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 (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
Augmented Reality and Games with Unity 3DBachelor5Prof. Dr. Mauro Figueiredo, University of Algarve, Portugal
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

Computer Science programme in English (Winter Term 2019/2020)

Capstone ProjectsMaster5Prof. Dr. Westner and others
Distributed ComputingMaster5Prof. Dr. Jobst
IT-ControllingMaster5Dr. Steve McKinlay (WelTec, New Zealand)
ModelingMaster5Prof. Dr. Kern
Scientific Seminar in ISMaster5various
Secure ProgrammingMaster5Prof. Dr. Skornia
Thesis WorkMaster
Prof. Dr. Westner and others
Android Programming with Kotlin (KAPK)Bachelor5Eamonn de Leastar, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
Business AnalysisBachelor5Dr. Sarita Pais, AUT, New Zealand
Data Wrangling with MongoDBBachelor5Prof. Dr. Scherzinger
Design ThinkingBachelor5Prof. Dr. Heckner
Fundamentals of Business Administration (virtual course through VHB)Bachelor5Prof. Dr. Westner
Internet-of-Things (IoT) Cloud SolutionsBachelor5Assoc.-Prof. Dr. Alex Ooi, UTAR, Malaysia
High Performance ComputingBachelor5Prof. Dr. Dünnweber
Introduction to Automata, Languages, and Computation (virtual lecture through VHB)Bachelor6Prof. Dr. Mauerer
Multimedia RetrievalBachelor5Assoc.-Prof. Dr. Tomas Skopal, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Privacy and data security in medicineBachelor5Prof. Dr. Raptis
Project Management (3 ECTS virtual course through VHB, 2 ECTS on-site project simulation)Bachelor5Prof. Dr. Westner
RoboticsBachelor5Prof. Dr. Weiss
+ virtual lectures on different topics offered by VHB (see also at the bottom of this page)Master