About this course
The subjects of the programme in computer science are information processing systems and processes, with applications in the different fields of science, technology and business playing a major role. Initially, the bachelor programme provides an introduction to the different areas of computer science. The major foci are theoretical computer science, practical computer science, hardware and software fundamentals, mathematics and an supplementary subject, for which the following are recommended: mathematics, physics, linguistics, economics and management science, medical computer science, biology. The programme provides an introduction to the basics of scientific research and the applied aspects of computer science. Various internships are also required. Instruction in the core fields of computer science is continued during the rest of the bachelor programme. The research-oriented master programme offers a wide range of options from the computer science fields of applied computer science, practical computer science, theoretical computer science and technical computer science. If students select bioinformatics or medical computer science, special requirements apply. The master programme is primarily concerned with the acquisition of a wide, and in selected sub-fields of computer science deeper, specialist knowledge, linked with the ability to carry out independent basic or application-oriented research in the field of computer science and analytical, creative and constructive abilities for new and further development of software systems. Achieving the further development of formal, algorithmic, technological and methodical skills is of particular importance in the bachelor programme.
In order to study at a German university, a prospective student must provide a Hochschulzugangsberechtigung (university admission qualification). German applicants acquire an Abitur (General Qualification for University Entrance certificate), which allows them to apply for a spot at a university. International applicants must determine if their secondary school graduation is equivalent to the German Abitur prior to applying to a university.
Students who meet the application requirements may otherwise improve their chance of admission depending on which study programme they apply for or by passing the Test for Academic Studies (TestAS).