|Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
|Duration & credits
|6 semesters; 180 ECTS credits
|April (summer semester) and October (winter semester)
|Language of instruction
The B.Sc. Computer Science programme teaches students the principles and mathematical underpinnings of this key science. The aims of this programme include equipping students with the necessary tools to work as software developers, while conveying the scientific underpinnings and enabling them to think in terms of abstract structures. You will learn to put problems of computer science into precise statements, arrive at solutions by creating suitable mathematical models and implement optimised solutions on computer systems.
Building on this bachelor's programme, the University of Passau offers several master's programmes to which you can apply depending on your interests and qualifications. There you will deepen the knowledge you have already acquired and have the opportunity to specialise, first and foremost in one of the University's focus areas – sustainability and artificial intelligence.
For details, please consult the Academic Advice Service'sinfosheet [German content].
- Includes a major software engineering project carried out in a team setting over a full semester
- Superb staff-student ratio
- Bavaria-wide leading position of Passau's Computer Science department in the CHE Research Rankings
- Integrated subject-specific English language training
- A great student experienceon one of Germany's loveliest university campuses
Computer scientists are employed in a wide and growing range of fields as technologies continue to develop, occupying challenging positions in various different business areas, such as the industrial sector, commerce, insurance, the service sector, consultancies, public administration and in scientific research. One possible career path is in software or hardware development at a high-technology company. One of the special characteristics of this line of work is that most projects are completed in interdisciplinary teams. Upon completion of this bachelor's programme you may continue along the academic career path by studying for a master's degree and subsequently your doctorate.
The degree programme consists of the core module Computer Science and one elective module.
The Computer Science core module comprises:
- Software Engineering and Programming
- Databases and Information Systems
- IT Security
- Technical Principles of Computer Science
- Computer Architecture and Computer Networks
- Distributed Systems
- Mathematical and theoretical foundations of computer science
You will choose one of the following electives:
- Business Administration
- Applied Foreign Languages
- Psychology or another suitable course, with the approval of the Board of Examiners
Please consult the module catalogue [German content] for B.Sc. Computer Science modules offered in the current semester.
This degree programme starts in the October (winter semester) and April (summer semester) each year.
Prospective students with a higher education entrance qualification from Germany or the EEA region (e.g. German abitur or the Austrian matura) can enrol directly for this degree programme during the enrolment period.