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Bachelor's Programme Computer Science 

Faculty Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics
Duration / ECTS-Credits 6 semesters / 180 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Qualification Level
Bachelor (First Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 6, EQF/NQF: Level 6
ISCED-F 0688 Inter-disciplinary Programmes involving ICT's
Mode of Study
Study Code
UC 033 521
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2019W) *
Language of Instruction German
Admission Requirements
Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent and Language Certificates

* 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.

University of Innsbruck Bulletins » (Click to open all University of Innsbruck Bulletins)


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).

Bridge Course Mathematics

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.

Bridge Course Computer Science

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.

First Semester »

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

Second Semester »

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

Third Semester »

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

Fourth Semester »

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

Fifth Semester (*) »

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.

Sixth Semester (*) »

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.

Graphic chart »

Studienverlauf_BA Inforamtik 19w_en

Qualification Profile and Skills

(1) Computer scientists deal with the basics, technologies and applications of systematic and automated information processing. They provide methods and tools for mastering complex systems in natural science, engineering and almost all other areas of human life. To do so, they use both mathematical-formal as well as engineering methods. Computer scientists are in demand worldwide and across industries. Their occupational areas and work fields range from basic research to the development and operation of innovative technologies and new applications.

(2) Graduates of the Bachelor’s Programme Computer Science

  • have a broad basic scientific education in computer science and are able to apply what they have learned to practical problems,
  • have acquired proven programming skills, are able to handle digital data and algorithms in a confident fashion and have an understanding of the architectural principles of modern information technology systems,
  • are qualified for working in the field of IT and optimally for a Master’s Programme Computer Science at university.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Graduates are able, after a short training period, to develop and realize simple and complex hardware, software, and network systems independently in all companies and institutions. They possess theoretical and methodical in-depth knowledge to develop complex systems from existing and/or yet to be developed components.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

Computer science is the key science of digitalisation.

Computer scientists programme the future. They are in demand worldwide and across industries in almost all fields: industry, medicine, banks, insurance companies, financial service providers, software development, logistics, telecommunications, trade, IT consulting, entertainment industry, service providers of all kinds. Their areas of work and occupational fields range from basic research to the development and operation of innovative technologies and new applications. For access to highly qualified work, it is recommended to complete the Master’s Programme in Computer Science.

 Postgraduate and further Studies at the University of Innsbruck

Supplementary Programme

Within the scope of the Study Programme, a Supplementary Programme corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits may be passed. Admission to the Supplementary 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.

Description of the applied grading system (including the grade distribution table) »

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
Outstanding performance
= 100%


Generally good, but with some errors
Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
Performance meets the minimum criteria
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). 

Information about the Programme (in German only)

Forms (in German only)

Recognition of exams

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Technikerstraße 17 Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang

Associate Dean of Studies
Assoz. Prof. Dr. Cezary Kaliszyk

Dean of Studies
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Franosch

Information for students with disabilities

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