|Degree||Bachelor of Science|
|Start of study||Winter semester|
|Application period Winter semester||01 June until 15 July|
|Standard period of study||7 semesters|
|Admission requirements|| |
|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.
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:
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.
As a graduate of media computer science, you
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).
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:
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.
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.
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.
Only for the cooperative version: You submit your application to a partner company.
Non-cooperative version: You apply directly to HSB.