Computer Science – Vocational-Technical Education

Bachelor of Education

Informatik, B.Ed.


Bachelor of Education + Master of Education -> Teaching at Vocational Schools

The programme Teaching at Vocational Schools at the Technical University of Darmstadt consists of two connected study programmes:

  • first, the Bachelor of Education programme (6 semesters; vocational field of study) and
  • subsequently, the Master of Education programme (4 semesters; subject of general education/subject studies).
  • In addition to methodical and didactical subjects, practical teaching complements the programme.

Only the completion of both the Bachelor of Education and the Master of Education is equivalent to the first state examination in the state of Hesse and therefore mandatory for the admission to the preparatory period (teaching practice) or the teaching profession.

Module Handbook Computer Science

Module Handbook Subject-related Didactics

Semester Course and Examination Schedule / Degree Programme Guidelines/Study Regulations*

Additional semester course schedule, Physics, 2017

Course Catalogue

Department of Informatics

Centre for Teacher Education

*When choosing M.Ed. Physics please note: “Import of teaching from physics”.

With the Bachelor of Education, the students will acquire their first professional qualification. However, the Master of Education is a prerequisite for the admission to the teaching profession.
For this reason, it is recommended that students complete a Master’s degree.

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Degree Bachelor of Education
Duration 6 semesters
Language: German
Programme Start winter semester
Admission Applying with international qualifications (language requirements, application deadlines): International Admission.
Requirements for admission to this degree programme are comprised of a related vocational 52-week internship; see next point “internship”.
When choosing Sports Science as a general education subject or as Master of Education: passing the Sports Aptitude Test is an admission requirement for the Sports Science modules (proof thereof by the end of the 4th semester); further information.
For some of the consecutive Master of Education programmes following the Bachelor of Education, there are further requirements for enrolment, e.g. foreign language skills. Therefore, please learn more about these courses of study early on.
Internship 1. before the start of the degree programme (requirement for enrolment!):
Related vocational internship of a 52-week-minimum duration or related vocational training in accordance with the internship regulations. The vocational internship is to be fully completed and recognised by the competent departments before the start of the programme;
2. during the Bachelor’s programme: Practical Studies in Schools .
Part-time Studies possible under specific conditions
Special Features Online Self-Assessments

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 Computer Science- 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.

An interest in mathematics is absolutely essential for a successful course of study, as mathematical contents make up a large proportion of the programme within this component, as well.
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, Computer Science 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 programmes, research, and teaching at the Technical University of Darmstadt Department of Informatics are strongly internationally oriented – the entire industry is defined by it. Thus, proficient English language skills are important and must be proven at the latest when registering for the last subject exam of the programme.

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 studies as well as in their future working life.

The Computer Science component allows the students to give their studies of the humanities or social sciences a special touch particularly for career perspectives outside of the classic humanistic fields of activity.

Getting started at university!

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

There are job opportunities for graduates of the Bachelor of Education in corporate vocational training institutions, in the field of vocational training studies or in the open labor market.

However, entering the preparatory period (teaching practice) for teaching in the broad field of public vocational schools is only possible after having completed the graduate degree programme Master of Education.

Predictions about the future demand for teachers or their employment opportunities are difficult to make as both depend on a number of different factors. This includes, for example, demographic development, the selected combination of subjects or the type of school, the political framework, etc.