Engineering students at the University of Potsdam, Berlin, have been offered a place on the course.
They will be taught how to seduce and flirt with members of the opposite sex using texts, emails and by interacting at parties.
More than 440 students have signed up for the two-week course, which is open only to those with Masters degrees, and includes lessons on “cool” walking.
Students will also be taught how to hold a captivating conversation with a potential mate - but there will also be a module on rejection.
The lessons are part of the social skills section of the IT course and are designed to ease the students’ entry into the world of work. They will also learn body language, public-speaking, stress management and presentation skills.
Philip von Senftleben, an author and radio presenter who will teach the course, summed up his job as teaching how to “get someone else’s heart beating fast while yours stays calm.”
Hans-Joachim Allgaier, a spokesman for the university, said: “We want to prepare our students with the social skills needed to succeed both in their private life and work life.” By Ben Leach Last Updated: 9:36AM GMT 21 Jan 2009