Hasso-Plattner-Institut25 Jahre HPI
Hasso-Plattner-Institut25 Jahre HPI

The Professional Skills in the Curriculum

To be able to implement and manage IT projects, you need more than just programming skills. This is why professional skills are an essential part of the engineering programs at HPI both in the bachelor's and master's programs. We feature the possibility for students to, in many cases, set their own individual focus and choose courses from a wide range of offerings to suit their needs.

"Become a Professional IT-Systems Engineer" – Interdisciplinary teaching in the Bachelor's Program

In the Bachelor's program, the focus of Professional Skills is on practically-oriented training to support students in becoming IT professionals who can view problems holistically. Students should be inspired to see IT in a multidisciplinary context and to develop applicable solutions in diverse teams already during their studies.

Professional skills in the bachelor's program

  • 24 credit points
  • 3 compulsory modules
  • 2 compulsory elective modules
  • Professional Skills Colloquium
  • To the module plan

Legal Foundations

Economic Fundamentals

Design Thinking

Professional Skills (specialization)

Project development and team management

“Leading Digital Innovation“ – The Professional Skills in the Master's Program

In the master's program, the focus of Professional Skills is on key qualifications that are relevant for leadership positions in science and business or for founding one's own startup. In small groups with fellow students from all master's programs, participants train those skills that are indispensable for shaping the digital society.

Professional skills in the master's program

Ethical and legal aspects

Design Thinking

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Management and Leadership

Technology Communication and Transfer