Computer Science - Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Computer Science – the fundamental science of information processing – concerns itself with all aspects of the display, storage, transfer and automated processing of information. The Computer Science degree programme teaches extensive fundamental knowledge in all areas of computer science. It prepares students to apply this knowledge in a steadily growing spectrum of practical fields and harness the innovation factor of computer science for economy, industry and other scientific disciplines. Its strong focus on research and application warrants a purposeful professional qualification and provides a great basis for further academic qualifications, e.g. the master's programme
Bachelor of Science (BSc)Type of study
- next summer semester: 01.04.2018
- next winter semester: 01.10.2018
More about the course
The programme teaches modern methods for the structured analysis of application areas and for the conception, development and application of computing systems. Students are enabled to co-develop and realise IT-based cutting-edge technology right from the beginning of their career. Their foundational computer science knowledge also allows them to continuously further their education throughout their work life and easily keep up with the fast-paced technology development in computer science.
Excellent teacher to student ratio
The generous teacher to student ratio in our Computer Science programme allows for an exceptionally good support of our students.
Reasonably sized classes and tutorial, active encouragement of study groups and additional offers like programming workshops and electronic learning platforms help our students to ease into this versatile programme, especially during their first semesters.
This bachelor’s degree programme imparts a sound basic knowledge in classical computer science, including practical, theoretical and technical areas. Through lectures, practical exercises and independent projects, students acquire a broad foundation of computer science basics and develop a systematic, structured way of thinking and working.
Following the foundation course, there is a two-semester specialisation phase which allows for an elected concentration within a broad spectrum of computer science subjects, including algorithms and data structures, software engineering, information systems, computer graphics, networks, embedded systems and artificial intelligence.
Students are taught the most modern methodologies for analysing fields of application as well as designing, developing and employing information systems. This means that new graduates are already capable of participating in the development and implementation of new technologies. They also possess a foundation of knowledge in computer science that enables them to continue their education throughout their entire career, keeping up with the rapid technological developments in the field of computer science.
In addition to studying the core elements of computer science, students acquire skills in an applied elective subject (eg medicine, electrical engineering, biology or economics), thereby gaining insight into the terminology, methodology and mentality in other scientific areas and special application fields.
This bachelor’s degree programme culminates in a career-qualifying degree and, at the same time, serves as a prerequisite for admission into a consecutive master’s degree programme.
What to expect
Basic and advanced lectures with classes in the following areas:
Practical Computer Science
Fundamentals of Computer Science, Systems Programming, Software Engineering, Databases and Information Systems, Programming Paradigms, Visual Computing
Technical Computer Science
Computer Architecture, Operating Systems, Computer Networks
Theoretical Computer Science
Formal Languages, Logic, Computability Theory, Complexity Theory, Algorithms and Data Structures
Analysis, Linear Algebra, Applied Numerics, Applied Stochastic, Combinatorics
You can choose from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Psychology and Pedagogy, Medicine or Philosophy
Comprehensive software team project
Additive transferable skills
e.g. languages, workshop facilitation and presentation, rhetoric, teamwork
Semester abroad? Why not! Our exchange programmes offer various opportunities to meet people from different cultures and improve your language and intercultural skills. It is well worth your time to go abroad and expand your horizon, both on a personal and professional level.
The many international students on our campus also create an international flair. The International Office is here to support both incoming and outgoing students. The International Office offers international prospective students who wish to apply for a German-taught study programme at Ulm University, a preparatory course.
Bachelor’s degree graduates work in industry, business and administration. Their areas of activity include: software system design and development; IT infrastructure and network design, installation and administration; and technical supervision/support of complex computer science projects.
The University of Ulm is located in the heart of a region whose companies possess a strong technological and industrial orientation both in its immediate vicinity as well as in the surrounding areas. You will find medium-sized companies that are global leaders in their respective markets as well as local subsidiaries and headquarters of major global concerns such as BMW, Bosch, Cassidian, Continental, Daimler, EADS, IBM, Liebherr, NSN, Porsche, Siemens or Zeiss. These companies maintain their international leadership position by closely following trends in scientific research in order to develop cutting-edge innovative products. As a result, they compete for graduates in their high-demand technological fields.
Links and downloads
Student society of Computer Science
Dean of Studies: Prof. Dr. Manfred Reichert
Subject-specific student advice: Dr. Markus Maucher
PRO MINT & MED
Examinations committee: Prof. Dr. Timo Ropinski
Student assistents, Computer Science: Nicolette Altendorf
Semester abroad: Professor Dr.-Ing. Frank Slomka, Ph.D Sabine Habermalz (Erasmus, International Office), Brigitte Baur (BW Austauschprogramme, International Office)