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Bachelor of Science in Information Systems, Dual

If you are fascinated by the professional use of IT solutions in companies and would like to gain further qualifications either parallel to or after your vocational training, this degree program is exactly the right one for you.

Mainz University of Applied Sciences offers you the opportunity to study alongside your vocational training or job. In this way, you document your determination and commitment beyond your interest in business information technology. The combination of business and information technology opens up numerous opportunities for you on the employment market.

We specifically prepare you to design sustainable solutions for economic and technical problems and to shape innovative changes in the company.

The aims of the degree program

Information technologies in companies and the creation of competences for the handling of complex, integrating business processes with modern IT systems are the focus of the dual course of studies in Information Systems.

The curriculum includes IT/Informatics as well as economics, enriched by specific core subjects in information systems. By learning scientific foundations, methodological competence and professional qualifications, you will be able to design information and communication systems and use them effectively and efficiently.

In the dual degree program in Information Systems, studies are closely linked with a career start. In this way, you acquire both a university degree and a qualification in a vocational occupation.

What's in store for you

  • Sound teaching of scientific basics of computer science and IT, economics and information systems
  • Studies parallel to or after an apprenticeship
  • Dual qualification at a company and the university
  • Part-time studies combine academic experience with practical work experience
  • Integration of project- and case-oriented work
  • Development of methodological and professional skills
  • Strengthening social skills such as the ability to manage oneself and work in groups
  • Teaching and learning in manageably sized groups

Who is this degree program interesting for?

Your goals are:

  • studies in the field of information systems at a university of applied sciences
  • the combination of theory and practice
  • the application-oriented acquisition of knowledge
  • a qualification in an occupation requiring vocational training parallel to studies
  • or the qualification after a completed apprenticeship

The course is aimed at those interested in training for the following IT occupations:

  • IT specialists
  • IT system specialists
  • Information technology specialists and similar training occupations

You can also apply with an already completed IT apprenticeship in the above-mentioned or comparable professions.

At a glance

Degree: Bachelor of Science
Standard period of study: 7 semesters
ECTS credits: 180
Starting semester: winter semester
Lecture periods: 1 September to 31 January, 1 February to 15 July
Lecture days: Thursdays 1:30 pm to 8:15 pm, Saturdays 8:15 am to 3:15 pm
Languages: German and English
Semester fee: 357€ (incl. semester ticket)

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Application period

For the winter semester 2024/25: Estimated as of now for mid-May 2024 to July 15th, 2024

Lecture periods

The standard period of study comprises seven semesters, including the bachelor's thesis. The program begins in the winter semester, on September 1st of each year.

Each week includes 12 to 14 hours of classroom instruction. The courses take place on Thursday afternoons from 1:30 pm and on Saturdays. At the beginning of the semester there is also an introductory course.

The lecture period for the winter semester is from 1 September to 31 January and for the summer semester from 1 February to 15 July. The usual lecture-free time does not apply to this degree model.

Program Structure

The modular degree program can be divided into the following study blocks, which in turn consist of individual modules:

  • Fundamentals
  • IT/Informatics in-depth block
  • Business administration in-depth block
  • Information systems in-depth block
  • Information systems project (practical part)
  • Soft skills

In two required elective modules you can choose the options that best suit your interests.

In the practical modules in Information Systems, subject-specific questions are deepened. Your academic success will be evaluated according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) during your studies. Each module of the study blocks ends with an independent examination. You will be able to document these by means of examinations, written papers, presentations, project studies and reports. In the last semester you will write your bachelor's thesis.

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Your professional prospects

As a future specialist in Information Systems, you have the best career opportunities in national and international companies that use IT.

The program is designed to enable you to quickly familiarize yourself with complex, IT-specific problems. You will find solutions and implement them, in teams or independently.

Depending on your interests and thematic focuses, you can either gear your activities towards a more technical area, or more closely to the business issues of companies.

The program provides you with a solid foundation for IT-related activities in companies in a wide variety of industries. At the same time, it can also serve as the basis for further academic careers, such as a master's degree program.

General Information (only available in German)

Module guide
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Cooperation contract
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Examination regulations (only available in German)

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