Joint Bachelor of Arts
The Joint Bachelor of Arts consists of the studies of two different subjects/components.
The component Computer Science addresses the systematic processing of information using computers. 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.
As Computer Science represents only one component of the Joint Bachelor of Arts, the Computer Science content is correspondingly smaller than within the Bachelor of Science programme Computer Science. The component is thus limited to more restricted fundamentals of the subject and only plans for a small-scale specialisation in the specific areas of Computer Science taught at TU Darmstadt, the so-called canon of 8 areas of specialisation.
|Degree||Joint Bachelor of Arts|
|Internship||See the internship regulations and the Praktikumsbörse (internship exchange).|
|Requirements for Admission||General university entrance degree, entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences, similar foreign diplomas; certified skills in German and English must be proven; further information|
|Part-time Studies||possible under specific conditions|
|Programme Start||winter semester|
|Application Deadline||International applicants find their application deadline here.|
Advice for Prospective J.B.A Students
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.
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.
Thinking in interdisciplinary ways, good communication skills and proficiency in English are important as well.
Structure Joint Bachelor of Arts
The Joint Bachelor of Arts programme combines two different programmes, of which at least one must be chosen from the subject spectrum of the Department of History and Social Sciences.
As first subject can be chosen:
Digital Philology; German Studies; History; Musical Culture; Philosophy; Political Science; Sociology.
As second subject can be chosen:
Digital Philology; German Studies; History; Computer Science; Musical Culture; Philosophy; Political Science; Sociology; Sports Science; Economics…
A disciplinary specialisation is only necessary within the framework of the Master of Arts.
General Information: With the Joint Bachelor of Arts, the students will acquire a first professional qualification. However, the Master of Arts is considered the standard qualification at TU Darmstadt. For these reasons it is recommended that students complete a Master’s degree.
Please note that admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. This particularly applies to non-consecutive courses of study (meaning with a Bachelor’s degree in a different area of focus or field of study than the desired Master’s degree programme) and to applicants of other universities. For further information and in cases of doubt, please contact the respective departmental advisor’s office.
Today, Computer Science 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. Graduates 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.
For this reason, it is important in any case to start gaining practical work experience in relevant organisations early in the degree programme. This way, students can promote themselves as competent professionals in practice and make important professional contacts. The likelihood of finding a good position is definitely heightened if the student is flexible when it comes to commuting or even moving abroad. Good English language skills are particularly important when it comes to the international job market.
Guidelines and Study Regulations
Previous degree programme guidelines can be found in the Satzungsbeilagen of TU Darmstadt or on the Webpages of your Studienbüro.
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