Study Semester "Computer Science"

The Study Semester program consists of courses and projects taught in the English language. It runs each April to July (summer semester). Thus, you can chose a full semester of 30 ECTS in English.

On the Bachelor’s level we offer a German language course, 3 courses in specialized areas of Computer Science and two projects either in the field of Internet/IT Security or in an area of expertise of one of our faculty members.

Bachelor's Modules

GERMAN LANGUAGE (5 ECTS)

Introductory course into the German language.

BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS (5 ECTS)

The students learn an overview and advantages of business software systems, especially ERP systems, and where these systems are used in business. A classification of Business Information Systems is given. After that, the role of Business Process Management and its relation to Business Information Systems are discussed. The lecture is completed by selected contemporary issues, e.g. Governance-Risk-Compliance (GRC), Cloud Computing, Mobile Computing, etc.

PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT WITH SAP (5 ECTS)

In this course we simulate the complete production work flow process on a SAP ECC6.0 system. Starting with master records process, we set up work places, process plans, purchase acquirements to a net of production orders. Finally the articles are placed in the store. In parallel we discuss production-economic organizational structures, design, process planning, purchasing, manufacturing, warehousing, quality management. Models for production planning and control. Capacity and production program, wage and benefit determination, production control.

SEMINAR WEB TECHNOLOGIES (5 ECTS)

Seminar in the field of Web Technologies; familiarization with a new technology, realization of a small demonstrator program, oral presentation.

IT SECURITY PROJECT (10 ECTS)

Installation and configuration of standard servers such as DNS, DHCP, email, web and database servers.

Integration and operation of security measures:

  • Configuration of firewalls,
  • Creating a certification authority (CA) and generating certificates, 
  • Configuration of security protocols such as HTTPS / TLS, SSH, and IPSec, 
  • Securing web applications, use of certificates for encrypted and digitally signed e-mails.

Finally, students choose a topic for a network project, which they carry out and present on their own.

CS PROJECT (10 ECTS)

Project in an area of expertise of one of our faculty members, e.g. Game Development, Business Information Systems, Web Technologies, Mobile Systems, Software Engineering, Networks, Distributed Systems,  Embedded Systems, Real-time Systems, Data Bases, Artificial Intelligence, Discrete Optimizations and Algorithms, CAD, ERP Software, Computer Graphics, Interactive Media, Medical Informatics. Topics have to be negotiated individually.

Bachelor's Programs

With our regular bachelor's programs you can join in a job directly, or you can enroll in a master's program. The courses will be taught in German.

COMPUTER SCIENCE (B.SC.)

Choose this program to become an IT-all-rounder with a solid expertise in all areas of Computer Science. The program adresses itself to people who are interested in researching and developing of soft- and hardware in connection with information, communication and automatic control systems. 

Curriculum: Computer Science (B.Sc.)

COMPUTER SCIENCE - DIGITAL MEDIA AND GAMES (B.SC.)

Students work with the application-oriented areas Digital Media and Digital Games. Focuses can be chosen accordingly. The program adresses itself to people who are interested in developing of games and digital media products. 

Curriculum: Computer Science - Digital Media and Games (B.Sc.): Games
Curriculum: Computer Science - Digital Media and Games (B.Sc.): Media

COMPUTER SCIENCE - SECURE AND MOBILE SYSTEMS (B.SC.)

Mobile devices are used in many areas of society. Their use for calling is only one of many functions for which mobile devices are provided. The program adresses itself to people who are interested in developing and operating of secure and mobile systems. 

Curriculum: Computer Science - Secure and Mobile Systems

MEDICAL COMPUTER SCIENCE (B.SC.)

Medical informatics constitutes an interdisciplinary discipline at the intersection between computer science and medicine. Its primary goal is to achieve a high-quality medical care system. The program adresses itself to people who are interested in developing, managing and operating of medical systems and technological solutions in the medical field. 

Curriculum: Medical Computer Science (B.Sc.)

On the Master’s level, we offer a German language course, 4 courses in specialized areas of Computer Science and one project in an area of expertise of one of our faculty members.

Taught courses are each 4 hours per week. Projects and seminars require a higher independent work and have less contact hours.

Master's Modules

GERMAN LANGUAGE (6 ECTS)

Introductory course into the German Language.

HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING (6 ECTS)

General paradigms for parallel programming, Using the Threading Building Blocks Library for CPU parallelism, Concepts of the task stealing scheduler, Efficient memory management for parallel systems, General parallelism concepts in TBB, Using CUDA for GPGPU computing, Concepts of GPGPU computing, Writing simple CUDA programs, Synchronization in CUDA, Streaming and overlapping in CUDA.

VERIFICATION OF CONCURRENT SOFTWARE-SYSTEMS (6 ECTS)

Need for verification of software, examples, differentiation to software testing, formal verification by model checking, correctness proof for finite state concurrent models, formal specification of correctness requirements using temporal logic, functionality and practical use of tools.

LabProject: Modelling, Specification and Verification of a protocol or system.

IMPLEMENTATION OF ERP SYSTEMS (6 ECTS)

Architecture of corporate information systems using the example of a popular system, learning an application-oriented programming language, programming of standard use cases and access to an SAP system.

ADVANCED GAME TECHNOLOGY (6 ECTS)

The course deals with advanced methods of image synthesis, both for the interactive presentation, as well as for offline rendering. It is based on the state-of-the-art of research in computer graphics and includes the following topics: Physical Fundamentals of Light Propagation, Reflection Properties and Material Models, Image-Based Techniques, Photorealism, Procedural Modeling, Computer Animation, Volumetric Effects and Participating Media.

PROJECT (12 ECTS)

Project in an area of expertise of one of our faculty members, e.g. Game Development, Business Information systems, Web Technologies, Mobile Systems, Software Engineering, Networks, Distributed Systems,  Embedded Systems, Real-time Systems, Data Bases, Artificial Intelligence, Discrete Optimizations and Algorithms, CAD, ERP Software, Computer Graphics, Interactive Media, Medical Informatics. Topics have to be negotiated individually.

Master's Programs

Our regular master's programs allows you to specialize and to do a doctorate afterwards. The courses will be taught in German.

COMPUTER SCIENCE (M.SC.)

Choose this program to become an IT-all-rounder with a solid expertise in all areas of Computer Science, combined with an individual specialization. Offered fields of specialization are Software-Engineering, Game Technology and Medical Computer Science. Choosing one of these fields is not mandatory. 

Curriculum: Computer Science (M.Sc.)

BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS: INFORMATION MANAGEMENT (M.SC.)

The Master's program qualifies you for planning, resourcing, and for the effective and efficient insertion of information technology and human resources in a company. The program adresses itself to people who are interested in information processing and technology in consideration of economic aspects. 

Curriculum: Business Information Systems: Information Management

COMPUTER SCIENCE DISTANCE EDUCATION (M.C.SC.)

The Master’s program is a career-related, continuing education program. The distance education program addresses itself to career changers who are interested in a qualified further education in Computer Science.

Curriculum: Computer Science Distance Education (M.C.Sc.)

Please note that the application forms have to be signed personally by applicants and by the responsible university referees. They can be sent back via e-mail to studysemester(at)informatik.hochschule-trier.de and via regular mail to the following address:

University of Applied Sciences Trier
Study Coordinator “Study Semester Computer Science”
PO Box 1826
D-54208 Trier
Germany

In addition to the application form, the following documents must be included with each application:

  1. Statement of Motivation
  2. Letter of Reference
  3. Most Recent Grade Transcript
  4. Certificate of English Language Proficiency or an equivalent
  • TOEFL (internet-based: 79 / computer-based: 213 / paper-based: 550)
  • IELTS (band 6),
  • TOEIC (750 points / B2)

Come to us

The next Study Semesters "Computer Science" Bachelor and Master will take place from April to July 2019 (summer semester). Applications should be submitted by

  • 1 November for the summer semester

Kontakt

Prof. Dr. Georg Schneider
Prof. Dr. Georg Schneider
Professor

Kontakt

+49 651 8103-580
+49 651 8103-454

Contact

Department

DEAN OF FACULTY

Dekan des Fachbereichs
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Rainer Oechsle
Phone: +49 651 / 8103 - 508
R.Oechsle(at)hochschule-trier.de 

SECRETARY'S OFFICE

Sekretariat des Fachbereichs
Sylvia Herres
Phone: +49 651 / 8103 - 345
sek(at)informatik.hochschule-trier.de

ADDRESS

Trier University of Applied Sciences
Computer Science 
Schneidershof 
D-54293 Trier

International Office

INTERNATIONAL OFFICE

Akademisches Auslandsamt (AAA)
Phone: +49 651 8103-404 or 378
Fax: +49 651 8103-547
aaa(at)hochschule-trier.de 

STUDY ABROAD CONTACT

Beratung zum Auslandsstudium
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Georg J. Schneider
Phone: +49 651 / 8103 – 580
G.Schneider(at)hochschule-trier.de

STUDY SEMESTER CONTACT

Beratung zum Study Semester
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Georg J. Schneider
Phone: +49 651 / 8103 – 580
G.Schneider(at)hochschule-trier.de

Heads of Degree Programs

BACHELOR'S PROGRAMS

Computer Science (B.Sc.)

