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Computer Science, Department

Fachbereich Informatik und Wirtschaftsinformatik at the HAW Würzburg-Schweinfurt/Würzb.

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General remarks
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Basic information

Total number of students 690 *
Number of master degree students 50 *
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 20.0 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 10.0 %

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 11/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 86.7 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 32.4 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 10/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's 5/12 points
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment 45.0 %
Master theses in cooperation with work environment 33.3 %


Third party funds per professor 12.8
Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years) 3

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.5
Support in studies 2.5
Courses offered 2.6
Study organisation 1.7
Exams 2.2
Job market preparation
Support during practical semester 2.9
Support for stays abroad 2.2
Rooms 1.3
IT-infrastructure 2.1
Overall study situation 2.5

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 1.7
Support in studies 1.8
Courses offered 1.9
Study organisation 1.5
Transition to Master's studies 1.7
Overall study situation 1.6

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    With seminar-based teaching, exercises in small groups, practical semesters and projects, students are introduced to programming, project implementation and project management activities in the IT industry. Through full-day business games, e.g. in IT project management, methods and tools are applied and team processes are experienced. Programming tasks in a team are carried out in the 4th semester in the programming project and in the project work. During the practical phase, students test and deepen their professional, methodological and social skills.
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    Sheffield Hallam University, Vereinigtes Königreich; Huzhou University, China (VR); Saimaan Ammattikorkeakoulu Lappeenranta, Finnland; Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Portugal; Umea Universitet, Schweden; Universitatea 'Lucian Blaga' din Sibiu, Rumänien; Christ University Bangalore, Indien; Universidad Federal de Bahia, Brasilien; Auburn University, USA
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    Through inter-disciplinary and multi-institution collaboration, state-of-the-art teaching materials (e.g. models, robots, sensors and devices, 3D printers, AR and VR glasses, video and sound studio, etc.) are available in teaching and research laboratories. These are maintained and constantly optimised by qualified laboratory assistants.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    The Faculty's own Institute for Design and Information Systems combines the research skills. Members of the faculty are nationally and internationally; renowned (e.g. patent holder in the field of in-house navigation, long-standing board member of DSAG, etc.). Two research professorships in the fields of socio-informatics and the Internet of Things. Increasing number of third-party funded projects and scientific staff. Student teams from the faculty have won several competitions and best paper awards in recent years.
  • Support for founders
    The department’s start-up mentors (two professors) are integrated into the regional competence network gründen@würzburg, which includes the City of Würzburg, the Innovation and Start-Up Centre (IGZ), the Technology and Start-Up Centre (TGZ), the university, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as well as investment-ready companies. Regular events include entrepreneurs’ informal gatherings, a social media business lounge or the Startup City as part of the Mobile Media Day. The specialisation "Management of Digital Innovations" focuses on foundation aspects in the 6th and 7th semesters.
  • Further information about study entry phase
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Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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