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Bachelor's Programmes Computer Science and Business Informatics

Programme Codes

UE 033 532 - Bachelor's Programme Media Informatics and Visual Computing
UE 033 533 - Bachelor's Programme Medical Informatics
UE 033 534 - Bachelor's Programme Software & Information Engineering
UE 033 535 - Bachelor's Programme Computer Engineering
UE 033 526 - Bachelor's Programme Business Informatics

Duration of Programmes

6 semesters

Credits

180 ECTS

Language

German

Degree

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Curriculums
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We would like to offer you a good level of supervision during your studies. As such, changes have been made to the framework conditions as of autumn 2016. At TU Wien and the University of Vienna, an admissions procedure is carried out for all applicants (Computer Science and Business Informatics) as of the 2016/17 academic year. This admissions process will only take place once per year, regardless of whether you want to commence your studies in the winter semester, or in the summer semester.

The basic requirements for Informatics study on the TU Wien are interest and curiosity in computer science, no matter if you have previous knowledge in programming or not. With the mission statement of the Faculty of Computer Science, opens an external URL in a new window we explicitly encourage women to choose technical studies: Because women and men as well as AHS- and BHS-graduates are equally suited to study Computer Science at the TU Vienna.

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Choosing a degree in Computer Sciences means dealing with the modelling and design of a wide range of different real-life processes and procedures. An understanding of mathematical principles is as essential to this as technical and social skills. Any of the seven master's courses in Computer Sciences or Business Informatics can be added to the selected bachelor's course as further qualifications and specialisations.

General information

Do you want to shape our future, but wondering how? By studying computer science, you are opting for an exciting education and for further development of information and communication technologies (ICT). Perhaps your knowledge and developments will soon make an important contribution to society or individuals.
Students receive a high-quality education in all the basics of computer science and are taught by internationally recognized researchers.

The range of courses offered by the Faculty of Computer Science reflects the diversity of a dynamic scientific field. The thematic focus of the studies thus ranges from the classical areas such as technical computer science and software engineering to current areas such as business, media and medical computer science.

With a degree in computer science or business informatics, you are choosing an exciting apprenticeship and a responsible field of activity in which specialists are urgently needed. This is why computer science and business informatics are also very popular technical studies. Due to the high level of international networking, the interdisciplinary approach in teaching and the numerous cooperations with industry and business, students receive a sound technical education with a high degree of practical orientation.

It is very important to us that computer science students with different educational backgrounds study with us. Therefore, no programming or computer science skills are tested in the admission procedure and no previous computer experience is required. In the ranking test, general problem-solving competence and deductive thinking as well as text comprehension are tested. This admission procedure takes place only once a year, regardless of whether you want to start your studies in the winter or summer semester.


The deadlines for admission for the academic year
2021/22 are not yet known. Applicants for the academic year 2020 had to register by June 3, 2020. The ranking test took place on August 24, 2020 and 670 students were accepted. Current information on the admission procedure can be found on the homepage of the TU Vienna: www.tuwien.at/aufnahme-informatik, opens an external URL in a new window

As an extension of a regular bachelor's degree in computer science and business informatics, students with outstanding academic performance can earn a Bachelor's degree with honors based on the Anglo-American model. The goal of the Honors Program is to individually support particularly talented students and to inspire them early on to scientific research. Students do not start with the Bachelor with Honors in their first semester. Students with excellent academic performance can apply for admission to the Bachelor with Honors program after the third semester.
The Bachelor with Honors degree requires 45 to 60 ECTS in additional courses. Students create an individual Honors Program in coordination with a mentor.
Graduates receive not only a certificate for the degree, but also a personal letter of recommendation signed by the Rector confirming that they are among the top students at the TU Vienna.

After completing a Bachelor's degree, you can enroll in one of the following Master's programs at the Vienna University of Technology:

  • Business Informatics, on English
  • Data Science, on English
  • Logic and Computation, on English
  • Media and Human-Centered Computing, on English
  • Medical Informatics
  • Software Engineering & Internet Computing
  • Technical computer science, on English
  • Visual Computing

UE 033 532 - Bachelor's Programme Media Informatics and Visual Computing

The bachelor's program Media Informatics and Visual Computing combines the teaching of technologies and methods in the fields of computer vision, computer graphics, visualization and augmented/mixed/virtual reality with education in the design of innovative interfaces.

