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Applied computer science

Study concept

The interdisciplinary Applied Computer Science degree programme combines practice-oriented core computer science with content from the profile-defining areas of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg. Students learn how to analyse, model, design and evaluate complex and networked systems of practical relevance using the methods of applied computer science. Interesting systems can be found especially in the integrated application subjects of geography, materials, energy, environment, technology and economics. The focus on applications in the TU Bergakademie Freiberg's profile lines clearly distinguishes this degree programme from courses of the same name at other universities.

The Bachelor's degree programme provides a comprehensive understanding of applied computer science, supplemented by practical, theoretical and technical computer science - including algorithms and data structures, development of software systems and information and communication technologies. The fundamentals of engineering mathematics to the necessary extent and intensive familiarisation with an application subject lead to an excellent professional qualification: the design and implementation of modern information and communication systems are the key qualifications that are in high demand in all industries.

Based on other core computer science topics - including distributed software, artificial intelligence, computer graphics - the Master's degree programme offers an in-depth scientific qualification, particularly in the fields of virtual reality, high-performance computing and complex IT systems and artificial intelligence.

This puts graduates in a position to advance into areas, especially in the integrated application subjects, that will determine future technical and scientific development to a large extent.


Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science (Faculty 1)
Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.)
Standard period of study
6 Semester
Part-time possible
Start of studies
Winter semester
Summer semester
Admission requirement

Baccalaureate or subject-specific higher education entrance qualification or an entrance qualification recognised as equivalent

Course language
Professional advice
Prof. Dr. Heinrich Jasper
Bernhard-von-Cotta-Str. 2
Heinrich.Jasper [at]
jasper [at]
Central Student Advisory Service
Central Student Counselling Service
Prüferstr. 2, 3rd floor, room 3.405
studienberatung [at]
Student Council
Student Representatives Faculty 1
Nonnengasse 22
fsr1 [at]
FSR1 [at]
Job opportunities

Graduates have a wide range of employment opportunities in all areas of business, science and administration. In addition to more typical information technology fields such as

  • software and consulting firms,
  • IT manufacturers,
  • banks,
  • insurance companies,
  • service providers of all kinds,

they can also be found in

  • the basic materials and automotive industries due to the application profile,
  • the manufacturing industry and
  • utility companies

and support them on their way to future-orientated systemic solutions.

Study Applied Computer Science at TUBAF

The Applied Computer Science degree programme is a future-oriented combination of practical, theoretical and application-oriented content in computer science & AI research and development. It combines project-oriented learning experiences with intensive personal support.

Interests and skills you should bring

  • Interest in formal methods and teamwork
  • Experimentation

What alumni say

"The lecturers are very competent and also likeable, which has a positive effect on the learning atmosphere. Modern learning materials are often used, which is particularly important in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. There are enough places available, even to the extent that many places have been closed/remain free due to the coronavirus pandemic and everyone still has a place. The courses are quite demanding, but can be mastered with sufficient learning effort.
So to summarise: This degree programme is a pretty good choice, from the lecturers to the "handling" of the corona situation, everything actually fits."


Introduction to the degree programme