180 ECTS English
Computer Science

If you're passionate about Computer Science and Software Development, the Computer Science online study programme will make you a professional in your field.

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Computer Science is a field that changes at a rapid pace and yet always has its finger on the pulse. Digital Development and other IT topics such as Big Data are shaping the future of our society. For years, there has been a high and as yet unmet need for experts in this field. Whether in IT or a user industry: The Bachelor's in Computer Science provides you with all the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully enter the job market for computer scientists.

A special focus of the English-language programme for the Bachelor's of Computer Science is on Software Engineering, currently the most important sub-discipline in practice. Building on a broad foundation of fundamental knowledge, this focus is complemented by courses on IT Security, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. Furthermore, you will sharpen your career profile with additional skills in Data Security, Project Management and IT Law.

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Overview Your degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance

  • Study programme & degree
    Bachelor of Science (BSc) 180 ECTS
    Full-time or part-time, 100% flexible
  • Application & starting date
    Start immediately or anytime
    Online application, no application deadlines
  • Study duration & extension
    36-72 months, depending on model
    Extension possible free of charge
  • Locations
    Study programme independent of time & place
    No mandatory attendance
    Innovative study tools available on online-campus & in the IU Learn App
    Exams online or at nearest examination centre
  • Study fees
    Starting at 209€/month, depending on model
    Regular discount campaigns
  • Recognition & Approval
    Study program is state-approved, accredited & internationally renowned
    180 ECTS - English
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Programme overview in B.Sc. Your online study programme in Computer Science

First of all, you lay the foundation for your further studies through foundation subjects on Programming, Academic Studies and Mathematics. Building on this, you will deal with the core topics of the subject such as Databases, Algorithms or Theoretical Computer Science in your Computer Science modules. In addition, you will expand and deepen your skills in central areas of Software Engineering. This includes modules such as Requirements Engineering, Software Quality Assurance and IT Service Management. Courses on IT Security and IT Law, Agile Project Management and current topics in Computer Science round off your study programme.

Our Bachelor's study programme is modular, i.e. you study based on subject areas that are divided into so-called modules. After successfully completing the modules, you will be credited with ECTS points (European Credit Transfer System), which document your achievements. These ECTS points are internationally comparable and, of course, recognised.

1. Semester
2. Semester
3. Semester
4. Semester
5. Semester
6. Semester
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100% Flexible

Flexible, interactive, practically oriented: your online studies

  • Whether you’re studying full-time, alongside your job, abroad or as a parent: your online studies adapt to your life. You study online and 100% flexibly – from the first day of class right up to your exam.
  • Thanks to our online campus, our innovative study app IU Learn and our virtual classes, you can fit your studies right into your daily life.
  • You even get to choose how to sit your exams: online 24/7 on 365 days a year or simply on location.
  • Connect with other students or your lecturers at any time: via the online campus, MS Teams, E-Mail or in interactive virtual classes.

Your career in Computer Science

Whether in the public sector, in the private sector or as a self-employed professional: Your Bachelor's degree in Computer Science paves the way to a successful professional future.
After completing the Computer Science online study programme, you can work as a ...

Project Manager Software Development

The job of a project manager is one of the most important success factors in the introduction of software. You work at the interface between the customer and the company developing the software.  
In addition, you ensure that the exchange between the different departments in the work process works. In this context, you take on the role of the responsible project manager, who ensures that everything runs smoothly.

Business Analyst

As a business analyst, you take care of business processes and are responsible for requirements management. This means that you analyse and prioritise all process and system requirements that have to be fulfilled in order to offer economic solutions from a company and customer perspective.  
You identify existing problems and develop concepts and IT guidelines to solve them.

Software Developer

As a software developer, you design and develop software - from individual components to complete applications. In coordination with different departments, you program solutions that are tailored to specific requirements and user needs.  
You always keep an eye on the economic framework conditions and make sure that they are adhered to.

Tuition fees

Study model and prices for the Bachelor's online study programme in Computer Science

Depending on your personal or professional situation, full-time study is not always easy to manage. That is why we have also developed part-time programmes for all our degrees, which offer flexible and longer study periods. This way, you can study alongside your job or during your time off, whether at home or abroad. The content of the different models is identical. Depending on the study model, we will adjust your tuition fees accordingly. With the part-time variants, your weekly study workload is reduced.

Can't finish your degree in the allotted time? No problem! We will develop the right study model for everyone. If you realise that you need more time, you can easily switch to another study model with three months’ notice before the end of the month. These are our different study models:

Only until 09.06.2022


Duration 36 Months

Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.

348€ /mtl 369€ Enrol by June 9th, save 1.444€ & get a free iPad. Apply now
Only until 09.06.2022

Part-Time I

Duration 48 Months

Excellent for talented all-rounders who want to give their studies everything they’ve got while holding down a job and keeping down their monthly costs at the same time.

303€ /mtl 319€ Enrol by June 9th, save 1.444€ & get a free iPad. Apply now
Only until 09.06.2022

Part-Time II

Duration 72 Months

Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their course on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.

209€ /mtl 219€ Enrol by June 9th, save 1.444€ & get a free iPad. Apply now
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Get your Dual Degree.

With the dual degree from IU International University and LSBU, London South Bank University, you have the opportunity to obtain a fully-fledged UK degree* in addition to the German one – for a one-time fee in the amount of € 750. You will then complete your studies at IU International University.

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Recognition of previous achievements

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? Then you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised. By doing so, you save time and tuition fees – namely €30 per recognised ECTS point.

  • Shortening your period of study: Skip individual modules or whole semesters!
  • Save on tuition fees: You’ll save €30 for every recognised ECTS point

Even before you apply for an online study programme, we’ll gladly check whether we can take your previous achievements into account: 100% online, no strings attached. Simply fill in our online recognition form.

Send an email to study@iu.org to find out which previous achievements you can get recognised. Make sure you send your application before the end of your 1-month trial. You can get your previous achievements recognised during your studies. However, we can no longer grant you a cost reduction after the end of the trial month.

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Do you need help with your application for recognition? Our student advisors will be happy to help. Simply arrange a personal call-back appointment.

Entry requirements

We make it happen: At IU you can easily start your desired study programme at any time. There is no limited amount of students we admit and your degree will be globally recognised!
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Why IU is the best choice
  • Your studies are flexible and 100% online

    Schedule when you want to learn and study 100% online. At IU you have the possibility to complete your degree fully from home, whether full-time or part-time. You can even take your exams online whenever it suits you. 

  • Accredited & Globally recognised

    IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated.

  • You gain full support

    We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, student advice and support, and forums to exchange with other students. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions. Our study coaches are also available to help at any time.

  • The ideal mix of theory & practice

    Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of specialisations you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.

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