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Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Applied Information Technology

How can you optimize business processes with IT? Where is the best way to use AI and robotics in agriculture? Two exciting questions from the two available focal areas within our degree program. Design, implement and operate relevant IT solutions. Focus on analysis of operational requirements, implement new software applications, or adapt existing ones.

Your heart beats for...

... Programming, Process analysis, Designing architecture and software, Business administration, AI methods, Practical part, Foreign language English

A Degree Program with a Future

Type of Study

Our degree program offers you two areas of specialization:

  • Business informatics, focus on operational IT systems / business process analysis
  • Agricultural computer science: focus on agricultural data processing / AI methods / robotics
Admission

You will bring one of the following educational backgrounds:

  • General university entrance qualification (Abitur)
  • Specialized university entrance qualification
  • Advanced technical college certificate (Fachhochschulreife)
  • Professional qualification (Case-by-case examination)

German language level: C1

Structure and Contents of the Degree Program

1. Semester

  • Basic information technology course: Fundamentals of IT systems
  • Fundamentals of operating systems and computer networks
  • Programming: introduction to OOP (Java)
  • Mathematics I
  • Introduction to business administration

2. Semester

  • Basic computer science course: Algorithms and data structures
  • Programming: Advanced OOP
  • Academic working methods
  • Mathematics II
  • IT project management

3. Semester

  • Database systems
  • Programming: Server side computing / Micro services
  • Network technology
  • Introduction to business informatics / Agricultural sciences

4. Semester

  • Software engineering: fundamentals, tools and methods
  • Security engineering
  • Practical project in the field of study (business informatics / agriculture)

5. Semester

  • Software engineering: software internship
  • Advanced subjects in the fields of study

6. Semester

  • Internship semester or semester abroad
  • Advanced subjects in the fields of study

7. Semester

  • Research-oriented project
  • Bachelor thesis

Focus areas

  • Business informatics
  • Agricultural computer science
Acquired Knowledge and Skills
  • Planning and implementing company IT systems
  • Analysis and modular decomposition
  • Programming with Java and Python
  • Understanding of algorithms and data structures
Job Profiles
  • Software development
  • System administration
  • DevOps planning and administration
  • Business analysis
  • Consulting and customer support
Research in the Department
  • Investigating IT security concepts
  • Role of IT in operational processes (cooperation with FB W)
  • Predictive models in agriculture
  • Use of IT methods to analyze environmental and spatial data

Our fields of research

As Graduate You Contribute to...

... the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations

  • directly to industry, innovation and infrastructure

Studying at Sustainable Campus Höxter

Our Sustainable Campus in Höxter

The Höxter campus is home to our environment-related degree programs. They are combined in the departments of Environmental Engineering and Applied Computer Science as well as Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning. The participation with several projects in the "Landesgartenschau 2023" in Höxter illustrates how presentable and exciting sustainability can be. Modern teaching and laboratory facilities guarantee practical work, as does the university's own botanical garden. Sustainability is tangible everywhere on the campus, for example when fertilizers and pesticides can be reduced with the help of digitalization in agriculture as part of the "Precision Farming" degree program. Here, as in the environmental engineering degree programs, the campus cooperates with municipalities and companies, for example when it comes to water purification or landfill remediation. The beautiful location on the curve of the Weser River and the proximity to the city center make the campus a perfect match.

Campus Life

Profile

Degree Course:
Applied Information Technology
Degree:
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Study model:
Full-time
Admission:
Non-restricted
Standard period of study:
7 semester
Start:
Winter semester
Course language:
German
Location:
Sustainable Campus Höxter
Tuition Fees:
None
Preparatory courses:
Mathematics

Application periods:

Germany and EU Countries
Winter Semester: 02.05. – 15.10.

Non-EU Countries
Winter Semester: 15.04. – 15.07.