Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences 7 Semesters
Germany Full Time
Bachelor's Onsite

Basics of Mathematics and Mathematics Extensions
The first two semesters will supply the mathematical fundamentals for scientific engineering (12 TU). During the following two semesters, the basics of signal and system theory (8 TU) are taught, which are essential for information technology in general.

Introduction to Electrical Engineering and Electrical Engineering
In this series of lectures, the foundations of electrical engineering (8 TU) are presented, which include basic measuring techniques and methods of design and analysis of linear and nonlinear circuits. These courses are supplemented by two lectures on electronics that introduce electronic devices and the foundations of analog electronic circuits (9.5 TU). One lecture on digital circuits (4 TU) completes this series.

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Course Details:

  • First Semester
    • Mathematics 1 (5 TU) + Exercise (1 TU)
    • Electrical Engineering 1 (3 TU) + Lab (1 TU)
    • Software Construction 1 (4 TU) + Lab (1.5 TU)
    • German (2 TU)
    • Learning and Study Methods (3.25 TU)
  • Second Semester
    • Mathematics 2 (5 TU) + Exercise (1 TU)
    • Electrical Engineering 2 (3 TU) + Lab (1 TU)
    • Electronics 1 (3 TU) + Lab (1 TU)
    • Software Construction 2 (3 TU) + Lab (1 TU)
    • Intercultural Competence (2 TU)
    • Learning and Study Methods (1.25 TU)
  • Third Semester
    • Signals and Systems 1 (3 TU) + Lab (1TU)
    • Electronics 2 (4 TU) + Lab (1.5 TU)
    • Digital Circuits (3 TU) + Lab (1 TU)
    • Algorithms & Data Structures (3 TU) + Lab (1 TU)
    • Economics & Management (3 TU) + Exercise (1 TU)
  • Fourth Semester
    • Signals and Systems 2 (3 TU) + Lab (1 TU)
    • Digital Systems 1 (3 TU) + Lab (1 TU)
    • Microcontrollers (3 TU) + Lab (1 TU)
    • Software Engineering 1 (3 TU) + Lab (1 TU)
    • Data Bases (3 TU) + Lab (1 TU)
  • Fifth Semester
    • Scientific & Project Work (2 TU)
    • Industrial Placement 20 weeks
  • Sixth Semester
    • Operating Systems (3 TU) + Lab (1 TU)
    • Bus Systems and Sensors (3 TU) + Lab (1 TU)
    • Digital Signal Processing (3 TU) + Lab (1 TU)
    • Digital Communication Systems (3 TU) + Lab (1 TU)
    • Elective Project 1 (3 TU)
  • Seventh Semester
    • Elective Module 1 (3 TU) + Lab (2 TU); Elective Module 2 (3 TU) + Lab (1 TU)
    • Elective Project 2 (4 TU)
    • Bachelor’s Thesis

1 TU = teaching unit of 45 minutes/week

For more detailed information about the modules and course content, please click on the PDF link below.

Enrollment Requirements:

  1. Secondary school certificate (twelve school years minimum) equivalent to the German “Abitur” or “Fachhochschulreife”
  2. Language certificate for English if the not first language (see language requirements)

Students who completed their school education outside Germany must have their certificates approved by uni-assist ( BEFORE applying to the HAW Hamburg. The pre-registration documentation (VPD) from uni-assist must be sent with the application forms, etc. when applying to the HAW Hamburg. Please be advised that this process can take six to eight weeks, so please apply early.

Strong interest in technology and technical systems, a good understanding of mathematics, ability to think in abstract ways

Teaching Language:


Costs/Tuition Fees:

Free of Cost

Level/Field(s) of Study:

Bachelor of Science in Information Engineering

Language Requirements:


TOEFL: IBT 87, PBT 550, CBT 220
IELTS: min. Band 6.0
Cambridge FCE grade B, CAE, CPE

Pearson PTE General level 3, PTE Academic 59
TELC English B2

Completion of a full English-language degree program

This is correct at the time of publication. Changes are possible. Please see the university website for official score levels.


About the University/Institution:

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg) is one of the largest of its kind in Germany and within our four faculties, we offer a wide range of Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in engineering, IT, life sciences, design, and media as well as business and social sciences. We focus on applied sciences in our teaching, giving our students a practical insight into their fields of study through projects, lab work, internships and theses in industry. Our expertise is drawn from faculty members who have worked in the industry before joining the university. In research, we are an important partner for the city of Hamburg’s companies and innovation clusters, developing new ideas from the synergies of this dynamic location.

Application Deadline:


Online application during the application period only: (follow the menu for international Bachelor applicants)

Application period: 1 April – 31 May (for non-EU students; classes begin in September)
Application period: 1 June – 15 July (for EU students; classes begin in September)


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