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Orientation Computer Science





This course will help students gain an overview of the field of computer science, how it fits into the academic and business landscape, and its impact upon society. It will also introduce students to specific interests of researchers at LIACS.
An important goal of this course is to instil the idea that computer science is a scientific discipline and therefore requires analytical thinking and scientific presentation of results. Students will gain experience in scientific communication and scientific writing.


  • Introduce students to the field of computer science and research activities at LIACS

  • Demonstrate career possibilities for computer scientists in public and private sector, by learning from the experiences of computer science professionals

  • Introduce students to the scientific presentation of results and scientific communication skills

  • Examine and critique current events in the field


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  • Lectures

  • Guest lectures

  • Workshops

  • Writing assignments


This course has a final exam. Assessment is based on the final exam and on successful completion of all practical assignments and on attendance and participation in workshops and lectures.


Links to reading material and course literature will be provided on the course website throughout the course.


You can enrol via uSis . More information about signing up for classes and exams can be found here.

There is limited space for students who are not enrolled in the BSc programme of Computer Science or the Minor Data Science. Please contact the study coordinator/study adviser.


Onderwijscoördinator Informatica, Riet Derogee