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Applied Computer Science


  • Programme title

    Applied Computer Science
  • Faculty

  • Starts in

    winter semester
  • Duration

    7 semesters
  • Degree

    Bachelor of Science
  • Language of instruction

  • Restricted admission

  • Accreditation

    by ASIIN

5 good reasons

  • Help to shape future trends

  • Practice what you learn, with lots of space to try and apply things

  • Choose from 3 exciting majors

  • The teaching staff has a track record in industry and are active researchers

  • Study in small groups

It's a match if

  • You like to write code

  • You don’t mind taking time to find the perfect solution

  • You’re not scared of maths

  • You’re interested in computers

  • You want to actually write software

What it’s about

Whether we’re shopping, driving a car or making a call – computers are a part of our everyday life. Almost all technical appliances include microcomputers. Qualified staff and experts in this field are highly sought after, and in this degree programme we’ll make you one of them. Our main focus – and your future main focus – is on these topics: Software, web, mobile, security, usability.

Course structure & majors

Over the course of seven semesters we will make you an expert in software development.  We’ll start with giving you a solid knowledge base in computer science in general, but applying what you learn and practicing play a crucial role throughout your studies: Almost all of your lectures will include tutorials and labs.  You will develop software and all the facets this includes – particularly for the web and for mobile apps. You will create web apps, develop apps for mobile devices and learn everything about computer networks – from their structure to their operation and security aspects.

In the seventh semester of the programme, the last semester of your studies, you complete an internship and write your bachelor’s thesis.


IT Security

Data protection, data and cyber security – you should care about these topics when you’re using apps and software. When you develop apps and software, they become some of your most important responsibilities. We’ll show you how to make software and communication safe. We will also show you how security hacking works so that you can protect networks and data from attacks. We’ll give you the tools to make the future safer.

Human-Computer Interaction

Using a computer mouse or a keyboard, swiping across the screen or touching it, via language – people interact with computers in many different ways. HCI and usability make sure this interaction is intuitive and works efficiently. In this major you will learn how to develop software so that it is usable and so that the people who use it are happy while using it.

Web and Software Technologies

Software applications are almost everywhere: They are in apps, online shops and even in your dishwasher. What they all have in common is that they are very complex and combine a large number of functions and, of course, that we want them to run smoothly. In this major we’ll teach you how to master this challenge, how to write well-structured and efficient programmes and test them for errors.

Future prospects

You want to continue your studies?

If you want to study for a master’s degree, have a look at our Applied Computer Science master’s.

You want to work?

Our graduates mainly work in these areas:

  • software development
  • network administration
  • development engineering
  • client-side development
  • software and web development

Oh, and we asked them: More than half of our former students have met their future employer during their studies. And more than 80% of the people we asked had found their first job within three months of their graduation.

How do I apply?

If what you have rad so far matches your strengths, interests and your idea of what you would like to study and do - in short, if this sounds like the perfect degree programme for you, you should apply.

Depending on whether you have acquired your university entrance qualification in Germany or abroad, the application process varies. If you went to school outside Germany, please apply via uni-assist. If your university entrance qualification was issued by a German school, please apply via our Online Service Tool.

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