Course Computer Science

Prerequisites


High school diploma (German “Abitur” or equivalent)

Application dead line

The dead line for the summer semester is on February 28 each year, for the winter semester August 31. If the number of the applicants is higher than the number of places being offered, the final grades in high school will be decisive.

Start of the programme

The bachelor programme Computer Science starts both in the summer and in the winter semester. The summer semester runs from the beginning of April until the beginning of July; the winter semester from the beginning of October until the end of January.

Lectures

Each lecture of one academic hour (75 min) is held twelve times in the course of one semester. Lectures of two academic hours contain 24 units per semester. Many lectures are accompanied by tutorials. In practical classes, students apply their theoretical knowledge. Furthermore, they do case studies and projects in the final semesters on their own.

Final examination at the end of the first semester

At the end of the first semester, there is a written exam in the core subjects Analysis and General Business Management. This so-called “Übergangsprüfung” forces beginners to question themselves if they have chosen a suitable programme. They are allowed to repeat both exams three times. At the end of the second semester, they must have passed them.

Other exams

Most exams are written ones which are taken at the end of each semester. Each of them can be repeated twice.

Internship and Bachelor Thesis

In the sixth semester, students do an internship of twelve weeks and complete their bachelor thesis. Usually, they develop a topic together with a company in which they write the thesis. This work is supervised by a university lecturer.

Graduation

After passing the bachelor thesis and a colloquium, you graduate as Bachelor of Science having the chance to start a career only after six semesters. In addition to the B.Sc, you can continue your studies leading to the Master of Science. As M.Sc you are permitted to do a Ph.D.