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Opbouw programma

VakPeriode 1Periode 2
Calculus for Computing Science
Computer Architecture
Discrete Structures
Imperative Programming
Introduction to Computing Science
Introduction to Logic
Algorithms and Data Structure in C
Artificial Intelligence I
Introduction to Information systems
Linear Algebra & Multivariable Calculus for AI&CS
Object-Oriented Programming
Program Correctness
VakPeriode 1Periode 2
Advanced Algorithms and Data Structures
Advanced OO Programming
Functional Programming
Problem Analysis and Software Design
Signals and Systems
Computing Science: Ethical and Professional Issues
Introduction to Scientific Computing
Languages and Machines
Parallel Computing
Software Engineering
VakPeriode 1Periode 2
Minor CS: Information Security (facultatief)
Minor CS: Introduction to Intelligent Systems (facultatief)
Minor CS: Requirements Engineering and Software Startups (facultatief)
Minor CS: Short Programming Project (facultatief)
Minor CS: Software Language Engineering (facultatief)
Minor CS: Software Quality Assurance and Testing (facultatief)
Bachelor's Project
Computer Graphics
Operating Systems
Web Engineering

The Groningen science and engineering programmes stand out for their academic excellence. The work pace in the first year is generally high and the courses contents demanding. The first year curriculum concentrates on laying a sound basis for our engineering and natural science disciplines. Credits per year: 60 ECTS; most courses are 5 ECTS.

Een studiejaar bestaat uit 60 studiepunten (ECTS). De meeste vakken zijn 5 ECTS.

Een compleet overzicht van alle vakken:

Studeren in het buitenland

  • Studeren in het buitenland is facultatief
  • Maximaal 30 EC

Exchange: All our science and engineering programmes offer study abroad possibilities at a number of partner institutions. Our partners include top-100 universities in Europe (for example in Germany, UK, and Sweden) and in the USA, China, South-East Asia, and South America. Our exchange programmes typically have a duration of one semester and count toward your final degree.

Internship: This programme offers you the opportunity to carry out a research project of a variable number of months at a company in The Netherlands or abroad, as part of your thesis. Our choice of industry partners ranges from large multinationals (such as Shell, Philips, Unilever) to dynamic small and medium enterprises in the Groningen area.

We bieden de mogelijkheid in het buitenland te studeren bij een aantal partnerinstituten. Onder onze partners zijn ook een aantal top 100-universiteiten in Europa (oa Duitsland, Groot-Brittannië en Zweden) en in de VS, China, Zuidoost-Azië en Zuid-Amerika. Een periode in het buitenland duurt meestal 3 tot 6 maanden (15 tot 30 EC).

Stage: deze opleiding biedt je de mogelijkheid om een onderzoeksproject van enkele maanden uit te voeren bij een bedrijf in Nederland of in het buitenland, als onderdeel van je scriptie. Je kunt kiezen uit verschillende partners, van grote bedrijven (zoals Shell, Philips, Unilever) tot kleine en middelgrote dynamische bedrijven in de regio Groningen.

(Bindend) studieadvies

  • Minimaal 45 EC in de eerste 12 maanden (bindend)

You will be issued a study advice at the end of the first year of study. You can expect a positive study advice if you have earned at least 45 ECTS credit points (out of a total of 60 ECTS; most course units are 5 ECTS). If you have earned fewer than 45 ECTS and are issued a negative study advice, you will not be allowed to continue your degree programme.

You will receive a preliminary study advice in December to make sure that you know where you are. Please contact your academic advisor as soon as possible if you have any questions about the BSA system.

Aan het einde van je eerste studiejaar krijg je een bindend studieadvies. Je krijgt een positief studieadvies als je minimaal 45 ECTS hebt gehaald (op een totaal van 60 ECTS; de meeste vakken zijn 5 ECTS). Bij een negatief studieadvies (minder dan 45 ECTS) mag je helaas niet doorgaan met de opleiding.

Om ervoor te zorgen dat je precies weet of je op schema ligt, krijg je al in december een voorlopig studieadvies. Heb je vragen over het bindend studieadvies of over je studievoortgang, neem dan zo snel mogelijk contact op met je studieadviseur.

