Faculty of Computer Science, Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Courses at the Faculty of Computer Science, Mathematics and Natural Sciences showcase the fact that mathematics and science instruction involves so much more than dry theory.  The curriculum is based on current research, providing students with knowledge that is both well-grounded and hands-on. The Faculty was formed in 1992 from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and the Department of Natural Sciences of the former Technical University.  Since its inception, the Faculty has continued its predecessors' tradition of high-quality teaching in these fields.

Traditional course formats such as lectures, seminars and lab classes are enhanced by modern forms of learning, including self-directed study, experimental courses, project-based learning, presentations and extensive research papers. A special emphasis is on e-learning technology and its ongoing development. One of the most important e-learning options is OPAL, an online platform that allows distance learning students to attend HTWK Leipzig courses online via live streaming, for example.

As a student at the Faculty of Computer Science, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, you will benefit from the most state-of-the-art equipment. The Faculty's main building, named after computer pioneer Konrad Zuse, features two Sun workstation labs and the UNIX lab. In our multimedia lab, students may use a wide array of audio and video editing programmes. In our VR lab, they may experiment with virtual reality methods. In addition to the Zuse Building, the Faculty also boasts a new Science Lab Building, completed in 2005. Both facilities are located on the HTWK Leipzig main campus.

As part of its general studies programme, the Faculty regularly offers public lectures addressing current issues in computer science and mathematics. In our annual 'Long Night of Computer Games', students, teachers and guests try out new and classic computer games in the Faculty’s laboratories. Moreover, students have successfully participated in a variety of projects. The HTWK Leipzig Nao team, for example, recently won two titles at the 2009 RoboCup world championships in Graz, Austria.

Undergraduate programmes:

  • Applied Mathematics — Bachelor of Science
  • Computer Science — Bachelor of Science
  • Media Informatics —Bachelor of Science

Postgraduate programmes:

  • Applied Mathematics — Master of Science
  • Computer Science —Master of Science
  • Media Informatics — Master of Science

For more information on the Faculty of Computer Science, Mathematics and Natural Sciences and its academic programmes, please refer to the Faculty website (in German).