Bachelor Computer Science (BSc)
IU International University of Applied Sciences – Online
36 - 72 months
Full time, Part time
EUR 6,926 *
Earliest start date
* the price displayed shows extended regular tuition fees including graduation fee, and scholarship
Your degree, your way:
We design our programmes and courses to be as flexible and innovative as possible—without sacrificing quality. We deliver specialist expertise and innovative learning materials as well as focusing on excellent student services and professional advice. Our programmes are characterised by the effective transfer of subject-specific knowledge and soft skills in order to prepare graduates for the international business world. Our distance learning materials allow you to gain an accredited degree from wherever you are and work around your job or personal commitments.
- #1 University in Europe: Join Europe’s largest private university with more than 100,000 students
- Digital, Flexible, 100% online: We offer outstanding, innovative digital learning materials and a great online environment for success in your studies wherever you are with online exams 24/7.
- Fully Accredited Degree: All our degrees benefit from German state accreditation and are internationally recognized in major jurisdictions such as the EU, US and UK
- Study at a 5-star rated University from QS: IU is the first German university that achieved a 5-star rating for Online Learning from QS
- International Focus, Practical Orientation: We focus on practical training and an international outlook which gives IU graduates a decisive advantage: 94% of our graduates have a job within six months of graduation and, after an average of two years on the job, 80% move into management. Plus, we work closely with big companies such as Lufthansa, Sixt, and EY to give you great opportunities and insights.
- Scholarships available: Depending on your situation, motivation, and background, we offer scholarships that can reduce your tuition fees by up to 75%.
Start your distance learning degree in Computer Science
Computer Science is a subject that is fast-changing, yet always has its finger on today’s pulse. As such, digital development and other IT fields like big data define the future of our society. For years, there’s been a high and long-unmet demand for experts in this field. Whether in IT or another user-central industry: The Bachelor in Computer Science provides you with all the knowledge and skills to have a successful entry into the Computer Science job market.
A particular focus of this English-speaking Bachelor in Computer Science is Software Engineering, which is currently, practically speaking, the most important subfield. Building on a wide foundational knowledge, this focus is complemented by courses in IT Security, Data Science, and Artificial Intelligence. As well as this, you’ll sharpen your professional profile through additional competencies in data security, project management, and IT law.
Advantages of a BSc in Computer Science
- Become a valuable asset in the Computer Science job market
The demand for IT specialists is persistent and constantly reaching new heights: Thanks to the English-language instruction, with your degree in Computer Science you’ll be sought after on both the national and international job markets.
In our IU Bachelor in Computer Science, you can specialise in selected fields, for example, with the modules Mobile Software Engineering, Big Data, and Cloud Technologies, or Software Engineering with Python. By this, you strengthen your personal focus.
A short overview of your study
- Degree: Bachelor of Science (BSc)
- Credits: 180 ECTS
- Start of study: Anytime (no fixed start date or enrolment deadlines)
- Study duration: Standard period of study: 36 months.
Different time models possible
- Study model: Online study including online exams 24/7
- Fees: from 94 euros per month
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Your career in Computer Science
The demand for IT experts is very high worldwide. Currently, software engineers and IT consultants are much sought after, in both national and international job markets. In addition to this, there is a strong demand for specialists in IT Security, Data Science, and Artificial Intelligence. As a graduate of a Bachelor in Computer Science, you will be a valuable asset in almost all fields.
The private sector, public service, or freelance: Your Bachelor in Computer Science will pave many ways to a successful entry into the job market. After finishing your distance learning degree, you could work in many different branches of industry, including finance, automotive, commerce, and many more.
For example, you can work as:
- Business Analyst
- Software Developer
- Project Leader in Software Development
Explore your opportunities
The high demand for data scientists and IU’s excellent reputation in academia and industry gives IU graduates significant leverage for a successful career.
Our programmes combine state-of-the-art lectures with industry-leading best practices and allow you to boost your career in your country of origin, in Germany or one of the 25 Schengen countries covered by a post-study work permit.
To begin, you’ll lay the foundations for your study through basis modules on programming, scientific writing, and mathematics. Building upon this, you’ll deal with core topics of Computer Science such as Databases, Algorithms, or Theoretical Computer Science. In addition, you’ll broaden and deepen your competencies in key fields of Software Engineering. Among these are modules like Requirements Engineering, Software Quality Assurance, and IT Service Management. Courses on IT Security and IT Law, agile Project Management, and current topics of Computer Science round out your degree.
Our Bachelor's degree is built modularly, which means you study based on topic areas that are divided into modules. Within these modules, there is an introductory course and an in-depth course, both of which will systematically prepare you for completing the module. Within the module, you will receive credit ECTS points for every successful course completion, which documents your performance. These ECTS points are internationally comparable and also internationally recognised.
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IU International University of Applied Sciences has received system accreditation from EQAR, FIBAA, the German Accreditation Council, the German Council of Science and Humanities, and WES Canada. This means their courses, faculty and teaching material all match the rigorous standards that have been set for them and they can now accredit their own programmes.
Cambridge Assessment International Education / High School Diploma Study Pathway.
IU is the first online university partner of Cambridge International's high school diploma pathway. By working with Cambridge, IU offers students a special chance to finish their high school diploma while studying for a bachelor's degree. Since they are required for your bachelor's degree, these high school diploma courses are free of charge. The Study Pathway is a unique 12 months course with a 150-hour workload which you take alongside your bachelor courses. The Pathway concludes with an exam that can be retaken an infinite number of times.
In the current CHE ranking (2020-2022), IU tops the Business Administration field in categories of "General Study Conditions," "Contact with Lecturers," "Study Programmes Offered," "Examinations," "Study Organisation," and "Practical Orientation," winning a total of six out of 25 categories and achieving more top category rankings than any of the more than 300 institutions. IU received a 5-star rating for online learning and a score of 99 out of 100 in the QS, Quacquarelli Symonds, Stars Report, making it the first German university to receive such a ranking. It was also given the FIBAA Premium Seal for Digital Excellence and has excelled in 15 out of 23 criteria, including categories like Future Orientation, Knowledge Management, Quality Assurance of Teaching, and retaining the rating for the next five years. It is the only training provider to get the DtGV's Service Award 2022 from the German Society for Consumer Studies given that it has a dedicated academic staff and trained study coaches who ensure that students are supported throughout their studies.
IU is a member of the Business Graduate’s Association, Online Learning Consortium, AASCB, and UNESCO's Global Education Coalition. These memberships give them connections to other institutions, companies, and NGOs as well as top-tier degree programmes and lifelong learning development courses. By leveraging cutting-edge technology, IU helps students in need to continue their education and pursue lifelong learning.
Two Degrees, Double the Advantage
IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU) has partnered with London South Bank University to give you the chance to have your degree validated by two institutions. When you choose this option, you’ll graduate from IU with both a German degree and a British degree, giving you a major career boost! This opportunity comes with no extra study courses or travelling.
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Scholarships and Funding
Online Scholarship Initiative: Save up to 67%!
Get your European degree from the largest universities for online studies in Germany — without sacrificing your job or family commitments!
With over 20 years of experience and over 100,000 worldwide students, IU offers scholarships from 25% up to 67%.
Distance learning at IU International University of Applied Sciences offers students the opportunity to develop on a personal and professional level and advance their careers through flexible, practice-oriented study.
You can start your education whenever you want - studies and exams are available to you 24/7.
(Be aware that IU scholarships are not available to students from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland)
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