Why did you decide to opt for the "dual studies" programme, combining work with university? And what was the particular attraction of "Digital Technologies"?
Before starting on "Digital Technologies" I had already studied something else, which is why it was now important for me to earn money while completing a second degree. That drew my attention to the dual courses offered by Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences. I was also attracted by the idea of studying in blocks, meaning that the theory and practice phases would alternate. This would provide ample time to prepare for exams without having to study in the evenings after work.
I decided to study "Digital Technologies" because I was interested in programming. Unfortunately we did not learn much programming at school because there was a shortage of IT and Engineering teachers. But without majoring in IT at school, I was still able to keep up.
"At steute I particularly like the good atmosphere between the colleagues. Students are also taken seriously and are given responsibility for their own tasks."
Tell us about your practical blocks. What do you do all day at steute, and what are your main tasks?
I don't really have a "typical day". In each practical phase I have different projects to work on, some of which I have to write up for University in the form of extended essays. During my time at steute I have tested and documented software, but have also programmed my own modules, for example for the steute Sensor Bridge.