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Department of Engineering and Communication

Visual Technical Communication (BSc)

Studiengang Visuelle Technikkommunikation Fachbereich EMT (DE)
Whether it’s via computer, smartphone or digital assistance systems, when it comes to explaining and presenting the wide range of technical products available, communication experts with technical skills are needed. The use of videos, graphics and virtual reality is becoming increasingly important in this field. Our bachelor’s degree programme in Visual Technical Communication (BSc) is our response to this development. It is directed at anyone interested in on-screen design, communicating through animation and film and who want to tell exciting stories about all aspects of technology.

Programme content

The Visual Technical Communication degree programme is the first in Germany to combine visualisation, technology and communication. It is directed at anyone who mainly wants to work with visual formats in technical journalism and technical communication. The media world is digital and mobile. Already, many people access information mainly via their smartphone and prefer social media and video platforms such as YouTube as sources of information. Visual formats are becoming more important. Videos, photos, graphics and virtual reality (VR) will continue to revolutionise communication beyond language barriers.

First, students in the bachelor’s degree programme in Visual Technical Communication (BSc) learn the manual tools used by media professionals and become acquainted with the professional fields in technical communication. This content is supplemented by the MINT subjects - mathematics, computer science, the natural sciences and technology. Students further develop their theoretical and practical knowledge in forms of visual presentation, produce different film formats and acquire knowledge from corporate and market communication.

During the practical semester (5th semester), students gain direct experience of working for editorial boards, agencies and companies. As an alternative, they can also complete a study semester abroad. In an interdisciplinary creative module, they are presented with visualisation challenges. Students provide evidence of their skills as communication professionals through practical work in the media, which also serves as a reference when entering into the profession, before completing the degree programme with a bachelor thesis and the colloquium.

Perspectives and job prospects

The demand for specialists who are able to communicate complex technical material is high. Graduates of the bachelor’s degree programme in Visual Technical Communication (BSc) work as video journalists, social media editors and PR consultants on editorial boards in journalistic media, publishing houses, production companies, agencies and press and PR departments.

Building on the bachelor’s degree programme in Visual Technical Communication (BSc), the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences offers the master’s degree programme in Technology and Innovation Communications (MSc).

„What I appreciate most about my studies are the many practical tasks. Every semester we create great projects and with the good technical equipment, media production is simply fun.”

Christina Grommes - Visual Technology Communication student

Christina Grommes

Study contents Visual Technical Communication (BSc)


Progress of study

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Practical Semester

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International Media Expert



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Bachelor's degree

Standard period of study

Seven semesters / 210 ECTS

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Start of course

Winter term

Semester contribution


Formal requirements for admission are either the “Fachhochschulreife” or an “Allgemeine Hochschulreife” higher-level secondary school-leaving qualification, a corresponding vocational qualification, or previous education that is regarded as being of equivalent value. There is a local NC for the study programme.


The degree programme is free of admission. You can enrol from 1 June to 1 October for the start of the winter semester.

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Events and schedules


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The responsible contacts for questions

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Questions about application and enrolment can be answered by the Registrar's Office


Information on course content and progression and (career) prospects can be obtained from the Course Guidance Services

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The Student Advice Centre provides advice on choosing, starting and completing a degree programme

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Departmental Office Engineering and Communication


Sankt Augustin


A 157


Grantham-Allee 20

53757, Sankt Augustin


+49 2241 865 301

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 09:00 - 15:00 (core opening hours)

Friday: 09:00 - 14:00 Uhr (core opening hours)

Course Guidance Services Department of Engineering and Communication

Contact to the Registrar's Office


Campus Sankt Augustin: Grantham Allee 20, 53757 Sankt Augustin // Rooms E039 - E040 & E044 - E048

Campus Rheinbach: Egermanstr. 1, 53359 Rheinbach // Rooms 1.304 - 1.305

Opening hours

Telephone consultation hours: Monday - Friday: 10:00 - 12:00, Monday - Thursday: 14:00 - 15:00

Personal consultation hours by appointment only

Student Council IWK


Sankt Augustin


A 041


Grantham-Allee 20

53757, Sankt Augustin


+49 2241 865 331

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 12 - 13 Uhr