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Your degree, your way:
We design our programmes and courses to be as flexible and innovative as possible—without sacrificing quality. We deliver specialist expertise and innovative learning materials as well as focusing on excellent student services and professional advice. With IUBH you can study on campus, online or combine both and switch between the two. Our distance learning materials allow you to gain an accredited degree from wherever you are and work around your job or personal commitments.
Prefer to study on campus? Get your real-life university experience at one of our two campuses in Germany and network with people from all over the world.
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Maximum Flexibility: Study on campus, online or switch between the two options. You choose where you want to study. For online studies, you can pay your study fees in monthly instalments and do your online exams 24/7
Fully Accredited Degree: All our degrees benefit from German state-accreditation and are internationally recognized in major jurisdictions such as the EU, US and UK
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International Focus, Practical Orientation: We focus on practical training and an international outlook which gives IUBH graduates a decisive advantage: 94% of our graduates have a job within six months of graduation and, after an average of two years on the job, 80% move into management. Plus, we work closely with big companies such as Lufthansa, Sixt, and EY to give you great opportunities and insights.
About the Programme
Today, we are living through a time of progressive cyber-physical convergence, with the lines between “online” and “offline” becoming more and more blurred. With the field of Computer Science in a state of constant evolution, and in turn, changing the world around us, software and hardware engineers alike find themselves in ever-greater demand.
The Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at IU is designed to train students in the fundamentals of the field, while also teaching them the practical application of these scientific principles. Graduates from the programme will be able to understand and develop a variety of IT systems, with a strong focus on software technologies.
They will also explore such cutting-edge and timely topics as AI, cloud computing, and more. Via the unique combination of theoretical foundations and practical skills that this programme imparts, students will be given a competitive advantage in the market, dually familiarised with the basics of software development as well as the management and maintenance of software.
Facts & Figures
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
January / April / July / October
1 semester in Germany or abroad
1 semester (voluntary, performance-related)
from 894 Euro per month, for full-time study on campus(online is 2 000 euro less per semester with scholarships available)
High school diploma, technical school certificate or comparable degree; successfully completed Assessment Day; Proof of English skills
What you will learn from us
The Bachelor's degree in Computer Science is designed to prepare you for a career in one of the most important knowledge-sectors of the future corporate world:
You will acquire foundational competencies and skills in software development and maintenance, as well as in software management.
You will be introduced to contemporary topics in the Computer Science industry, such as data science, AI, and more.
You will learn to identify and leverage growth opportunities with the aid of the latest technological developments and innovations, from cloud computing to blockchain.
Course of study at a glance
Introduction to Computer Science
Introduction to Business Studies
Principles of Research and Academic Writing
Software Development I
Programming Workshop I: OOP
Software Development II
Computer Architecture and Operating Systems
Programming Workshop II: Web
Database Modeling and Database Systems
Programming Workshop III: Data
Computer Networks and Distributed Systems
Algorithms, Data Structures, and Programming Languages
Elective (see list below)
Theoretical Computer Science and Mathematical Logic
Introduction to Data Protection and Cyber Security
Project: Software Engineering
Elective (see list below)
Seminar: Current Topics in Computer Science
Bachelor Thesis & Colloquium
Choose your Electives
The BSc in Computer Science allows you to choose two of eight electives in which to specialise.
Big Data and Cloud Technologies
Information Systems Management
Computer Science & Society
IT project and architecture management
Practical Data Science
Mobile Software Engineering
During your internship, you can use your academic knowledge outside of your studies. You will also get to know the industry better – which provides the perfect foundation for choosing your career. The internship is firmly integrated into your studies so of course, you do not lose any time.
You can take your internship in Germany or abroad.
The internship usually lasts five to six months.
Make your first contacts in the industry.
Enrich your CV with an important position.
Use the opportunity to be hired by the company after graduation.
You spend your 7th semester abroad at one of our partner universities. We support you in the search for a suitable partner university and in preparations for your stay abroad.
The staff of the International Office can inform you about the admission requirements of the partner universities and provide valuable orientation for a successful semester abroad.
During your studies, both in Germany and abroad, you can significantly improve your language skills and earn additional ECTS credits.
Gain intercultural experience, broaden your horizons, and get to know new cultures and people.
Proof of eligibility to study at a university in your home country. This may include but is not limited to Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate such as A-Levels, IB, etc.
The only other academic admission requirement is to successfully pass two admission courses within the first 12 months of your studies. The passed courses will be acknowledged.
Proof of English skills.
If English is your native language or you graduated from an English-speaking school/university, you do not have to prove your English skills.
With a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, you will be one of the most sought-after specialists in business, industry, the public sector, and government organisations. After you graduate, you will work as:
As a Database Administrator, you will be responsible for the planning, design, and development of database applications. Ensuring accessibility and maintaining data security will also be one of your tasks. You will regularly test databases and associated programmes to identify any errors to be corrected, alterations to be made, and security measures to be implemented.
As a Software Developer, you will design, implement, and modify computer programmes. This can involve both application software ie. software intended for the general public and commercial purposes, and system software ie. software that ensures the smooth and efficient functioning of computer systems.
As a Web Developer, you will create and maintain websites. You will oversee the technical structure of the website (back-end) and/or the visual layout and content (front-end). Web Developers often act as "webmasters" and are responsible for ensuring that websites function properly.
Computer and Information Research Scientist
As a Computer and Information Research Scientist (Computer Scientist for short) you will analyze complex problems in a variety of areas, including business, science, medicine, in order to develop computer-aided solutions. Computer Scientists are theorists, designers and inventors all in one, and help influence the future of companies via innovative technologies and computer systems.
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