Bachelor Plus MINT (B.Sc.)
In the Bachelor’s programme Bachelor Plus MINT students are introduced to different subjects in the areas of mathematics and computer science as well as natural sciences and technology (STEM subjects). The B.Sc. programme typically takes eight semesters to complete. At the same time, it enables first-time students to organize the transition from school to university according to their individual interests and level of knowledge.
In order to allow students to identify their personal interests more easily and learn more about the interdisciplinary fields that particularly interest them, students can choose an optional general introductory year before deciding for one of the degree programmes in the STEM subject area. This introductory year allows students to acquire a broad overview of the most important subject areas and the individual subject-specific methodologies of the STEM subjects. Following the introductory year, students can choose from the following specialist subjects: Chemistry, Computational Linguistics, Computer Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Quantum Engineering, Systems Engineering.
The B.Sc. programme is designed to take four years to complete, allowing students to tailor the degree programme according to their individual interests. Students who wish to focus on work-integrated learning during their studies, may for example undertake a work placement / internship or participate in a practical research project for several months, for which they can earn ECTS credits. Students can also choose if they wish to obtain a particularly broad academic education or focus on two different subjects.
The duration of the programme is eight semesters. Students on the programme accumulate a total of 240 ECTS credits.
At the beginning of their studies or during the first two semesters, students choose a specialist subject. Students can choose one of the following specialist subjects: Chemistry, Computational Linguistics, Computer Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Quantum Engineering or Systems Engineering.
The chosen specialist subject effectively defines a single-subject study programme in which students must acquire at least 125 credits. Students on the B.Sc. programme 'Bachelor Plus MINT' need to successfully complete all academic coursework in the single-subject study programme.
If students decide not to choose the specialist subject until the end of the second semester, the general introductory year includes the modules:
- Higher Mathematics for Science and Engineering Students I (10 credits)
- Higher Mathematics for Science and Engineering Students II (10 credits)
- Introduction to Natural Sciences I (11CP, 6V, 3Ü)
- Introduction to Natural Sciences II (7CP, 4V, 3Ü)
- Perspectives in the Engineering Sciences (2 credits)
- Introduction to Materials Science (4 credits)
- Ideas in Computer Science (4 credits)
- Natural Science Lab Course (5 credits)
- Engineering Lab Course (3 credits)
- Lecture series: 'Research in the Natural and Engineering Sciences' (4 credits)
Graduates from the Bachelor’s programme can choose to continue their studies with a Master's programme in their single-subject study programme or with any other degree programme that a Bachelor's degree in their single-subject study programme gives them access to.
Regulations (available in German only)
- Examination regulations (provisional version)
- Study regulations (preliminary version)
- Examination regulations
- Study regulations
Programme content and additional information
Central Student Advisory Service
Campus Center, Building A4 4, ground floor
Phone: +49 681 302-3513
Department of Theoretical Physics
Buidling E2 6, Room 4.15
Phone: +49 681 302-57411
Website of the programme
Entry restrictions do not apply to this programme. Students can begin the programme at the beginning of the winter or summer semester, though we recommend starting in the winter semester. Students proposing to start in the summer semester should contact the course advisors and the university's study counselling services to discuss their individual study plan.
You can enrol in the first semester of this study programme directly via Saarland University's SIM portals. You do not need apply for admission beforehand. You must enrol by:
- the end of September if you plan to start in the winter semester
- the end of March if you plan to start in the summer semester.
Please note: If you want to switch subjects and plan to enrol in a higher semester of the new study programme ('higher-semester entry'), you will also need to submit an RPL certificate (RPL: recognition of prior learning) from the relevant examinations office.
Enrolment documents can only be submitted online during the enrolment application process in the relevant SIM portal.
If you have any questions about using the SIM portals, please check out our SIM Saarland help pages where you will find lots of useful information, videos and step-by-step guides.
Please only submit the documents required for your enrolment directly in the SIM portal when completing your enrolment application.
If you have any questions about the SIM portals, please visit our SIM Saarland support pages where you will find lots of information, videos and step-by-step instructions.
Slightly different admission rules may apply to prospective students with a foreign higher education entrance qualification.
Accredited study programmes
Saarland University was one of the first universities in Germany to successfully complete the system accreditation procedure. Since 2012, it has carried the seal of the Accreditation Council.