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Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

The Bachelor's degree program in Computer Sciences at the Johannes Kepler University Linz is a base-knowledge, methodical and application oriented program offering a broad base of expertise in Computer Sciences. The program not only ensures that students are well prepared for admission to an advanced graduate degree program in Computer Sciences, but also skilled and educated for career entry. In the context of lifelong learning, the program enables students to apply acquired skills and knowledge as well as rapidly learn new skills and study material in-depth.

The Computer Science program's special feature is a curriculum that closely links both academic theory and hands-on education. This means instructors teach and provide advance education in both academic areas as well as real world applications. Computer science is rooted in mathematics, electrical engineering and a number of other areas. The program is considered an engineering discipline at the Faculty of Engineering & Natural Sciences and therefore neither a branch of purely formal science or a mere application of ready-made, pre-assembled content. The program's initial intent is to be application oriented and the curriculum emphasizes the development of methods and tools. At the same time, close collaboration with local companies and industry provides students with a goal-oriented approach to acquire hands-on, real world experience.

The Bachelor's degree program in Computer Science focuses primarily on honing problem-solving skills. Students should be in a position to specify complex tasks using systematic computer science methods as well as develop useful and reliable solutions and ways to validate, maintain and further develop them. Students are taught how to take action when problems arise and how to solve those problems.

In addition to technical skills, the program fosters and encourages learning social skills. Graduates will learn to work successfully in teams and group environments as well as communicate effectively. Students will be able to familiarize themselves with user language and terminology and collaborate beyond the subject area. Students can take part in funded study abroad programs as well as English-language classes to learn how to deal with international partners. The curriculum also includes classes in economics, law and project management as well as the impact of computer sciences on society, including social, psychological and ethical aspects.

Career Prospects

The Bachelor's degree program in Computer Sciences provides students with an extensive and sound base knowledge education in the area of computer sciences. The Bachelor's degree program not only provides the required background education and courses necessary for admission to a Master's degree program, the program allows for graduates to pursue career entry upon completion. Graduates of the Bachelor's degree program in Computer Sciences are very versatile IT professionals.

Academic Degree/Program Length

Program of Study: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Sciences
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Program Length: 6 Semesters

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