TU Wien Informatics

20 Years

BSc Media Informatics and Visual Computing

  • Bachelor Program
  • UE 033 532

The bachelor program Media Informatics and Visual Computing teaches you key technologies and technical processes in the areas of Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, Visualization and Augmented/Mixed/Virtual Reality.



  • Duration: 6 Semesters
  • ECTS Worth: 180
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • Language: German
  • Restricted Admission: Yes / Process
  • Curriculum: PDF / Courses
  • Questions? — We have answers

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Note: This bachelor’s program will be phased out and can no longer be started after the summer term of 2023 (graduation later is of course still possible). Details further down on this page and in our news article.

What to expect?

During your studies you will learn the mathematical and formal basics of computer science. In order to be able to address the special challenges of Media Informatics, you will receive an interdisciplinary basic training, in which you acquire knowledge and skills in the creative and user-centered design of the media and their production processes.

Why all this?

As a graduate of this degree program, you are internationally competitive for a further qualification in the context of a relevant master program, but also for your work in the business world.

These activities include application-oriented research, the development of information and communication systems and the design, implementation and evaluation of interactive components in information and communication systems. You can work in the innovation-driven, human-centered areas of Visual Computing (Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, Image Processing, Visualization, Mixed Reality, etc.), Multimedia Systems and Tangible Computing.


The bachelor degree program in Media Informatics and Visual Computing offers you in-depth, scientifically and methodically high-quality education geared to lasting knowledge. Anticipating future professional requirements, you will be taught a variety of interdisciplinary skills. You’ll acquire basic knowledge of computer science and a critical understanding of its theories and principles, which are based on a stable knowledge of the basics and methods. These include the areas of algorithms and data structures, architecture of computer and software systems, mathematics, probability theory and statistics, human-machine interaction, programming paradigms, software engineering and theoretical computer science and logic.

In addition, you will receive in-depth training in computer vision, computer graphics, visualization, augmented / mixed / virtual reality, interaction design / user experience, computer and sensor system design, design-oriented thinking and design practice, as well as social and cultural aspects of digital interaction technology.

During studying, you develop important cognitive, practical and personal skills that enable you to think agile and interdisciplinarily, work goal-oriented and methodically, and document and present precisely. You learn to use foundations and methods for modeling, solution finding and evaluation, can validate systems empirically and experimentally and develop and implement design concepts. The application of qualitative and quantitative methods of social science and the use of participative procedures round off your professional qualification profile as a graduate.

In the course of your studies, you will also learn methods and strategies for strengthening your self-organization and self-responsibility as well as your individual creativity and innovation potential. Your curiosity and teamwork will be encouraged as well as your active and passive critical ability. According to the professional requirements, you learn how to deal responsibly with people from diverse professional and social groups.


You are deeply immersed in a rich environment full of exciting ideas and interesting challenges that foster your talents and provide new experiences:

  • Join our Bachelor with Honors program! Our excellence program enables you to prove your potential in individually designed challenges, nurture your talents, and engage you in scientific research.
  • Participate in our student mobility programs! International exchange is in our DNA. Meet students, researchers, and lecturers from all over the world, participate in Erasmus, and join our double degree programs during your Masters.
  • Come for the Bachelor; stay for the Master and Doctorate! A bachelor’s degree is the ideal preparation for one of our Master programs and a doctorate at the TU Wien Informatics Doctoral School. And we are always looking for excellent candidates for open positions in the scientific field.
  • Get to know the people and research! We are proud of the distinguished scholars and researchers who make up our diverse faculty. Find out who they are, what projects our research units are working on, and stay in touch through our newsroom and social media channels.
  • Enjoy Vienna! Our campus is located directly in the heart of Vienna. Besides Vienna ranking as the city with the highest quality of life and TU Wien Informatics in the Global Top 15% in Computer Science, there are numerous more reasons why you should study with us.

You’re more than just a number when you study with us. Be part of TU Wien Informatics!

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, access to all bachelor programs at TU Wien is restricted. In order to apply to one of our bachelor programs, you need to participate in an admission procedure. In addition, you need to prove your prove your proficiency in German. Head over to our First Steps page to learn more.
Simply browse through the individual pages for our programs (see above). Each page provides an overview of the program, as well as links to the full curriculum, list of courses, and answers to program-specific questions. If you have additional questions, the student council offers a wide range of advisory services: FS Inf, FS Winf.
Head over to our First Steps page. It has all the important information, dates, events, and todos for the beginning of your first semester.

Anyone who studies a Software and Information Engineering, Media Informatics and Visual Computing, or Medical Informatics bachelor program can complete it until October 31, 2028. Alternatively, switching to the new Bachelor Informatics program is possible at any time before and after this deadline.

More question? Email us at studiendekanat.informatik@tuwien.ac.at!

Please send an e-mail to studienabteilung@tuwien.ac.at with your request and a scan/photo of your TU Card.

All details about the switch in our Transitional Provisions page.

More question? Email us at studiendekanat.informatik@tuwien.ac.at!

Courses that are continued in the new Bachelor of Informatics do not have to be credited – this will happen automatically.

Courses that are DISCONTINUED in the new Bachelor of Informatics must be credited within two semesters of starting the new program. Fill in the relevant form and bring it together with the official signed transcripts to our TU Wien Informatics Study Services. As soon as the decision about your application has been received, you will be notified.

More question? Email us at studiendekanat.informatik@tuwien.ac.at!

Open thesis topics are usually announced via TISS. To see all available bachelor thesis topics, please configure the TISS search form as follows (we unfortunately can’t provide a direct link): Click the “Extended Search” button, set thesis type to “Bachelor Thesis”, set faculty to “Faculty of Informatics”, and click the “Search” button.
We’ve prepared a nice step-by-step guide on how to apply for your bachelor degree. Please follow the guide and if you have any questions, contact our Study Services team.