The course introduces students to the theory and practice of ethical hacking and penetration testing for the purpose of software and system verification and validation.

Lectures, excursion and assessments
Group work, individual preparation and reading


Ethical Hacking introduces how to scan, test, hack and secure computer systems and networks. It demonstrates how perimeter defenses work by showing students how to scan and ‘attack’ their own networks without harming existing networks. It demonstrates how intruders escalate privileges and how to secure a system. Other topics include intrusion detection, policy creation, social engineering, DDoS Attacks, buffer overflows, virus creation and risk management strategies.

Modul 1

Ethical Hacking and Risk Management

Modul 2

Cross-cultural Management and Communication

Modul 3

Plant tour

Students completing this course are expected to be able to successfully demonstrate familiarity with the following components:

  • Develop the student’s knowledge of the history and current state of hacking and penetration testing, including ethical and legal implications
  • Develop the student’s knowledge of networking concepts, technologies, and terminologies
  • Develop the student’s knowledge of common information gathering tools and techniques
  • Investigate current privacy regulations and their impact on computing systems

Suggested Software: VMWare Workstation Player or Oracle VirtualBox

15th April

Deadline of Registration

7th July

Day of Arrival

1st August

Day of Departure

The certificate or transcript of records

At the end of the course a certificate of attendance and transcript of records will be issued to each participant. Successful participants can earn 4 credit hours – US / 8 credit points-ECTS.

* Please note: These credits can be transferred to your home university/institution. It is recommended to verify with your home university/institution that the grades you earn in Bremen can be applied to your curriculum or course of study.


The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students and young professionals. Minimum age 18 years. C1-C2/ Proficient user (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages / CEFR)

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The course fee includes...
  • Information packet with city guide
  • Seminars and lectures
  • Teaching material
  • Program related excursion
  • Ticket for public transport in Bremen (bus+tram)
The course fee does not include...
  • Travel expenses
  • Accommodation in Bremen
  • Insurance: Health, accident and liability insurance
  • Board and personal spendings
  • Participation in optional activities
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The program may be subject to change.

Course starts on 7 July 2019
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