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Bachelor of Science

Applied Computer Science

Applied Computer Science is about using IT for everyday life or scientific fields. It is practice-orientated Computer Science. Computer Science is used to solve problems - even in areas outside of computer science - and improve products. We focus on robotics, artificial intelligence, automation technology and the Internet of Things.

At a glance

Bachelor of Science
Standard period of study:
7 or 9 (cooperative degree) semesters
Programme start:
Winter semester
Instruction language:
Credit points:
210 credit points
Type of programme:
Full-time and cooperative studies
Type of admission (NC):
Open admission (no NC)

Study details

Computer Science now characterises our entire lives: With the help of state-of-the-art IT, technical innovations have become possible that were unthinkable just a few years ago: The coffee machine brews coffee on its own at 8 a.m. and artificial intelligence optimises factory processes and navigation systems. In the Applied Computer Science degree programme, you will be involved in the development of IT systems for such technologies. You will learn how to structure and process data intelligently and how to skilfully adapt and use algorithms. Programming, software development and project management are just as much a part of the degree programme as learning about computer structures and architectures and developing automated processes.

For documents such as the module handbook, study plan and examination regulations, please visit the German page.


Admission requirements

School-leaving certificate

  •  Advanced technical college entrance qualification (academic + practical) or Abitur or comparable foreign qualification

International students need

Cooperative study model (KIA / KIS)

  •  Advanced technical college entrance qualification (school + practical) or Abitur or comparable foreign qualification


  • A training contract (KIA) or internship contract (KIS) with a cooperating company (DE) is available for enrolment

Your career opportunities

After completing your Bachelor's degree in Applied Computer Science, you will have excellent career prospects! There are job opportunities mainly in medium-sized and large companies. However, you can also work independently. Computer scientists work in a wide variety of areas: For example, in software development, as embedded software specialists or in the field of AI.


Studying at the Velbert/ Heiligenhaus campus

Small but mighty: studying at the Velbert/ Heiligenhaus campus (CVH) is something very special. Around 400 STEM-enthusiastic students are enrolled. The study groups are small, we know each other and the lecturers can support you individually during your studies. Our building was built in 2017. The laboratories are new and well-equipped with the latest technology, which our students are also allowed to use. We attach great importance to the practical relevance of our degree programme. We are also particularly proud of our research activities. Several CVH professors are members of the NRW doctoral programme. This is why you can also do a doctorate at CVH after completing your Master's degree.


What our students say

"The Velbert/Heiligenhaus campus is small and personal. The teaching here is great and you quickly get to know other students."

Joshua Fichtel, student



"I just thought it was great that the cooperative study programme is paid. I was also able to get an idea of how the job works in practice by training at the company."

Nadine Sticherling, alumna