Course of Study for the Bachelor Study Program (Compulsory Courses)

This study plan refers to the new study regulations (if you enrolled winter term 2011 or after). All others should have a look at the old study plan

Please note

  • The following plan is a recommendation which has proven to work well. We try to schedule the courses such that clashes are minimized.
    If you deviate from this plan, the risk of clashes will increase.
  • To enter the third semester, you must prove that you have accumulated at least 40 LPs during the first two semesters.
semester title type LPs
1 Foundations of Logic I V+Ü 6
Introduction to Neurobiology V 4
(Statistics I and Data Analysis)1 (V+Ü) (8)
Informatik A: Algorithmen1 V+Ü 9
Mathematik I1 2 V+Ü 9
Foundations of Cognitive Science V 3
LPs 31 + (8)
2 Cognitive (Neuro-)Psychology3 V (8)
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Logic Programming V+Ü 8
Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind V+S 10
Introduction to Computational Linguistics V+Ü 8
Sensory Physiology V 4
LPs 30 + (8)
Minimal number of LPs from the first two semesters for entering the 3rd semester 40
3 Introduction to Neuroinformatics (or Machine Learning in Semester 4) V+Ü 12
optional and compulsary optional courses
(Wahl- und Wahlpflichtveranstaltungen)
LPs (approximately) 301
4 optional and optional compulsary courses
(Wahl- und Wahlpflichtveranstaltungen)
LPs (approximately) 30
5 semester abroad:
optional and optional compulsary courses
(Wahl- und Wahlpflichtveranstaltungen)
LPs (approximately) 30
6 optional and optional compulsary courses
(Wahl- und Wahlpflichtveranstaltungen)
Module examination 3
Bachelor thesis 12
LPs (approximately) 30
Sum of LPs from compulsory modules (including

Bachelor thesis)

Sum of LPs from optional-compulsory modules

depends on choices

Sum of LPs from optional courses needed to reach the obligatory sum of 180 LPs


1 remark: These courses are recommended for the first semester. In practice, however, most people postpone one into the third semester to allow for a reasonable workload

2 remark: There are several options here – the recommendation is to take Mathe für Anwender I, but you can also take Lineare Algebra I or Analysis I (calculus) for a more specialised and in-depth look at a topic.

3 remark: The course may be taken as two block-courses before and after the semester to allow for a reasonable workload or you may visit the semester course in a later semester.

4 remark: This is not meant as a limit for your studies, just as the minimum. Feel free to take more courses and broaden your horizon.

S = Seminar, V = Lecture, Ü = Practice

Optional compulsory courses can be taken in the following areas:

  • Neuroscience (from the 3rd semester on)
  • Neuroinformatics (from the 4th semester on)
  • Artificial Intelligence (from the 3rd semester on)
  • Computational Linguistics (from the 3rd semester on)
  • Mathematics (from the 2rd semester on)
  • Philosophy of Mind and Cognition (from the 3rd semester on)
  • Cognitive (Neuro-)Psychology (from the 3rd semester on)
  • Computer Science (from the 2nd semester on)