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Data Literacy

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The supplementary programme Data Literacy serves the purpose of providing academic and professional partial qualifications. The supplementary programme Data Literacy prepares students for the tasks they have to fulfil in a digitalized economy and society.


It therefore bundles basic concepts of computer science and the handling of data, teaches ways of working and thinking in computer science, and promotes a critical perspective on the handling of data.
Students gain insight into central areas of data literacy, which include the collection, management, evaluation of data as well as data-based cognition and decision-making processes.

The programme offers...

  • ...insights into key areas of data literacy
    These include the collection, management, evaluation of data and data-based insight and decision-making processes.

  • ...additional knowledge in the field of computer science for students of subjects not related to computer science The contents of the programme for students of subjects not related to computer science include, for example, learning a programming language

  • ...specialized experience, for example in the field of data analysis for students of computer science. The curriculum of the programme for students of computer science includes e.g. a data analysis project carried out independently.

  • Recognition in the form of a certificate
    A certificate is awarded for the successful completion of the programme.


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