One key aspect of the ERCIS e-government Competence Center includes providing e-government courses for students completing their bachelor program in business informatics and master program in information systems. Besides teaching the basics we ensure to discuss current issues concerning research and transfer projects. We use these discussions with our students to develop new ideas regarding our research projects. There are several teaching methods we are offering:
Lectures are given to illustrate the basic principles of the administrative structure and e-government. Some contents are taught through guest lectures by experts from business and administration. Additionally we either combine the traditional teacher-centered teaching with interactive elements or offer lectures matching specific seminars.
Seminars support students and student groups to work independently in the field of e-government. Some seminars cooperate with other universities to offer professional expertise and virtual teams to work in.
Project seminars offer students to work on implementation projects in an e-government working group. These projects cover the entire development process including the requirement analysis, conceptual design and the actual implementation. Additionally students get the opportunity to earn soft skills like presenting, creating scientific texts and working in a team. During our project seminars, we like to cooperate with partners from business and administration.
Students have the possibility to complete their Bachelor- or Master thesis at the e-government Competence Center. In general it is possible to work on all topics connected to our e-government work, using an empirical or conceptual approach.
We are also open to get suggestions from students.