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Bachelor's Programmes Computer Science and Business Informatics

Programme contents

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

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

Admission procedure

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

You can find current information on the site Admission procedure.

Further information about the programme

With a Bachelor's Programme in Computer Science or Business Informatics, you are opting for an exciting education and a responsible field of activity in which specialists are urgently needed. That is why computer science and business informatics are also very popular technical programmes. Thanks 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 level of practical orientation.

As an extension of a regular Bachelor's Programme 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 provide individual support to particularly talented students and to inspire them to pursue scientific research at an early stage. Students do not begin their Bachelor's with Honors degree in their first semester. Students with excellent academic records may apply for admission to the Bachelor with Honors program after their third semester.
The Bachelor's with Honors degree requires 45 to 60 ECTS of additional coursework. Students create an individual honors programme in consultation with a mentor.

Graduates not only receive a certificate of completion, but also a personal letter of recommendation signed by the Rector confirming that he/she is one of the top students at TU Wien.

After completeing your Bachelor's Programme at TU Wien, you can enroll in one of the following Master's Programmes:

  • Business Informatics, english
  • Data Science, english
  • Logic and Computation, english
  • Media and Human-Centered Computing, english
  • Medical Informatics
  • Software Engineering & Internet Computing
  • Computer Engineerin, english
  • Visual Computing

You can find more information about our Master's Programmes on the site Master's Programmes Computer Science and Business Informatics.

Bachelor's Programme Media Informatics and Visual Computing

The Bachelor's Programme 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 programme, 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.

Bachelor's Programme Medical Informatics

The Bachelor's Programme 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.

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.

Bachelor's Programme Computer Engineering

The Bachelor's Programme 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.

Bachelor's Programme Business Informatics

Business informatics deals with information-processing processes in business and society. It is therefore at the interface between people, organization and information technology. It plays a key role in the context of digitalization. Business Informatics at TU Wien provides the foundations for the development and use of innovative, interdisciplinary information systems.

Students gain a holistic view of information systems that go beyond pure computer-based systems. Computer science and economics are combined in theory and practice.

During your studies you will get to know the ways of thinking in computer science. Based on mathematical and statistical fundamentals, you will deal with programming, algorithms and data structures as well as software development. You will learn the basics of business administration, economics and management. In addition to the modeling and management of information systems, the focus is on database systems and web applications as well as law and security.

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.