Waarom in Groningen?
  • Assessed by students as the best Computing Science degree in the country
  • Projects and practicals you work on offer a lot of freedom to make it your own
  • Small-scale, you will get to know your fellow students and professors quickly
  • Excellent facilities: create 3D visualisations and get access to the megacomputer 'Stella'
  • Our faculty is the home of the 2016 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, Ben Feringa, and the Nobel Prize winner in Physics, Frits Zernike.
  • De faciliteiten zijn uitstekend: je kunt 3D-visualisaties maken op ons computersysteem en krijgt toegang tot de megacomputer 'Stella'.
  • De opleiding is met ongeveer 200 studenten, 20 docenten, 23 promovendi en 8 overige medewerkers lekker overzichtelijk en de sfeer is ontspannen. Je kunt makkelijk bij iedereen binnenlopen als je een vraag hebt.
  • Je werkt veel samen met anderen, maar we kijken altijd goed naar de individuele prestaties. Behalve werken in een team - wat een belangrijke vaardigheid voor later is - krijg je ook de kans je eigen ideeën uit te werken.
  • Onze faculteit kent twee Nobelprijswinnaars: de Nobelprijs voor Scheikunde voor Ben Feringa in 2016 en de Nobelprijs voor Natuurkunde voor Frits Zernike.
  • Testimonial van Anda-Amelia Palamariuc

    A new perspective on the programme

    What I like most about Computing Science is its versatility. I find it very interesting that it's able to associate itself with other fields, like Mathematics and Physics. I enjoyed all the courses I have had so far, but I particularly liked “Program Correctness”. This course really gave me a new perspective on the programme.

    I think studying here is quite different from what I was used to in Romania. During high-school, we were always reminded of what we have to do, whereas here all the responsibility falls only on your own shoulders.

    I decided to stay in “The Student Hotel” for my first year. Living in a place full of students, all coming from different places, really offers you the opportunity to form new bonds and friendships!

    – Anda-Amelia Palamariuc
  • Testimonial van Frank Westers

    Frank Westers, student Computing Science

    – Frank Westers
  • Testimonial van José Antonio Jiménez Hernández

    Being around other students wherever you go makes it easier to feel at home, and to stay motivated to study hard

    “I studied Psychology in Spain, where I'm from, but it proved to be very difficult to find a job in this economic climate. I've always wanted to study abroad, and decided to take my chances. I chose Computing Science as it combines science and engineering, but also because there are a lot of great career opportunities in this field. I have to think about my future, you know.

    The University of Groningen is a top 100 university with a great employability rating , and all the information I found on the city and Dutch culture really appealed to me. In Spain, the university atmosphere is quite laid-back and I missed learning in a motivating environment. Back home, students don't take the first year particularly serious, but here people are really pushing for top marks. Groningen is a university city, and being around other students wherever you go makes it easier to feel at home, and to stay motivated to study hard.

    I had done some scientific research when I studied Psychology in Málaga and hoped to find a similar opportunity in Groningen. Computing Science makes you think in an analytical, logical way, and although it's tough, I really enjoy it. I have worked hard, and got into the Honours College, a group consisting of the top 10% of students. We are allowed to take extra classes, both in and outside of the faculty, and are invited to do research. I guess the Dutch mentality of trying to get the most out of your studies rubbed off on me.

    I really enjoy the student life here. Classes are focused on practice and examples rather than the dry theory, and the lecturers know how to share their knowledge in a concise, focused way. They all speak English well, which is great, but I would probably advise prospect students to learn a little bit of Dutch too. Although everyone speaks English in the Netherlands, it can be difficult to find a part-time job if you have no knowledge of Dutch.

    Fortunately, Dutch people are very direct, and it is easy to make friends. There is so much to do and see in Groningen: I spend my afternoons in the park, or go to one of the many activities hosted by the international students. You hear the most amazing stories: I have met more interesting people from all over the world in these six months than I have in my entire life.

    – José Antonio Jiménez Hernández
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    – Opleidingsvideo
  • Testimonial van Avdo Hanjalic

    I started as a student, now I'm a project leader

    'During my first year I got a job with Manter, a machinery automation company. I was involved in testing new applications.

    This helped me get a better grasp of the subject matter and gave me plenty of practical experience and self-assurance, resulting in a job as a project leader as soon as I completed my studies. The projects I work on involve new software systems. Some days I’ll be training end-users, others I’ll design new features, while other days will be all meetings or we’ll spend the whole day testing and fixing bugs.

    If I had to choose today, I would do Computing Science again. The demand for software developers continues to grow. I’d also choose to study in Groningen again. My friends studied in other cities, but we all agree: Groningen is the number 1 student city!’

    Avdo Hanjalic, software engineer/architect bij Manter B.V

    – Avdo Hanjalic
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