Computer science

Applied computer science | Bachelor of Science

The safety of air traffic demands the best in information technology. That's where you come in. Our business needs people like you to develop, test and maintain the software and build the high-reliability databases and networks we need.

A solid theoretical foundation.

Over the course of three years, you will be become an in-demand IT professional. You will benefit from the excellent learning environment offered by the University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt, which occupies first place in university rankings for IT courses. The programme starts in the winter semester with foundation courses in mathematics, the sciences and technology; the individual components are tailored to the demands of your job at DFS. You will expand your expertise and knowledge of development methodologies in computer science and project management. You will immerse yourself in the world of operating systems, networks and microprocessor systems. As the discipline is so wide ranging, we offer a variety of specialisms for you to take: application engineering, technical IT or telecommunications. The choice is up to you.

Put yourself to the test.

During the practical phases, you will develop customised solutions and concepts for software and hardware problems. The correct documentation also needs to be high on your to-do list. There is a great need in the company for programming and software development skills. Your expertise in high-level programming languages will support the implementation of numerous company projects.

What we are looking for.

School-leaving certificate

At least a Fachhochschulreife, but an A-Level/Abitur would be even better (or equivalent)


Good English and a passion for computer science


You have strong analytical skills and are a team player. You have to desire to produce quality in everything you do and are open to learning new things.

The deadline for applications for the recruitment year 2018 has already passed. 
From 1 June 2019, you can apply for a place on a dual course of studies to start from 1 October 2020.