The Computer Science bachelor’s degree programme is application-based and practice-oriented. It imparts, on a scientific basis, the knowledge from the fields of practical and applied computer science that is required for the purposes of developing, deploying, and operating information processing systems. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) will qualify you to take on skilled specialist and leadership tasks.

The degree programme is technically oriented and it focuses on information technology, particularly system and application software. Alongside a sound knowledge of the functioning of computer systems (with hardware and software) and communication networks, the degree programme aims to teach the principles, methods, and languages used to analyze, model, and establish specifications for complex systems and processes, to design software architectures, algorithms, and data structures that adequately address the problems in question, and to implement the designed system solutions by means of computer programming.

Degree
Bachelor of Science
Program duration
7 Semester
Admission restrictions
Numerus Clausus
Minimum GPA during previous semesters (in German)
Subject distribution
Special features

The conventional characteristic of degrees from universities of applied sciences - practical orientation - also applies to the Computer Science bachelor’s degree programme. The course components are aligned to the challenges that will be encountered during professional activity. Since computer science is developing at a rapid pace and new areas of application are constantly being opened up, the ability to learn independently is a further important aim of the degree programme. Students will gain the ability to complete projects as part of a team and to present the results that they have achieved by means of a project paper, which is included in the degree programme overview, and an associated colloquium. Many of the required electives require students to work on smaller projects in groups of 3-4 people. Here too, students are often required to present the knowledge that they have acquired independently.

Admission semester
Winter semester
Beginning in the summer semester is only possible for transfer students starting at a higher semester (application period: 15 Nov 2021 - 15 Jan 2022)
Application period
For the winter semester: 02.05.2022 to 15.07.2022
Dual system options
Dual Computer Science
Faculty
Computer science
Prospective degree programs
Computer Science (M.Sc.)
Information Systems and Management (M.Sc.)
Computer Science and Media (M.Sc.)
Accreditation

More information

Detailed information about the curriculum of this programme is available in German. Switch the language toggle in the upper right corner.

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Both the Computer Science study course and professional activities place high demands on the ability to recognize the essential requirements from complex tasks with many interfaces and boundary conditions and to describe them in an analysis model, to develop a solution concept from these requirements and to realize this with the means of information technology.

Students should therefore have an interest and skills in both (mathematical) abstraction and the design of technical systems. The university entrance qualification should be combined with a sound knowledge of mathematics, German and English. In addition to specialist knowledge, the computer scientist needs team spirit, integration and communication skills, determination, flexibility and the ability to work under pressure.

Formal requirements

  • Required language certificates:

    The language of instruction in this degree programme is German. Applicants with a different native language who do not hold a German bachelor’s degree and have not completed a German-language education at a higher education institution must provide one of the following certificates:

    • German Language Examination for University Admission for foreign applicants (DSH level 2)

    • Test of German as a Foreign Language with above-average results (TestDaF; level 4 or higher in all 4 parts of the examination)
    • Telc German C1 University

    Overview of all recognized language certificates (pdf in German)

Personal characteristics and skills

  • Interest in the subject
  • Continual willingness to learn
  • Diligence
  • Ability to think and work independently
  • Ability to think in abstract terms
  • Willingness to work out new things independently and not to fall into a consumerist attitude that places the responsibility for imparting and acquiring knowledge solely with the teachers.
  • Ability to concentrate, even over longer periods.
  • Determination
  • Perseverance
  • Self-discipline
  • Ability to work in a team

Common stumbling blocks

Mathematical knowledge is the basis of computer science. First of all, you are expected to do what is actually self-evident: Mastery of the material taught in school up to the middle school leaving certificate (elementary mathematics).

How do my skills measure up against the program requirements? How do I prepare myself?

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Trial lectures

Attend our trial lectures in the Computer Science degree programme. You can get a first impression of a lecture in this degree programme and experience the atmosphere at our university live.

Trial lectures (in German)

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Similar degree programs

Information Systems and Management (B.Sc.)
Computer Science and Media (B.Sc.)

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