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Computer Science

Bachelor

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Whether notebook, smartphone, washing machine, Wikipedia or Facebook: It
is impossible to imagine our everyday life without information
technology systems. In addition to the hardware, it is primarily about
the software, i. e. the programs, apps, user interfaces, etc. that bring
the hardware to life. Informatics is the science that deals with the
development and application of these systems based on the analysis of
problems from a wide variety of application areas.

The Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) degree program provides students with
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Basic data

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
180CP
complementary subject
60CP

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

More information at Application and enrolment

Enrolment for new students

Enrolment for advanced students

for winter and for summer semester

without restriction

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.07. resp. 15.01.

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

Whether notebook, smartphone, washing machine, Wikipedia or Facebook: It
is impossible to imagine our everyday life without information
technology systems. In addition to the hardware, it is primarily about
the software, i. e. the programs, apps, user interfaces, etc. that bring
the hardware to life. Informatics is the science that deals with the
development and application of these systems based on the analysis of
problems from a wide variety of application areas.

The Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) degree program provides students with
the knowledge, methods and skills necessary for starting their first
career. Afterwards, a Master's programme can be started.

Computer science is not a pure technical science. Rarely is it all about
the technical solution of a task with the help of suitable hardware
and/or software. In the foreground is also the question of what is
actually to be calculated, processed and displayed, which benefit or
damage is to be gained from it. It is also about the use, the
interaction with the resulting information technology system and how we
are changing as a result. In this respect, analysis, impact assessment
and design are equally important.

Computer scientists develop and examine, for example, multimedia
systems, process controls, georeferenced applications, assistance
systems, browser games, databases, operating systems, user interfaces,
web and smartphone applications, embedded and mobile systems, robots and
much more. They pay attention to information and functional security,
usability and extensibility.

The course deals with the theoretical, practical and technical basics of
computer science, its application to solve concrete problems as well as
the economic and social aspects of these development and application
processes.

The bachelor's degree in Computer Science at the University of Bremen is
offered as a full-time subject.

In combination with a two-subject bachelor's degree, computer science
can also be studied as a complementary subject.

Related bachelor's degree courses with a significant proportion of
computer science at the University of Bremen include, among others:
Digital media (in cooperation with the Hochschule für Künste)
Systems Engineering (in cooperation with electrical engineering and
production engineering)
Business informatics (in cooperation with business science)

In addition to a strong application orientation, one of the specialties
of the Bremen IT degree programmes is project studies, in which topics
of practical importance are intensively dealt with in groups over a long
period of time.

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

VOLLFACH:

Fields of employment for IT specialists can be varied: they find jobs in industry and business as well as in the public sector.

They work primarily in the area of software development, but also in the production of computer hardware as well as in research and teaching. In order to take this diversity into account, the course of study should enable students to adapt to the rapidly changing demands of professional practice.

Computer science studies impart general, basic knowledge, but also special instrumental skills, emphasising the basics over skills. At a scientific, research-oriented level, specialist knowledge, methods and skills are imparted that qualify the profession in the field of computer science. In addition, the course of study also offers the opportunity to specialise - also in a postgraduate Master's programme. This makes it also suitable as a basis for further academic qualification (doctorate). The combination of the bachelor's degree in computer science with a master's degree course of another, usually related subject (or vice versa) offers the possibility to acquire a multiple qualification.

COMPLEMENTARY SUBJECT:

In the course of studies, some basic specialist knowledge, methods and skills are imparted. This allows an understanding of information technology systems as well as their applications and effects and the work of computer scientists. Depending on the areas of specialisation and the main subject, different professional perspectives may arise.

With regard to the possibility of an additional Master's programme, it is advisable to read the admission regulations for the Master's programmes at an early stage in order to better orientate the course of the Bachelor's programme in this direction.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates of the Bachelor programme can choose between a number of possibilities:
- direct transfer to gainful employment in business, industry, trade associations or public service
- entry into a two-year postgraduate Master's programme.

