B.Sc. Software Systems Science

Programme Abstract

Today, software is an accompanying feature of everyday life, be it in the household or in the workplace, on public transport, at the doctor or on holiday travels. Ever more activities are being aided by networked computer systems; the required software is becoming more complex, but it must also be highly dependable. The aim of the Software Systems Science bachelor’s programme is to prepare students both technically and methodically for all fields of activity necessary for the design and analysis of complex and distributed software systems employing modern methods.

The degree is characterized by a highly modern computer science programme. To begin with, it provides essential mathematical and general foundational principles of computer science, with the focus placed not on computer science’s hardware-specific, technical aspects, but rather on the conceptual design, architecture and development of modern software. Building on these foundations, students deepen their understanding of programming and software development and of complex and distributed systems. In this phase, students choose their own areas of focus, and current research and industrial trends are incorporated into the curriculum.

In addition, students acquire valuable subject-specific and interdisciplinary knowledge and skills by participating in team projects and studies abroad at a partner university or in multi-month internships at foreign or internationally operating domestic companies. Teamwork skills and international experience play important roles in the dynamic professional lives of computer scientists, and they also broaden the professional perspectives of programme graduates.

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 possible

Accreditation and system accreditation

The system accreditation of the University of Bamberg has been successfully completed in  June 2019, when the ACQUIN Accreditation Commission determined that all requirements have been met. Since then, the University of Bamberg has been responsible for the quality management of the study programmes.

The Bachelor programme Software Systems Science was last accredited in 2013. For the students, this means that the study programme with its structures and contents fulfils the required quality criteria of the Accreditation Council. Currently, all study programmes of the Faculty WIAI are in the process of (re-)accreditation.

Further information on all accreditation processes can be found in QM ServiceNet

Interactive Software Systems Sciene

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

VC-course Software Systems Science (B.Sc./M.Sc.)

This course can be accessed without a password.