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.

Computer Science programme in English (Summer Term 2018)

Modern Database Concepts (MDK)Master5n.n.
Nonlinear Optimization (NOP)Master5Prof. Dr. Körkel
Capstone Projects (HSP)Master5Prof. Dr. Dünnweber, Prof. Dr. Westner and others
Thesis WorkMaster,
Prof. Dr. Westner and others
Advanced Java Programming (ZAJP)Bachelor5Prof. Jobst
Augmented reality and games with Unity3D (KARG)Bachelor5Prof. Dr. Mauro Figueiredo, University of Algarve, Portugal
Business Consulting (KBCO)Bachelor5Prof. Dr. Westner
Deep Learning for Image Classification and Segmentation (DDLI)Bachelor5Prof. Dr. Chih-Yu Hsu, ChaoYang University of Technology, Taiwan
Internet of Things (ZIOT)Bachelor5Dr. Dr. Mikhail Komarov, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Innovation Lab (DDTS)Bachelor5Prof. Dr. Heckner
Managing Innovation (ZMIN)Bachelor5Prof. Dr. Marcelo Machado, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Vancouver, Canada
Project Management (virtual lecture)Bachelor3Prof. Dr. Markus Westner
Software reliability and performance (DSRP)Bachelor5Richard Lipka, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic
+ virtual lectures on different topics offered by VHB (see also at the bottom of this page)Master

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.

Virtual courses offered every semester

The Bavarian Virtual University (German: “Virtuelle Hochschule Bayern” or “VHB”) offers many courses in English. As an enrolled OTH student you can also attend them free of charge. Please access VHB's English website and search for the current course catalogue and here for "Business Informatics", "Computer Science", or "Economic Sciences" courses.

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)Master5Prof. Dr. Westner
Modeling (MDL)Master5Prof. Dr. Kern
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 KotlinBachelor5Eamonn de Leastar, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
Deep Learning: Tensorflow for Applied Machine LearningBachelor5Prof. 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 MakingBachelor5Petteri Kaskenpalo, Senior Lecturer, AUT, New Zealand & Adjunct Professor, VNU - Ho Chi Minh University of Science, Vietnam
Languages and Their CompilersBachelor5Brian C. Tompsett, University of Hull, UK
+ virtual lectures on different topics offered by VHB (see also at the bottom of this page)Master