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

No online courses currently available for this program.

Subject combinations non-school career fields

In principle, first-year students are able to study any combination of main or subsidiary subjects offered by the University of Bremen.

The field has no special recommendations regarding suitable combinations with the main subject.

Information on possible overlaps within the following subjects.

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

VOLLFACH:

The computer science studies in the bachelor's degree programme are designed for six semesters and end with the degree "Bachelor of Science" (B. Sc.). [For students with the study profile "Duales Studium Informatik", the curriculum is extended to eight semesters.]
The course is modular in structure. Some courses are fixed (compulsory modules). For other modules, however, you can also choose between different courses in the respective module area (choice of modules).

The courses are assigned to one of the following six module areas:

  • Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science
  • Practical and Technical Computer Science
  • Applied Computer Science
  • Projects
  • Computer Science Choice
  • Choice


In the first semesters, general, fundamental and indispensable knowledge is imparted. In later semesters there are also opportunities for individual deepening. The range of elective courses offered in the degree programme includes a very broad spectrum of technical and mathematical basics, concepts and implementations of IT systems, as well as questions of social consequences and general conditions.

COMPLEMENTARY SUBJECT:

The study of computer science in the two-subject bachelor's degree covers one third of the two-subject bachelor's degree (60 of a total of 180 credit points). Two modules are fixed (compulsory modules). With regard to the other modules, you can choose from the selection catalogues. The modules are assigned to one of the following five module areas:

  • Compulsory
  • Computer Science Basics Choice
  • Computer Science Base Choice
  • Computer Science Choice
  • free choice


The great individual freedom of choice in the content design of the Bachelor's Complementary Subject Computer Science offers students of different profile subjects useful combination possibilities. This applies equally to combinations with natural or engineering sciences as well as humanities, social sciences or cultural studies.

Course schedule

Major fields

The objects of research projects worked on cover a broad range of topics, ranging from technical-mathematical basics, through concepts and realisation of computer systems, up to issues surrounding the social consequences and framework conditions.

General studies

General Studies account for 10 - 25% of the study programme. These courses train key competences for subsequent career fields. By building their own individual specialities, students are able to shape and amplify their academic profile.

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Recommended abilities/ target groups/ requirements placed on students

Computer Science students should not have difficulties with Mathematics or English. They need to be curious about the historical, societal, psychological, economic and political preconditions and consequences of large software systems. If you are interested in understanding and formalizing complex problems, designing algorithmic solutions, and distinguishing solvable from unsolvable problems you should think about studying Computer Science.

Previous knowledge of computer programming is not necessary, but students without or with little previous knowledge may need more time for Practical Computer Science which may increase the total number of semesters needed.

To be a good Computer Science student you should also be able to work in a team and have communication skills. You should be ready to learn and have no problems with time management as well as personal responsibility.

Most courses are in German. International students are required to have enough knowledge of the German language (level C1).

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

Admission

for new students
for advanced students

without restriction


Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.07. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

undergraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject + complementary subject

Degree/qualification

Bachelor

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
180CP
complementary subject
60CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

6 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 331,42 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Regulations

Examination regulations

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Expertise

The department of computer science covers reseach and teaching topics from a variety of areas such as robotics, computer graphics, virtual reality, cognitive systems, data bases, logistics, neuroinformatics, efficient algorithms, information management, artificial intelligence, computer networks, cyber-physical systems, distributed systems and software engineering. 

