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Bachelor's degree in Applied Informatics dual (Public Service) (B.Sc.)

Digitization, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, the internet of things, virtual realities: All of these are influencing our life at present, and will continue to do so in the near future in a fundamental way. 

Would you like to help shape these technological trends that are radically transforming our lives in ever shorter cycles? The degree program Applied Informatics dual (Public Service) takes this change into account and offers a broad and attractive range of courses: The degree program provides interesting insights into fundamental topics such as programming and databases, as well as selected, in-depth specializations such as IT security and intelligent systems. Parallel to your studies, you acquire the qualification as a Computer Scientist in Public Administration/Public Informatics at a cooperating public authority as part of the training in your career track in the entry level of the third service class (civil servant in Higher Intermediate Service). While you are still studying, you can put what you have learned into practice at the respective authority or on the university level.

For this degree program, you must first apply to a cooperating partner of the university. You can find information on the application and selection process and on our current cooperation partners at (only available in German).

You can also access information there on the attractive financial incentives offered by our cooperation partners. 

Our current cooperation partners are:

  • Hochschule der Polizei Rheinland-Pfalz (Rhineland-Palatinate Police University / State Police Academy)
  • Landesbetrieb Daten und Information Rheinland-Pfalz (LDI) (State Office for Data and Information)
  • Landeskriminalamt Rheinland Pfalz (State Office of Criminal Investigation)
  • Polizeipräsidium Mainz (Mainz Police Headquarters)
  • Polizeipräsidium Einsatz, Logistik und Technik in Mainz (Police Headquarters Operation, Logistics and Technology in Mainz)

At a glance

Degree: Bachelor of Science
Standard period of study: 6 semesters
Language: German
ECTS credits: 180
Starting semester: winter semester

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Application period

For the winter semester: please see attached pdf

What's in store for you

In the first three semesters, you will focus on a wide range of topics such as programming, web and mobile technologies, databases and IT infrastructures. In addition, you will learn the basics of mathematics, languages, social skills and IT-related legal and security issues.

The options offer you a well-founded and broad understanding of technological and business management topics. The configuration of these compulsory electives is determined in particular by your interests. Defined combinations enable the reference to the major subjects of Business Informatics, Geoinformatics or Computer Vision on your diploma. In addition, you will deepen your knowledge of modern IT architectures and operating systems, mobile technologies, artificial intelligence and quantum computing.

You can gain a wide range of practical experience in practical projects. Here you will experience what it means to complete tasks in teams in project form.

Flyer (in German)


The aims of the degree program

The degree program concludes with the awarding of the international degree Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.). The Bachelor of Science from Mainz University of Applied Sciences is an accredited and internationally recognized degree that qualifies you for a master's degree program.

Who is this degree program interesting for?

The Applied Informatics program is aimed at all those who are interested in the latest topics of information technology and enjoy helping to shape the future in this area.

The bachelor's program offers you:

  • Studies in the field of applied informatics at a university in one of the most promising fields of study
  • The successful combination of theoretical knowledge and practical application after the acquisition of application-oriented knowledge
  • Optionally, an initial specialization in the areas of business information systems, computer vision or geoinformatics

Program Structure

The modular study program is divided into the following program sections: Design & Development, Technologies & Infrastructure, Data & Analysis and Applications. Each module within the sections concludes with a separate examination. In addition, subject-specific knowledge is put into practice as part of the practical projects. 

The bachelor's thesis is the final part of the program. During the lecture-free periods, career training for the entry level of the third service class takes place, organized by the cooperating authority.

Career prospects

Both public institutions and companies in the private sector are facing major challenges in light of increasing digitalization. Graduates of our program will acquire the necessary knowledge and tools from the field of information technology (IT) to develop and implement strategies for efficient and secure use of digital methods and technologies. As a graduate of the degree program Applied Informatics dual (Public Service) a wide range of opportunities will be open to you. For example, you can help design and implement software development projects or, as an expert, further develop existing IT structures to make them future-proof.

As a specialist for digital technologies, you can head IT projects or be responsible for the implementation of cyber-crime defense measures. No matter whether you want to develop web applications, mobile applications or intelligent algorithms, the degree program in Applied Informatics will prepare you perfectly.


The lecture and examination schedules of the degree programs of the School of Business are completely available under HIP

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The most important student representatives of the University

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Who to contact

Prof. Dr. Thomas Klauer
Degree program director
T +49 6131 628-1413
thomas.klauer (at)
Prof. Dr. Markus Nauroth
Degree program director
T +49 6131 628-3266
markus.nauroth (at)