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Computer Science as subject in the Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Degree Programme

Computer Science as subject in the Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Degree Programme
(Bachelor of Science)

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Course type
undergraduate studies (2 subjects bachelor)
Standard Course Duration
6 semester
Course Start
Winter semester
Primary Language of Instruction
German
Special Requirements

None

Admission
Unrestricted admission
International

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

The subject Computer Science is offered as one of two subjects within the Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Degree Programme. Please note the subject combination options.

Students develop both knowledge of the discipline and subject-specific teaching skills.

In the subject-specific area, apart from mathematical principles, students focus on computer systems, data structures, algorithms, programming, IT security and the social aspects of computer science. Additionally they consider the general structure of digital systems and carry out an IT project. Students taking computer science as their first subject consider fundamental aspects of theoretical computer science, software technology and operating systems. Afterwards, they can choose their own specialisations in the core elective modules and build on these in the master’s phase. Students taking computer science as their second subject take these subjects in the master’s phase.

The teaching methodology area is largely geared towards later activity as a teacher. After being introduced to necessary teaching methodology principles, students plan teaching units and draw up their first lesson plan.

Further information for students on the website of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (German language only)

Areas of Focus

  • Applications and effects
  • Computer systems (and operating systems)
  • Principles of computer science
  • Programming and programming languages
  • Technical methodology
Course Content

Within the degree course, students absolve the following compulsory subject-specific modules, whereby only those modules common to both the first and the second subject are listed here:

  • mathematical principles
  • computer systems
  • programming and programming languages
  • algorithms
  • computer science and society
  • applications and impacts of computer science

In addition, the following teaching methodology modules must be taken:

  • principles of scientific working
  • computer science teaching methodology
  • teaching methodology practice

As part of the interdisciplinary bachelor's degree programme, students with a focus on teaching have to complete a non-school-based internship as well as a school internship, both lasting four weeks. The non-school-based internship helps students to get first work insights in the area of teaching, to check on their career aspiration. For students with an non-school-based focus, an eight-week non-school-based internship must be completed.

Recommended Abilities

Apart from the necessary skills for all teaching activities (e.g. interest in imparting knowledge, enthusiasm for learning, ability to cope with pressure, patience, empathy etc), crucial requirements for computer science are in particular a good imagination and capacity for abstraction, an interest in mathematical, technical and IT problems and the ability to think in a logical way.

Career Opportunities

The interdisciplinary bachelor's degree is a qualification for transferring to a master’s degree in education for secondary schools (Gymnasium).
After completing the master’s degree and teaching practice, students may teach at secondary schools (Gymansium).

Possible Further Degree Programmes

Under certain conditions, admission to the following Master's programme is also possible. More detailed information can be found in the respective admission regulations. If you have any questions, please contact the course advice of the desired Master's programme:

Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

Some subjects in the interdisciplinary Bachelor are restricted (Biology, Performing Arts, German Studies (school subject: German), English Studies (school subject: English), Geography, History, Music, Political Science, Study of Religions (school subject: Ethics), Spanish Studies (school subject: Spanish) and Sports (school subject: Physical Education).

Other subjects are admission-free (Chemistry, Computer Science, Protestant Theology (school subject: Protestant Religious Education), Catholic Theology (school subject: Catholic Religious Education), Mathematics, Philosophy and Physics).

The exact admission requirements can be found in the admission regulation.

Note: The admission regulations reflect the legally prescribed subject combinations in the Master regulation of Lower Saxony.
All currently possible subject combinations can be found under "Combinations".

Application Deadlines

Application dates for a subject combination with at least one restricted subject:

First-year students
(Application for the first semester is only possible for the winter semester)

  • Applicants from Germany and other EU countries: June 1st – July 15th of the year
  • Applicants from outside the European Union: April 15th – May 31st of the year

Students resuming their studies and transfer students (application in a higher semester)

  • Everyone: June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • Everyone: December 1st - January 15th of the year for the summer semester

 

Application dates for a subject combination with two admission-free subjects:

 

First-year students
(Application for the first semester is only possible for the winter semester)

  • Applicants from Germany and other EU countries: June 1st – Sept 30th of the year
  • Applicants from outside the European Union: April 15th – May 31st of the year

Students resuming their studies and transfer students (application in a higher semester)

  • Everyone: June 1st – Sept 30th of the year for the winter semester
  • Everyone: December 1st - May 31st of the year for the summer semester

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