Information Systems and Applied Computer Sciences

B.Sc. Applied Computer Science

B.Sc. Applied Computer Science

Media | Culture | Interaction

Migration from 7 to 6 semesters

Until the 2016 summer semester the B.Sc. Applied Computer Science programme in Bamberg was offered with a standard programme duration of 7 semesters (210 ECTS-Points). Starting from the 2016/17 winter semester, the programme has been converted to contain a standard programme duration of 6 semesters (180 ECTS-Points). Due to that change corresponding adjustments have been made within the module groups.

The description given on these web pages refers to the new version of the degree programme with a standard programme duration of 6 semesters.

Programme Abstract

Modern computer science is expanding to include ever more fields of application. Particular challenges are posed by the fields of culture and media, fields which are characterized by their content and media-related demands on the operations of data processing. For this reason, particular professional importance is being placed on a form of applied computer science which deals with these fields.

The bachelor’s degree programme in Applied Computer Science encourages students to understand the demands of various fields of application in order to be able to efficiently solve problems in these areas using modern information technologies. In their studies of computer science and applied computer science, students receive the skills required to do just this.

Building upon fundamentals courses, focus areas in applied computer science can be selected. Possible focus areas are cognitive systems, cultural computing, media informatics, human-computer interaction and smart environments.  Complementary computer science courses in theoretical informatics, communications systems, distributed and mobile systems, and also software technology and programming languages can be chosen.

The Degree Programme at a glance

Short Profile of the Degree Programme
Final ExaminationBachelor's Examination (accompanying the programme)
TitleBachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
ECTS-Points180
Standard Programme Duration6 Semesters
Programme StartPossible in both winter and summer semesters
Type of StudiesFull-time and part-time studies possible

Interactive Applied Computer Science

Current discussions and news concerning the degree programme can be found in the corresponding Virtual Campus course

VC-course Applied Computer Science (B.Sc. / M.Sc.)

This course can be accessed without a password.

Accreditation and system accreditation

The bachelor’s degree programme in Applied Computer Science gained accreditation in 2007, meaning that the programme and its curriculum satisfy the accreditation council’s quality criteria.

“The concept of the degree programme is systematically and didactically substantiated, coherently structured and convincingly implemented. In comparison to other degree programmes in computer science, the opportunities for specialization and interdisciplinary cooperation with the humanities and cultural sciences deserve to be highlighted. The innovative profile makes this programme unique in the German-speaking world. Accordingly, the degree programme represents an area of unique importance in the professional world.”

[Translated from the accreditation agency’s assessment: ACQUIN]

Currently, the University of Bamberg is in the process of system accreditation. While at the end of 2016 the procedure began formally with the confirmation of the admission requirements, the University is currently close to completion: At the end of February 2018, the University of Bamberg was commited the second time by a group of experts commissioned by the accreditation agency ACQUIN. As a result, the expert group honored the quality management system of the University of Bamberg with a recommendation to award the seal of the Accreditation Council. The official result and any conditions are expected during the summer months. Further information can be found in the QM ServiceNet


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