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.

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Level of qualification:
Bachelor's degree programme


Bachelor of Science (BSc)


General university entrance qualification

Entrance examination:


Language of instruction:

German, English

Curriculum (PDF, German version, legally binding)

Contact details

Study objectives

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.

Admission to the degree programme

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.

Programme structure

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.


Recommended semester
(Required subjects)
Grundlagen der Angewandten Informatik
Grundlagen der Softwareentwicklung
Mathematik und Theoretische Grundlagen
Technische Grundlagen und Systemsoftware
Gebundene Wahlfächer 
(Elective subjects)
Zur Spezialisierung Wahl eines Faches:
  • Human-Centered Computing (HCC)
  • Informationstechnik
  • Mathematik und Statistik
  • Medieninformatik
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Softwareentwicklung
  • Wirtschaftsinformatik
Freie Wahlfächer (Options)



Practical training

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.

Periods of study abroad

Students are strongly encouraged to spend a period of study abroad, though this is not a compulsory element of the degree programme. Within the scope of the individual course selection, it is advisable to schedule a period lasting one semester, once the 4th semester has been successfully completed.

Erasmus+ and Joint Study programs allow students to study at numerous partner universities in Europe and across the globe.

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
  • networks.

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
  • e-Business

What our graduates say

"The Informatics degree programme at Alpen-Adria-Universität provides all you need for a perfect start to your professional career. The program is forward-looking, addresses cutting-edge topics, and students can gather international experience through internships."

Mag. Dipl.-Ing. Stefan LedererCEO, bitmovin

Continuing your studies

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor’s degree programme Applied Informatics, students can continue their studies in the Master’s degree programme Applied Informatics.

Specialist courses

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

Extension curricula (EC) reflect a special type of restricted electives, and facilitate the acquisition of in-depth specialized knowledge.