cope with most of what’s required of you.
  • Computer Science: This subject was offered at your school and you got good to very good grades? Great! That means you can keep building on what you’ve already learned. The more insights and knowledge you already have about computers and IT systems, the better.
  • English: The world is becoming more and more interconnected, and English has become the standard mode of communication, especially in the world of IT. So if you can express yourself well in this language, you’ll be able to communicate with partner and customer companies, as well as suppliers all around the globe.

What prior knowledge is required for this degree program?

Experience in creating or configuring software can be helpful, but it isn’t essential to get to grips with this course of study. However, you should have tried it as some point in the past to know what you are getting into beforehand.

What soft skills are required?

  1. An interest in IT
  2. An ability to reason logically
  3. Perseverance and a calm composure