2019 / 20
Computer Science, Department
- Münsterstraße 156
- 40476 Düsseldorf
- Phone: +49 211 4351-12610
Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses
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Special features regarding teachingTeaching in the department is characterised by a combination of knowledge transfer and application. Where it makes didactic sense, the teaching staff support their classroom activities digitally. Over the course of the degree, the percentageof self-determined learning increases because students can choose between different options and specialisations. The teaching staff have extensive professional experience outside of university and they stay in touch with professional practice, such as in the form of cooperative research projects, they supervise practical semesters and via the “Medienforum”, which includes lectures for information sharing.
Further information about study entry phasehttps://medien.hs-duesseldorf.de/studium/erstsemesterinfos
Special features regarding the international orientationAs part of their studies, students can complete the 20-week internship abroad or study a semester abroad. The recognition of academic achievements is either through a Learning Agreement (including funding by Erasmus, Promos) or individually through the Examination Board. Due to the partnerships with foreign universities, there are no tuition fees for the students. The department currently has cooperation agreements with six universities in Greece, Japan, Norway, Austria, Spain and Turkey.
Common partner universities for exchangeUniversity of Aizu, Japan; Technological Educational Institute of Heraklion Stavromenos, Heraklion, Griechenland; Universidad Politécnica de Valéncia, Gandia, Spanien; Istanbul Technical University, Türkei; Fachhochschule Salzburg, Österreich; Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norwegen; Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK), Finnland.
Special features regarding the equipmentIn 2016 the department moved into a new building with modern information and media technology facilities. The technical facilities include lecture halls with interactive tablets and multi-projectors, studios for video and sound technology as well as virtual technology (Blue Box), laboratories for various work areas of media informatics and media technology, some with touch screens, server operation, PC pools and other study and work spaces for students. In surveys, students confirm that the department is well equipped.
Website with further information on research activitiesmedien.hs-duesseldorf.de/
Support for foundersClose cooperation with business, charitable and cultural partners on projects, practical semesters and final assignments means that many activities exist that relate to self-employment and start-ups. Depending on requirements, aspiring start-up founders receive individual support from professors. This has led to spin-offs in web development, real-time 3D and 3D scanning. The department is also engaged in events and activities relating to business start-ups, e.g. Düsseldorf Start-Up Week.
Characteristics of assistance to differently abled personsThe university’s Office of Counselling and Disability Services (ABS) is responsible for looking after the interests of students with disabilities and/or chronic conditions. It provides information on questions relating to examinations, rest arrangements/facilities, reasonable adjustment arrangements and general support services for students. The examination regulations for the department cover reasonable adjustments for students with disabilities. Reasonable adjustments, e.g. examination extensions or oral rather than written examinations, are also granted for temporary health conditions, maternity protection or caregiving
Characteristics of diversity advancementThe Media department has appointed an equal opportunity officer who is responsible for matters that are relevant to equality in the department. Efforts are specifically made at information events to motivate young women to take a technical degree programme (e.g. open day, Studio5 Info Day, taster course, Girls’ Media Day with the Rhein-Kreis Neuss district authority, Girls’ Day). Work placements in the department are also available for female school students. Conditions are created that make it possible to combine studying with family commitments.
Other special featuresDepending on the year, the department has a small class of approximately 85 undergraduate and 25 Master students. The programmes have been re-accredited until 2025. The subject-specific expertise of the professors includes the core subjects of computer science, their application in the media as well as design content. According to surveys, the students are satisfied with the conditions of the programme and 90% of them recommend 90% their programme. The student organisation provides support for freshers, for example. The campus is well connected to local and long-distance transport.
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Last update 2018: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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