In the studies, students learn design technology, mathematical and formal foundations. In addition to a critical understanding of the theories and principles of computer science, the course offers theoretical basics and practical applications of design thinking and design practice. Social, cognitive and cultural foundations complement the holistic course offerings. Furthermore, dealing with the issues of media informatics requires an interdisciplinary basic education, which also includes knowledge and skills for the creative and applied design of media and their production processes.

In addition to the technical knowledge, students can acquire the following skills in areas:

» Use of formal principles and methods for model building
» Solution finding
» Application of selected qualitative, participatory and quantitative social science methods
» Simple interdisciplinary, system-oriented approach
» Methodologically sound approach to problems, especially when dealing with open, unspecified situations
» Design and implementation strategies
» Communication and technical documentation
» Development and implementation of design concepts

Working areas for graduates are research, development of information and communication systems as well as the design, implementation and evaluation of interactive components in information and communication systems in areas such as visual computing, multimedia systems, interaction design and ubiquitous computing.

Since graduates are not only technically but also creatively very well educated, the job market needs our highly qualified graduates in many fields of application, especially when it comes to the development of innovative systems that are accessible to all.

UE 033 533 - Bachelor's Programme Medical Informatics

The bachelor's program in Medical Informatics combines the teaching of technologies and processes in areas such as life sciences (physics, chemistry, biology), software and requirements engineering, IT planning and IT operations, data protection and process engineering with education in basic medical principles. The program based on information technology, medical, mathematical and formal foundations. In addition, dealing with the issues of medical informatics requires an interdisciplinary basic education, which also includes knowledge and skills in clinical thinking such as diagnostic processes and documentation.

In addition to specialist knowledge, students develop their cognitive and practical skills in the use of formal principles and methods for modelling, solution-finding and evaluation, in interdisciplinary, system-oriented and flexible ways of thinking, in methodologically sound approaches to problems, especially in dealing with open, unspecified problem situations and in understanding medical processes.

Working areas are among others:

» Analysis and development of health, information and communication systems and medical software
» Analysis and development or adaptation of clinical processes
» Development and management of IT systems in the healthcare sector
» Application-oriented medical informatics research

Graduates can play a key role in the planning, production and evaluation of systems as well as a mediating role between the technical and medical areas in their employment in companies in the healthcare market and in relevant public institutions.

The activities are carried out in the following research and application areas, among others: Health infrastructure systems, hospital information technology, electronic health records, image processing medicine (e.g. radiology), medical simulation and signal processing, evidence-based medicine, computer-assisted surgery, data security in health networks and telemedicine.

UE 033 534 - Bachelor's Programme Software & Information Engineering

Software Engineering deals with the development of software, from analysis, design and implementation to quality assurance and maintenance.

Information Engineering deals with the generation, collection, processing, distribution and presentation of information.

Based on scientific principles and methods, the bachelor's program Software & Information Engineering links the entire process of software development with the transfer of knowledge in the field of information processing.

The course of study imparts basic knowledge in the field of computer science and a critical understanding of its theories and principles, as well as a generally stable basic and methodological knowledge in the following areas, among others:

» Algorithms and data structures
» Architecture of computer and software systems
» Mathematics, probability theory and statistics
» Human-Machine Interaction
» Programming Paradigms
» Software Engineering
» Theoretical computer science and logic
» Operating systems, compilers
» Databases, knowledge-based systems
» Collection, modeling and preparation of information
» Parallel Computing, Distributed Systems, Internet Computing
» Security and law
» Software development and maintenance

Graduates of this study program are the typical computer scientists who are still very much sought after on the job market. Their academic yet practice-oriented approach to computer science and its methods distinguishes them from other IT specialists.

Graduates are mainly active in the development of information processing systems (in all economic and market sectors), both as experts in teams and in leading positions as well as in supporting tasks in research.

UE 033 535 - Bachelor's Programme Computer Engineering

The bachelor's program in Computer Engineering is dedicated to all aspects of networked embedded computer systems. Applications are found not only in classical cyber-physical systems such as medical devices, automation systems, cars and airplanes, but, in the age of the Internet of Things, increasingly in everyday life.

