Computer Science programme in English

Best study situations for incoming students

In autumn 2012 our university ranked first in the International Student Barometer (ISB) comparing 188 leading universities in student recommendation, learning options, student support and quality of life for students. We consistently score top or second in Germany-wide rankings, such as the CHE ranking or the Trendence Graduate Barometer. All our degree programmes are fully accredited by official German standards to ensure the highest quality of teaching and learning.

Visiting professors/lecturers

We are constantly interested in internationalizing our teaching staff and to attract professors from other countries. Thus, our faculty would like to encourage colleagues from other recognized institutions to join and contribute to our Computer Science and Mathematics programme in English for a semester (or shorter) and teach courses at our faculty as visiting professor/lecturer.

Further information

If you are a student, please contact the OTH international office (incoming-international(at) regarding the application process. If you are a research or teaching staff member of a tertiary institution, please contact the OTH international office or the faculty’s International Coordinator, Prof. Dr. Markus Westner.

Occasionally, some of courses mentioned above are not offered due to a minimum enrolment size that is required. So please check first with the faculty’s International Coordinator before you enrol.

Relevant lectures in English offered by other faculties

As an incoming student you can also attend courses offered by other faculties which might be relevant to your study profile. Please refer to the pages of the international office for an overview of courses being offered in English at other faculties.

Important information

Our full time programmes run predominantly in German. The courses on this web page do not constitute a full degree and are therefore not degree awarding. The course overview is targeted at exchange students for 1 or 2 semesters.

Computer Science programme in English (Winter Term 2018/2019)

Biosignal Processing (BSV)Master5Prof. Dr. Doering
Capstone Projects (HSP)Master5Prof. Dr. Westner and others
Distributed Computing (DCO)Master5Prof. Dr. Jobst
IT-Controlling (ITC)Master5Dr. Andreas Drechsler (Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand)
Modeling (MDL)Master5Amitrajit Sarkar (ARA Institute of Technology, Christchurch, New Zealand)
Scientific Seminar in IS (WIS)Master
Secure Programming (SPG)Master
5Prof. Dr. Skornia
Thesis WorkMaster
Prof. Dr. Westner and others
Project Management (3 ECTS virtual course through VHB, 2 ECTS on-site project simulation) (PM)Bachelor5Prof. Dr. Westner
Android Programming with Kotlin (KAPK)Bachelor5Eamonn de Leastar, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
Deep Learning: Tensorflow for Applied Machine Learning (DDLT)Bachelor5Prof. Dr. Viet-Trung Tran (Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam)
Fundamentals of Business Administration for Computer Science and Engineering Students (virtual course)Bachelor5Prof. Dr. Westner
Robotics (ROB)Bachelor5Prof. Dr. Weiss
IT Strategy and Managerial Decision Making (KSMD)Bachelor5Petteri Kaskenpalo, Senior Lecturer, AUT, New Zealand & Adjunct Professor, VNU - Ho Chi Minh University of Science, Vietnam
Innovation Lab (DINL)Bachelor5Prof. Dr. Heckner
Languages and Their Compilers (DLCO)Bachelor5Brian C. Tompsett, University of Hull, UK
+ virtual lectures on different topics offered by VHB (see also at the bottom of this page)Master

Computer Science programme in English (Summer Term 2019)

Modern Database Concepts (MDK)Master5Prof. Dr. Scherzinger
Non-linear optimization (NOP)Master5Prof. Dr. Körkel
Capstone Projects (HSP)Master5Prof. Dr. Dünnweber, Prof. Dr. Westner and others
Thesis WorkMaster,
Prof. Dr. Westner and others
Artifical IntelligenceBachelor5Dr. Hai Van Pham, Associate Professor, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam
Augmented Reality and Games with Unity 3DBachelor5Prof. Dr. Mauro Figueiredo, University of Algarve, Portgual
Basics of Deep Learning for Image AnalysisBachelor5Prof. Dr. Palm
Business ConsultingBachelor5Prof. Dr. Westner
Formal MethodsBachelor5Dr. Vitaliy Mezhuyev, Professor, Universiti Malaysia Pahang
Design ThinkingBachelor5Prof. Dr. Heckner
Innovation ManagementBachelor5Thomas Gallner, Head of Innovation Management, Continental AG
Internet of Things and Digital Health EcosystemBachelor5Dr. Rajeev Kanth, Savonia UAS, Finland
Modern Web Applications using React.js and Node.jsBachelor5Jussi Koistinen, Savonia UAS, Finland
Project Management (virtual lecture)Bachelor3Prof. Dr. Westner
Software Design PatternsBachelor5Dr. Betram Haskins, Mandela University, South Africa
Fundamentals of Business Administration (virtual lecture)Bachelor5Prof. Dr. Westner
Introduction to Automata, Languages, and Computation (virtual lecture)Bachelor6Prof. Dr. Mauerer
+ virtual lectures on different topics offered by VHB (see also at the bottom of this page)Master