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Student advocacy

StugA Informatik
Building: MZH, Office: 1196
E-Mail: inf(at)stugen.de
Fon: 0421 /218–63535

Departmental counseling

Prof. Dr. Ute Bormann
Building: MZH
E-Mail: ute(at)fb3.uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421/218-63901

Studies centre

Dr. Sabine Kuske
Building: MZH
E-Mail: studienzentrum(at)informatik.uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421/218-63532

Department secretariat

Wilfried Giesenhagen
Building: MZH, Office: 7090
E-Mail: wigi(at)fb3.uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421/218 - 63511

Examination’s Board secretariat

Prüfungsamt Fachbereich 3
Building: MZH, Office: 7050 und 7056
E-Mail: pamtfb3(at)informatik.uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421/218-63516, -63517, -63518, -63522

Status

16.03.2018
Description of subject

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

Whether notebook, smartphone, washing machine, Wikipedia or Facebook: It
is impossible to imagine our everyday life without information
technology systems. In addition to the hardware, it is primarily about
the software, i. e. the programs, apps, user interfaces, etc. that bring
the hardware to life. Informatics is the science that deals with the
development and application of these systems based on the analysis of
problems from a wide variety of application areas.

The Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) degree program provides students with
the knowledge, methods and skills necessary for starting their first
career. Afterwards, a Master's programme can be started.

Computer science is not a pure technical science. Rarely is it all about
the technical solution of a task with the help of suitable hardware
and/or software. In the foreground is also the question of what is
actually to be calculated, processed and displayed, which benefit or
damage is to be gained from it. It is also about the use, the
interaction with the resulting information technology system and how we
are changing as a result. In this respect, analysis, impact assessment
and design are equally important.

Computer scientists develop and examine, for example, multimedia
systems, process controls, georeferenced applications, assistance
systems, browser games, databases, operating systems, user interfaces,
web and smartphone applications, embedded and mobile systems, robots and
much more. They pay attention to information and functional security,
usability and extensibility.

The course deals with the theoretical, practical and technical basics of
computer science, its application to solve concrete problems as well as
the economic and social aspects of these development and application
processes.

The bachelor's degree in Computer Science at the University of Bremen is
offered as a full-time subject.

In combination with a two-subject bachelor's degree, computer science
can also be studied as a complementary subject.

Related bachelor's degree courses with a significant proportion of
computer science at the University of Bremen include, among others:
Digital media (in cooperation with the Hochschule für Künste)
Systems Engineering (in cooperation with electrical engineering and
production engineering)
Business informatics (in cooperation with business science)

In addition to a strong application orientation, one of the specialties
of the Bremen IT degree programmes is project studies, in which topics
of practical importance are intensively dealt with in groups over a long
period of time.
Occupational fields and career opportunities

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

VOLLFACH:

Fields of employment for IT specialists can be varied: they find jobs in industry and business as well as in the public sector.

They work primarily in the area of software development, but also in the production of computer hardware as well as in research and teaching. In order to take this diversity into account, the course of study should enable students to adapt to the rapidly changing demands of professional practice.

Computer science studies impart general, basic knowledge, but also special instrumental skills, emphasising the basics over skills. At a scientific, research-oriented level, specialist knowledge, methods and skills are imparted that qualify the profession in the field of computer science. In addition, the course of study also offers the opportunity to specialise - also in a postgraduate Master's programme. This makes it also suitable as a basis for further academic qualification (doctorate). The combination of the bachelor's degree in computer science with a master's degree course of another, usually related subject (or vice versa) offers the possibility to acquire a multiple qualification.

COMPLEMENTARY SUBJECT:

In the course of studies, some basic specialist knowledge, methods and skills are imparted. This allows an understanding of information technology systems as well as their applications and effects and the work of computer scientists. Depending on the areas of specialisation and the main subject, different professional perspectives may arise.

With regard to the possibility of an additional Master's programme, it is advisable to read the admission regulations for the Master's programmes at an early stage in order to better orientate the course of the Bachelor's programme in this direction.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates of the Bachelor programme can choose between a number of possibilities:
- direct transfer to gainful employment in business, industry, trade associations or public service
- entry into a two-year postgraduate Master's programme.

Objectives and contents of program

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

No online courses currently available for this program.

Subject combinations non-school career fields

In principle, first-year students are able to study any combination of main or subsidiary subjects offered by the University of Bremen.

The field has no special recommendations regarding suitable combinations with the main subject.

Information on possible overlaps within the following subjects.

