|Degree||Bachelor of Science|
|Standard period of study||8 semesters|
|Admission requirements|| |
|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.
„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.
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.
Compared to an apprenticeship and a subsequent degree programme, the time required for a cooperative degree programme is significantly shorter overall.
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.
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.
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:
Applications are initially submitted directly to one of the partner companies with which the Hochschule Bremen has concluded a cooperation agreement for the implementation of the degree programme. The application deadline therefore depends on the organisational requirements of the respective company. The in-company training usually begins on 1 August or 1 September.
Questions about the degree programme can be answered by the contact persons on the degree programme pages. If you have any further questions about your decision to study at HSB, our advisory and service institutions will be happy to help.
You need to apply with a cooperating company first. After signing a training contract, you apply to HSB.
Applying to HSB is not possible without a training contract.