Applied Computer Science

... looks into questions such as ...

  • How does the systematic development of software work?
  • How can we solve problems occurring in different area of application using the methods and processes of computer science?
  • Which resources are required to have computers solve certain tasks?
  • Which types of problems cannot be solved by a machine within a reasonable period of time?
  • How can software projects be planned, managed and controlled?
  • Students wishing to study Applied Computer Science must first and foremost be interested in the subject and have fun studying it.

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Applied Computer Science, Bachelor 1 subject


Degree: Bachelor of Science
Start: Winter semester
Duration: 6 semesters
Classroom language: German

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What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

in addition to IT-related contents, students also acquire an understanding and competencies regarding numerous practical applications. Interdisciplinary exercises and projects prepare students for their professional lives, where interdisciplinary collaboration will become essential.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Engineering Informatics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Computational linguistics
  • Cryptology and Theoretical Informatics
  • Neuroinformatics
  • Operations Research

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,

... have:

  • a good grasp of mathematics and natural science
  • an inquisitive mind

... enjoy:

  • mathematics and logical reasoning
  • working in a team
  • mastering interdisciplinary tasks

... struggle through:

  • problems and finds solutions
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • as software developers
  • as system developers
  • as IT consultants
  • as IT trainers

And else?

A prep course ...

can be covered voluntarily.
Name: Introduction into Mathematics for Computer Scientists, Natural Scientists and Engineers

Further information about prep courses

An internship ...

is optional.

Studying abroad ...

can be done voluntarily.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Studienfachberatung Angewandte Informatik
Building, Room: NB 02/72
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-27685
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Angewandte Informatik
Building, Room: NB 1/75
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-23444
Website Fachschaft


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