Computer Science - Jacobs University

Informatik & Mathematik
6 Semester
Internationaler Studiengang


Computer Science lies at the core of all modern industries, as computer systems and information technology are the basis for almost all of today’s production processes. Computer technology changes constantly but there are a number of fundamental principles underlying these technologies. The Computer Science program at Jacobs University focuses on understanding these principles and their application in practice. In addition to courses dealing with core competencies (programming, software engineering, foundations of computer science), you will be covering mathematics (calculus, linear algebra, and statistics) and take courses in engineering and sciences whilst also conducting guided research. Study Computer Science at one of the world’s top-ranked universities (THE Ranking and THE Young University Ranking 2019, CHE Ranking) with excellent career options in top tech companies.

Nach dem Studium

Computer science is one of the key disciplines of the 21st century and affecting almost all modern industries. As a consequence, the possible career paths are very broad for graduates with a computer science degree and the job market is very favorable. The job market includes jobs such as software engineer, system integrator, information systems manager, data analyst, database administrator, application developer, cyber security analyst, IT consultant, or system analyst.

“The student body is great.”
“Jacobs is probably one of the top universities from which Microsoft hires software engineers in all of Germany.” (B. Mercer, Microsoft)

Start your career in one of the top tech industry related companies

Graduates of the Computer Science program at Jacobs University have obtained positions in companies of the information technology sector such as Amazon, Cleversoft, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, SAP, Skype, 360 Treasury Systems, Twitter, Research Gate or VMware and within companies that are using information technology extensively such as the BMW Group, Deutsche Bank, KPMG, or Uber. Some graduates founded their own companies like Deep Web Solutions GmbH, Take Off Labs, or techOS GmbH.

Or continue your education at a leading university

Past graduates have also chosen to continue their education by enrolling into graduate programs at other German universities such as the RWTH Aachen, the Technical University Berlin, or the Technical University München; at other European universities such as the University of Amsterdam, the University of Cambridge, EPFL Lausanne, the University College London, the University of Oxford, or ETH Zürich; or at international universities such as the Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, or the University of Montreal.

We help you plan and start your individual career path

The Career Services Center (CSC) as well as the Jacobs Alumni Office help students in their career development. The CSC provides students with high quality training and coaching in CV creation, cover letter formulation, interview preparation, effective presenting, business etiquette and employer research as well as in many other aspects, thus helping students identify and follow up rewarding careers after their time at Jacobs University. Furthermore, the Alumni Office helps students establish a long-lasting and worldwide network which comes in handy when exploring job options in academia, industry, and elsewhere.


Admission to Jacobs University is selective and based on a candidate’s school and/or university achievements, recommendations, self-presentation, and performance on required standardized tests. Students admitted to Jacobs University demonstrate exceptional academic achievements, intellectual creativity, and the desire and motivation to make a difference in the world.