Course Duration / ECTS6 semesters / 180 ECTS
University degree Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Faculty Faculty of Natural Sciences
Department Computer Sciences
ModeFull time
Study IDD 033 511
Admission Requirements Matura or school leaving certificate (e.g., Abitur (GER), GCE
levels (UK), Diplome du Baccalaureat de l’Enseignement du
Second Degre (F), Titulo de Bachiller (E), Attestat (RSF)),
which is comparable in length and quality to the Austrian Matura.
Language of instruction German  Proof of language proficiency

What will I learn?

The BSc degree course in Informatics offers a profound scientific education with a strong practical approach in the fields of information technologies and its areas of application. Informatics deals with the complex artificial systems for applications in almost all areas of life. In order to control these systems, i.e., to create, maintain and develop them, students will learn the theoretical and practical basics required to do so. These are, e.g., concepts of programming, the functional principles of digital computers, operating systems, networks and databases. Each of these principles depends on the respective formal foundations.

Which career opportunities do I have?

Graduates of the BSc degree course in Informatics are skilled to work in many fields of the conception, creation, extension and maintenance of complex IT systems. Occupations include the development of hardware and software systems, executive positions in IT departments, conception and management of projects in the IT area, IT consulting, trainings, and collaboration in research activities. All of these careers can be pursued in enterprises with various areas of activity and also in public administration.

Why Salzburg?

In the BSc degree course in Informatics at the University of Salzburg, students acquire not only theoretical knowledge, but also learn about methods and concepts independent from the technical state of the art. Thus, students will be excellently prepared for their future careers. The flexible module system allows students to gain qualifications in those areas they are interested in the most. Students learn to apply their theoretical competences practically when they set up realistic projects or spend work placements in the industry. An excellent student-to-staff ratio in one of the world’s cities with the highest quality of living round off the course’s profile.

How is the course structured?

Informatics BSc
STEOP (Introductory and Orientation Phase)8 ECTS
Formal Basics14 ECTS
Programming13 ECTS
Technical Informatics10 ECTS
Introduction to Informatics9 ECTS
Algorithms and Complexity12 ECTS
Databases8 ECTS
Practical Informatics10 ECTS
Mathematical Basics14 ECTS
Networks and Safety9 ECTS
Systems Software12 ECTS
Statistics6 ECTS
Additional competences10 ECTS
Projects (incl. Bachelor’s thesis)17 ECTS
Optional modules24 ECTS
Optional subjects12 ECTS
Total180 ECTS


Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Helge Hagenauer

Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Helge Hagenauer
Head of the curriculum committee Informatics

Jakob-Haringer-Straße 2, 5020 Salzburg
Tel.: +43 662 8044-6314
Fax: +43 662 8044-0001