Computer Science

Bachelor of Science

Informatik, B.Sc.

Description

Computer Science addresses the depiction, storage, transfer, and systematic processing of information. Closely related to mathematics in its formal fundamentals, it is also an engineering discipline that has developed out of a need for fast and reliable calculations of all sorts. The analysis, design, adaption, and application of communications and information systems are the focus of the research-oriented Bachelor of Science programme Computer Science. In addition, the students deal with the design and use of software and hardware systems.

The mentoring system has been implemented to ensure successful studies: All freshmen of the Bachelor’s programme are contacted on a regular basis and accompanied by students of advanced semesters referred to as mentors in order to discuss occurring problems and find solutions for them. In critical cases, this support can be continued in the second semester.

Module Handbook

Course Catalogue

Department of Computer Science

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Degree Bachelor of Science
Duration 6 semesters
Language German, individual courses in English
Internship ---
Admission Entrance qualification for higher education, Entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences, similar foreign diplomas; further information
Procedure unrestricted
Application Deadline and Programme Start International applicants find their application deadline here.
Application Online application
Part-time Studies possible under specific conditions
Special Features For this degree programme, the Technische Universität Darmstadt offers Online Self-Assessment for selecting a course of study.

Computer Science is a modern form of solving problems and an interface science at the same time, as practically no modern area of life can function without informatics – be it in automotive and mechanical engineering, in the financial industry, or in bio and medical engineering.

Due to a close connection to mathematics and logic, the Computer Science programme is suitable for everyone who has a basic understanding of logical, systems-oriented, and complex questions. Existing experience with programming languages or data structures is advantageous but not a requirement for admission.

A strong interest in mathematics is absolutely essential for a successful course of study, as mathematical contents make up a large proportion of the programme.

Mathematics – Why? What? What for? Who? How? Where? Further information? You will find answers to these questions here.

Merely enjoying “working with computers” can be useful in some cases; however, past experience has shown that it does not always suffice for pursuing a degree.

As the area of application of software and information technology is practically unlimited, Informatics experts can be employed in a variety of different companies and sectors. Therefore, they must be willing and able to think in an interdisciplinary way for which in turn good communication skills are required.

Not only the programs, research, and teaching at the TU Darmstadt Department of Computer Science are extremely internationally oriented – the entire industry is defined by it. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that students acquire English language skills in the course of their studies.

Furthermore, students should be open to working in an autodidactic manner, as they are required to work on solutions to problems independently throughout their course of study as well as in their future working life.

Use these tools for a smart start into the programme:

Online Self-Assessment

Online-Mathematics pre-course

Programming pre-course

Orientierungswoche (OWO) (orientation event) at the beginning of the first semester.

Today, Informatics play an increasingly important role in research and development as operational procedures can no longer be developed and optimised without software solutions. As a result, the opportunities for computer scientists on the labor market are promising: the demand for them is rising. While most of them are in regular employment, there is also a number of self-employed computer scientists. They can find employment in companies of nearly all industries, in public administration, and in research. There, they develop, programme, and modify hard and software programmes in particular in connection with complex information, communication and control systems.

Computer scientists examine, for instance, existing IT systems for their security and effectiveness. In particular, they apply their knowledge and skills to IT project management. Another one of their tasks is the realisation of new software projects in the form of technical reproduction of administrative tasks and production control. Developing databases and web-based information systems may also be part of their job description.

In times of global networking, the security of information technology is gaining importance. The Center for Advanced Security Research, CASED, in Darmstadt addresses issues regarding IT security.

Degree Programme Guidelines/Study Regulations

Semester Course Schedule

General Examination Terms of Technische Universität Darmstadt

Previous degree programme guidelines can be found in the Satzungsbeilagen of TU Darmstadt or on the Webpages of your Studienbüro.