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    Institute of Computer Science

    Course contents

    The study “Computer Science and Sustainability” familiarizes the students with the most important branches in the context of computer science and teaches multidisciplinary expertises in the field of sustainability. The study focuses on the mindset, procedures, and methodology used in computer science along with the way of thinking required for the fields of sustainability, biology, and geography. Our main objective is to teach students various approaches for solving problems.

    The main focus of the studies are besides computer science and sustainability lectures important contents and mathmatical contents and methods. In a specialized curriculum, students are able to choose between different focus areas

    1. IT for sustainability in one of the following areas: environment, climat,  ecosystem
    2. Sustainability IT with main focus on energy efficient, secure, or reliable systems and networks

    During the study, the mindset and multidisciplinary expertises of the following fields are taught.

    • Mandatory modules "Computer Science and Sustainability"
      • Algorithms and Data Structures
      • Programming and Software Engineering
      • Databases
      • Computer Networks and Information Transmission
      • Modeling and Simulation of Environment, Ecosystem, and Climate based Topics
      • Sustainability and IT
      • Sustainable Concepts
      • Earth- and Enviroment Observations with Sensors
      • Storage, Processing, Evaluation of Data within Environment Systems
      • Energy Efficient Networks and Systems
    • Mandatory modules "Mathmatics"
      • Analysis
      • Linear Algebra
      • Statistics and Stochstics
      • Graphs and Discrete Optimization
    • Optional modules "IT for Sustainability“
      • Climate change and Consequences, Climate Protection
      • Human-Environment-Relations
      • Climate Modeling
      • Geographical Remote Sensing
      • Methodologies for Sensor Data Processing
      • Resource Management
      • Ecosystems
      • Ecology
    • Optional modules "Sustainable IT“
      • Sustainable IT-Systems
      • Sustainable or Energy Aware Programming
      • Security and Privacy
      • Reliability and Robustness
      • Resource Limiations for Technical Systems
    • Possible specialized curricula 
      • "Geography" with main focus on climate
      • "Geography" with main focus on geographical remote sensing
      • "Biology"
      • "Sustainable IT” (for Master Computer Science, LuRi und XtAI)

    Documents on the course

    • Course planIn the curriculum you will find an example schedule of the required courses over the semesters of the standard period of study. 
    • Possible curriculum plans for specializations: The illustrated curriculum plans show the possible specializations.
    • Module catalogue: The module handbook describes the modules belonging to the course: the scope of the modules, the responsible lecturers, the competencies to be acquired and the teaching contents of the modules.
    • Subject specific regulations (FSB) and subject description (SFB) (in German only)You will find detailed regulations on the degree program and in the appendix the description of the subject with a list of all modules with details of the performance to be achieved and the points achieved.
    • Qualification objectives (in German only): The qualification objectives describe what is to be achieved by the course and provide an orientation of what is expected in the course.
    • General Study and Examination Regulations (ASPO 2015): The General Study and Examination Regulations for Bachelor and Master’s Degree Programs (ASPO) contain legally binding information for all Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs at the University of Würzburg. The ASP 2015 applies to the computer science and sustainability course.