Computer Science – Bachelor of Science

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Undergraduate study programme (6 semesters) leading to a first degree and providing qualifications and skills for future employment.

Information technology is changing rapidly. Our study programme in Computer Science will prepare you to keep up with this development as you will gain a deeper understanding of the processes involved in computer science. You will study the mathematical and theoretical foundations of computer science and receive sound training in programming. Furthermore, Your training will involve areas such as data mining, computer security, network analysis, computer graphics, software engineering, human-computer interactions and the analysis and visualization of data.

Overview

DegreeBachelor of Science
Programme startWinter semester & Summer semester
Period of study6 semesters
Application period14.5. - 15.9. | 3.12. - 15.3.
Admission restrictionsno
Obligatory minor subjectno
⌀ Number of students:80

Why study Computer Science at Konstanz?

  • You will enjoy excellent supervision, many tutorials, small groups
  • First-rate technical equipment
  • We support you in starting your studies
  • diverse research
  • Courses in English
  • Voluntary study abroad or internship in Germany or abroad
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Prospects and opportunities

Career prospects

As a graduate you will have a large variety of career opportunities in different sectors and areas of businesses, administration and public institutions, for example as

  • Software developer
  • Project manager
  • (IT-) consultant
  • Data scientist
  • Web developery


You can find out more about career entry in the interview series #dreamjob - Starting a career. Alumni of the University of Konstanz report on their very personal career entry.

Graduate studies

To qualify further the University of Konstanz offers the Master’s Programme Computer and Information Science.

Programme structure

Programme start

Winter semester & Summer semester

Academic structure

You can find an exemplary structure of the study programme in the study programme flyer.


Individual start of studies
To make it easier for you to get off to a good start of studies, the "individual starting phase" may be the right thing for you. As a participant you will not have to attend as many regular courses during the first three semesters, but can go to supporting courses in mathematics or programming instead. Please note that the consequence of selecting the individual starting phase will extend Your BSc by a semester.


Additional information about the programme structure is available at the Exam regulations (in German).

Internship and study abroad

Internships

An internship is not mandatory, but highly recommended. We recommend our students to complete an internship of at least 2 months during the semester break. The department and the staff of the university’s Career Service are here to help you find a suitable placement.

Study abroad

An internship is not mandatory, but highly recommended. The department cultivates good contacts with partner universities. In addition to this you have a wide choice of programmes, such as the Erasmus+ programme, to spend a semester abroad.

Requirements

What interests and skills should I have?

  • You enjoy solving problems in a creative and structured way
  • You feel comfortable with mathematics
  • Willingness to work in a team
  • Good communication skills
  • English language skills

Online self-assessment (OSA) Computer Science
Take the online self-assessment Computer Science to find out whether your expectations match the requirements of the study programme in Computer Science at the University of Konstanz.

Here you will find some general information about online self-assessments at the University of Konstanz.

Language skills

Foreign language skills
You do not have to proof any foreign language skills for the German bachelor's programme. However, as large parts of the research literature are written in English, good English skills are highly recommended.

German language skills
International applicants need

documentation of their German language skills, level DSH-2 or DSH1 in

TOEFL (560 paper based)/TestDaF 4 or TestDaF 3 in TOEFL (560 paper

based) or a language test recognised as equivalent. The University of

Konstanz does not offer preparatory German language courses or approved

German language exams. For this reason, you must submit accredited proof

of your German language skills along with your application.


Language(s) of instruction

This study programme is taught in German and Englisch.

Admission requirements

General higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) or equivalent.

Documentation Orientation Test
: When applying for admission at universities in the state of Baden-Württemberg you have to take an orientation test. Please send in your certificate of participation together with your application papers. If you complete the online self-assessment Computer Science, you will receive a participation certificate at the end of the test. You can then submit this certificate to document that you have taken an orientation test when applying to the University of Konstanz.

Fees

Semester fee

All students enrolled at the University of Konstanz are charged a semester fee each semester, similar to all other German universities. Here you can find the current semester fee and its individual components.

Tuition fees for first degree studies for some international students
Beginning in the winter semester 2017/18, the state of Baden-Württemberg will require some international students to pay university tuition fees for their first degree studies. The following will generally not be required to pay tuition fees: citizens of a country within the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA), doctoral students and certain 'Bildungsinländer' (international students with German Abitur). You can find more detailed information here.

Tuition fees for second degree studies for all students
All students will be required to pay tuition fees for their second degree studies starting in the winter semester 2017/18, too. You can find more detailed information here.
Once a year, the University of Konstanz grants exemptions to a limited number of particularly gifted international degree-seeking students in accordance with the Begabtenbefreiuungssatzung (statutes governing the exemption of gifted students). You can find more detailed information here.

Application and application documents

This study programme has no admission restrictions.

An application is possible during the following period: 14.5. - 15.9. (winter semester) and 3.12. - 15.3. (summer semester). There may be other deadlines if you are applying for admission to a higher semester (for instance, if you are changing subjects or universities). For more information please consult the university website.

Application documents

You will find an overview of the required application documents in your application for admission, which you will receive at the end of your online application.

Application

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