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-F 0688 Inter-disciplinary Programmes involving ICT's
Mode of Study
Study Code
C 033 521
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2007W) *
Admission Requirements
Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent
Application » Information about the admission procedure

* Information on the Curriculum (2007W)

The complete version of the curriculum (will be updated shortly) 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)

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 ECTS Grading Table) »

The ECTS Grading Table is 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 ECTS Grading 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 cirteria
 Positive performance, where a strict differentiation is not adequate
 Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work
 not completed 
 Negative performance, where a strict differentiation is not adequate

Source: Academic year 2015/2016

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).

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP)

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP) starting winter term 2016 »

will be updated shorty!

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP) winter term 2014 until december 2015 »

The Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP) requirements cease to be effective as of academic year 2014/2015 and no longer apply for students of this study programme.

Students who enrolled for this programme before 1 October 2014 (academic year 2014/2015) can repeat not successful completed courses which were designated in the curriculum as “STEOP courses” four times (= five examination attempts). As per Universities Act § 77 (2), previous attempts are to be counted among the number of total examination attempts permitted.

Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP) until summer term 2014 »

(1) The Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP), with a duration of one semester (30 ECTS-Credits), provides an overview of the study programme and its structure in order to give students an objective basis to assess their decision to pursue their chosen subjects.

(2) During the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage, the following course examinations, which may be repeated twice, must be completed satisfactorily:

1. Introduction to Practical Computer Science, VO2 (3 ECTS-Credits)
2. Introduction to Practical Computer Science, SL1 (2 ECTS-Credits)

(3) A positive result (passing grade) on the examinations specified in Paragraph 2 permits students to attend all courses and take all examinations following the Studies Induction and Orientation Stage (STEOP) and to write a bachelor's thesis as described in the curriculum. The registration requirements specified by 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).

First Semester »

    7.5 ECTS-Credits: Introduction to Programming
    5.0 ECTS-Credits: Introduction to Practical Computer Science
    5.0 ECTS-Credits: Introduction to Technical Computer Science
    5.0 ECTS-Credits: Introduction to Theoretical Computer Science
    7.5 ECTS-Credits: Linear Algebra

Second Semester »

  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Algorithms and Data Structures
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Operating Systems
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Discrete Mathematics
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Programming Methodology

Third Semester »

  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Analysis
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Database Systems
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Design of Software Systems
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Functional Programming
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Logic

Fourth Semester »

  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Computer Graphics
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Introduction to Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
  2.5 ECTS-Credits: Introduction to Scientific Working
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Computer Networks and Internet Technology
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Software Engineering and Project Management

Fifth Semester »

  2.5 ECTS-Credits: Sepcialisation Seminar
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Distributed Systems
  7.5 ECTS-Credits: Interdisciplinary Skills
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module

Sixth Semester »

20.0 ECTS-Credits: Seminar with Bachelor’s Thesis
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module

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Qualification Profile and Skills 

The Bachelor’s Programme Computer Science prepares graduates for occupational opportunities as computer scientists in industry and economy, and for the Master’s Programme Computer Science. Graduates are able to elaborate hardware, software and network solutions for complex systems in natural science, engineering and other fields by using mathematically formal and engineering methods. Moreover, the study programme trains the ability to work scientifically. In addition to the core areas of computer science, the programme conveys the following key skills:

  • fast familiarisation with new application areas
  • problem analysis and creative problem solving
  • abstraction and formalisation
  • presentation and documentation of the developed solutions
  • work in interdisciplinary teams
  • project management
  • working and handling of new media, information services and communication tools

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

The career fields and career entry for graduates of the bachelor's programme range from IT consultants, IT project manager, software developers, system analysts, database developers, experts in quality assurance, multimedia developers, and international specialists in nearly all fields: industry, medicine, banks, insurance, financial service, software development, logistics, telecommunications, trade, IT consulting, entertainment industry, service provision. Occupational profiles of graduates can be found in the fields of development, adaptation and maintenance of hardware, software and network solutions, as well as analytical and consulting activities.

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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. Radu Prodan

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