Computer Science (Bachelor)

Students sitting and learning in the Student Space.

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The bachelor’s programme in Computer Science provides students with an academic education, encompassing theory, specialised knowledge and practical knowledge in the area of computer science. Students learn how to apply methods and tools from the area of computer science, contribute to research and the further development of research in the field, and use methods, procedures, tools and systems from the field of computer science to solve problems of practical relevance.

The degree programme can either focus on a broad range of subject areas, allowing students to familiarise themselves with different areas of specialisation.

These include algorithms, computer graphics, data analysis, information management and systems, Internet computing and software technologies, multimedia, networks and parallel computing. Alternatively, students can specialise in one of the following specialisation subjects: data science, media informatics, medical informatics, scientific computing.

Bachelor of Science

Degree Programme Code: 033 521

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits

Language: German

Entrance exam procedure


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Data updated on: 28.12.2022

*Click here for further information on statistical data in the field of teaching and learning. (in German)


Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study programme

The bachelor’s programme in Computer Science consists of an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP), two groups of compulsory modules in computer science and mathematics, as well as alternative compulsory modules. To successfully complete the bachelor’s programme in Computer Science, students have to write a bachelor’s thesis in the specialisation subject they selected (computer science, data science, media informatics, medical informatics, scientific computing).

Five concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Software engineering
  • Programming
  • Algorithms
  • Modelling
  • Information security

... and many more.

 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

After Graduation

Graduates can pursue a career in the following occupational fields:

  • software development
  • network administration
  • hardware development
  • IT project management
  • marketing or sales activities in IT companies
  • management consulting in the IT area
  • coaching in computer science
  • academic research at universities or research institutions.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University asks graduates to provide their opinion about the degree programme immediately after graduating. The survey results show how graduates evaluate the degree programme they completed from a subject-specific and organisational perspective.


The graduate survey is an important feedback tool for continuously improving the quality of studies.

Graduates ...

  • say that this degree programme receives the grade: 2.4 (good)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.8 (high)

→ These results are basd on feedback from 71 graduates.

*Detailed information about the implementation, analysis and use of the survey as well as further data can be found in the bachelor’s programme in Computer Science graduation survey (in German).


Das Absolvent*innen-Tracking stellt Informationen zu Karriereverläufen der Absolvent*innen der Universität Wien zusammen und kann Orientierung für den Berufseinstieg nach dem Studienabschluss bieten (z.B. Fragen zur Suchdauer für die erste Beschäftigung, Gehaltsentwicklung und Branchen, in denen Absolvent*innen tätig sind).

3 years after graduation ...

  • 86% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 2,851 gross/month.
  • 30% of graduates work in the computer programming, consultancy and related activities sector.

*You can find precise information on implementation, evaluation and use as well as further data for this degree programme in the graduate tracking "BA Computer Science".