Bachelor's Programme Computer Science

Curriculum (2019W)

Bachelor of Science

6 semesters/180 ECTS-Credits

Mode of Study


Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent and Language Certificates

Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics

Level of qualification
Bachelor (1st cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 6, EQF/NQF: Level 6

0688 Inter-disciplinary Programmes involving ICT's

Study code
UC 033 521

The curriculum is the basis of a degree programme. A look at the curriculum for the Bachelor's Programme Computer Science will give you a detailed overview of the structure, content, examination regulations and qualification profile of this Bachelor's degree.

The curriculum can clarify several important questions before you start your studies. For example, which criteria have to be fulfilled for enrolment in the Bachelor's Programme Computer Science, how long the programme takes, which modules have to be completed and much more.

The curriculum 2019W currently applies to the Bachelor's Programme Computer Science.

Information on the Curriculum (2019W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies,
available at:
Section: Current Curriculum version.

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP)

(1) Within the scope of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage, which takes place in the first semester, the following course examinations must be passed:

  1. VO Introduction to Programming (3 h/4,5 ECTS-Credits),
  2. VO Introduction to Theoretical Computer Science (2 h/3 ECTS-Credits),
  3. SL Introduction to Theoretical Computer Science (1 h/2 ECTS-Credits).

(2) Successful passing of all exams of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage entitles to passing all further courses and examinations as well as to writing the Bachelor’s Thesis.

(3) Before successful completion of the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage courses amounting to 20,5 ECTS-Credits may be passed. The requirements specified in the curriculum must be met.

General Information

Recommended Course Sequence

The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students beginning their study programme in the winter semester. The table shows one possible course sequence for the bachelor's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.

The standard duration of the study programme is 6 semesters or 180 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1,500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).

The bridge course mathematics is recommended to first year students in the Bachelor's programmes Technical Mathematics and School Teacher Training Mathematics. The bridge course offers support for first year students to ease the transition from school to university.

The bridge course in computer science is open to all entering students in the Bachelor programs of computer science and computer science education. Participation is optional but recommended to all beginning students. This introductory course offers

  • background knowledge about computers and computer science to ease the transition into university studies,
  • first-hand insider advice on university studies,
  • opportunities to meet fellow students and form study groups even before the semester starts,
  • Introduction to algorithms and programming.

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Introduction to Programming
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Introduction to Theoretical Computer Science
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Functional Programming
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Linear Algebra
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Computer Architecture

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Algorithms and Data Structures
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Applied Mathematics for Computer Science
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Operating Systems
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Programming Methodology

5.0 ECTS-Credits: Data and Probabilities
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Database Systems
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Discrete Structures
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Computer Networks and Internet Technology
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Software Architecture

2.5 ECTS-Credits: Introduction to Scientific Working
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Logic
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Machine Learning
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Parallel Programming
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Software Engineering

5.0 ECTS-Credits: Specialisation Seminar
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Selected Topics
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Interdisciplinary Skills
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module

(*) The classification for the fifth and sixth semester can or should be adjusted individually.

15.0 ECTS-Credits: Bachelor Thesis
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Selected Topics
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Interdisciplinary Skills
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module

(*) The classification for the fifth and sixth semester can or should be adjusted individually.

Studienverlauf_BA Inforamtik 19w_en

Course Sequence

Extension Programme

Within the scope of the Study Programme, a Extension Programme corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits may be passed. Admission to the Extension Programme requires the admission to or the having passed of one of the selected Study Programmes. Detailed information:

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

The grade distribution table a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

Austrian grading scheme Definition %-age
1EXCELLENT: Outstanding performance 25.4= 100%
2 GOOD: Generally good, but with some errors 27.1
3SATISFACTORY: Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors 25.9
4SUFFICIENT: Performance meets the minimum criteria 21.6
5INSUFFICIENT: Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work
December 2021

Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded, in accordance with § 73 Para 3 UA, only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Location Technikerstraße 17

Associate Dean of Studies (from 01.03.2024)
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Aart Middeldorp

Dean of Studies (from 01.03.2024)
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Math. Dr. Tim Netzer

Department of Computer Science

Information about the Programme (in German only)


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