Regardless of the primarily computer science-oriented approach, the study of networked embedded systems requires an interdisciplinary basic education, which includes (micro)electronics, telecommunications and physical basics.

In addition to basic knowledge in the field of computer science and a critical understanding of its theories and principles as well as a generally stable basic and methodological knowledge, graduates of the Bachelor's program in Computer Engineering acquire an excellent qualification for the following exemplary activities:

» Electrical engineering basics
» System theory and modeling, control engineering
» Signal processing
» Information theory and stochastic processes
» Formal verification
» Design of integrated circuits and hardware architectures
» Programming of microcontrollers
» Fault tolerant distributed systems
» Real-time systems
» Automation

Fields of activity for graduates lie in application engineering at the interface of software and hardware, in advanced development tasks in the field of embedded/cyber-physical systems (such as VLSI design, microcontroller/DSP software development, design of reliable systems) and in supporting tasks in the relevant research environment.

UE 033 526 - Bachelor's Programme Business Informatics

Die Wirtschaftsinformatik beschäftigt sich mit informationsverarbeitenden Prozessen in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft. Sie steht damit an der Schnittstelle von Mensch, Organisation und Informationstechnologie. Sie nimmt im Kontext der Digitalisierung eine Schlüsselrolle ein. Die Wirtschaftsinformatik an der TU Wien liefert die Grundlagen für die Entwicklung und den Einsatz innovativer, interdisziplinärer Informationssysteme.

Studierende erhalten einen ganzheitlichen Blick auf Informationssysteme, die über reine computergestützte Systeme hinausgehen. Dabei werden in Theorie und Praxis Informatik und Wirtschaftswissenschaften miteinander verbunden.


Im Studium lernst du die Denkweisen der Informatik kennen. Aufbauend auf mathematische und statistische Grundlagen, beschäftigst du dich mit Programmierung, Algorithmen und Datenstrukturen sowie der Softwareentwicklung. Du erwirbst die Grundlagen der Betriebs- und Volkswirtschaft und des Managements. Neben der Modellierung und auch dem Management von Informationssystemen stehen Datenbanksysteme und Web-Anwendungen genauso im Fokus wie Recht und Sicherheit.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Business Informatics acquire an excellent qualification for the following exemplary activities:

»  Analysis and optimization of company procedures and corresponding information processes
»  Planning, implementation and control of information systems
»  Application-oriented system development
»  IT-supported corporate management based on a holistic view of the business as an information system
»  Mediating function between IT and business

Since business informatics plays a key role in digitization, the career prospects for business informatics specialists are excellent. The job market literally absorbs highly qualified graduates of business informatics. The job descriptions for graduates of business informatics are so diverse that it is impossible to list them all. Occupational profiles include software, app, web and database developers as well as ERP or IT project managers, IT consultants and trainers, key account managers and organizational developers.

Dean of Academic Affairs - Computer Science

Hilda Tellioglu

Associate Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

Vice Dean of Academic Affairs - Computer Science

Gernot Salzer

Ao.Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

Vice Dean of Academic Affairs - Computer Science

Stefan Woltran

Associate Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

Dean of Academic Affairs - Business Informatics

Christian Huemer

Ao.Univ.Prof. Mag.rer.soc.oec. Dr.rer.so

Vice Dean of Academic Affairs - Business Informatics

Stefan Schulte

Associate Prof. Dr.-Ing.

More Information and Contact

Dean's office of Faculty of Informatics

Erzherzog-Johann-Platz 1
4th floor
1040 Vienna

studiendekanat.informatik@tuwien.ac.at
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Student Union

Student Union Computer Science

Treitlstraße 3, Mezzanine
1040 Vienna

Phone: +43 1 58801 49550
fsinf@fsinf.at
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Student Union Business Informatics and Data Science

Treitlstraße 3, 1st floor
1040 Vienna

Phone: +43 1 58801 49563
fachschaft@winf.at
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Self Assessment Test

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To provide you with a realistic self-assessment you can take this self-assessment test, opens an external URL in a new window. The included tests and questionnaires provide you with an overview of the requirements we deem necessary for successful studies.