Cognitive Informatics (B. Sc.)
One central focus of the study program is on the technology and architecture underlying information-processing systems that are able both to act with a degree of autonomy, and to provide human users with multimodal access to information, and thus with access via a medium (language, gestures, visualization, haptics) that caters to their specific needs. As such, this degree program equips alumni with practically-oriented expertise and skills and enables them to participate in the development and implementation of cognitive information-processing systems.
In the field of mathematics, formal foundations for the rest of the course are established through work on linear algebra, analysis and differential equations and through exploration of statistics and stochastics. In the field of informatics, students are taught 'canonical' elements of informatics (algorithms and data structures, operating systems, techniques for advancing software projects, computer architecture, and basic principles of theoretical informatics).
The proportion of the degree program devoted to informatics is high enough to ensure that alumni are not only qualified to find employment in the specific area of cognitive informatics, but also optimally qualified to embark on careers in the 'classic' job market for IT experts. Students are prepared for professional careers through, in particular, the project-oriented modules and the Bachelor thesis.
The fostering of practical programming skills also forms a major component of the degree program. In addition, obligatory modules taken during the initial core phase of the program ensure that all students gain a solid overview of cognitive informatics which is then developed further through in-depth exploration of the subject during the profile phase.