The Natural Sciences in the Information Society bachelor’s program is Berlin’s first interdisciplinary and gender-sensitive natural science study program. The study program offers a fundamental natural science education with interactive training in a broad field of applications: The curriculum offers a combination of technical content from mathematics, physics, computer science, chemistry, and biotechnology as well as the skills needed to use modern IT technology in the natural sciences. Teamwork plays an important role in this program, as do independent work and hands-on expertise. Students participate in various practical courses and projects, and conduct research independently in interdisciplinary groups. They then learn how to appropriately present the results of their work based on their audience. Additionally, students can choose to either specialize in a single natural science or a combination of multiple disciplines, gaining a somewhat broader profile.
|Degree||Bachelor of Science|
|Standard period of study||8 semesters|
|Program start||Winter semester|
|Language of instruction||German|
As for every other bachelor’s degree program at TU Berlin, applicants must possess a university entrance qualification certificate to apply to the Natural Sciences in the Information Society program. Generally, the Abitur serves as the university entrance qualification certificate. If you do not have a formal university entrance qualification, you may still be able to study at TU Berlin if you can provide proof of certain professional qualifications. You can find further information about the application and admissions requirements here.
The Natural Sciences in the Information Society bachelor’s degree program is taught in German. If you are applying with a foreign school-leaving certificate, you must provide proof of German skills at a specific level. This is a prerequisite for admission. As some courses/modules are offered in English, a knowledge of English is useful. However, it is not a condition for admission to studies.
There is a proposed course schedule for the degree program. This is a recommendation for how to complete the degree program within the standard period of study of eight semesters. It provides an example of which modules to take in which semesters. While this proposed course schedule is ideal on paper, it is not mandatory. It’s simply an example of how to successfully schedule and shape your studies.
You can find the proposed course schedule in the study and examination regulations. The most current version of the regulations applies to applicants.
The bachelor’s degree program in Natural Sciences in the Information Society consists of various modules. A module combines curriculum content relating to a certain topic. Modules often include various study and teaching formats such as lectures, practical tutorials, seminars, and practical projects. Students are required to earn a specific number of credit points and complete certain coursework and assessments in each module.
You can find a module list which offers a current overview of all the modules in TU Berlin’s module transfer system (MTS). In the MTS you have an overview of which modules are mandatory for your degree program and which are elective. Detailed module descriptions provide information about the content, learning objectives, participation requirements, workload, type of assessment, and much more. The module list is based on the study and exam regulations.
To module database
All students are required to complete a non-university internship lasting at least 8 weeks. You can find further information in the degree program’s internship regulations.
The study program structure provides an opportunity for students to complete a stay abroad within the standard period of study. The Faculty has staff to assist you with selecting a university and putting together a schedule. You can obtain general information about stays abroad from the TU Berlin International Office (study abroad) and Career Service (internships abroad).
Students in this program acquire comprehensive training in the methods and basic principles of mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, and information management. Students gain an understanding of the fundamental workings of different natural sciences and how to clearly represent their relationships. This knowledge is supplemented with content from engineering, biotechnology, and social affairs. The combination of these fields enables students to gain transferable methodological skills in addition to skills specific to natural science and engineering. Students are also able to coordinate the various methods employed. Furthermore, students gain extensive experience with projects and teamwork as well as with applying course content, for instance during independent work in the lab or the industry internship. The program places significant value on teaching students transferable key skills. Students learn to analyze problems and develop concepts for solving those problems using modern methods of scientific information management. They also acquire a sensibility for considering social, scientific, gender-specific, and ethical aspects in strategies for action and decision-making. By the end of the program, students have an in-depth grasp of gender sensitivity as well as intercultural communication and cooperation. They have also honed their presentation skills and learned how to present their results based on their target audience.
Graduates of this bachelor’s program have a number of options after their studies: They can continue to study in a master’s program to further specialize or seek direct employment. Should you choose to take up employment directly after your studies, there are a number of tasks and fields open to you. There is a growing need for graduates with interdisciplinary training with a broad foundation in the natural sciences and their methodology. Graduates find employment in science journalism, publishing, and libraries; in public relations for natural science institutions; business and industry operations; as national and international advisors in politics, government ministries, and authorities; in organizations and professional associations in relevant fields; project management in natural science and engineering fields; finance and insurance; consulting; science management at universities and research institutes; and in scientific research. Graduates may also choose to continue their studies in a master’s study program, for example in natural science, mathematics, computer science, or an engineering discipline. The TU Berlin master’s programs Computational Neurosciences (offered in English), Statistics and Scientific Computing are particularly suitable for graduates wishing to further their skills.
Guidance and choosing the right degree program: Academic Advising Service
Questions about the degree program: Course Guidance
General questions: Student Info Services
Application and enrollment: Office of Student Affairs – Undergraduate Admissions
Recognition of previously acquired credits: Examination Board