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Computer Science, Department

Fachbereich Informatik at the TU Darmstadt

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Basic information

Total number of students 3,840
Number of master degree students 1,344
Percentage of teaching by practitioners no data

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education none

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 12/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 39.8 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 48.8 %

International orientation

International orientation, bachelor's 5/9 points
International orientation, master's 7/9 points
Outgoing students no data

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 2/11 points
Contact with work environment, master's 2/11 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment no data
Master theses in cooperation with work environment no data
Share of professors with work experience no data


Publications per academic 5.6
Third party funds per academic 173.9 T€
Doctorates per professor 1.7

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.2 *
Support in studies 1.8
Courses offered 2.0
Study organisation 1.7
Exams 2.3
Research orientation 2.2
Job market preparation 2.4
Support for stays abroad 2.0
Rooms 2.1
Library 1.5 *
IT-infrastructure 2.0
Overall study situation 1.8

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 2.0
Courses offered 1.8
Study organisation 1.7
Exams 2.4
Transition to Master's studies 1.4
Research orientation 2.1
Job market preparation 2.4
Support for stays abroad 1.9
Rooms 1.7
Library 1.5
IT-infrastructure 2.2
Overall study situation 1.9

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification programmes teacher qualification degree courses are offered
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Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department none
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    High-level, methodical basic knowledge with high application competence provided by the projects and practicals that are integrated into the courses of the bachelor’s and master's degrees; Large range of research-oriented degree courses with other disciplines (engineering, economics, psychology and sports science, humanities); Intensive mentoring system in the bachelor's programme
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    International research projects (e.g., CARS with Intel), three ERC grants, exchange programmes and partnerships with numerous international universities as well as the established offer of an English-language Master’s degree programme demonstrate that the Department of Informatics is internationally positioned and well networked in research and teaching. Further English-language study programmes are expected to be introduced soon.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Beijing Institute of Technology, China; Tampere University of Technology, Finnland; Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, Frankreich; École Polytechnique Fédérale (EPF) Lausanne, Schweiz; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA; University of Texas at San Antonio, USA; Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Niederlande; Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan; Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), Indien
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Diverse and research-oriented laboratory equipment, especially in the fields of autonomous systems and robotics, embedded systems, high-performance computing, IT security, sensor networks, software engineering, telecooperation, visual computing, knowledge discovery in the web; Buildings with modern facilities, including multimedia lecture halls and learning centres for students; Campus-wide WiFi; Modern fully air-conditioned computer pools and extensive services (SVN, Tracks, virtual machines, computing nodes) for students.
  • Support for founders
    TU Darmstadt and the Department of Computer Science are committed to promoting business start-ups. The Startup and Innovation Center HIGHEST at TU Darmstadt combines a range of different measures to promote new businesses. HIGHEST offers advice, qualifications and support with all questions relating to start-ups. In teaching, "Entrepreneurship & Innovation" has become established as a subsidiary subject. The Department of Computer Science supports start-ups by providing resources (space, IT infrastructure, etc.).
  • Characteristics of assistance to differently abled persons
    Students with disabilities face particular challenges when they enter higher education. TU Darmstadt and the Department of Computer Science want to give these students the best possible support. Students receive individual advice in the department and guidance and examination arrangements are adjusted accordingly (e.g. written additions to oral examinations for students with hearing impairment and speech disorders, extensions for assignments and written examinations, permission to use writing aids, adjustment of requirements governing practical work).
  • Characteristics of diversity advancement
    The Department of Computer Science supports diversity with many different offerings, such as language and cultural courses and scientific working methods for international students. There is also a dedicated mentoring system to help international students settle into university life.
  • Further information on research activities
  • Further information about study entry phase
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Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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