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New digital skills integrated into degree programmes

Moving away from pure application to logical thinking

Digitally fit: We prepare our students in the areas of business, health, digitisation and life sciences for tomorrow's challenges and opportunities.

Die Studierenden machen sich in ihrem Studium digital fit.

The students acquire digital fitness during their studies.

Digital competences have strongly influenced the developments of our living and working environment over the last decades and will have an even greater significance in the future. However, it is no longer a matter of simply pushing the button, but of helping to shape the future of work and life. The students at IMC FH Krems are well prepared for this: The curricula have been adapted accordingly and ensure that our students are digitally fit after graduation.

Computational Thinking: Moving away from pure application to logical and creative thinking

Computational Thinking involves working with algorithms and creatively using simple programming languages.

"The course Computational Thinking is essentially about thinking in problems, sequences and algorithms. The focus here is not on learning how to programme or use programmes, but on developing the skills to understand how digital solutions work. These are the skills that companies demand, as the AMS survey shows. Of course, the new challenges of digitalisation in the various business management disciplines from marketing to finance are also addressed," emphasises Martin Waiguny, Chair of the Academic Board.

The teaching contents range from basic concepts of computer science, methods of informatic thinking, problem analysis to algorithmic design. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to explain the basics of computational thinking and the typical steps in creating a programme. In addition, students will be able to use simple programming languages such as Scratch or Sphero, explain and apply computational thinking methods such as problem solving, pattern recognition, abstraction and algorithmic design for problem analysis and solution development, and write, test and edit algorithms for specific programmes using flowcharts and pseudocode.

Focus on business and digitisation

A comprehensive AMS study has just confirmed that experts with analytical skills and process knowledge as well as competencies in data usage and data protection will be in high demand in the future. The IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems meets this need of the economy – and not only in the degree programmes Unternehmensführung, Informatics and Digital Business Innovation and Transformation, but also in all other business programmes. On the Bachelor Info Day on 12 December, prospective students can find out more about the university's future-oriented bachelor degree programmes.