B.Sc. Computer Science Dual

Bachelor Computer Science Dual

Study courses with a future - that's what the Department of Computer Science at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences offers. Computer science is a cross-sectional discipline that draws its foundations and methods from applied mathematics and engineering sciences. The dual courses of study impart theoretical, practical and technical knowledge from the various sub-disciplines. But what do computer scientists actually do? They develop software to process, store and transfer information. They also include the management and operation of hardware. Computer science is the backbone of many areas of our modern life. Controlling fully automated factories, aircraft, business software and satellites - without computer scientists, none of this would be possible.

Computer science requires mathematical affinity and technical understanding, but is not only something for computer nerds: this professional field requires people with qualifications in communication, teamwork and project management.

The courses of study are future-oriented and offer perspectives - from business informatics to IT security.

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Study and still make money? General studies are too theoretical?
The dual study course models of the Department of Computer Science offer both at the same time: scientific studies and hands-on experience in the company.

In addition to lectures and seminars, this gives students the opportunity to apply what they have learned in practical projects. The students are supervised by specialist advisors in the company and by lecturers at the university. In addition, the dual study of computer science guarantees a fixed salary throughout.

The Department of Computer Science at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences offers two different versions of dual study programmes. Detailed information on the individual study programmes can be found on this page and its subpages.

Besides the KoSI, the Department of Computer Science offers another dual version named KITS, which has a different focus. After a bachelor study, whether dual or general, it is still possible to complete a duale master's programme.

Overview of the different study course versions

Throughout their studies, students are supervised by lecturers from the university as well as by specialist advisors from their respective partner companies. This cooperative study model has existed since 1999 and is the first step to a successful career for many graduates.

Both versions are based on the same study and examination regulations, which you can find on the right. They share the same basic framework (core studies) of computer science courses. Details on the contents of the individual courses can be found in the corresponding module handbook.

Prospective Students can find a List of Partner Companies with free study places here. However, some companies advertise exclusively independently.

The desired company does not offer dual study contracts yet? In this case, prospective students can contact their desired company together with us.

Checklist for prospective students (Bachelor)

  • At least a higher education entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulreife)
  • Partner company convinced
  • Study contract signed with the partner company
  • Application for enrolment at the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt

Interested companies can also contact us. We can help you to become one of the partner companies of our dual study programme models.

Gain experience abroad for one semester? This is possible with the cooperative study programme models of Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences. Students can spend a semester abroad at one of the many partner universities wordlwide (or at a university of their choice).

Since the beginning of semesters at foreign universities does not correspond to the beginning of the semesters at Darmstadt Univeristy of Applied Sciences, the most suitable time for a semester abroad is between semester 5 and 6. In order to ensure that the semester abroad runs smoothly, students should allow one year's notice. It is therefore important that students contact the Programme Coordinator for Computer Science Dual well in advance.

Semester abroad during practical phases

Alternatively, students can also go abroad during one of the practical phases. This must be arranged with their respective partner company. A practical project abroad is particularly attractive if companies have projects or branches in interesting locations.


Dual Team Computer Science
Office: D19, 03.08