Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
The bachelor's program in Information Systems combines informatics and business administration.Department of Informatics
Information on Degree Program
What does this program cover?
A combination of informatics and business administration, a purpose-built foundation in mathematics and relevant specialist courses – all of this is on offer in the bachelor's program in Information Systems at the Technical University of Munich.
In the business world and in management, the integration of economic, technical, and social aspects is of central importance. Amid the productive tensions between people, organizations, economics, and information and communication technology, specialists in information systems help shape the information society.
The discipline of Information Systems deals with the application of information and communication technology in companies and business administration. The emphasis lies on the analysis and design of value-adding business processes and associated IT infrastructure. This involves designing business processes and models, developing innovative information systems, assisting with planning, decision-making and cooperation, as well as information and knowledge management.
For a comprehensive description of the program, please refer to the degree program documentation:
How is the program structured?
The bachelor's program in Information Systems is structured around the specialties of informatics, information systems, economics, as well as mathematics and methodological foundations. The knowledge acquired in this way is expanded upon in complementary elective subjects, project work, and internships.
The degree concludes with the bachelor's project and bachelor’s thesis in the sixth semester.
What is the language of instruction?
Required language skills for admission:
You need sufficient German language skills if you wish to apply for this program. Evidence of your language proficiency has to be submitted before the end of the application deadline. Learn more about recognized certificates and other ways to prove your German language skills.
This evidence of your language proficiency confirms that you comply with the minimum language requirements for admission to the program. Depending on the program and your individual background, it may be necessary for you to keep working on your language skills during your studies. Be sure to take a look at the services of our Language Center.
Language of instruction:
The language of instruction for this program is German. Some courses may, however, be taught in English.
Which further expertise and skills will I acquire?
In Information Systems, the Technical University of Munich places a strong emphasis on competency in informatics. You study at one of the biggest and most highly renowned faculties of informatics in Germany. With 30 professors, you will find competent tutors regarding all discipline-related topics. Further to which, business administration is taught at the Technical University of Munich in a manner oriented toward technology and management so that it dovetails seamlessly with the study of Information Systems.
As a graduate, not only do you therefore possess a sound knowledge of mathematics and informatics, but you can also purposefully apply your knowledge in practice. You are able to develop and maintain information systems and business processes in corporations.
Which professional opportunities can I take up with this qualification?
After your degree, numerous opportunities arise, whether in the form of direct employment at a corporation, freelance work, or the continuation of your studies. The next stage is the master's degree and, thereafter, a doctorate. Should you decide to embark on a professional career after the successful completion of your degree, you can take up employment as a systems and applications specialist, project manager, information manager or consultant specializing in IT. Graduates of the Technical University of Munich pursue leadership positions in IT and corporate management.
Binding Regulations for Progression of Studies, Examinations and Application
Application and Admission
How do I apply? (start of program in winter semester 2019/20)
Admission requirements and the application procedure vary depending on the type of higher education entrance qualification you hold.
You must apply through the application portal at TUMonline. After completing the online application process, you will receive a list of documents you must submit to TUM in hard copy by the application deadline.
Applicants with an international higher education entrance qualification must have their documents reviewed in advance through uni-assist.
Which documents do I need to submit? (start of program in winter semester 2019/20)
- Online Application Print-out (signed)
- Final Secondary-School Examinations (certified copy)
- Letter of Motivation
- Complete and Current Résumé (CV)
- Confirmations of Apprenticeships, Internships or Other Qualifications where Appropriate
- Passport (copy)
- Most Current Photo (as for ID)
- Student Health Insurance Certificate
- Proof of German Language Proficiency (certified copy) - international applicants only
- Preliminary Documentation by uni-assist (copy) - international applicants only
We may require additional documents depending on the type of secondary school diploma you earned and your country of origin (e.g. GRE, GATE, APS). After completing the online application process, you will receive a list of documents you must submit to TUM in hard copy by the application deadline.
What application deadlines do I need to meet? (start of program in winter semester 2019/20)
Application period for winter semester: 15.05.- 15.07.
An application for the summer semester is only possible for higher upper-division semesters. Application deadline: 15.01.
Our online application portal TUMonline will create an application form and a checklist with the documents you have to hand in. The checklist shows which documents you need for admission and which for enrollment.
You must submit the signed application form and all documents you need for admission before the application deadline.
Please also submit the documents we need for your enrollmentas soon as possible. If individual documents for enrollment are not available to you yet, you can hand them in up to five weeks after the start of the lecture period. However, we recommend that you submit all required documents well before the semester begins, as you will not be enrolled until all documents have been received.
Please check your TUMonline account regularly, to see if we have any queries to your documents or if you have to amend one or more documents.
On what basis does TUM select applicants for admission?
Selection takes place through an aptitude assessment procedure. Aptitude assessment is a two-part procedure evaluating your ability to successfully manage the particular qualitative requirements of the bachelor’s program.
In the first stage, your overall secondary school grades, your grades in subject-specific courses, and any relevant practical experience or additional qualifications will be evaluated using a point system. Depending on the amount of points accumulated, applicants are either immediately admitted or invited to an admissions interview.
Students who earned their higher education entrance qualification in a non-German language school in another country and whose native language is not German must take part in an admissions interview to assess their subject-specific language skills.
Where can I find the online application portal?
The online application process takes place through our application portal TUMonline.
Do I have to complete an internship?
This degree program does not encompass a compulsory internship nor is an internship a requirement for admission. However, dependant on study progress, we recommend to gain practical experience outside university.
What are my options after earning this degree?
After successful completion of a bachelor’s degree program, you are able to enter a profession. The team at Alumni & Career can assist you with questions regarding professional orientation, job search and job application.
After earning their bachelor’s degree, many students go on to pursue a master’s degree. These programs allow you to deepen your disciplinary knowledge or to expand it with a new field of study. The Student Academic Advising Office can assist you in selecting an appropriate master’s program.