The Bachelor Program in Information Science
Information and knowledge are the raw materials of a knowledge-based society. The success of an enterprise or an organization increasingly depends on a skilful handling of knowledge. Therefore it is important to have the right information at the right time and the right place. This needs professional handling using procedures and technologies of information- and knowledge-management.
The Bachelor Program Information Science educates specialists who are responsible for a professional handling of knowledge and information in enterprises as well as in governmental and non-governmental organizations. These information specialists know how to acquire, preserve and use knowledge. A key element in the program is the ability of planning, designing, developing and initiating information systems and -services.
Interdisciplinary Program of Studies
A professional handling with knowledge needs solid general and basic knowledge in the respective subject area. Therefore the interdisciplinary program of studies combines the content of various academic disciplines to a broad, job orientated spectrum of capacities. This is what today's enterprises, institutions, administrations and libraries ask for. The interdisciplinary program thus contains
- Information and Library Science
- Computer Science and Information Technology
- Media, Public Relations and Journalism Studies
- Business Administration and Management
- Library Management.
Information Science and Engineering - as we teach it - is based on engineering science and information technology. In this we differ from other LIS-programs in Germany which are more social science orientated.
The first three semesters, i.e. 50% of the program is structured like this:
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A fully individual specialization and professional profile is carried out in semester four and five by solely choosing from catalogues of electives and projects. The 6th semester finishes the studies with an internship project and a thesis.
Prerequisites for a successful study of information science are an inclination for researching complex relevant information in all sources, and for methodical processing of the findings - with the objective to solve complex problems. Just as important is a broad interest of students in modern hardware and software technology.
As all bachelor degree programs in Germany at federal state universities it is free of tuition fees.
A successful termination of the program yields to a B.Sc.