Informatics in curricula for noninformatics students: engineering and science

  • Roland Vollmar
  • Jozef Gruska
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT)


In this paper three key issues are discussed concerning the role of informatics in science and engineering curricula. The first issue is that informatics is a fundamentally new methodology of key importance for the future. The second is the dramatic increase in basic information technology skills of freshman which makes treatment of more advanced informatics subjects possible and requires a change in teaching skills. The third key issue is that informatics education should concentrate on fundamental ideas thereby supporting life-long learning.


Informatics natural sciences and engineering university education continuing education noninformatics majors curriculum (general) curriculum (core) role of CIT 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roland Vollmar
    • 1
  • Jozef Gruska
    • 2
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl Informatik für Ingenieure und NaturwissenschaftlerUniversität KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Faculty of InformaticsMasaryk UniversityBrnoCzech Republic

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