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Bachelor of Science

Business and industrial informatics

The Business and Industrial Informatics degree programme focuses on how Computer Science can be used to improve and simplify work processes in business. It deals with digitalisation and its use in business, administration and society. At our campus, we focus on linking IT and business administration in industrial applications, e.g. in production.

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

Business and Industrial Informatics combines knowledge from Business Administration with knowledge from Computer Science. The focus is always on the question of how IT can contribute to making work processes more efficient, simpler and better. The tasks and problems come from everyday business life: for example, patient files in a hospital may need to be digitised, a web shop may need to be set up or the transport of goods may need to be made faster and more cost-effective. To do this, you will learn the necessary specialist knowledge from Business Administration and Computer Science during your studies. You don't need any prior technical knowledge. You will learn this during your studies. As part of several projects, you will work in teams to put your knowledge into practice. The subjects taught include project management, business information systems, data analysis and data visualisation as well as product management and marketing. Collaboration with the Artificial Intelligence working group is possible.

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 is available for enrolment

Your career opportunities

After completing your Bachelor's degree in Business and Industrial Informatics, you will have excellent career prospects! You can work independently or for an IT service provider and manage projects in various companies. Or you can apply for a permanent position at medium-sized and large companies or in public administration. Here you can specialise in different areas of work.


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


"I appreciate the informal atmosphere at the Velbert/Heiligenhaus campus: you know the lecturers personally here and can always speak to them if you have a question. That makes studying so much easier!"

Anne Fanyim-Kamga, student


"I can only recommend a cooperative study programme at CVH to anyone who values practical experience!"

Lennart Wölki, Alumni