How do you develop safe apps for mobile phones? How do you produce 3D images of an MRI scan? How do you program a computer system to find the quickest travel route?
We are becoming increasingly dependent on computers, but they cannot work without us either! After all, someone has to tell them what to do. That requires people who enjoy devising ever-smarter solutions and innovations.
Computing scientists design, improve and implement the software and computer systems that businesses and our social life cannot do without.
Use your skills as you learn
Computing Science is the discipline that involves the study and development of computer systems. This can involve either new or existing systems. The stimulating aspect of this degree program is that you can put the knowledge and skills you acquire to practical use straight away, for example by writing a useful computer program.
More than just programming
If you choose to study Computing Science at Groningen, you will learn high-level programming in several languages. But programming accounts for only a quarter of the degree. You will also be producing documentation, carrying out analyses, working on your math knowledge and skills, collaborating with others, giving presentations, and writing.
Computing science is a good subject to study if you have wide-ranging interests; it can be easily combined with another subject area.
Why study this program in Groningen?
Projects and practicals you work on offer a lot of freedom to make it your own
Relatively small-scale, you will get to know your fellow students and professors quickly
World-class facilities for high-performance computing and visualization
Students can easily participate in one of many research collaborations with other fields, such as bioinformatics, medicine, and astronomy
Can be easily combined with another subject area, for example in the Minor
The program distinguishes itself (inter-) nationally because of its multidisciplinary character, the broadly-based curriculum, and its close interaction with the Bernoulli Institute
Our Bachelor's degree program in computing science is connected to the Bernoulli Institute.
The mission of the Bernoulli Institute is to perform outstanding academic research and teaching in Mathematics, Computer Science, and Artificial Intelligence, and to maintain international leadership herein; to foster these disciplines as a living body of knowledge, and to make it relevant to society in its broadest sense. The symbiosis between pure and applied science, and between mono- and multidisciplinary research and teaching, is a distinguishing characteristic of our institute. As an important part of this mission, we aim to transfer our results to other areas of science and technology and initiate and expand inter-and multi-disciplinary research collaborations.
The following research groups within the institute focus on computing science:
Scientific Visualization and Computer Graphics
Software Engineering and Architecture