If you're passionate about Computer Science and Software Development, the Computer Science online study programme will make you a professional in your field.
Start your online study programme in Computer Science now
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.
100% flexibleYou decide where and when you want to study.
Versatile & InnovativeYour digital learning journey with personal support!
Top-level educationFirst-class study programmes with a recommendation rate of 96%.
Study programme & degreeBachelor of Science (B.Sc.) 180 ECTS
Full-time or part-time
Application & starting dateStart immediately or anytime
Online application, no application deadlines
Study duration & extension36-72 months, depending on model
Extension possible free of charge
LocationsStudy 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 feesStarting at 229€/month, depending on model
Regular discount campaigns
Recognition & ApprovalStudy program is state-approved, accredited & internationally renowned
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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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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:
Duration 36 Months
Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.
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.
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.
The total price includes a one-off graduation fee in the amount of €699. This fee is payable at the end of your studies.
We charge 5€/shipment within Europe* and 10€/shipment for the rest of the world if you require the printed study scripts to be delivered outside of Germany.
*This includes the following countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary, United Kingdom, Cyprus.
Career coaching: this offer is available to Bachelor’s degree students (with at least 120 ECTS) and Master’s degree students.
Cloud-based open source tools: in order to make use of cloud-based open source tools during your studies, you will need a desktop PC or laptop. Neither is included in the package of services we provide.
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.
This is how it works:
You simply register for your dual degree via myCampus.
Once you have successfully completed your studies, you will automatically be awarded the UK degree certificate, as the study programmes at IU International University of Applied Sciences and LSBU are aligned with one another and, therefore, equivalent.
What is the LSBU?
With over 18,000 students from more than 130 countries, London South Bank University stands out above all for its internationality. Like IU International University of Applied Sciences, LSBU has won several awards and is committed to ensuring the best career prospects for its students. Our partnership has one primary goal: Qualify for the best jobs in the world with a dual degree.
Are you enrolled in a study programme approved for the dual degree qualification? Then you have the opportunity to register for your dual degree via myCampus:
Register for your dual degree
- 1. Select Application for UK degree certificate from the Application Management section of your myCampus profile.
- 2. Register for your dual degree using the application form in myCampus. You must register before you have reached 50% of your course work.
- 3. Receive your dual degree and thus the academic degree (UK) directly from LSBU.
You can only apply for the Dual Degree track if you have achieved less than half of the ECTS credits (including ECTS recognised towards your programme). For MBA programmes with 90 ECTS, you also need to prove at least two years of relevant work experience at the time of your application for the Dual Degree.
Our student advisors will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the dual degree.
*This includes all English-language MBA-programmes with 90 ECTS and the following English-language programmes with more than 60 ECTS: B.A. Business Administration, B.A. International Management, B.A. International Management, B.Sc. Computer Science, B.Sc. Data Science, M.Sc. Artificial Intelligence, M.Sc. Computer Science, M.Sc. Data Science, MBA MBA - Big Data Management, MBA MBA – Engineering Management, MBA MBA – Finance & Accounting, MBA MBA – IT Management, MBA MBA – International Marketing, MBA Master of Business Administration, MBA Master of Business Administration.
Free trial phase of four weeks*
Access to online libraries
Personal assistance from lecturers
Online campus with innovative study tools
Access to Statista and LinkedIn Learning
Individual study and career coaching
Online exams around the clock
License for Microsoft Office and Teams
Flexible extension of study duration
Do you need help with your decision? Your personal study advisor is happy to help you!
- +49 (0)30 220 272 80 *Available Monday–Friday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. CET
- Free call-back service
Recognition of 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 email@example.com 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.
If you have your A-levels or a vocational diploma, you can start your bachelor’s programme right away without additional examination.
Graduates of Waldorf schools and the “Berufskolleg Baden-Württemberg” may have to have their diploma approved by their school and show proof of additional achievements to be able to study in another federal state. Please contact your school for an approval.
You can also study at IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU) without a high school diploma. To do so, you simply need:
- A master craftsman's certificate or
- Advanced professional training (e.g. as an IHK business administrator) or
- At least two years of recognized vocational training in Germany, followed by at least 3 years of professional experience (full-time)*: Depending on the focus of your training and professional activity and what you want to study, you can start directly with a trial phase or prove your aptness in other ways.
*If you have completed your vocational training and professional experience within Europe, but outside of Germany, the university will carry out an equivalency assessment. EU qualifications can be accepted as equivalent if your vocational qualification is comparable to a German vocational qualification at level DQR 4.
We, therefore, ask for proof of your English language skills*. If English is your native language or you graduated from an English-speaking school/university, you don’t need to prove your English skills.
- TOEFL (minimum 80 points) or
- IELTS (minimum Level 6) or
- Duolingo English-Test (minimum 95 points) or
- Cambridge Certificate (minimum Grade B)
*Proof must be provided before the start of the study and must not be older than five years.
Find the right programme for you!
Personalised & flexible
You get to study whenever, however and wherever you want – thanks to our digital campus, flexible full- and part-time models and exams you can sit online at any time. You even decide when to start your studies!
State-approved & award-winning
Our study programmes are state-approved and multi-award-winning. That makes us and our students happy – according to Fernstudiencheck.de, they are 96% likely to recommend us.
Here for you – personally
Get the support you need: via our online campus, you can participate in live sessions, chat with fellow students or benefit from our study and career coaching.
Thanks to our wide selection of practically oriented specialisations, you can create your own profile and develop skills for the career you’re dreaming of.
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