Bachelor's degree in Applied Informatics (B.Sc.)
Digitization, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, the internet of things, virtual realities: All this will change our everyday life in the near future in a fundamental way.
The degree program Applied Informatics takes this change into account.
Become part of this exciting development and help shape the technological journey into the future. The program teaches you profound knowledge from programming to IT infrastructures. While you are still studying, you can put what you have learned into practice in companies or on the university level.
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 issues.
The Expert Tracks offer you an in-depth look into technical and business management topics. You can put them together, largely according to your personal interests, from special optional compulsory modules. By means of fixed combinations of modules, you will receive a corresponding reference to the subject of your choice in your degree certificate: Business Informatics, Geoinformatics or Computer Vision.
In addition, you will gain a wealth of practical experience and find out what it means to implement concrete projects in a team.
The different modules of the program are limited in time. Each module is completed in the respective semester. During the lecture-free period, you will complete internships in companies - this guarantees a close integration of theory and practice.
The program is completed with the awarding of the international degree of Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.). The Bachelor of Science at Mainz University of Applied Sciences is an accredited and internationally recognized degree that also qualifies you to pursue a master's degree.
The aims of the degree program
- Well-founded teaching of scientific and practical basics of computer science and IT
- A first specialization in business informatics, computer vision or geoinformatics is possible
- Integration of project-oriented work
- Development of methodological and professional competencies
- Strengthening of social skills such as the abilities to manage oneself and to work in small groups (max. 40 students)
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
The program is divided into the following study blocks, which in turn consist of individual modules:
- The fundamentals of IT
- Soft skills
- Broadened focuses
- Options Business Information Systems, Computer Vision, Geoinformatics
- Practical modules
The study success is evaluated according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). As a rule, the modules comprise four semester hours per week and conclude with an independent examination. This can be verified by examinations, written papers, presentations, project studies or papers. To ensure a close integration of theory and practice, you will complete two practical modules in companies or at the university. The bachelor's thesis in the last semester, for which you have eight weeks, completes the degree.
Expand your knowledge with optional Expert Tracks. Depending on your interest, you can choose one of three different priorities:
- Business information systems
- Computer vision
In the 4th and 5th semester you can choose between four modules, depending on your specialization:
Expert Track Business information systems
- Digital economy
- Intra- and inter-company applications
- Business process management
- Business analytics
Expert Track Computer Vision:
- Digital image processing
- Computer vision
- Digital image analysis
Expert Track Geoinformatik:
- Spatial data mining
- Fundamentals of geoinformatics
- Distributed geoinformation systems
In an extensive practical module, you will apply the contents you have learned in a concrete way and thus prepare yourself as best as possible for your future job.
Finally, you will present the results of your practical module in a presentation.
The modules are designed so that you can plan a semester abroad in the 5th semester, for example at one of our partner universities.
You can find out all you need to know at our International Office.
In the 6th semester you will write your bachelor's thesis. With this thesis you show that you can write a scientific paper on a study-specific problem from the area of applied informatics within the given time limit. In doing so, you can pursue practical questions from a company or write a theoretical treatise. During these eight weeks, you will receive useful support in an accompanying bachelor's seminar.
The standard period of study comprises six semesters including the bachelor's thesis. The start is always the winter semester, beginning on October 1st of each year.
|SEMESTER 1 |
|SEMESTER 2 |
|SEMESTER 3 |
|SEMESTER 4 |
|Semester 5 |
|Semester 6 |
|Programmieren I |
|Programmieren II |
|Große & Verteilte Systeme |
|Software Engineering |
|Grundlagen der Informatik |
|Netzwerke & Infrastruktur |
|Mobile Technologien |
|Datenbanken I |
|Datenbanken II |
|Intelligente Systeme |
|Betriebssysteme & Plattformen |
|Aktuelle Themen der IT |
|Digitalität in der Gesellschaft 5ECTS/2SWS||Methodik, Systematik & Präsentation |
|Programmiermethoden und -techniken |
|Option III |
|Mathematik I |
|IT Sicherheit |
|Option I |
|Option IV |
|IT Recht |
|Option II |
|Option V |
After the Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) you can further broaden your knowledge - for example, in one of our master's degree programs: Digital Methodology in the Humanities and Cultural Sciences, Geoinformatics, Business Administration or IT Management.
Or you can switch directly to work after completing your bachelor's degree. Both companies and public institutions face major challenges when it comes to digitization and the use of newer technologies. The Applied Informatics program offers you the best career opportunities and optimally prepares you for developing and implementing strategies for the efficient use of these technologies in the IT sector. Your future tasks include planning, development and management activities at the interface between technology and specialist departments.
As an expert for IT operations in one of the largest German energy suppliers you are responsible for the smooth operation of complex IT systems and the data center, and ensure security, quality, service, monitoring and availability.
With your knowledge of virtualization, storage management, IT automation, data center infrastructure and IT security acquired during your studies, you are well-prepared for these challenges. Your knowledge of IT service management based on ITI also enables you to evaluate and continuously improve operational work processes and service activities.
As a software engineer at one of the world's best-known automobile manufacturers, you are responsible for the development of new software components for autonomous driving. You oversee projects throughout their entire lifecycle: from conception and design, through implementation and quality assurance, to rollout and transition to operations. Here you benefit from your knowledge in the areas of programming, database systems, software engineering and web and mobile technologies. Already after a short training period you will be able to manage small software projects. In addition, you will supervise existing applications with regard to maintenance and further development in order to always be state-of-the-art.
You create software-supported 3D product models for analysis, simulation and visualization purposes for a medium-sized mechanical engineering company with international customers. During your studies you have learned to design, model and visualize real products digitally in 3D. You will work with big data systems for data analysis, with 3D image analysis software and systems for generating virtual realities. With modern hardware, such as virtual or augmented reality glasses, you can visualize the products and their properties, enabling shorter development times, lower production costs and optimal product presentations for your customers.
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Who to contact
thomas.klauer (at) hs-mainz.de
markus.nauroth (at) hs-mainz.de