Degree Bachelor of Science
Start of study Winter semester
Application period Winter semester 01 June until 15 July
Standard period of study 8 semesters
Credits 240


Admission restricted Yes
Admission requirements
  • General entrance qualification for higher education (Abitur) or entrance qualification for univerisities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulreife) or placement examination/special admission
  • Prior to enrolment at the HSB you must have entered into a firm contract for vocational training with a company with which the Hochschule Bremen has concluded a cooperation agreement for the implementation of the degree programme.
Language of instruction German
Faculty/institution School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Integrated stay abroad No
Study format cooperative study mode

The cooperative programme in Computer Science leads to a first professional qualification. Through the close interlocking of training in the company, in the vocational school and studies at the Hochschule Bremen, students receive a practice-oriented and academically sound education.


In addition to academic studies, you will already gain practical experience in a company. When applying for a job, this gives you a significant edge over competing candidates with conventional degrees. Many companies take on graduates of the programme owing to the fact that they are practice-oriented and enjoy a reputation for being focused and willing to perform. With the degree from the cooperative programme in computer science, you are seen by the participating companies as a potential manager.

After graduating with an above-average grade for your Bachelor's degree, you have the opportunity to move on to a Master's programme: e.g. Computer Science M.Sc.

Career fields

  • Development, conceptual design, programming, setup and maintenance of computer systems and computer networks
  • Planning, project planning, commissioning and operation of automation equipment as well as industrial communication networks
  • Development, programming and maintenance of large programme systems using methods of modern software technology
  • Software development
  • Development and programming of microprocessor-based regulation and control systems
  • Sales and services in the field of hardware and software
Piktogramm zur Darstellung einer Person

„The cooperative programme in computer science with its theoretical and practical components prepares students very well for their careers.“

Andrea Salzwedel graduate of the Cooperative Programme in Computer Science B.Sc.

Advantages of a Cooperative Degree Programme

Two qualifications

Training-integrated degree programmes conclude with two qualifications in one training programme: the internationally recognised Bachelor's degree and the Chamber of Industry and Commerce qualification for the respective training occupation.

Shorter training period

Compared to an apprenticeship and a subsequent degree programme, the time required for a cooperative degree programme is significantly shorter overall.

Career prospects

Students already gain practical experience in the company during their studies. This qualifies them compared to competitors with a conventional degree. Many companies hire graduates of cooperative programmes because they are practice-oriented, determined and ready to perform. In addition, graduates of cooperative programmes are already socially integrated into the company.


Due to the combination of studies and training, you will receive a salary from the company for the entire duration of your studies. In many cases, the company also pays the semester fees.

Programme structure

The close interlocking of training in the company, in the vocational school and studies at the Hochschule Bremen results in a practice-oriented and scientifically sound education.  In the first three years of training, you attend the Schulzentrum SII Utbremen, the Bremen location for vocational instruction in all IT professions. Classes for the programme participants are organised in separate classes.

The focus here is above all on the knowledge of economics and social studies, business processes, project management, IT systems and application development that is necessary for the vocational Chamber examination. This calls for more intensive teaching before the intermediate and final examinations for IT specialists.

In the first to third semesters, the focus is on acquiring the basics in mathematics and technical informatics, while from the fourth to the eighth semester you deepen your specialist knowledge. After approx. one and a half years, you take the intermediate examination – and after three years the Chamber of Commerce examination to become an IT specialist. After approx. four years, you complete your studies in computer science at HSB with a Bachelor's degree.

Module manuals

Examination regulations (German)


The cooperative programme in computer science does not provide for a compulsory semester abroad. However, the training companies are recommended to include practical phases abroad where possible.


An overview of our partner companies and the available places for dual studies can be found here:


Heads of programme

Programme coordinator

Registrar's Office