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Computer Science, Department

Fachbereich Informatik at the FH Dortmund

  • Emil-Figge-Straße 42
  • 44227 Dortmund
  • Phone: +49 231 755-6709
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Basic information

Total number of students 3,160
Number of master degree students 230
Percentage of teaching by practitioners 17.8 %
Percentage of teaching by practitioners, master's 11.8 %

Cooperative Education

Students in cooperative education 240
Extent of interlinking 6/10 points

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 37.3 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 8.1 %

Job market- and career-orientation

Contact with work environment, bachelor's 5/12 points
Contact with work environment, master's
Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment not specified
Master theses in cooperation with work environment not specified


Third party funds per professor 80.0
Cooperative doctoral degrees (in three years) 6

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.2
Support in studies 2.0
Courses offered 2.2
Study organisation 1.7
Exams 1.9
Job market preparation 2.0
Support during practical semester
Support for stays abroad 2.2
Rooms 1.5
Library 1.9
IT-infrastructure 1.8
Workstations 2.0
Overall study situation 2.0

Students' assessments on cooperate education courses

Teacher support 2.1
Support in studies 2.1
Courses offered 2.6
Study organisation 1.7
Exams 1.9
Coordination of theory and practice phases 2.3
Rooms 1.9
IT-infrastructure 2.0
Overall study situation 1.9

Students' assessments on consecutive master's degree courses

Teacher support 1.8
Support in studies 2.0
Courses offered 2.2
Study organisation 1.5
Transition to Master's studies 1.8
Overall study situation 1.9

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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Project can be used as a practical phase and the final thesis prepared, a lot of project work and final theses are carried out in cooperation with companies or external institutions; use of blended learning; project "Quality in Teaching": Additional courses offered in the subjects of Mathematics and the Principles of Computer Science by dedicated professors; mentoring
  • Exchange universities for stay abroads
    UNIVERSITY OF WEST ATTICA, Griechenland; Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgien; Universidad del Pais Vasco, Spanien; Kaunas University of Technology, Litauen; Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norwegen; FACHHOCHSCHULE TECHNIKUM WIEN, Österreich; INSTITUTO SUPERIOR POLITÉCNICO DE VISEU, Portugal; ODISEE VZW, Belgien
  • Special features regarding the equipment
    All labs are well equipped with up-to-date hardware and software, all teaching rooms are multimedia; WiFi throughout; flexible room usage via digital door signs; own building for research projects.
  • Special features regarding research and development
    The faculty is significantly involved in the interdepartmental research institute IDiAL.
  • Support for founders
    Explicit support from the transfer office and the research office of Dortmund University of Applied Sciences, e.g. advice on founding or founding ideas, support in preparing funding applications, developing a business plan and setting up and expanding a network. Regular foundation-specific information and qualification events.
  • Other special features
    With one of the largest and most broadly positioned computer science departments in NRW.
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