Prof. Dr. Heinz Schmitz
Phone: +49 651 8103-316
h.schmitz(at)hochschule-trier.de

Computer Science - Digital Media and Games (B.Sc.)

Prof. Dr. Christoph Lürig
Phone: +49 651 / 8103 – 372
C.Luerig(at)hochschule-trier.de

Computer Science - Secure and Mobile Systems (B.Sc.)

Prof. Dr. Konstantin Knorr
Phone: +49 651 / 8103 – 580
K.Knorr(at)hochschule-trier.de

Medical Computer Science (B.Sc.)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Lohscheller
Phone: +49 651 / 8103 – 578
J.Lohscheller(at)hochschule-trier.de

MASTER'S PROGRAMS

Computer Science (M.Sc.)

Prof. Dr. Andreas Lux
Phone: +49 651 8103-574
A.Lux(at)hochschule-trier.de

Business Information Systems: Information Management (M.Sc.)

Prof. Dr. Andreas Lux
Phone: +49 651 8103-574
A.Lux(at)hochschule-trier.de

Computer Science Distance Education (M.C.Sc.)

Prof. Dr. Andreas Künkler
Phone: +49 651 8103-573
kuenkler(at)hochschule-trier.de

Living in Trier

About Trier

Trier has a population of more than 100,000, and is famous as the oldest city in Germany, founded around 16 AD. In 1984, it celebrated its 2000th anniversary. It was home to six Roman emperors and has preserved several monuments of this time including the impressive Porta Nigra, a four-story structure that was once part of the city's walls. “Roma Secunda”, the second Rome, was another name for Trier, and nowhere else in Germany are Roman times so vividly recalled.

Located on the banks of the Mosel River, Trier lies in a valley between low vine-covered hills in the west of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, near the German border with Luxembourg; in fact, the closest city to Trier is the capital of Luxembourg, some 50 km to the southwest. Its location is ideal for a student interested in seeing a lot of Europe, as it is less than a 30 minute drive from France and Belgium.

Trier is also the birthplace of Karl Marx and a university town, housing Trier University of Applied Sciences and Trier University, about 20,000 of its inhabitants are students. There is a large offer of cultural, geographical and leisure activities.

Accommodation

The Studierendenwerk Trier (studiwerk) offers well-equipped student residences. Features: near campus, clean and furnished, heating and ancillary costs included, laundry rooms, free parking spaces. They are great places for connecting to other international or german students. 

Aside from the student residences, the Studierendenwerk Trier offers a Private Room Service as well as Accommodations on Trying.

You can find further information under:

Healthcare

HEALTH INSURANCE

In Germany all students must have a health insurance. You have to give an evidence of a valid health insurance to get accepted at an universty. If you give no evidence, you are not allowed to study here.

You can find further information under:

  • International Office - Health Insurance

Useful Links

Leasure Time

CULTURE AND LIFE

Aside from a great pub and club scene, Trier offers a variety of museums, galleries, theaters, cinemas and cultural centers. A very good overview of regional and supraregional activities provides the Internet portal of our University:

Inter Cultura

SPORT AND CREATIVITY

Aside from many public swimming pools and sport clubs, the  uniSport offers a wide range of activities.Trier also have a variety of cycle paths and hiking trails along the river, through vineyards and forests. At our universtiy is the Weisshauswald which is ideal for walking, jogging, or to relax in nature.

Local academies, for example Europäische Kunstakademie (European Academy of Arts), or cultural centers, for example TUFA offer you to be creative, making music, acting, paniting, photographing or dancing.

FOOD AND DRINK

The Studierendenwerk Trier has three canteens (Mensa) and five cafeterias, where you can eat as student to fair prices. Further information you can find under:

Studierendenwerk Trier (studiwerk)