Computer Science

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The key to the digital future

Computer science permeates all facets of our modern lives - from artificial intelligence, cyber security and the development of large software systems,to the management of sustainable IT products. Computer science is indispensable in the digitalised world.

IT specialists are at the heart of this dynamic development and are sought-after on the job market. Your career opportunities and fields of work are diverse. Your earning prospects are also excellent. The digital world is constantly evolving - so you'll never be bored in your career.

We provide you with the knowledge to tackle complex problems and develop innovative solutions.

  • Quality and experience Computer scientists have been trained in Furtwangen for over 50 years. The computer science degree progamme at HFU has an excellent reputation among practitioners and HR managers from companies.
  • Computer Science meets industry Learning with state-of-the-art infrastructure and practical courses - that's what you can expect at our faculty. You'll benefit from intensive contact with our numerous industry partners right from the start.
  • Friendly and personal With us, you have direct contact with professors. You'll be working in small study groups and will always find someone to answer your questions. Our study support TREFFER (TRaining, Erfolg, Förndern & FordERn) is committed to your academic success right from the start.

Mission statement & academics

Our range of courses

We offer four different bachelor's degree programmes: 

In addition, you can choose from two master's degree programmes following your bachelor's degree:

Personal support and contacts for life

A friendly IN community awaits you here. Make your time at university the best of your life: 

  • enjoy cutting-edge course content
  • make personal contacts with dedicated professors
  • benefit from manageable study groups
  • take advantage of our close cooperation with industry partners
  • gain insights into innovative research projects in the fields of cloud computing, IT security, AI or socioinformatics 

Your study support from TREFFER

We accompany, support and encourage our students right from the start. The TREFFER team (TRaining, Erfolg, Förndern & FordERn) offers a wide range of measures from the start of your studies to successful graduation: 

  • Induction week for first semester students
  • Mentoring programme: new students are assigned a contact person from higher semesters
  • Support office: your first point of contact for any questions
  • Support courses for repeat students
  • Competitions, campaigns and awards for high-achieving students


The Faculty of Computer Science has excellently equipped laboratories. We regularly adapt these to current developments. This enables our students to apply and further develop their knowledge in research-oriented and practical environments.

Cross-laboratory IT infrastructures and services for virtualisation, machine learning and high-performance computing are offered.

Interdisciplinary laboratories

  • Robotics and intelligent systems lab
  • Smart Home Laboratory

Programme-specific laboratories

  • Software Engineering Lab
  • Networks and IT Security Lab
  • Autonomous Systems Lab
  • IT Product Management Lab
  • Computer Science and Mobile Systems master's Lab

Company Collaboration

The course is characterized by a high degree of professional and practical relevance. Over a third of our graduates get to know their future employer during their studies.

Since 2013, we have been working successfully with six participating companies in an industry advisory board. The aim of this cooperation is to further increase the attractiveness of the computer science degree programme and to ensure the quality and practical orientation of teaching.

Our cooperation partners: 

Our students benefit from:

  • from up-to-date teaching content with a high degree of practical relevance 
  • the firmly anchored practical semester (first own professional practice plus valuable contacts)
  • tasks from company practice during semester projects
  • direct insight into company practice during company excursions

For teachers and school pupils

We're happy to pass on our enthusiasm for IT

  • Insider information from our students? You can get them via smartphone or during a visit on site!
  • Learning a programming language while at school? Our student study programme is the right place for you!
  • Fancy a trip to the robotics lab? Come to Furtwangen with your school class!
  • Looking for further training? We train teachers every year! 

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