Winter semester 2020/21: Special regulations during Corona pandemic.
Technical Information Design and Technical Communication (ITR)
The focus of the degree course is on the information-technical, user-friendly and media-specific conception and design of technical content. These fields of information design play a central role in all subjects of the degree course. Students learn to communicate complex subject matter in a comprehensible and clear manner and acquire sound knowledge in the areas of technology, design and writing.
Technical editors create technical information products such as user manuals or video tutorials and thus form the interface between developers and users. If information needs to be conveyed in a comprehensible and correct manner, technical editors are in great demand and have promising career prospects. Those, who would like to start in the professional field immediately after completing their bachelor’s degree, can gain insights into opportunities for career entry and continuing education on the annual career information day, among other events. Students of the bachelor's course “Technical Information Design and Technical Communication” can then deepen their acquired knowledge in a master’s programme.
Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)
Start of studies
Summer and winter semester
Form of study
Full-time and part-time
Field of interest
Information, Media, Computer sciences, Technology
Do you enjoy writing, working with media and are you interested in technology? Do you want to take up diversified tasks? Then Technical Information Design and Technical Communication is precisely the correct course for you! Read more to know about more interesting information regarding the course and the options offered by the profession of the “Technical Communication Editor”.
Communication and text skills are focal points in technical writing and editing. You will learn about models of communication and interview techniques. You will also learn everything important about process flows and methods of technical editing. In the writing lab, the focus will be on standardised writing and the user- and situation-appropriate preparation (e.g. for mobile communication) of content.
To be able to create comprehensible texts, you need a good feeling for language and a sound knowledge of German. In this subject area, you will learn how to formulate texts accurately and clearly. In the age of the "Internet of Things", so-called "intelligent information" is being developed. Aspects such as uniform semantics are important and sound linguistic knowledge is necessary.
Here, you will learn how to use Adobe software programmes such as Photoshop and InDesign. You will learn how to create mock-ups, flyers and also the layout of web pages. In our media lab, you will deal with technical photography and the design of films. The aspects of 3D and the human-machine interface are also covered in Visual Communication.
The computer will be your constant companion. You will get to know markup and programming languages such as XML or Java and use innovative technologies to create documentation. In computer science, topics such as content management, single-source and cross-media publishing will be discussed.
In the field of information design and technical editing, it is important to be able to understand technical processes and contexts independently. You will only be able to comprehensibly communicate technical content in this way. Therefore, you will learn the basics of materials science, mechanics and electrical engineering in various modules. In the technical laboratory, you will apply this knowledge and be in direct contact with future engineers.
Studying Technical Information Design and Technical Communication at the Hochschule Hannover (Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts) also mean completing a practical vocational training successfully. We working with different partners from the industries and can thus provide valuable insights into the professional world. In simple words, this means: Our students work on exciting real projects with different companies. Our partners include renowned global market leaders as well as top companies in Hanover and the surrounding regions. And not only within the seminars, our network also plays an important role elsewhere. Our partners offer internships, student jobs, bachelor’s theses and jobs for students and know that they are addressing well-trained professionals.
The overarching qualification goal of the Bachelor's degree course in Technical Information Design and Technical Communication is to prepare students in an application-oriented education for a qualified practical professional activity and to enable them to take up a Master's programme.
Graduates in the professional field of technical editing and the field of technical information design acquire the necessary basic knowledge in subject-related reference sciences such as computer science, technology, linguistics, psychology, communication, didactics and visual design of technical content. The imparting of basic specialist knowledge enables graduates to select technical content and to prepare it in a comprehensible, cross-media manner and to convey it to specific target groups. Graduates know the most important required and current scientific methods in the professional field of technical editing and the field of technical information design and can apply them. By imparting interdisciplinary knowledge and skills, graduates acquire the social competences required for successful work in the professional field of technical editing and in the field of technical information design, including the ability to work in a team, the ability to deal with conflicts and intercultural competence.
Through various activities, students are prepared for their first steps after graduation. Every year, graduates face their career entry and career path. In addition, the college is in close contact with those responsible for Master's programmes, so that potential Master's programmes are presented to the students every year.
- Regulations on admission to courses in undergraduate bachelor's degree programmes with local admission restrictions at Fachhochschule Hannover (Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts) (Bachelor's Admission Regulations, ZulO-BA)
- Regulations on admission to courses in bachelor's degree programmes of Faculty I - Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Fachhochschule Hannover (Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts) special part (ZulO-BA, Part B)
- General part of the examination regulations for bachelor’s and master’s programmes at the Hochschule Hannover (Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts) (ATPO 2015)
- Special section of the examination regulations for the Bachelor’s degree course in Technical Information Design and Technical Communication (ITR) leading to the degree of Bachelor of Engineering in Faculty I Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Hochschule Hannover (Hanover University of Applied Sciences and Arts).
- Practical phase regulations of the Faculty
Why did you decide to study ITR?
»I wanted to do something with language - but I still did not want to study an unprofitable art. The combination with technology, programming and design prepares you for many different professions. Boredom? Not with us!«
»I am studying technical editing because I want to work as a hardware and/or games editor later on. The degree course offers me a good balance between the two most important prerequisites for this: Professional German and computer science! «