Informatics (B.Sc.)

Language of instruction: German


Standard period of study: 7 semesters

Overview

Master the great challenges of the future

Systems and products from the field of informatics can be found in nearly all technical products from smartphones to mobile robots and we can no longer do without them in either public infrastructure or private life. Computer scientists influence methods and structures that enable global networking and digital communication. They create IT solutions and develop new applications. The degree programme addresses the most important current tasks – the grand challenges of informatics – in many areas:

  • Internet of the future: What will the internet be like in the future? Which technologies are behind computer programs, web services and mobile apps?
  • Mobile systems: How can portable and autonomous mobile systems support society?
  • Security and trustworthiness: When sending information digitally, how can we detect whether it has been intercepted and read on the way?
  • Digital cultural heritage: How can we store digital information for posterity? Which technologies and systems will be needed by the users of tomorrow?

Emphasis on practice

The bachelor's degree programme Informatics at the Harz University of Applied Sciences offers students a course of studies based on fundamental knowledge and methods that stands out because of its strong practice-relevance as well as the intensive and individual support from our teaching staff. You will obtain not only well-founded knowledge in the area of internet technologies but also train your analytical abilities in order to solve complex problems with IT systems on your own.

Set the trends of tomorrow with technical know-how

Alongside the mandatory programme, specialisations in the Informatics degree course open up wide-ranging possibilities for our students to set their own special focus according to their interests. In our well-equipped, modern laboratories you can broaden your technical know-how and, building on the basic principles of informatics, develop the systems and trends of tomorrow. The bachelor's work placement helps you to obtain insights into the world of work in the IT industry and to make your first contacts.

Modules

1st to 3rd SEMESTER

Contents:

Fundamentals, e.g. Introduction to Internet and Web Technologies; Software Engineering and Software Technology; Project Management; Mathematics and Informatics; Program and Data Structures; Algorithms; Object-Oriented Programming; Human-Computer Interaction; Graphical User Interfaces; Scientific Methods; English; Business Studies

4th to 6th SEMESTER

Internet and Web Technologies; Artificial Intelligence; Computer Networks and Communication, Security; Mobile Applications; Geoapplications; Human-Computer Interaction: User Modelling; Specialisations (chosen) in the areas:

  • Future Internet / Internet of Things
  • Ambient Assisted Living / Mobile Systems
  • Security and Trustworthiness
  • Digital Cultural Heritage

7th SEMESTER

  • Bachelor's work placement (in a company or research Institute)
  • Bachelor's thesis
  • Bachelor's colloquium

Career

Informatics graduates almost always find an attractive job in industry or in research institutes immediately after graduation, for example in the following areas:

  • Specialist IT departments in industry, business and administration
  • Software engineering and programming for the internet
  • Design and development of mobile apps
  • As data scientists
  • As leaders of research in the area of mobile systems
  • Design and realisation of IT infrastructure & networks
  • Construction, maintenance and further development of information systems
  • Consulting & services for communication and information technologies
  • Consultancy throughout the IT sector
  • Development of games
  • As specialists at the interface between different areas of application and web-based communication and information technologies

Prof. Dr. Frieder Stolzenburg

Study coordinator

Professor (Dep. Automation/Computer Sciences)
Tel +49 3943 659 333 Fax +49 3943 659 5333 -5333 Room 2.008, Haus 2, Wernigerode
Visiting Times jederzeit nach Vereinbarung per E-Mail

Christian, 6. Semester

»My best moment ever was, when I passed the exam in mathematics. I attended every tutorial, did a lot of exercises and passed the exam with a very good result.«