TU Wien Informatics

Bachelor with Honors

With our excellence program Bachelor with Honors we enable outstanding undergraduates from all our Bachelor’s programs to prove their potential in individually designed challenges. We aim to nurture their talents and to engage them in scientific research at an early point.

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»The Bachelor with Honors program is a great initiative and the internship program is especially laudable.« — The Members of our International Advisory Board, 2018 Report

The Program

Challenge Your Talents

Designed as a one-year extension of our regular Bachelor’s degree programs and comparable to the Anglo-American model, this excellence program is an additional offer to undergraduates in all our Bachelor’s programs. As a qualified student, you will receive opportunities that challenge your talents and bring out your full potential. You will also broaden and deepen your professional knowledge and personal skills. Individual mentoring, paired with an interdisciplinary, flexible approach, and distinct and exclusively performance-based rules are the conerstones of the program. Admission and graduation depend solely on performance.

A Program Tailor-Made For Your Talents

Together with your mentor you compose your Bachelor with Honors program according to your personal interests and talents. It can be composed of a wide variety of topics and courses, including (note: your individually designed program needs to be approved by the Deans of Academic Affairs):

  • Research-related mandatory Bachelor-level courses in any discipline offered by universities
  • Informatics-related Master-level courses offered by universities
  • Specific courses and internships for Bachelor with Honors

Your Excellence. Certified.

As a successful graduate you receive a certificate signed by the Rector, the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, the Dean and the Dean of Academic Affairs, which acknowledges the completion of the Bachelor with Honors program. Moreover, in a personal letter of recommendation the Rector highlights your distinguished achievements and, for having met all requirements for graduation, accepts you into the Top 5% of students at TU Wien.

Success Stories from Our Students

Interview

Purdue University interviewed Marcel Moosbrugger and Timon Höbert who are currently doing the GoBoiler Internship at Purdue. 2 Oct 2019

Graduation

Graduation ceremony for our graduates Marcel Moosbrugger and Thomas Hader at the 28th Epilog, the biannual faculty awards ceremony.25 June 2019

Internship

Daniel Öhlinger started the Bachelor with Honors internship at Robert Bosch AG.18 June 2019

Internship

Anna Chmurovicova and Thomas Hader successfully applied for the extremely selective Student Research Fellowship program at ETH Zürich.22 May 2019

Internship

Jakob Troidl conducted an industrial R&D internship at Brainlab (Munich) and attended a summer school at the Visual Computing Center at KAUST (Saudi Arabia).08 May 2019

Internship

Successful application of Markus Nissl for a Summer@EPFL internship project.10 May 2019

Conference

Daniel Öhlinger’s first research paper, "The Involution Tool for Accurate Digital Timing and Power Analysis", is accepted for presentation at the PATMOS'19 conference in Rhodes, Greece.8 May 2019

Research Program

Marcel Moosbrugger and Timon Höbert successfully applied for the "GoBoiler Summer Research Program" at the Department of Computer Science of Purdue University.8 May 2019

Graduation

Johannes Vass and Timon Höbert are the first graduates of our excellence program Bachelor with Honors.15 Jan 2019

Our Graduates

Graduate Date of Graduation
Thomas Hader June 2019
Timon Höbert Jan 2019
Marcel Moosbrugger June 2019
Johannes Vass Jan 2019

Since the Bachelor with Honors program aims at nurturing excellence, and offers a high-level, demanding environment for ambitious undergraduates, successful applicants must meet objective, performance-based criteria:

  1. Successful completion of at least 72 ECTS of regular mandatory courses within the framework of your Bachelor’s program at the time of application
  2. A weighted grade point average ≤ 2.0 (Austrian grades range: 1 [excellent] to 5 [insufficient])
  3. A coherent Bachelor with Honors program proposal—agreed with your mentor—covering courses from Bachelor’s and Master’s programs worth 45 to 60 ECTS (in addition to the 180 ECTS of your regular Bachelor’s program)
  4. An eligible mentor (a professor of the faculty)
  1. Completion of your regular Bachelor program with distinction
  2. A weighted grade point average ≤ 1.5 (regular Bachelor’s and Bachelor with Honors program)
  3. Total duration of studies ≤ 9 terms
  1. Choose an internship from the list above, check details and feasibility with the respective contact person (with or without involving the mentor here), and finally apply.
  2. If successful, please inform your mentor about your internship project. You need to provide the names of the institution and your external supervisor, and a short project description.
  3. After finishing the internship project, you need to deliver a final project report (also signed by the supervisor) to your mentor. In addition, external supervisors need to provide the mentor with a short performance report, which shall also include a proposed grade.
  4. The accreditation for PR "Bachelor with Honors Internship-Projekte" (6 ECTS) will be issued by the Dean of Academic Affairs upon request of the mentor (who needs to submit the final grade and a short justification, along with the final project report and the performance report).

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