The central tenet of cognitive science is that the human mind is essentially an information processing system. Cognitive scientists are trying to understand how the mind processes information to produce intelligent behavior. They describe human behavior using methods from experimental psychology and computer science in order to formally describe the underlying information processing. Cognitive psychology and artificial intelligence form the core of the Cognitive Science curriculum at TU Darmstadt. They are supplemented by introductory courses in neurosciences, linguistics and philosophy.



Have you acquired your university entrance qualification at an international school in Germany or abroad (e.g. IB, IBO) or at a foreign school abroad or at a preparatory college (e.g. assessment test)?

  • Then please apply exclusively via the application portal movein desInternational admission departments . There you create an application account in movein, which accompanies you through the application phase and provides information about the application status.
  • Regardless of your nationality, it will be checked whether your foreign / international certificates correspond to a domestic university entrance qualification. There is no central certificate recognition office in Hesse; the examination is carried out at the TU Darmstadt by the International Admissions Department.
  • Prospective students with foreign university entrance qualifications must provide evidence of sufficient German language skills (language certificates) regardless of their nationality.



Professional fields for graduates of the Bachelor of Science Cognitive Science fall in the areas of business and industry as well as in the social area.

In the field of business and industry, the topics of ergonomics and artificial intelligence as well as their interfaces to information technology, e.g. cognitively oriented communication technology, communication and interaction consulting, specification, design and evaluation of human-machine interfaces as well as general development, implementation and evaluation of intelligent systems .

In times of global networking, information technology security is becoming increasingly important. TU scientists devote themselves to questions of IT security, among other things in the profile area "Cybersecurity at TU Darmstadt - CYSEC "and onNational Research Center for Applied Cybersecurity ATHENE .

Research on Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the TU Darmstadt is excellent internationally. It clearly distinguishes itself from other locations in Germany and has the necessary interdisciplinarity to develop the potential of AI broadly and optimally and to do justice to the high social and economic importance.At the TU Darmstadt, AI research is strongly intertwined with cognitive science, which is part of theCenter for Cognitive Science is bundled.

In the social area, this includes advice in the area of ??computer-aided group formation, research into socially distributed cognition or support for intercultural communication ("Applied cognitive anthropology"). Further fields of application are the personalized and adaptive design of stationary and mobile training applications in sport, prevention and rehabilitation.

Future intelligent systems and their application will require interdisciplinary cooperation between, for example, computer scientists, robotics, designers and psychologists. Areas of activity for graduates of cognitive science can take on partial tasks in such interdisciplinary mixed teams and support them at the start of their careers.



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