Hasso-Plattner-InstitutSDG am HPI

Study Programs at HPI in Potsdam

The Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) in Potsdam is the only university faculty 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.

Study at HPI-Campus

At the HPI students learn in small groups and receive the intensive support of their professors and the HPI teaching staff. Modern computer technology, attractive seminar rooms, and a campus with a wide range of facilities make daily student life comfortable.

Many opportunities are available for students to study abroad as well as to earn international practical work experience by doing an internship. Students are enrolled at University of Potsdam, from where they obtain their academic degree. The program is tuition-free.

The HPI Study Programs

Bachelor of Science: A Degree with a Job Guarantee

Our bachelor’s degree program in IT Systems Engineering provides students with strong practical and software-oriented computer science skills and knowledge. The study combines the foundations of software development with engineering methodology. Emphasis is therefore not only placed on the necessary theoretical background but also on hands-on expertise. 

Master of Science: Highly qualified with a Future Perspective

The Hasso Plattner Institute's innovative and future-oriented master's programs train students for future leadership positions. Our students are cared for individually and in small groups throughout their studies, and our graduates enjoy a high reputation in industry and research.

Design Thinking: The Innovation Method for the Ideas of Tomorrow

Ideas are the raw material of the future. HPI teaches the creativity to develop personal ideas with its supplementary training program in Design Thinking. As participants in the unique HPI School of Design Thinking study program, students from all disciplines learn how to develop innovative solutions for every area of life in multidisciplinary teams.

Entrepreneurship: From Lecture Hall to Executive Chair

Students enrolled in the IT Systems Engineering program at Hasso Plattner Institute receive more than an education in becoming software architects, project leaders or scientists. HPI gives its students the skills they need on the path to self-employment, founded on their own business idea.

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Youth Academy: The Fun and Creative Way to Experience Computer Science

Beyond its degree program, HPI is committed to inspiring enthusiasm about computer science in high school students. In Youth Academy events young people learn how to handle technical issues while at the same time having fun. Participants discover the creative potential in developing software solutions.

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