The department´s principles

  • Balancing theory and practice


We place great emphasis on practical relevance. In our study programmes and our work we follow this guiding principle:


No theory without practice and no practice without theory. (D.E.Knuth)


During your studies you will have the opportunity to apply what you have learnt by completing practical tasks. Practical experiences from project work and an internship (practical semester) are incorporated into your studies.


Our lecturers have academic backgrounds as well as application-oriented professional experience and keep themselves up-to-date with sabbaticals spent in the industry, and with continued subject-specific and didactic training.


  • Good teaching


The focus on theory and practice requires special teaching and learning methods. Classes in seminar style are a distinctive feature of the teaching at Universities of Applied Sciences. These take place in small groups as dialogues and give you the opportunity to bring your questions along to the class rather than keeping them to yourself. Your lecturers don’t talk away above your heads; instead, they interact with you in person.


Our department is on the road to success when it comes to teaching. In 2006 and 2008, the reputable prize for good teaching at universities by the Bavarian Minister of Science was awarded to members of our department.


  • Guaranteed quality


Our course offerings are quality-assured. All study programmes have already been put to the test by accreditation agencies and awarded the accreditation seal.


  • Expertise and innovation


The teaching staff in our department is involved at the forefront of current research and development. They have a leading role in several centres of excellence at the Munich University of Applied Sciences.


  • Positive ranking


Our department is ranked among the best by DIE ZEIT newspaper and the CHE think tank in their rankings of German universities. We are currently moving up the table for 2011/12: CHE list of risers and fallers in Computer Science. Our study programmes also reached a place on the winner’s podium in the current edition of Wirtschaftswoche (Issue 16, 18.04.2011 – Which universities personnel managers prefer).