Applied Information Technology
The bachelor's degree program in Applied Computer Science offers a choice of two fields of study: Business Informatics and Agricultural Informatics. In both cases, the study program is application-oriented.
Computer scientists are in high demand on the job market. The Applied Computer Science program offers an undergraduate education in computer science with knowledge in business administration and IT project management. Two fields of study for application are available:
The field of study Business Information Systems uses computer science to plan and develop business information and communication systems. Business processes are analyzed and modeled and supported by software. Possible applications and interfaces of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) and CRM (Customer Relationship Management) systems are considered. Methods of data analysis are used for operational decision support and intelligent automation of business processes.
The field of study Agricultural Informatics focuses on the use of informatics in agriculture. The fundamentals of agricultural sciences are taught in order to analyze agricultural processes and support them with software technology. The functionality and possible applications of geoinformation systems (GIS) are considered. Technologies for (environmental) data acquisition are taught and methods of data analysis are applied to evaluate agricultural data.
The promotion of personal and social skills is embedded as a cross-sectional task in the entire course of studies, such as independent work, presentation of work results or teamwork.
The tasks and opportunities in the profession of graduates of the Applied Computer Science program are diverse. Many design, develop, support or research software solutions or complex IT systems. They also found their own companies or carry out projects as freelancers.
With a specialization in the field of study Business Information Systems, careers in professional fields such as IT systems analysis, ERP management, business intelligence development, IT consulting or IT project management are also common.
A specialization in the field of study Agricultural Informatics qualifies students for jobs in professional fields such as IT systems analysis, consulting or project management in agriculture, administration or development of farm management solutions or GIS management.
- Subject-related Secondary School Leaving Certificate (“Fachabitur”) / Secondary School Leaving Certificate (“Abitur”)
The seven-semester accredited bachelor's degree program in Applied Computer Science includes a two-semester basic study program, followed by a three-semester in-depth study program, which includes the fields of study. This is followed by the final two semesters, which are particularly conducive to specialization. The sixth semester includes a practical semester or a semester abroad, and the final seventh semester includes a research project and the bachelor's thesis. The practical semester, the research project and the final thesis are carried out in or in cooperation with companies or authorities, if possible. The program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree.