Seit dem Wintersemester 2020/21 ermöglichen wir unseren Studierenden ab dem 4. Semester die Wahl eines Schwerpunktes: Gemäß der eigenen Interessen können Sie zwischen den Richtungen »Medieninformatik« und »Security and Data Science« wählen und sind damit noch besser auf die spezialisierten Anforderungen des Arbeitsmarktes vorbereitet. Auch eine weitere Vertiefung Ihrer Kenntnisse und Fähigkeiten in unseren Master-Studiengängen »Human-Computer Interaction« und »Computer Science for Digital Media« ist damit passgenau möglich.
The Informatik (Informatics) programme in Weimar imparts fundamental skills in software and system development for digital media. After covering the fundamental principles of computer science and mathematics at the start of the course, you will be free to pursue your own research interests: during two major practical projects, you will work with fellow students to develop hardware and software solutions. The projects take 10 to 15 hours per week and provide insight into everyday professional life as a informatics specialist. For computer science is today an interdisciplinary discipline relevant to all areas of society. The demands made of computer scientists are accordingly diverse. And we will prepare you for exactly these demands: beside excellent specialist training, we place great emphasis on imparting soft skills. During projects, you will learn to work as part of a team, identify and solve problems, adapt flexibly to changes, present results, and work with people from other disciplines (e.g. art and design) – this is a long-standing tradition at the Faculty of Media and the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. Another advantage: According to a official statistics of the Statistisches Bundesamt comparing student-staff ratios across Germany, Thuringia ranks first with only 45 students per Professor.
We offer the very best conditions for your studies: several workrooms as well as laboratories featuring state-of-the-art equipment are available for your projects at Bauhausstraße 11. Research is conducted on relevant issues at the highest level in the neighbouring interdisciplinary research building, the Digital Bauhaus Lab – and you will also benefit from this! You will participate in challenging projects during your studies, some of which also involve practical industry partners such as Adobe, Cisco Systems or Zeiss. Helping to prepare you for research-oriented Master’s degree programmes and demanding leadership and planning roles in your future career.
We offer a high-quality study environment with access to state-of-the-art technology and well-equipped laboratories. In our 2016 graduate survey, respondents rated the access to IT services, the availability of lab space and the teaching and learning rooms as well as the equipment available at lab workstations as extremely good in comparison to other computer science courses.
The following labs are available to you during your studies:
- Electrical Engineering Lab (Networked Media)
- Virtual Reality Lab (Chair for Virtual Reality Systems)
- Networked Media Lab (Networked Media)
- Compvis Lab (Chair for Computer Vision in Engineering)
- Web Technology Lab (Chair for Web Technology and Information Systems)
- HCI Lab (Chair for Human-Computer Interaction)
- Usability Lab (Chair for Usability)
- Lab for Mobile Media (Chair for Mobile Media)
- Gfx Lab (Chair for Computer Graphics)
- Media Security Lab (Chair for Media Security)
- WinuX Pool
- LiNT Pool
The following state-of-the-art labs are also available on 300 m² at the » Digital Bauhaus Lab for research and dissertation work:
- User Interface Development Lab
- Human-Computer Interaction Lab
- Computer Vision Lab
- Computer Graphics Lab
- Virtual Reality Lab
- Multi-User 3D Display
- Visual Analytics Display
We offer support in a variety of different formats, especially at the start of your studies. You will be given the opportunity to deepen and consolidate the knowledge gained during lectures in practical exercises. Particularly complex topics will also be covered in tutorials run by students from higher semesters. To prepare for the particularly challenging exams, some professors additionally offer revision classes to review key topics.
Our graduate survey confirmed the outstanding study conditions in Weimar: our alumni were particularly impressed with the support they received during their studies and the uncomplicated contact with teachers and fellow students. We achieved above-average results in the comparison with other natural science degree programmes in Germany. Our graduates also praised the programme structure, research orientation and high quality of study content. The large number of projects during their studies and the very good linking of theoretical and practical content was also rated positively, as was the topicality of the learning content with regard to the practical requirements in professional settings.