Computer Science

Bachelor of Science

Informatik, B.Sc.


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. When the study progress is good, this support can end after the first semester.

General note: With the Bachelor of Science degree, students acquire a first degree qualifying them for a profession. However, at the Technical University of Darmstadt the Master of Science is the standard degree. Therefore it is recommended that students complete a Master's programme.

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Department of Computer Science

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Degree Bachelor of Science
Duration 6 semesters
Language German, individual courses in English
Programme Start winter semester
Admission Applying with international qualifications (language requirements, application deadlines): International Admission.
Internship -
Part-time Studies possible under specific conditions
Special Features 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 Technical University of 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.

Getting startet at university!

On this website you will find orientation and information about the first steps into the study program, important preliminary courses and the orientation week. Get to know the university, ask your questions and find support and advice.

Autonomous Systems (M.Sc.)

Computer Science (M.Sc.)

Distributed Software Systems (M.Sc.) – in English

Internet and Webbased Systems (M.Sc.)

IT Security (M.Sc.)

Visual Computing (M.Sc.)

Computational Engineering (M.Sc.)

Technology and Philosophy (M.A.)

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 becoming increasingly important. TU scientists are dealing with questions of IT security in the profile area “Cybersecurity at TU Darmstadt – CYSEC” and at the National Research Center for Applied Cybersecurity ATHENE, among others.

The research on Artificial Intelligence (AI) at Technical University of Darmstadt is internationally excellent. By providing the necessary interdisciplinarity to develop the potential of AI broadly and optimally, and thus catering to the latter's high social and economic significance, it distinguishes itself from other academic locations in Germany. AI research at Technical University of Darmstadt is strongly intertwined with cognitive science, which is bundled in the Centre for Cognitive Science.

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