Media Informatics - Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Media + Informatics: The interdisciplinary bachelor's degree programme Media Informatics at Ulm University combines contents of Computer Science with design and multimedia contents. The focus is mainly on the interaction between humans and digital applications. From Virtual Reality through to autonomous driving - Students of Media Informatics get to know various technologies and are trained to conceptualize and develop new ways of interaction with these technologies.
Bachelor of Science (BSc)Type of study
- next summer semester: 01.04.2020
- next winter semester: 01.10.2020
More about the course
The interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree programme Media Informatics combines contents of traditional Computer Science (Practical, Technical and Theoretical Computer Science, Mathematics) with design and multimedia contents. Students of Media Informatics bring the traditional Computer Science and multimedia computer systems into use. The study programme is practice- and project-oriented. The programme offers a great range of applied subjects for you to choose from in areas of specialisation like Interactive Systems, Design Thinking, User Centred Design and Interactive Storytelling and Multimedia Production.
The generous teacher to student ratio at Ulm University ensures exceptional support for our Media Informatics students. Classes and tutorials are reasonably sized and study groups are systematically encouraged. This highly supportive environment and additional offers like programming workshops and electronic learning platforms help our students to ease into this versatile degree programme, especially during their first semesters.
■ Broad core education in Practical, Technical and Theoretical Computer Science and Mathematics
■ Diverse range of compulsory elective modules with options to emphasise areas like Compiler Construction, Embedded Systems, Real-Time Systems, Distributed Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Neuroinformatics, Theoretical Computer Science and many more
■ Interconnectedness with other departments and areas of science through the selection of an applied subject
■ Software project over two semesters – from customer requests to the finished software product
■ Preparatory Mathematics Training Camp
■ Revision courses for final exam preparation
■ Tutorials in small groups
■ Small department with excellent teacher to student ratio and numerous direct contact persons
■ Several modern computer rooms (Windows and Linux), free WIFI throughout the University
■ Practical insights facilitated through industry cooperations
Study objectives and contents
The bachelor's programme lays the foundation in the areas of practical, theoretical and technical computer science and teaches basic design knowledge. This spectrum is complemented with modules on general media competence, like Media Education and Media Didactics. The development of interactive systems and multimedia applications is taught in depth over the course of two semesters.
A so-called applied subject complements the subject-specific programme. Applied subjects provide insights into specialised areas, which creates a basis for potential fields of work of the prospective media informatics practitioners. The following applied subjects are on offer: Interactive Systems, Animation, Computer Vision, Interactive Video, Media Education/Media Psychology, Human-Machine Dialogue Systems, Ubiquitous Computing.
The ERASMUS programme offers great opportunities to take your studies overseas.
For the Computer Science programmes we have partner universities in Estonia, Finland, France, Italy, Holland, Norway and Spain. For further information please contact the International Office.
Jobs and career opportunities
Career opportunities in industry and economy:
Graduates have access to a broad spectrum of professions in the areas of informatics, communications, telematics and new media, for example in business consultancy, design and development of software systems, usability engineering of interactive systems, development of human—machine interfaces, technical maintenance and support of complex informatics projects.
E.g. at higher education institutions, research institutions and research centres in industry and economy.
Links and downloads
Fachschaft Computer Science (subject-related student representatives)
Academic Affairs Committee
Studiendekan: Prof. Dr. Enrico Rukzio
Course advisor: Dr. Markus Maucher
PRO MINT & MED student advocates
Chairman Examination Board: Prof. Dr. Timo Ropinski
Assistant affairs Computer Science: Traude Graser
Study abroad: Professor Dr.-Ing. Frank Slomka Ph.D Sabine Habermalz (ERASMUS, International Office), Brigitte Baur (BW exchange programmes, International Office)
You can find most contacts in the online address book of the University.