Cooperative Study Program in Computer Science

Track of study: Applied Computer Science

Become an expert in anything from programming to IT infrastructures. Students of a cooperative study program in Applied Computer Science will learn to select, integrate, develop, and enhance computer systems, networks, and their applications as well as to train users in applying them. Their input is needed especially when it comes to solving complex information and communication issues, which is why skills such as intercultural communication and project management are also required. At the University IT, you can expect to face many exciting challenges in IT and IT management at a future-oriented university. During the internship semesters and workplace training, you will be involved in current projects according to your selected subject-specific focus from the very beginning.

    • Facts and information on cooperative study programs

      Duration: 3 years

      Degree: Bachelor of Science

      Start of the program: On 1 October of each year

      Compensation: 1,400 euros gross per month plus a bonus payment amounting to 95 % of 1,400 euros gross for a 12-month period of study.

      Program structure:

      • Alternating between three months of workplace training and three months of theoretical training.
      • Workplace training at the University IT (UNIT): During your workplace training at the University of Mannheim, you will be involved, among other things, in the development of interface applications and the design of interfaces between systems for their integration into the system landscape. You will also perform tasks in the area of application support for the SAP system as well as assist in system support.
      • Theoretical training at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) in Mannheim. For more information on the cooperative study program in Applied Computer Science, please see the DHBW website.
    • Required skills and qualifications

      • You meet the admission requirements for studying at the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) and hold a general university entrance qualification or a so-called “fachgebundene Hochschulreife”, i.e., a university entrance qualification allowing you to study a program relating to a specific subject (for details on the admission requirements, please visit the DHBW website).
      • You achieved good to very good grades in mathematics and have a strong understanding of mathematics.
      • You are enthusiastic about technology and information technologies, a team player, communicative, and curious.
      • You enjoy working in an innovative and heterogeneous environment.

      The following skills and qualifications would be an additional asset:

      • Experience with Java or C++
      • Experience with web technologies
      • Experience with SQL databases
    • Why work with us

      • Personal responsibility and extensive creative freedom
      • Benefits of working at a public service institution
      • Varied activities in an exciting and engaging environment: We are not a typical company, but a constantly developing higher education institution.
      • Manifold opportunities for continuing education and personal development
      • Modern IT environment with high innovation and quality standards
      • Attractive compensation
      • Personal advice and supervision during the entire program of study
      • Central location, direct connection to public transport, only a few steps to the Mannheim main station
      • “Job-Ticket BW” for regional public transport
      • Affordable lunch break options on campus
      • Option to participate in university sports
      • And many more benefits
    • Information on the workplace

      With around 12,000 students, the University of Mannheim is one of the leading higher education institutions in Germany. The programs in Economics and Business Administration as well as in Social Sciences, in particular, always rank high in national and international rankings. The University of Mannheim offers its more than 2,600 employees an exciting working environment featuring numerous benefits.

      The rapidly developing University IT Mannheim (UNIT) operates the entire IT infrastructure, network, and media technology for the University of Mannheim. As a central university institution with over 110 employees, we offer a wide range of modern IT services, develop custom-fit IT solutions for teaching, research, and administration, and support the university in the implementation of digital processes.

      The proportion of women in IT professions continues to be low in Germany. We are seeking to change that. As part of the “Girls' Day”, for example, the University IT Mannheim introduces girls to IT professions, they train young women to become IT specialists, and supervise DHBW students in the fields of Computer Science and Business Informatics. We strongly encourage qualified women to apply.

      Applicants with a disability are given preferential consideration in the event of equal qualification.

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    Contact person

    Jan Dotzlaw

    Jan Dotzlaw

    University of Mannheim
    University IT
    L 15, 1–6 – Room 814/815
    68161 Mannheim