Career orientation and practical relevance of course [?]
Research orientation [?]
Preparation for working life [?]
Didactical mediation of the subject matter [?]
Interdisciplinary relations within the curriculum [?]
Promotion of key skills [?]
Promotion of entrepreneurial thinking [?]
SPECIAL FEATURES (DEPARTMENT INFORMATION)
High relevance for practice and industry, engineering orientation, emphasis on software aspect, double-semester bachelor's/master's project, extensive study programme in entrepreneurship and soft skills, culture of "researching learning", Ph.D. track option for master's, interdisciplinarity put into practice in institute's own "d.school" (study programme for B.A./M.A.), intensive course preparation, support, guidance; comprehensive e-Learning programme.
Over 11,000 sqm for teaching, learning and research; approx. 2 students per PC workstation, additional computing capacity via virtual servers, 2 graphics lab rooms; high-end research lab "Future SOC Lab"; central versioning system for students; e-Learning portal (35% of the lectures offered, also on ITunesU); web-based student portal; campus information system; multi-display lab: 3D tracking floor, 3D printer, laser cutter.
Research School "Service-Oriented Systems Engineering" (overseas units in Haifa, Cape Town, Nanjing); Design Thinking Research Programme with Stanford University; research projects with 21 third-party sponsors currently; top-flight research lab "Future SOC Lab" (total value approx. EUR 3m); approx. 10 scientific conferences and 10-15 research discussion group dates/year; institute's own article series "Technical Reports"
No tuition fees; institute's own scholarships; extensive design thinking programme; incubator for Hasso Plattner Ventures; own business game competition; strong international character, e.g.: sister institute in Stanford, Internet Bridge to China; comprehensive community outreach programme: 14 student clubs, HPI School Academy, IT Summit blog; own alumni programme; own sports grounds; Executive Education in HPI Academy