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

VOLLFACH:

The computer science studies in the bachelor's degree programme are designed for six semesters and end with the degree "Bachelor of Science" (B. Sc.). [For students with the study profile "Duales Studium Informatik", the curriculum is extended to eight semesters.]
The course is modular in structure. Some courses are fixed (compulsory modules). For other modules, however, you can also choose between different courses in the respective module area (choice of modules).

The courses are assigned to one of the following six module areas:

  • Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science
  • Practical and Technical Computer Science
  • Applied Computer Science
  • Projects
  • Computer Science Choice
  • Choice


In the first semesters, general, fundamental and indispensable knowledge is imparted. In later semesters there are also opportunities for individual deepening. The range of elective courses offered in the degree programme includes a very broad spectrum of technical and mathematical basics, concepts and implementations of IT systems, as well as questions of social consequences and general conditions.

COMPLEMENTARY SUBJECT:

The study of computer science in the two-subject bachelor's degree covers one third of the two-subject bachelor's degree (60 of a total of 180 credit points). Two modules are fixed (compulsory modules). With regard to the other modules, you can choose from the selection catalogues. The modules are assigned to one of the following five module areas:

  • Compulsory
  • Computer Science Basics Choice
  • Computer Science Base Choice
  • Computer Science Choice
  • free choice


The great individual freedom of choice in the content design of the Bachelor's Complementary Subject Computer Science offers students of different profile subjects useful combination possibilities. This applies equally to combinations with natural or engineering sciences as well as humanities, social sciences or cultural studies.

Course schedule

Major fields

The objects of research projects worked on cover a broad range of topics, ranging from technical-mathematical basics, through concepts and realisation of computer systems, up to issues surrounding the social consequences and framework conditions.

General studies

General Studies account for 10 - 25% of the study programme. These courses train key competences for subsequent career fields. By building their own individual specialities, students are able to shape and amplify their academic profile.

Application and enrolment

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Recommended abilities/ target groups/ requirements placed on students

Computer Science students should not have difficulties with Mathematics or English. They need to be curious about the historical, societal, psychological, economic and political preconditions and consequences of large software systems. If you are interested in understanding and formalizing complex problems, designing algorithmic solutions, and distinguishing solvable from unsolvable problems you should think about studying Computer Science.

Previous knowledge of computer programming is not necessary, but students without or with little previous knowledge may need more time for Practical Computer Science which may increase the total number of semesters needed.

To be a good Computer Science student you should also be able to work in a team and have communication skills. You should be ready to learn and have no problems with time management as well as personal responsibility.

Most courses are in German. International students are required to have enough knowledge of the German language (level C1).

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

Admission

for new students
for advanced students

without restriction


Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.07. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe
Formalities

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

undergraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject + complementary subject

Degree/qualification

Bachelor

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
180CP
complementary subject
60CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

6 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 331,42 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Regulations

Examination regulations
Research and teaching

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Expertise

The department of computer science covers reseach and teaching topics from a variety of areas such as robotics, computer graphics, virtual reality, cognitive systems, data bases, logistics, neuroinformatics, efficient algorithms, information management, artificial intelligence, computer networks, cyber-physical systems, distributed systems and software engineering. 

Contact and counselling

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Student advocacy

StugA Informatik
Building: MZH, Office: 1196
E-Mail: inf(at)stugen.de
Fon: 0421 /218–63535

Departmental counseling

Prof. Dr. Ute Bormann
Building: MZH
E-Mail: ute(at)fb3.uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421/218-63901

Studies centre

Dr. Sabine Kuske
Building: MZH
E-Mail: studienzentrum(at)informatik.uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421/218-63532

Department secretariat

Wilfried Giesenhagen
Building: MZH, Office: 7090
E-Mail: wigi(at)fb3.uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421/218 - 63511

Examination’s Board secretariat

Prüfungsamt Fachbereich 3
Building: MZH, Office: 7050 und 7056
E-Mail: pamtfb3(at)informatik.uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421/218-63516, -63517, -63518, -63522

Status

16.03.2018