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Bachelor programmes Computer Science

Study Codes



E 033 532 - Bachelor programme Media Informatics and Visual Computing
E 033 533 - Bachelor programme Medical Informatics
E 033 534 - Bachelor programme Software & Information Engineering
E 033 535 - Bachelor programme Computer Engineering
Duration of Study 6 Semesters
Credits 180 ECTS
Degree Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Academic Programs



Media Informatics and Visual Computing
Medical Informatics
Software & Information Engineering
Computer Engineering
Curriculum Documents



PDF Media Informatics and Visual Computing
PDF Medical Informatics
PDF Software & Information Engineering
PDF Computer Engineering
Leaflet (german) PDF PDF Download

The Technische Universität Wien establishes an admission (selection) procedure for all bachelor degree programmes in informatics (Media Informatics; Software & Information Engineering; Technical Informatics; Medical Informatics; Business Informatics) for the academic year 2016/2017. The admission (selection) procedure is in German language only.

Choosing a degree in Computer Sciences means dealing with the modelling and design of a wide range of different real-life processes and procedures. An understanding of mathematical principles is as essential to this as technical and social skills. Any of the seven Master's courses in Computer Sciences or Business Informatics can be added to the selected Bachelor's course as further qualifications and specialisations.

Prerequisites

The Faculty of Informatics offers various free events, based on the study course, for those interested in studying or embarking on their studies, beforehand or at the start of the course. To help you make the right choice and to ensure a smooth start to your studies, we invite you to take advantage of the following events:

Initial study discussions

Before or at the start of your studies, a personal statement, setting out your motivations in your own words, must be submitted and discussed with members of the faculty in an "initial study discussion" ("Studieneingangsgespräch" - STEG). The aim of the STEG is to encourage students to reflect on their choice of course and their expectations of it, and to give potential students a solid basis for deciding whether or not to opt for the course before they register. Please note that through the STEG module, the initial study discussion represents an integral part of the course and completing it successfully is a prerequisite for all further course modules.
 
If you are interested in studying Computer Science, we strongly recommend that you attend one of these discussion events before registration. You can find further information, including how to sign up for the discussion events, on the STEG webpage.

Prologue and Beginners' Day

Shortly before the start of the winter semester, the Faculty of Informatics offers what they call the "Prologue", a week-long preparatory stage that will get all new students off to a good start in the Faculty. On Beginners' Day at the start of the semester, new students can obtain further information on their studies and an initial insight into the work of the institutes and into different areas of work. Participation in both of these events is voluntary but they can provide you with interesting insights into your field of study and the faculty at the outset of the course.
 
You can find further information on the PROLOGUE and BEGINNERS' DAY webpages.

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Structure

The content and qualifications offered by the courses are divided into modules. A module is a teaching and learning unit defined by entry and completion qualifications, course content, teaching and learning structure, time requirements and performance evaluation. Modules consist of individual lectures or of several content-linked lectures. Modules with similar themes are assembled into examination subjects that are listed, along with their content and mark achieved, on the degree certificate.
 
The "Bachelor dissertation" module consists of an original piece of written work prepared by the student working independently; the amount of work involved equates to 10 ECTS credits.

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Courses offered

The Bachelor's courses represent the first stage of university education and provide a broad, scientific and methodologically valuable training in the basic principles that will provide a sound foundation in the subject. Those graduating in them are well placed either to take further qualifications in a relevant Master's course or for relevant employment, and are able to compete in the international market.

At TU Wien, there is a choice of five different bachelor's courses in Computer Science and Business Informatics. Even before registration, the obligatory initial study discussions (STEG) will give applicants a well-founded basis for deciding whether or not to embark on the planned course of study. In the entry and orientation phase (STEOP), new entrants to the course will be guided through the university learning process. Choosing a degree in Computer Sciences means dealing with the modelling and design of a wide range of different real-life processes and procedures. An understanding of mathematical principles is as essential to this as technical and social skills.

