Applied Computer Science (BSc)

At a glance

Study programme
Applied Computer Science (BSc)
Department
Applied Computer Science
Specialisations
Embedded Systems, Internet Engineering, Digital Media, Business IT
Degree
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
German
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

Need help?

Subject-related advice

Birgit Kremer

Study Programme Coordinator

Building 43 , Room 102
Birgit Kremer+49 661 9640-3035
Consultation hours
Appointments by email and regard course in moodle (eLearning).

General advice

Susan Gamper

Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB)

Head of Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB)

Building 10 (SSC) , Room 211
Susan Gamper+49 661 9640-1430
Consultation hours
Aktuell telefonisch (Mo.-Fr., je 9-15 Uhr) und per E-Mail erreichbar.
Office hours
Mon – Fri

Advice for international students

Britta Simon

Studienbüro

Building 10 , Room 105
Britta Simon+49 661 9640-1453
Consultation hours
Mo: 9 – 11 Uhr Mi: 13.30 – 15.30 Uhr Fr: 09 – 11 Uhr
Office hours
Mo–Do: 9 – 12 Uhr, 14 - 15.30 Uhr Fr: 8:30 – 12 Uhr