Computer Science

A bachelor's degree in computer science prepares you for a career designing, creating, managing, or implementing new software and systems. You'll be at the cutting edge of technological advancements.

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Computer science is revolutionising industries from within and is at the core of innovation, efficiency, and improvement of our daily lives. From the way we live to the way we work, communicate and travel, computer science is enabling brand-new concepts to be realised.

As society expects more and more information at our fingertips and communication in an instant, computer science specialists are in high demand. With our practical approach to learning, you'll earn a competitive advantage in the job market as a graduate, mastering both technical and soft skills that companies look for in potential candidates.

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All the important details about this programme

  • Study model
    Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
    180 ECTS
    Study format: Online or On Campus
    Dual Degree: Available
  • Duration of study
    36 months
    Part time models available
  • Study Fees
    Online: From 375 75 euros per month
    On Campus: From 583 349 euros per month
  • Accreditation
    180 ECTS - English - Online
    Online study programmes are accredited in line with German and European standards

    180 ECTS - English - On Campus
    On campus study programmes are accredited in line with German and European standards
  • Admission
    High School Certificate
    Scholarship Programme Options
    English Skills
  • Reduce your study fees
    Many scholarship options available
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IU has partnered with London South Bank University (LSBU) to give you the chance to turn your programme into a dual degree. When you choose this option, you'll graduate from IU with both a German degree and a UK degree: a major advantage for international career prospects! No extra study courses or travelling required. For all Bachelor programmes, the UK degree you receive upon graduation is a Bachelor with honours (Hons) – a sign for the high quality of your study programme! This offers you a significant advantage over the competition in the working world. 

Make the path to your degree simple

Don’t yet meet the requirements for work experience, English language skills or level of education? Not a problem – IU’s Scholarship Programme gives you the chance to start your online degree and fulfil the eligibility criteria while you study, just get us your proof of work experience, English language skill and education certificates to us before you complete 50% of your ECTS. 

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The IU Bachelor in computer science is designed to train you in the fundamentals of the field, while also teaching you practical application and human impact. You'll explore cutting-edge topics like Big Data, cloud computing, and you will learn to develop a variety of IT systems and software.

You'll learn to adapt quickly to challenges, designing, developing, and applying computational processes to ensure high functionality and security for users.

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In the fifth and sixth semesters, you'll choose your two specialisations to the value of 20 ECTS. To do this, you’ll choose each specialisation from a different field. Examples of these so-called specialisations are:

Salesforce Platform Development

Salesforce is the world's most widely-used software solution for Customer Relationship Management (CRM). One of the main aspects of the tool is that it offers many features and seamlessly integrates the newest technologies. This specialisation was designed in full cooperation with Salesforce, so students who successfully pass this module will be recognised as Salesforce experts with a special certificate.

Business Intelligence
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Start Your New Life in Germany: Study on campus at IU

Studying a flexible degree with a blend of in-person and online lectures on our Berlin or Bad Honnef campus can set you up for a successful professional and personal life in Europe, here’s what you gain:  

  • Practical, group-based learning 
  • Close contact with lecturer 
  • In-person career fairs and talks 
  • Work part-time and study 
  • Join clubs and student societies 
  • Apply for a post-work study visa
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Career outlook

If you are a problem solver considering a Bachelor, Computer Science offers promising career prospects, whether in the private sector, public service or freelance. After finishing your online degree, you could support many different industries with programming or business intelligence, such as finance, automotive, commerce or engineering.

Business Analyst

As a Business Analyst, you are responsible for business processes and task management. This means analysing and prioritising all processes and system tasks, in order to offer scientific solutions from the perspective of both the company and the customer. To achieve this, you identify existing issues and draw up concepts and IT guidelines to solve them.

Software Developer

As a Software Developer, you conceptualise and develop software – from individual building blocks all the way to complete applications. In cooperation with different departments, you program purpose-built solutions to specific user demands and requirements. You always keep scientific conditions in mind and ensure that these are adhered to.

Project Leader in Software Development

The function of a Project Leader is one of the most import factors for success when it comes to introducing software. In this way, you work at the interface between the customer and the company that develops the software. To this end, you make sure that the collaboration between different departments during the work process is effortless and efficient. In this context, you take on the role of the responsible project manager, who ensures that everything runs smoothly.

Study Models & Fees

Find a plan to suit you: For our online programmes, you can easily choose whether you want to study full time or part time. This helps you fit learning to you schedule.  

Full time

Duration 36 months

Perfect for those who want to hit the ground running and learn at the fastest pace possible. Starting from:

€583 €117 / month Apply now

Part time

Duration 48 months

Great for all-round talents who want to go full throttle in their studies but also keep up with other commitments. Starting from:

€489 €98 / month Apply now


Duration 72 months

Ideal for students with a lot of work or family commitments. This plan also reduces monthly study costs. Starting from:

€375 €75 / month Apply now
*Price information:

For students in Asia, Africa, and South & Central America, the prices displayed show regular tuition fees including graduation fees, scholarships or other discounts. For students from Europe, the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan & South Korea, the prices displayed do not include graduation fees, scholarships or other discounts. Additional fees may apply.

**Dual Degree information:

Gain your extra LSBU validated UK degree for €750 on top of your IU degree. (Only applicable to dual degree ready programmes)

Our IU study programmes include the following benefits

  • Take exams online

  • Study materials

  • Access to partner network

  • Free extension of study period

  • Online library as well as podcasts and videos

  • Flexible payment options

  • Correction and assessment of module exams

  • Online forums

  • Support and career services

What our students say

  • In both my passion and my career, the skills and competencies I learned at IU have made a big difference.

    Zena Massaad, MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • The university teaching at IU is characterised by a high degree of practical relevance.

    Diana Valdez, M.A. International Management
  • You can participate in IU events and establish an excellent network. My career proves it: networking is the key to success!

    Sandip Modha, MBA - Master of Business Administration

Admission requirements

You can start your desired study programme at IU International University of Applied Sciences if you meet the requirements.
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Why IU is a great choice
  • The Best of Both Worlds

    Choose where you want to spend which semester and switch between online and campus studies. Our new approach sets us apart from our competitors and gives you freedom to experience online studies and campus life. All you need to do is let us know in advance.  

  • Accredited & Globally Recognised

    IU International 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.  

  • Gain Real 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 full access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions.  

  • The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

    Our courses provide you with key theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Our wide range of subject specialisations gives you maximum choice and allows you to immerse yourself in areas that match your interests.

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