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IT - Network Engineering and Cyber Security

A degree programme in IT - Network Engineering and Cyber Security not only equips you with the necessary technical skills, but also develops your strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities. These qualifications are crucial to effectively counter cyber threats and strengthen digital security. Set your sights on a future-proof, exciting career in a dynamic and constantly growing field! (Planned for winter semester 2024)

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3 years

ECTS points



Bachelor of Science


01.10.2024 (Wintersemester)




Berlin (EN)



Monthly fees

EU from 785,00 €
Non-EU from 1.050,00 €

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Your studies

Start your studies in the B.Sc. IT - Network Engineering and Cyber Security and get ready to take on a key role in the IT sector. This study programme is aimed at school leavers, professionals and career changers who want to advance or start their career in the IT sector. Our degree programme is offered in English and is designed for both domestic and international students. Flexible study options allow you to complete the programme in full-time, ideal for those looking for a balanced combination of work and study. Our aim is to provide you with an in-depth understanding of current developments and trends at the cutting edge of information technology, balancing practical skills with academic knowledge and career preparation.

Why Mediadesign University of Applied Sciences for Design and Computer Science?

Innovative curriculum: At Mediadesign University, we make sure to integrate the latest technologies and research findings into our teaching programme. In this way, we ensure that you learn modern methods in network engineering and cyber security.

Practice-orientated learning opportunities: We give you access to state-of-the-art labs and real-world simulations and encourage collaboration with leading technology companies. This hands-on experience is valuable for your career development in IT.

Strong industry connections: Our strong relationships with the IT industry open up opportunities for internships, attending guest lectures and helping you find a job after you graduate.

Research opportunities: As a recognised institution in cyber security research, we offer you the chance to take part in innovative projects, often funded by government and industry.

Global perspective: Through our international student and faculty body, you will gain a global understanding of the challenges and solutions in cybersecurity that will prepare you for a career anywhere in the world.

Interdisciplinary approach: Our courses combine elements of artificial intelligence, data science and digital ethics. This comprehensive approach enhances your problem-solving skills in complex scenarios.

Our B.Sc. in IT - Network Engineering and Cyber Security is your springboard into a career characterised by constant development and high demand. Prepare yourself for a future where you can be at the forefront of technological innovation. Be inspired by our academic programme and become part of the next generation of IT security experts.

Your study contents

On the B.Sc. IT - Network Engineering and Cyber Security programme, you can expect a combination of in-depth theoretical instruction and comprehensive practical application. You will gain in-depth insights into how computers work, how to manage information, how to develop and maintain large network systems and how to protect against cyber attacks.

Practical projects and learning project management skills will prepare you for an exciting and rewarding career in the IT sector. The programme also covers the management and analysis of data and prepares you for employment in a variety of areas including public and private sectors, technology, finance, government, health, education and commerce. Graduates can work as specialists in network engineering or cyber security and are also well equipped for further Master's programmes.

Core areas of the programme

1. General education and scientific work

  • Fundamentals of general studies
  • Scientific work
  • Applied research

2. Fundamental IT skills

  • Information technology basics
  • Technical support basics
  • Web concepts
  • Information systems
  • Basics of software development

3. Specialisation in network technology and cyber security

  • Network technology
  • Computer service skills
  • Operating systems
  • Network technolog
  • Database administration and management
  • IT security basics
  • Routing and switching
  • Networking
  • Network management
  • Wireless networks
  • Unified communication
  • Network security
  • IT management
  • Switching IP-based networks
  • IP routing
  • Troubleshooting in IP networks

4. Practice-orientated IT projects

  • ‘Information Technology Projects’ with five sequential projects, from Project I to Project V, that guide you step-by-step through real-world IT challenges.

5. Final thesis and colloquium

  • Bachelor's thesis and colloquium that validate your academic skills and open doors to further education.

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Your career in IT - Network Engineering and Cyber Security

A Bachelor's degree in IT - Network Engineering and Cyber Security opens up numerous career paths in an industry characterised by dynamic growth and constantly new challenges. Here are ten career fields or professions in which you can gain a foothold after graduation:

  1. Network engineer: planning, implementing and monitoring network infrastructures.
  2. Cyber security analyst: protecting IT infrastructures from attacks, monitoring security incidents and responding to threats.
  3. IT security consultant: advising companies on IT security issues, developing security strategies. 
  4. Forensics expert: Analysing cyber attacks and data leaks to determine causes and close security gaps.
  5. Penetration tester: Conducting simulated attacks on systems to identify vulnerabilities.
  6. Network administrator: Managing and maintaining network resources and services.
  7. System integrator for security solutions: Integrating and customising security technologies into existing IT structures.
  8. Database security manager: Ensuring the security and integrity of databases.
  9. Chief Information Security Officer (CISO): Strategic management of IT security at company level.
  10. Security Compliance Officer: monitoring compliance with security guidelines and standards.

A degree in IT - Network Engineering and Cyber Security not only qualifies you for specialised technical roles, but also opens doors to managerial positions that require strategic thinking and a comprehensive understanding of IT security. Take the opportunity to work at the forefront of technology and make a significant contribution to the security of digital infrastructures. 

Application & Admission

Admission Requirements

  • Higher Education Entrance Qualification (Abitur) or equivalent diploma, i.e. IB or A-levels (check with our counseling department whether your diploma qualifies)
  • English skills. Language proof: TOEFL IPT: 543, TOEFL IBT: 74, IELTS (Academic): 6, Cambridge FCE: B2, PTE Academic: 59, IB Diploma: English A or B at HL or SL, BI 'English Language Proficiency Exam': PASS. We also accept Duolingo.

Information for applicants from abroad: You have the possibility to check your international certificates independently in advance via uni-assist and to inform yourself about the requirements for your admission: TO UNI-ASSIST

Personal Requirements

  • Passion for Technology
  • Self-motivated learner
  • Good communicator
  • Maths skills
  • Innovative thinker
  • Problem solver

Your personality and talents are more important than top grades!

Please apply via e-Mail (or regular mail). This is what we need from you:

  • A motivation letter (tell us what inspires you – ca. 1 page)
  • Relevant grade reports as well as a resume with your current photo
  • Graduation diploma can be submitted after completion of your secondary school

You may apply during the school year (even before secondary school graduation).

Tuition Fees:

  • Campus Berlin: English language program: EU citizens: 4.710,00 EUR/Semester | Non-EU citizens: 6.300,00 EUR/Semester

For all courses we charge a one-time registration fee of 490,00 EUR and a one-time examination fee of 1.050,00 EUR.

For non-EU citizens, the one-time examination fee of 1.050,00 EUR is included in the tuition price.

In case of prepayment (semesterly, annually, completely) the tuition fees can be reduced by up to 5%. (This discount is not compatible with early registration discounts).

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