Study programme of Computing Science

Computing Science is an 3-year English-taught Bachelor's programme at the Faculty of Science of the Radboud University. You get a broad and solid mathematical foundation that will allow you to deal with and shape the information technologies of the future.

Curriculum

  • Curriculum year 1

    In the first year of Computing Science you are introduced to several programming languages and are taught how to design, analyse, implement, and test programs. You analyse complex issues - such as the workings of a robot or voice computer - and reduce them back to a model. To do this you make use of mathematical formulas, formal languages, and logics. 

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  • Curriculum year 2

    The second year consists of compulsory courses and specialisation courses. You extend your understanding of programming languages, algorithms, operating systems, multicore programming, and information systems. You learn how to do scientific research and write scientific documents. Furthermore, you also reflect on the impact of ICT in society. In the beginning of the year, you will choose two out of three specialisation tracks.

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  • Curriculum year 3

    In the third year, you follow some compulsory courses and complete the remaining courses of your second specialisation chosen in year 2. The first two periods offers possibilities for a stay abroad, free electives and a minor. You end the programme with a Bachelor's thesis.

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  • Double Bachelor's

    A special challenge at Radboud University is a double Bachelor's programme. Follow Computing Science & Mathematics in a combined programme, partially thought in Dutch. A double Bachelor's is intended as a challenge for motivated students who can complete the programme in 3 years without significant study delay. With an extra effort of 25% you obtain two Bachelor's degrees.

    Curriculum Double Bachelor's

This programme has a binding study advice

Minimum ECTS
39
This study programme consists of 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) per year. At the end of the first year you will need to have accumulated a minimum of 39 ECTS in order to receive a positive BSA to continue your studies in the second year. Failing to meet this minimum requirement and receiving a negative BSA means that you are no longer allowed to continue with your studies. Of course, we will consider outstanding circumstances such as sickness or other personal factors. Your study advisor or mentor will regularly discuss your study results with you so that you are not faced with any surprises.

Study abroad

During your Bachelor's programme, you will have the opportunity to go abroad for your studies, internship and/or thesis. You will learn to look at things from the perspective of a different culture and you will meet new people; it is an experience that will enrich your life. What’s more, it will look great on your CV. Please see the Radboud International web page for information about meetings, scholarships, internships and other practical information.

Additional challenge

Do you want an extra challenge during your studies? Do you find it interesting to think about current, social themes from different academic perspectives? Discover what the Radboud Honours Academy has to offer to achieve your maximum potential during your time as a student.

Minor

In the third year of the Bachelor's, you have the opportunity to do a minor, a coherent package of electives worth 15-30 EC that allows you to broaden your knowledge or prepare for a particular Master’s programme. By doing a minor, you fill in the elective space in your programme in a structured way. This can be within the field of your Bachelor's, but also outside it. Such as physics, economics or philosophy.

You can choose from predefined minor, or you can compose your own minor by choosing electives. See the minor guide for which predefined minors you can take as a student of Computing Sciences.