Study Guide for the Bachelor’s Degree in Cybersecurity (FAQ)
Based on the examination regulations of 2 July 2015.
Admissions, Organization and Program of Study
Before you begin your studies, you must enroll (matriculate) at the university. For this purpose, you must fill out the application for enrollment, which can be obtained online or in the student secretariat (Building A4 2).
In addition to this application, you need proof from your health insurance company that you are insured, and a university entrance qualification (Abitur or similar). As well, the semester fee must be paid. Further information is available here.
If enrollment is successful, you will be sent with your proof of enrollment to the university’s card office (Building C 3 1), where you will receive your student ID. This must be validated in order to be used as a bus and train ticket (semester ticket) for the duration of the respective semester.
Each semester, you must re-register. For this purpose, the semester fee has to be paid within a specified period. Shortly afterwards, it is possible to re-validate your student ID so that it can continue to be used as a semester ticket.
All organizational information can also be found on the websites of Saarland University and the Department of Computer Science. There is also information on housing accommodations. Information about the BAföG (study grants/loans) can be found on the website of the University or the Studentenwerk (Student Union), as well as the official BAföG site. There is a BAföG calculator here.
Programming 1 & 2 (required, 18 graded CP)
Mathematical foundations (required, 18 graded CP)
Additional foundations of computer science (required, 36 graded CP)
Foundations in the field of cybersecurity (required, 42 graded CP)
Software design practicum (required, 9 ungraded CP)
Undergraduate seminars on topics of cybersecurity (choice of electives, 5 graded CP)
Advanced lectures in the area of cybersecurity (choice of electives, 18 CP)
Seminars on topics of cybersecurity (choice of electives, 7 graded CP)
Bachelor’s seminars (9 graded CP) and bachelor’s thesis (12 graded CP)
In addition, at least 6 more CP must be obtained through the following courses:
Any courses from the bachelor’s degree in computer science
Soft Skill Seminar
Supervision of tutorials (as a tutor)
Language courses (max. 6 CP, only living languages)
Any courses approved upon request by the Examination Board
Credit Points and Exams
Bachelor’s Thesis and Completion of the Degree
The Computer Science Students’ Representative Council (“Fachschaft”) represents the students in this course of study. It is made up of elected members who are concerned about the interests of the students and is, so to speak, the students’ “voice”. The Council ensures, for example, that the students’ proposals for the use of the study fees are passed on to the right places.
The homepage of the Council provides much more information about its work.