Overview

Degree Bachelor of Science
Start of study Winter semester
Application period Winter semester 01. June until 15. July
Standard period of study 7 semesters
Credits 210
Accredited

Yes

Admission restricted Yes
Admission requirements
  • General higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) or entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulreife) or placement examination/special admission
  • Only applicable for the cooperative version of the programme: You need to sign a study contract with one of partner companies before registering at HSB.
Language of instruction German
Faculty/institution School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Integrated stay abroad Yes
Study format cooperative study mode optional

We are ‘always on’ social networks, store our data in the cloud, blur reality and virtuality with augmented reality, stream audio and video, ‘gamble’ with mobile games on smartphones, and are crazy about ‘wearables’ – digital media permeate all areas of life. Media computer science is all about the development of the digital media that people interact with every day at work or in their private lives. The degree programme focuses on the concepts, methods and technologies involved and, to this end, combines central topics of computer science and mathematics with the variegated aspects of human-computer interaction and media design. But make no mistake about it: this is a degree programme in computer science. The approach is worth it: promised! The programme is application and practice-oriented with an international orientation. Projects, compulsory electives, semesters abroad, a practical phase and a Bachelor's thesis offer opportunities to build individual profile according to personal preference.

Career prospects

Graduates of the International Degree Programme in Media Computer Science (B.Sc.) are in high demand in their diverse work environment. Due to their variegated education, they can take on diverse tasks, such as:

  • Designing interactive user interfaces for web, smartphone or wearables
  • The planning, conception and implementation of interactive software systems with state-of-the-art methods of software technology
  • Conception and realisation of computer networks, also for mobile use, while taking account of data security
  • Conception and realisation of mobile applications
  • Design and programming of games and other entertainment software
  • Visualisation of 3D worlds, e.g. for augmented reality applications
  • Service and maintenance of complex software, media systems and computer networks

Whether it's online shops, augmented reality on smartphones, computer networks in companies, visualisation of 3D worlds, innovative services on wearables, or browser games: media computer scientists are equipped for tasks in conception, design, development, sales, support or consulting. And if you want to continue your education after the Bachelor's degree, you can do so seamlessly at the Hochschule Bremen: the consecutive Master's programme in Computer Science offers a wide range of opportunities to deal in depth with topics surrounding (media) computer science and to qualify in particular for careers in management and research.

Programme structure

As a graduate of media computer science, you

  • have the users in mind from the very beginning,
  • don't concern yourself with HTML pages and the like, but develop applications for the web, mobile devices and many other media,
  • don’t paint on the computer, but develop new software with which one can paint, design and play games in 3D,
  • don't pull strings, but set up secure stationary and mobile networks,
  • don’t deliver spaghetti code, but systematically construct complex software systems,
  • don’t leave testing an application until after the horse has bolted,
  • don’t dictate to users, but enable new experiences with their systems.

The degree programme is structured into foundation (first year), intermediate (second year) and advanced courses. After compulsory foundation courses in the first year of study, especially in mathematics, computer science, media computer science, media design, the programme continues in the second year in the areas of computer graphics, software technology, computer networks/network security, design and human-computer interaction, as well as a Bachelor project in which typically 15 students work together. The fifth semester is taken up by your stay abroad. For this compulsory semester abroad, the degree programme is networked with universities all over the world. This is followed by in-depth elective courses in the fields of media science – frequently in English. A work placement in a company is foreseen in the seventh semester, and your studies end with the Bachelor’s thesis.

If you are interested in research and development, you can continue studying at the Hochschule Bremen in the Master's Degree in Computer Science (Complex Software Systems).

Examination regulations (German)

Practice orientation

Thanks to manageable group sizes and direct supervision by professors from the first semester onwards, students can rely on receiving intensive support and having their particular talents taken into account. This facilitates the opportunity to participate in international conferences with their own contributions. Here are some examples of such student papers:

  • Icons for MP3 files
  • Mobile games. Experience and human-computer interaction (the projects Gangs of Bremen, Insomnia, Mobotz)
  • Mashups of data from mobile games with Google Maps
  • Interactive storytelling
  • Educational game on the subject of network security
  • Participative urban development with augmented reality
  • Animation and simulation of virtual world

Internationality

Projects in the field of media computer science are increasingly planned, developed and implemented on a global scale. The overriding aim of the semester abroad is therefore to gain authentic experience of international learning and research contexts in the occupation and application of media computer science.

The stay abroad should last one (to two) semester and should not take place before the fifth semester. Details about the recognition of courses to attend and the credits you must earn during the stay abroad are agreed upon in a ‘Learning Agreement’ between the student, the Hochschule Bremen and the hosting university abroad.

Cooperative study mode

The programme is available as either a cooperative or non-cooperative version. In the cooperative mode, students receive training at a partner company in addition to studying at HSB. Applicants wishing to study in the cooperative mode need to sign a training/study contract with a partner company first.

Please see the German page of the programme for further details.

Application

  1. Get informed

    Check the application deadlines and admission requirements for your desired degree programme.

    Only for the cooperative version: The application deadline depends on the organisational requirements of the respective company.

    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.

  2. Apply

    Only for the cooperative version: You submit your application to a partner company.

    Non-cooperative version: You apply directly to HSB.

Contact

Questions about the study content

Questions about application and admission

Coordinator for cooperative studies

Commissioner for cooperative studies