Applied Computer Science (B.Sc.)
Programme name: Applied Computer Science (B.Sc.)
Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Standard period of study: 6 semesters
Start: Only the winter semester
Language of the programme: German
Admission to the winter semester 2018/19:
- 1st subject semester: open admission (enrolment without previous application)
- 2nd to 6th subject semester: open admission (enrolment without previous application)
- International applicants (non-EU): open admission (application to International Student Services)
What is Computer Science?
Computer Science is the science of systematic and automated processing of information. It deals with the structures, characteristics and description possibilities of information and information processing as well as the set-up, working methods and construction principles of computer systems. General working methods in information processing and general methods of their application in different fields are explored. Contents also include the development of experimental and product-oriented information processing systems of modern conception. Computer Science can be subdivided into the areas of Theoretical Computer Science, Practical Computer Science, Technical Computer Sciences as well as Applied Computer Science.
Students will deal with the possibilities of structuring, formalizing and mathematising application areas in the form of special models and simulations. They will acquire knowledge in the engineering aspect of software system development for different application areas under special consideration of the high adaptability and man-computer-interaction of such systems.
The programme aims to convey the basic knowledge of the subject of Computer Science in theory and practice as well as in regards to an application subject. This comprises methods to solve application problems and their implementation in a computer-suited form.
Special emphasis is placed on the close connection with the application subject. In addition, the practical reference can be expanded with external internships, which are to take place in an industrial business or a research institution.
Whoever chooses to study Computer Science should be interested in a mathematical formal as well as application-related practical working method. The ability to work in a team is an important requirement for a later occupation. Knowledge of the English language, especially in programming, is not required.
The Bachelor’s programme first conveys basic knowledge in Mathematics and Computer Science including programming. Advance knowledge is acquired through compulsory modules in the area of Core Informatics (24 credits). Students will also focus on Applied Computer Science (18 credits) and an application subject (18 credits). If the special requirements for a subject are in Applied Computer Sciences and the corresponding application subject are fulfilled, an additional certificate will be issued stating the field of study. The subject areas of Applied Computer Science are to be studied in two steps (i.e. by one person consecutively in the Bachelor’s and Master’s programme) as a field of study. Smaller subject areas, such as Computer Linguistics can only be studied in the Bachelor’s programme. Further details are specified in the examination and programme regulations.
There is a need for computer scientists in almost every field. Typical fields of work for computer scientists are: software and hardware development; advising and training; further development and adaptation of application systems; maintenance and service of computer networks; training and teaching; research and development
Different fields of work are open to graduates depending on their application subject.
The occupational chances for graduates of Applied Computer Sciences are very good due to their interdisciplinary education. Modern IT systems have become so complex and interlinked that well-educated specialists are in demand.