No matter if notebook, smartphone, washing machine, Wikipedia or Facebook: Information technology systems have become an indispensable part of our everyday lives, our working lives and our leisure time. In addition to the hardware, it's all about the software, i.e. the programs, apps, user interfaces, etc. that bring the hardware to life. Computer science is the science that deals with the development and application of these systems on the basis of the analysis of problems from the most diverse fields of application.
The Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree primarily teaches the knowledge, methods and skills required for a first career entry. In combination with a subsequent Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree, the qualification is comparable to the former diploma; in addition to professional practice in a wide variety of fields, it is above all about the basis for scientific research.
Computer science is not a pure technical science. It is not only about the technical solution of a task with suitable hardware and/or software, i.e. not only about an efficient program or system design, but also about the questions of what should actually be calculated, processed, displayed, what benefit or what damage arises from it. And it is about the use, the interaction with the resulting information technology system, and how we change through it. In this respect, analysis, impact assessment and design are of equal importance.
Computer scientists develop and investigate for example multimedia systems, process controls, georeferenced applications, assistance systems, browser games, databases, operating systems, user interfaces, web and smartphone applications, embedded and mobile systems, robots and much more and pay attention to information and functional security, usability, expandability or simply motivation and fun in the game.
The Computer Science Department is located at the University of Bremen in Faculty 3 - Mathematics and Computer Science.
The Bachelor's programme in Computer Science at the University of Bremen is offered as a full subject.
In combination with a profile subject in a two-subject bachelor's programme, computer science can also be studied as a complementary subject.
Related bachelor's programmes with significant participation in computer science at the University of Bremen are among others:
- Digital Media (in cooperation with the University of the Arts)
- Systems Engineering (in cooperation with Electrical Engineering in Faculty 1 and Production Engineering in Faculty 4)
- Business Information Systems (in cooperation with Faculty 7 (Economics))
The study of computer science deals with the theoretical, practical and technical fundamentals of computer science, its application to solve concrete problems as well as the economic and social effects of these application processes. The research projects in the degree programme cover a very broad spectrum, ranging from technical and theoretical fundamentals to concepts and realisations of information technology systems to questions of social consequences and framework conditions.