Computer Science


Are you passionate about IT and software development? Become an expert in your field – study for a BSc in Computer Science online or on-campus in Germany.

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Start your Bachelor in Computer Science

Computer Science is undergoing rapid change and allows you to be at the cutting edge of technological advancements. Digital development and other IT topics such as big data will have a huge impact on the future of our society, which means that experts in this field are in great demand.

Whether you have IT or an industry that uses IT in mind, the BSc Computer Science online or on-campus programme will teach you all the knowledge and skills you need for a successful start in the IT job market.

One particular focus of the BSc Computer Science online or on-campus programme is software engineering. This is currently the most important sub-discipline of computer science, and it can be applied in many jobs across a wide range of industries. You'll build a broad knowledge base complemented by courses like cyber security, data science, and artificial intelligence. Enhance your career with additional skills in data security, project management, and IT law.

Your degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
Study model
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
180 ECTS
Language: English
Online studies and on campus
Dual degree: Available
Study duration & extension
36 - 72 months (depending on time model)
Free of charge extension period
Start online studies: any time
Start on campus: up to 4 x per year
Tuition fees
Starting from 219 euro per month
180 ECTS - English
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 1113720c
Reduce your study fees
Reduce fees by getting your previous achievements recognised
The costs of your studies are usually tax-deductible
Study contents

Course overview

First of all, you’ll lay the foundations with introductory classes on programming, academic writing, and mathematics. Afterwards, in the computer science modules, you'll deal with core topics such as databases, algorithms, and theoretical computer science.

In addition, you’ll expand and deepen your skillset with core areas of software engineering. These include modules such as requirements engineering, software quality assurance, and IT service management. Courses on IT security and IT law, agile project management, and current issues in computer science will round off your studies.

The order of courses presented below is for the online studies model of this programme. To view the on campus order of courses, please check the Course Schedules file.

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Your BSc Computer Science career outlook

Whether you choose to work in the public sector or the private sector, or be self-employed, your BSc in Computer Science will open up multiple paths to a successful professional future. Once you’ve completed your BSc Computer Science online or on-campus degree, you could work as... 

Project Manager Software Development

The job of a project manager is one of the most important success factors in the introduction of software. You work at the interface between the customer and the company developing the software.  
In addition, you ensure that the exchange between the different departments in the work process works. In this context, you take on the role of the responsible project manager, who ensures that everything runs smoothly.

Business Analyst

As a business analyst, you take care of business processes and are responsible for requirements management. This means that you analyse and prioritise all process and system requirements that have to be fulfilled in order to offer economic solutions from a company and customer perspective.  
You identify existing problems and develop concepts and IT guidelines to solve them.

Software Developer

As a software developer, you design and develop software - from individual components to complete applications. In coordination with different departments, you programme solutions that are tailored to specific requirements and user needs. 
You always keep an eye on the economic framework conditions and make sure that they are adhered to. 

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Tuition fees

Study models & fees for your Bachelor degree in Computer Science

Depending on your personal or professional circumstances, you may wish to complete your studies as quickly as possible, or you may prefer a more flexible study programme that is less time-consuming. That’s why we offer part-time options for all our study programmes. This allows you to study alongside professional or personal commitments. We adjust your study fees based on your chosen time model.

Are you unable to finish your programme within the given time? No problem! If you realise that you need more time, you can simply switch to another time model with one months’ notice before the end of the month.

No registration or administration fees are charged when you apply for studying – you'll only be charged once your studies have started. If you won't be admitted to a programme because you do not meet the admission requirements, no fees will be charged.


Duration 36 Months

Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.

  • Online studies
  • On campus
369€ /mth Apply now

Part-Time I

Duration 48 Months

Excellent for talented all-rounders who want to give their studies everything they’ve got while holding down a job and keeping down their monthly costs at the same time.

  • Online studies
319€ /mth Apply now

Part-Time II

Duration 72 Months

Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their courses on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.

  • Online studies
219€ /mth Apply now

Boost your career.

Earn a dual degree.

With the IU and LSBU (London South Bank University) dual degree track, you get a unique opportunity – you can choose if you want to graduate with both a German and a British graduation certificate, without any extra academic requirements. The study programmes at IU and at LSBU are coordinated and therefore equivalent to each other.

All our study programmes include the following benefits

  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Free 4-week trial
  • Online tutorials and guidance from tutors
  • Use of the online campus
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • No charge for extension of course duration
  • Career coaching

Why IU International University of Applied Sciences is the best choice

Your Studies Are Flexible and 100% Online

Schedule when you want to learn and study 100% online. At IU you have the possibility to complete your degree fully from home, whether full-time or part-time. You can even take your exams online whenever it suits you. 

Accredited & Globally Recognised

IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated.

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, student advice and support, and in the on campus model, the chance to study with other students in small groups. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions. Our study coaches are also available to help at any time. 

The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of electives you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.

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