Applied Computer Science (BSc)
At a glance
- Study programme
- Applied Computer Science (BSc)
- Applied Computer Science
- Embedded Systems, Internet Engineering, Digital Media, Business IT
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
- Type of programme
- Campus-based programme
- Standard Duration
- 6 semesters
- Start of study programme
- Winter semester
- Admission Restriction
- The programme has unrestricted admission.
- Admission Requirements
- University entrance qualification
- Language of instructions
- Language Requirements
- For international students: DSH 2 level German language skills by the day of enrolment. At the time of application, a lower level is sufficient. Applications up to 30 April: B 1 or equivalent; applications from 1 May: DSH 1 or B 2 or equivalent
What Is This Programme About?
Computer science has developed over recent decades to become a key technology that extends into practically all areas of modern life. The huge influence of computer science is especially apparent from the rapid development of the internet and mobile communication. Global networking is the basis of modern corporate communications, logistics and the media today.
Computer scientists work in a range of different fields and roles. There are few areas today that can operate without IT. Computer scientists structure and analyse problems from different fields. They develop hardware and software systems and plan and coordinate projects.
The programme teaches methodological principles and systematic approaches and is committed to delivering practice-based course content. Graduates can put the knowledge they gain by successfully completing the programme directly into professional practice, but it can also be the basis for a subsequent Master’s degree, especially in Computer Science.
Why Choose This Programme?
Anyone thinking about studying Computer Science should enjoy logical reasoning and have a good understanding of mathematical problems. Students do not necessarily need to have taken advanced-level mathematics at school. Because computer scientists almost always work in teams today, teamwork, flexibility and social skills are other important qualities. A good level of English is an advantage for studying the specialist literature, which is mainly in English. No previous knowledge of computer science is required. All basic principles are taught in the first semesters.
How is the programme structured?
In the first three semesters, we help you to acquire solid basic technical and scientific knowledge and lay the foundations in Business Administration and presentation and communication techniques and technologies. In the fourth and fifth semester, you can choose from a wide range of compulsory elective subjects. You additionally specialise in one of the following direction
- Embedded Systems
- Internet Engineering
- Digital Media/Media IT
- Business IT
and are introduced through specific tasks to special fields of IT application. This allows you to gear your programme to your areas of interest. In the sixth semester, you initially complete a placement in a company or an institution and then go on to write your final thesis. At all stages of your study programme, laboratory exercises, practicals and project work supplement the taught courses. Additional courses are also run in conjunction with practitioners, which enables students to put the theory they have learned directly into practice.
Where does it lead?
As an interface between humans and computers and between business and society, computer science offers excellent career prospects. The spread of IT to every part of our lives is virtually unstoppable. Computer scientists work in many sectors and companies of very different sizes. They are needed in the widest variety of areas, including sales, quality management, hardware and software development, and consulting. These varied fields offer computer scientists a wide range of employment opportunities and the chance to specialise in their own areas of interest, using their specialist knowledge to build a distinctive professional profile.
Possible fields are:
- Software development and programming
- Design and implementation of IT infrastructures and networks
- IT consulting
- Networks and operating systems
- Embedded systems
- User service and support
- Database development and administration
- Application development and customising ERP systems
- Development of multimedia applications and multimedia products
- Audio and video processing
- Development of learning systems