Study Programs

The Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) in Potsdam is the only university institute in Germany to offer a degree program in IT Systems Engineering and a postgraduate study program in Design Thinking. HPI offers a practically oriented education with award-winning degrees – without tuition fees.

At the center of the university education at Hasso Plattner Institute for Software Systems Engineering is IT Systems Engineering, and – in particular - the aspect of software. Students first become thoroughly familiar with the fundamentals of computer science and later focus on complex software systems. Course content is especially tailored to fit the current and future requirements of the IT branch. It encompasses comprehensive soft skills training as well as courses in entrepreneurship. The latter provides HPI students with the skills they need on the path to self-employment with their own business ideas.

HPI inspires the necessary creativity with its postgraduate program in Design Thinking. The courses offered at the HPI School of Design Thinking are unique Germany-wide. Students from all academic backgrounds learn how to develop innovative solutions for every area of life in multidisciplinary teams.

Additionally, HPI is committed to inspiring high school students in the study of computer science. In the events of the Youth Academy young people learn to handle technical issues through fun interaction, at the same time they discover the creative potential of developing software solutions.

The academic advising services at Hasso Plattner Institute provides helpful advice on all of these offers.