The Department of Computer Science awards the academic degree of a
Doctor of Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) or a
Doctor of Natural Sciences (Dr. rer. nat).
The title Dr.-Ing. is awarded upon the completion of a thesis which consists mainly of scientific engineering knowledge within the field of informatics.
The title Dr. rer. nat. is awarded upon the completion of a thesis which consists mainly of theoretical scientific knowledge within the field of informatics.
It is highly recommended to start the process of admission already before or at the latest with the beginning of the work for the planned dissertation.
Please hand in a printout of your registration or enrolment together with the documents for the Departmental Doctoral Admissions Commitee. Depending on your University Entrance Qualification and Degree, you have to register or enrol via TUCan. . Further information can be found at the University´s central websites
- (opens in new tab) Checklist
- (opens in new tab) Application of Admission and Assessment Process (Betreuungszusage)
- (opens in new tab) Confirmation of a Doctoral Mentor
Initiation of the Doctoral Procedure
- (opens in new tab) Application for Initiation
- (opens in new tab) Declaration to the Initiation of the Doctoral Procedure
- (opens in new tab) Payment of Study Fee
- (opens in new tab) Confirmation of non-involvement in the publications‘ review process according to §9 (4) of the PO/AT
- (opens in new tab) Declaration on co-authorship within the framework of a cumulative dissertation according to §9 (5) of the PO/AT
Publication of the Doctoral Thesis
(opens in new tab) Declaration Relating to the Doctoral Thesis and Transfer of Rights
- (opens in new tab) General Doctoral Regulations of the TU Darmstadt | 8th Amendment from 1 March 2018 (PDF, in German only)
- (opens in new tab) Specific Regulations of the Department of Computer Science, as of 1 December 2019 (PDF S. 6-8, in German only)
- (opens in new tab) Notes on Cumulative Theses and Self-Citations in Theses as of 1 December 2022 (PDF, German and English)
Notification regarding audio/video recordings of public thesis defences:
The Dean points out that audio or video recordings of public thesis defences at the Department of Computer Science are only allowed if all the attendees explicitly agree to the recordings.
This means that such recordings are generally prohibited due to violation of personality rights.
Secret recordings are punishable in reference to § 201 StGB.