Computer Science


Computer Science

Degree Conferred Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Duration 1 Semesters Enrollment Winter-/Sommersemester Admission restriction kein N.C. Entry requirements University entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur) Application deadline     Applicants with German secondary school leaving certificate (Abitur)   an der OVGU winter semester: September 15     Applicants with German secondary school leaving certificate (Abitur)   an der OVGU     Applicants with international secondary school leaving certificate   über uni-assist winter semester: July 15     Applicants with international secondary school leaving certificate   über uni-assist summer semester: January 15 Language Deutsch


Computer Science is aimed at students who are interested in the scholarship of the theory, practice and technology of the computer and its potential uses. On this course students acquire in-depth specialist knowledge in the core areas of Computer Science. These include: databases, programming, mathematics, the architecture of computers and computer networks, and system programming. Examples of the current computer science topics with relevance to society that are offered within the course include multimedia, bioinformatics, security and man-machine interfaces. Furthermore, students learn about algorithms and data structures, theoretical and practical computer science and the application of these areas in other specialist areas, such as medicine or electrical engineering. To this end, as a minor subject they also cover the essential features of an area other than computer science. In comparison with other faculties in Germany, the Faculty of Computer Science in Magdeburg offers an above average proportion of practical and application-oriented subjects. The course is oriented towards fundamental principles and includes study of a minor subject and a professional placement.


Students must choose a minor subject during their degree and complete a total of six courses in this subject. Possible minor subjects include:

  • Economics (Minor – Econ)
  • Psychology (Minor – Psych)
  • Physics (Minor – Phys)
  • Mathematics (Minor – Maths)
  • Neurosciences
  • Logistics (Minor – Logistics)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Minor - Mech Eng)
  • Solid Mechanics (Minor – SolMech)

In addition, students may package together a minor subject from all of the courses offered at Otto von Guericke University and seek approval for it from the examination committee.

Career Perspectives

Possible career areas (list not exhaustive) include:

  • Design and implementation of technical systems in the data processing industry.
  • Project management and development of new software-based products.
  • Design and development of novel systems from fields of application such as the automotive industry, mechanical engineering, consumer electronics, intelligent environments, web services and infrastructure.
  • Research and teaching in research institutions, universities and training companies.
  • Advice and consulting in the field of IT-supported systems.
  • ...

Competencies and Interests Required

Solid knowledge of mathematics and other natural sciences are important requirements for studying Computer Science. Candidates must also demonstrate an awareness of, and interest in, the rapid developments in Computer Science and be prepared to follow them and add to their skills and qualifications throughout their professional lives.

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This course is divided into core, mandatory and mandatory elective subjects. The core modules are attended by students on every course offered by the Faculty of Computer Science (e.g. mathematics, key and methodological competences). The mandatory area is tailored to each course, and the mandatory electives focus on the students’ specialisations. In addition, at the start of the course, an additional, minor subject must be selected.

Specific track courses? This type of course offers students the option to specialise within the Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. Various study tracks are offered. These are mostly interdisciplinary and focus either on the scientific areas of emphasis within the Faculty or future career paths. The successfully completed study track may be identified on the Bachelor’s degree certificate if desired. Further information is available from:

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