Computer Science

Computer science - that is the fascination of opening up the world of information and symbolized knowledge and making it available for service. Computer science means developing new and better methods and algorithms to master the complex world of information, to reliably control processes, to globally network companies or to further simplify human-computer interaction. Computer science offers the stimulus to create and master new models of thought, to develop new forms of description for software and algorithms, and to recognize fundamental limits of computability, to name but a few. Computer science enables multimedia communication everywhere, at any time and immediately. From a technical and methodological point of view, computer science is mainly concerned with the analysis, design and implementation of information processing systems and their adaptation to given application conditions. This includes software and its creation, but also applications, organisational structures and hardware. Often a general solution of a problem has to be adapted to the special needs of the users.

In addition to sound computer science expertise, knowledge of the application areas is also necessary in order to understand and implement user requirements and to be able to work with experts in other areas.

Job description and labour market

Graduates of the computer science courses are offered employment opportunities in public and private research institutions as well as as as project managers in software development. They take responsibility for the development, procurement and adaptation of hardware and software to solve special problems or analyse, design and develop new procedures, algorithms and information systems for trade and industry. Also a consulting activity for companies as well as the education and training of users belong to the possible fields of application.

Structure of the study programme

Initially, all students go through a basic education in mathematics/computer science, which includes the topics Fundamentals of Computer Science, Algorithms and Data Structures, Programming, Software Engineering, Databases, Operating Systems, Distributed Systems and Fundamentals of Mathematics. From the second year onwards, depending on the field of study, the focus is then on content from the respective areas.

field of study computer science
  • Software Engineering
  • Databases
  • Automata theory and formal languages
  • Operating systems and distributed systems
  • Computer networks
  • Embedded systems
  • Computer Graphics
  • AI
Field of study Computer Engineering
  • Computer Architecture
  • Design of digital circuits
  • Electronics
  • Robotics
  • Measurement technology
  • Automation Technology
Field of study Business Informatics
  • Business processes and information systems
  • Technologies and applications
  • Fundamentals of business administration
  • Basics of statistics
  • Integrated application systems
  • Combinatorial optimization
  • Human-Machine Interaction
  • Microeconomics
  • Company accounts

Part-time study

The Bachelor's degree program in Computer Science can also be studied part-time. More details on the requirements, structure and legal consequences of part-time studies are regulated by the"Regulations for Part-time Studies (TzO)" of Clausthal University of Technology in the currently valid version.

Before applying for and taking up part-time studies, a counseling interview with the responsible part-time study coordinator is obligatory. During this counseling interview, the part-time study coordinator agrees on an individual study plan (learning agreement) for the part-time study in consultation with the student.

Part-time study coordinator:

Prof. Dr. Sven Hartmann
Phone: +49 5323 72-7118
Fax: +49 5323 72-7149
Institute of Computer Science
Julius-Albert-Straße 4
38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld


Dr. rer. nat. Carsten Giesemann
Phone: +49 5323 72-7121
Institute of Computer Science
Julius-Albert-Str. 4
38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld
Room 109

The form to apply for part-time studies (incl. Learning Agreement) can be found here:

Program advisors

Focus Computer Science

Prof. Dr. Sven Hartmann
Phone: +49 5323 72-7118
Fax: +49 5323 72-7149
Department of Informatics
Julius-Albert-Straße 4
38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld

Focus Technical Computer Science

Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Ehlers
Phone: +49 5323 72-7148
Fax: + 49 5323 72-997136
Institute for Software and Systems Engineering
Arnold-Sommerfeld-Str. 1
38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld


Focus Business Information Systems

Prof. Dr. Jörg Müller
Telefon: +49 5323 72-7141
Fax: +49 5323 72-7149
Department of Informatics
Julius-Albert-Straße 4
38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld

Program outline

Type of program: Bachelor
Duration: 6 Semester
Language of teaching: German
Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Prerequisites: University admission requirements
Start date: Winter semester (recommended). If you wish to start studying in the summer semester, we recommend taking our program.
Akkreditierung: Bescheid des Akkreditierungsrates; EUR-Inf-Label


Start of studies

Steiger-College Your best start to your studies with an extended introductory phase

Welcome Week - TUCStart Orientation weeks before the start of studies with preliminary courses