Algorithms, artificial intelligence, virtual worlds, autonomous factories, block chains and quantum computers - these are 21st century technologies. Learn to understand and master these technologies of the future. Be an innovator. Study computer science.
The Bachelor's degree in Computer Science at the JKU covers the entire spectrum of information and communication technology. The focus is not only on programming, but also about methods used in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, the Internet of Things, networks and corresponding security mechanisms. You will learn all about computer graphics, image processing, multimedia, operating systems, databases, (web) information systems and much more. Computer science is multi-layered and ranges from scientific research into fundamental questions to creating practical, interdisciplinary solutions. As an interface between man and computer, between business and society, studies in Computer Science opens up hundreds of outstanding job prospects for you.
The JKU has always been a pioneer in the field of information technology. After all, the JKU offered Austria's first degree program in Computer Science. At the moment, approximately 40 computer science professors teach and conduct research at the JKU in order to provide you with a strong study environment and a world-class education in one of the hottest fields in our time.
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
German (Level B2)
(Some courses are offered in English)
If you are looking for an all-round education in different areas of computer science, you are in the right place. Program graduates are highly sought-after experts and find employment quickly. Special features of the Computer Science program in Linz are:
As part of the Bachelor’s degree program, students are required to complete courses totaling 180 ECTS credits in the following areas:
The curriculum contains all of the program requirements. At the start of the program, you must complete all required courses as listed in the Studies Introduction & Orientation Phase (StEOP). Once you have passed those requirements, you may continue on in the program and sign up for additional classes.
The program covers the most essential fields in Computer Science, enabling you to solve practical problems. The program focuses on:
Let Computer Science major Florian give you an insight into everyday life at the university. See the Linz Institute of Technology for more videos and insight about the Bachelor's degree program in Technical Physics.
Computer scientists can pursue a wide range of professions, including software and hardware development, consulting, management, services and training as well as conducting research or starting a company. Computer science graduates from Linz work in many key positions in business and many have made careers abroad for themselves. Computer Science studies in Linz has an excellent reputation due to the program's emphasis on a hands-on, real world education. Job fields include:
In order to be admitted to the Bachelor's degree program in Business Informatics, you must fulfill the following requirements.
What is the difference between computer sciences and similar majors?
Whereas the degree program in computer science covers the full range of computer science, other degree programs specialize in sub-areas of computer science, combining computer science content with contents from other degree programs:
Is it possible to study Computer Science part-time?
Like most academic degree programs at the JKU, Computer Science is a full-time program. While course materials are available online and can be studied independently, classroom attendance is mandatory for certain classes and internships. As a rule, when there is a class, a study group session takes place during the late afternoon.
Students who are further along in the program can work at least part-time while studying. For the first academic year, however, we strongly recommend not working (or just working a few hours) while studying. If you work, expect to take a bit longer to complete the program.
What is the language of instruction?
The majority of the Bachelor's degree program in Computer Science is generally taught in German. Approximately 20% of the courses are taught in English (tendency increases toward the end of the program). The Master's degree program in Computer Science is taught entirely in English.
Is there an entrance examination for Computer Science at the JKU?
No, there are currently no entrance examinations for Computer Science. Students who qualify for university admission (by earning a Matura diploma, for example, or those who have successfully passed the university enrollment eligibility examination) have an opportunity to study Computer Science at the JKU.
Is it possible to study Computer Science without any prior background knowledge?
The Computer Science program starts from the very beginning and no prior background knowledge is required. However, students who have no prior background knowledge will have to work hard from the very beginning.
Newly enrolled students who have done any programming before can take part in special preparation courses in September. These compact review courses offer an introduction to programming.
Are there any opportunities to better understand
just what computer science is?
School students seriously considering majoring in Computer Science can take part in any of these programs to learn more about the subject area:
What is the percentage of women studying Computer Sciences at the JKU?
The percentage of women currently enrolled in Computer Science is only 20%. Past experience has shown that women studying Computer Science often even have better grades than their male counterparts and statistically, an increasing number of women are opting to pursue careers in computer science. In any case, we strongly hope that the percentage will increase!
Learn more about studying computer science at the JKU Linz Institute of Technology (LIT). Let students and professors give you insight into everyday student life and see what else you could study.
After completing your undergraduate degree, you can continue your education by pursuing an advanced degree:
These programs could also be of interest: