Course of Study
The Computer Science programme at Offenburg University of Applied Sciences lasts three semesters and can be started both in the summer semester and in the winter semester.
In the first two semesters, the focus is on specialist education and the imparting of key qualifications. Starting in winter semester 2017/18, students will choose one of the two focus areas "Advanced Software Engineering" and "Data Science & Analytics", which deal with advanced and future-oriented topics in computer science. The two focus areas are the compulsory modules
- Artificial Intelligence (5 Credits)
- Parallel Computing (5 Credits)
- Software-Architectures (5 Credits)
In addition, the modules in the "Advanced Software Engineering" focus are
- Advanced Networking (5 Credits)
- Mobile Computing (5 Credits)
- Model-driven software development
and in the focus "Data Science & Analytics" the modules
- Big Data Analytics (5 Credits)
- Data Science (5 Credits)
- Data Mining (5 Credits)
In addition to these compulsory and specialisation modules, students in the first two semesters choose two optional compulsory modules from the fields of applied computer science and computer science in economics (10 credits in total). In addition to the above-mentioned focus modules of the respective non-selected focus, electives such as "Digital Image Processing", "Business Process Engineering" or "Embedded and Industrial Networks" are also available.
Most of the modules include a lecture component as well as an internship, which applies and deepens the contents. In accordance with the training objective, all modules require a high degree of self-participation and independent development of content.
In addition to an advanced seminar (5 credits), which guides students in their scientific work, a team project (10 credits) covering both semesters and a module management (5 credits) ensure the imparting of key competences as they are required in practice.
The third semester is devoted entirely to the final thesis. With a total of 30 credits and a processing time of 6 months, the students demonstrate their acquired competences in computer science in the form of a master thesis.