Bachelor of Science Information Engineering

The Bachelor’s programme Information Engineering focuses on all aspects along the process chain data – information – knowledge. It combines theoretical and practical computer science with user-oriented methods of information science. The focus is especially on methods and systems of visualisation, analysis, exploration, and processing of large amounts of information.

The graduates learn to apply methods and approaches of computer and information science and to manage projects. The programme conveys subject-specific competences (such as formal, algorithmic, and mathematical competences, competences in analysis, design, realisation, and project management, as well as technological competences), and also interdisciplinary competences and key qualifications.
This applied computer science programme therefore qualifies graduates for tasks in all kinds of companies and organisations, nationally and internationally. The Bachelor's degree in Information Engineering additionally qualifies for Master’s programmes in the field of applied computer science and information science.

The Bachelor’s programme has a standard period of study of six semesters. It is divided in four semesters of basic studies and two semesters of advanced studies.
The basic studies encompass obligatory modules with a student workload of 120 ECTS, including:
• principles of computer science and programming,
• computer systems and networks,
• database and information systems,
• algorithms and data structures,
• software engineering and software project,
• theoretical computer science,
• data analysis and visualization,
• computer graphics and interactive systems,
• mathematical foundations of computer science,
• discrete structures,
• statistics or numerical analysis,
• and courses from other departments and key qualifications.

The advanced studies include modules with a workload of 60 ECTS. Advanced courses and seminars and one project are chosen from the different areas of specialization in the department during the fifth and sixth semester. Additionally, courses from other departments and key qualifications can be chosen. The Bachelor's project in the fifth semester prepares students for the three-month Bachelor's thesis in the sixth semester. The final assessment is based on the examination results achieved during the studies, the Bachelor's thesis plus an oral colloquium on the thesis.


This study programme is offered (mainly) in German. For further information, please switch your language settings to German.