Bachelor Applied Informatics
Contents of degree programme
Informatics is a field characterised by rapid development, and it requires the continuous optimisation of methods and tools in their respective fields of application. During their studies, students acquire solid expertise and skills in the field of Informatics, learn the fundamental principles of economic interrelations, and gain in-depth insights into possible fields of application. In Informatics, software systems are generally developed in organisations, and embedded into social systems. Therefore, methodological, social and individual skills are essential prerequisites for the successful realisation, implementation, and the profitable deployment of Informatics systems. Consequently, competencies such as self-steering and creative drive are also high in demand.
Level of qualification:
Bachelor's degree programme
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Language of instruction:
General university entrance qualification
The Bachelor's degree programme Informatics aims to teach students well-balanced fundamental knowledge as well as providing a specialised qualification for the development of software and information systems. Graduates are qualified to
- carry out software development projects independently or in teams.
- optimise complex Informatics systems, adapt and evaluate these in terms of content and commercial viability, and manage them.
- develop high-quality, computer-assisted solutions to problems.
- adapt and apply the vast variety of Informatics methods as required by the respective set of circumstances.
- efficiently and effectively manage typical computer-related issues.
- pro-actively initiate and support optimisation and innovation processes.
- conduct independent research and match their level of know-how to the current state of development in Informatics.
The admission to the degree programme must take place before the end of the general admission period (winter semester: 9 July to 5 September | summer semester: 8 January to 5 February). A late admission within the extension period can only be granted in exceptional circumstances.
Introductory phase (STEOP)
The introductory orientation phase grants students an overview of the key elements of the degree programme and of the course of studies ahead. Thus, it provides a factual basis for the personal evaluation of the choice of degree programme. The introductory orientation phase for the Bachelor's degree programme Applied Informatics consists of the lecture courses "Einführung in die Informatik I" and "Einführung in die strukturierte und objektbasierte Programmierung I“, plus the associated exercises, accounting for 8 ECTS credits in total. Prior to completing the STEOP, additional courses worth up to 22 ECTS credits may be taken.
|Grundlagen der Angewandten Informatik||30||1-2|
|Grundlagen der Softwareentwicklung||24||3-4|
|Mathematik und Theoretische Grundlagen||28||1-4|
|Technische Grundlagen und Systemsoftware||24||3-6|
|Gebundene Wahlfächer |
|Zur Spezialisierung Wahl eines Faches:|
- Human-Centered Computing (HCC)
- Mathematik und Statistik
- Natural Language Processing
|Freie Wahlfächer (Options)||9||5-6|
The software practical placement represents one of the key components of this degree programme. The placement offers students the opportunity to gain insights into the professional practice, thus enhancing their career opportunities. The placement is carried out over a period lasting two semesters, and is comprised of several separate projects, which are realised by working groups with 2-3 students under the expert supervision of an academic member of staff or a professor.
The completion of a written paper documenting the project progression and the project results is an inherent element of the placement. The objective is to use the placement project as a starting point in order to subsequently develop the Bachelor thesis.
Careers and occupational profiles
Graduates are ideally suited for any professional activity that requires expertise in Internet technology, and particularly in the field of e-Business. They are proficient in the following specialist areas:
- software development
- data base design
- networked and knowledge-based systems
- system security
- human-machine interaction
- development of applications, multimedia and
They are equipped to work in numerous professional fields in the sphere of software development, such as:
- web applications
- business applications
- data base applications
- multimedia and network support
- system security
Within the scope of the free electives and in accordance with the respective curriculum, students can receive credits for individual courses or for entire modules from other subject areas.
Extension curricula (EC) reflect a special type of restricted electives, and facilitate the acquisition of in-depth specialized knowledge.