Applied Computer Science, Bachelor 1 subject

  • How does the systematic development of software work?
  • How can we solve problems occurring in different area of application using the methods and processes of computer science?
  • Which resources are required to have computers solve certain tasks?
  • Which types of problems cannot be solved by a machine within a reasonable period of time?
  • How can software projects be planned, managed and controlled?
Ceylan Temiz

Students wishing to study Applied Computer Science must first and foremost be interested in the subject and have fun studying it.

– Ceylan Temiz


Bachelor of Science
Winter semester
6 semesters
Classroom language
German, English
Not restricted
Information on enrollment/application for German applicants

Information on enrollment/application for German applicants

Application information for international applicants

Application information for international applicants

What's it all about?
This degree programme is unique, because ...
in addition to IT-related contents, students also acquire an understanding and competencies regarding numerous practical applications. Interdisciplinary exercises and projects prepare students for their professional lives, where interdisciplinary collaboration will become essential.
It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields ...
  • Engineering Informatics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Computational linguistics
  • Cryptology and Theoretical Informatics
  • Neuroinformatics
  • Operations Research
Who is suited?
Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,
  • a good grasp of mathematics and natural science
  • an inquisitive mind


  • mathematics and logical reasoning
  • working in a team
  • mastering interdisciplinary tasks

struggles through:

  • problems and finds solutions
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • as software developers
  • as system developers
  • as IT consultants
  • as IT trainers
  • as IT project Managers
And else?
A prep course ... is recommended.
Further information about prep courses
An internship ...

is optional.

Studying abroad ... can be covered voluntarily.
Where do I find help?
Academic advisory office

Dipl.-Biol. Kerstin Kallweit
Building, Room: MC 1.36
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-27685
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Angewandte Informatik
Building, Room: MC 0.67
Website Fachschaft


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Ceylan Temiz
Ceylan Temiz is a first-year student of Applied Computer Science. She is pursuing the Master of Science degree.

What made you choose this degree programme?

Because it is an application-oriented and interdisciplinary degree programme that promises good career opportunities.

In which respect have or haven’t your expectations been fulfilled?

Some mandatory lectures remind me of my school days when I used to think: “What do I need this subject for?” (laughs)

Which aspect of your degree programme do you enjoy most?

The fact that I have the choice among courses offered by different faculties.

What has been your biggest challenge to date?

The major challenge was to master the “Theoretical Computer Science” course due to its dry and complex nature – especially when compared with other courses.

What would you like to become after completing your degree?

I would like to work in the media industry.

Which advice would you like to give to students who consider enrolling in this degree programme?

Students wishing to study Applied Computer Science should first and foremost be interested in the subject and they definitely should enjoy studying it. Anybody who did Computer Science at school has surely realised how much fun programming can be – but also how difficult it can be to understand complex matters. Applied Computer Science does not require students to have any prior knowledge of the subject, but they should be interested in mathematics, natural and engineering science as well as in economics. This degree programme is much more application-oriented than traditional Computer Science. Applied Computer Science is not an easy degree programme. You should not enrol in it just because it promises good career opportunities. The most difficult period are the first two semesters, because you need time to find your footing. But by the third semester, everyone will have reached “half-time” and will be able to enjoy their university life (laughs).