Media Informatics and Visual Computing E 033 532

The Media Informatics and Visual Computing Bachelor's course combines training in key technologies and technical processes in the fields of Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, Visualisation and Augmented/Mixed/Virtual Reality with an education in the design of innovative interfaces.
The course is founded on formal, IT and mathematical principles. In addition, working with issues of media IT requires an interdisciplinary approach to the basics, covering the skills and knowledge needed for creative and applied design relating to media and their production processes.

Opportunities for graduates lie in application-based research, the development of information and communications systems and the creation, implementation and evaluation of interactive components in such systems, in areas such as visual computing (computer graphics, computer vision, image processing, visualisation, mixed reality etc.), multimedia systems and tangible computing.

Medical Informatics E 033 533

The Medical Informatics Bachelor's course provides integrated training in key technologies and technical processes in fields such as Life Sciences, Software and Requirements Engineering, Visualisation and Usability, IT Planning and Operations, Data Protection and Process Engineering, combined with education in the principles of medicine.

The course is founded on formal, IT, medical, software technology and mathematical principles. In addition, working with issues of medical IT requires an interdisciplinary education that will include the skills and knowledge required in clinical thinking, such as diagnostic processes and documentation.
Opportunities for graduates lie in the analysis and development of health, information and communications systems or medical software, in the analysis and development or adaptation of clinical processes, in the construction and management of IT systems in healthcare and in application-based medical IT research.

Software & Information Engineering E 033 534

Software engineering is concerned with the development of software, from analysis and design to implementation, quality assurance and software maintenance. Information engineering covers the generation, collection, processing, distribution and presentation of information. Based on scientific principles and methods, the Bachelor's course in Software & Information Engineering brings together the entire process of software development with the communication of knowledge in the field of information processing.

Opportunities for graduates lie in the development of information processing systems, either as a team specialist or in a managerial role, and in support roles in research.

Computer Engineering E 033 535

The Bachelor's course in Computer Engineering is concerned primarily with networked embedded computer systems, which to an ever-increasing extent are to be found not only in technical systems such as medical devices, automation systems, cars and aircraft but also in everyday objects. Despite its primarily IT-orientated approach, dealing with networked embedded systems requires an interdisciplinary training covering (micro-)electronics, telecommunications and the principles of physics.
Opportunities for graduates lie in application engineering at the software/hardware interface, in high-level development tasks in the field of embedded systems and in support roles in relevant research fields.

Business Informatics E 033 526

Business Informatics is concerned with information, knowledge and information processing in organisations and in society. It thus lies at the interface between people, organisations and IT. The teaching covers information and communications systems in business and in society, and specifically the analysis, modelling, design, implementation and evaluation of such systems. In addition to its primarily IT-orientated approach, the success of such systems relies on due attention being paid to technical, economic and social dimensions. IT and economics are combined in both theory and practice.
Opportunities for graduates lie in the analysis and optimisation of business processes and related information processes, in the planning, realisation and management of information systems, in application-orientated system development, in IT-supported business management on the basis of a unified view of the business and its environment as an information system, and in communicative roles between IT and business.

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Study conditions

IT is a very popular area of technical study. Students are taught by academics with an international reputation. With a high degree of international networking, an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and widespread cooperation with industry and business, students will gain a sound specialised and practice-based education. Furthermore, state of the art computer laboratories are available to the students.

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Career prospects

Job prospects are varied, as Information Technology affects virtually all areas of life. Examples include low-level software development in the automotive industry, medical applications and the internet through to the development of IT solutions for business and administrative purposes.

"The solutions to future challenges in our information society can only be found in close cooperation between science and industry. Time and again, important projects in our company have been worked on by the internationally renowned scientists from the Faculty of Informatics at TU Wien. Furthermore, many of the best IT graduates from TU Wien are working for Siemens on innovative solutions in the fields of medical, energy, traffic and environmental technology."

Brigitte Ederer, Chair of the Supervisory Board, Siemens Austria

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Studying Informatics at TU Wien means:

  • receiving comprehensive training
  • being taught by internationally recognised researchers
  • being in demand in the economy
  • being able to choose from five bachelor's courses and eight master's courses
  • being involved in international research
  • being able to customise your own degree from a variety of topics and fields

 

 

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Further Information

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