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Department Applied Computer Sciences

Business Informatics

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To graduate from your degree programme, you must:

  • successfully complete all the classes
  • produce a Bachelor’s thesis which must receive a pass mark
  • pass the Bachelor’s examination

Your title on graduation will be “Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSc)”.

Bachelor’s thesis

In the fifth semester students produce a practical Bachelor’s thesis as part of the Interdisciplinary Project course. Although the thesis is produced in the context of this particular course, it should be regarded as an independent original piece of work. Students should develop the theoretical background to the project. The relevant implementation aspects should be presented, related to the theory and critically discussed. As the topic is chosen within the context of the project, students can have a say in identifying a topic.

A synopsis is produced at the start of the thesis and approved by the supervisor. The degree programme’s faculty and research assistants are available for thesis supervision. Several supervisors from different subject areas can be involved.

The thesis is an essentially independent original piece of work. If, in exceptional cases, students work together on a topic, the output of the students involved must be able to be assessed separately.

Bachelor’s examination

Students sit the final examination at the end of the sixth semester after the thesis has been approved and the internship completed. The examination is an oral exam before an examination board made up of a chairperson (usually the head of degree programme) and the thesis supervisors.

In the examination students give a presentation on their theses and then answer questions on them and how they are connected to relevant subjects within the curriculum. The examination lasts 45 minutes.

After graduation

After graduating, you can specialise further by enrolling on the Master’s degree programme in Business Informatics or another relevant course at FH JOANNEUM or other university. Alternatively you can start work immediately in a variety of sectors ranging, for example, from companies using information and communications technologies, software producers and IT system houses to management consultancies, the media and online services.

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