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Computer Science

Computer Science
(Master of Science)

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Course type
postgraduate studies (master)
Standard Course Duration
4 semester
Part-time option

Part-time study is optional.

Course Start
Winter semester, Summer semester
Primary Language of Instruction
German
Admission
Restricted admission
International

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

The Master’s degree programme in Computer Science offers students in-depth training in areas of computer science. Students gain the skills required to independently and comprehensively understand and structure computer science issues and their applications, and to develop abstract models. These skills enable students to define solutions that comply with state-of-the-art computer science in terms of technology and science.

The Master’s degree programme in Computer Science prepares students for a career in various sectors of industry and the economy, enabling them to produce scientific work independently. The degree qualifies graduates to work independently and to take on managerial roles in the fields of computer science and information technology. It also entitles graduates to embark on doctoral studies.

Further information for students on the website of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (German language only)

Areas of Focus

  • Computational health informatics
  • Databases and information systems
  • Data science and digital libraries
  • Information retrieval and intelligent systems
  • IT security and human-computer interaction
  • Real time systems and energy informatics
  • Software engineering and simulation
  • System and computer architecture
  • Theoretical computer science
  • Visual analytics and knowledge-based systems
Course Content

In the Master’s degree programme, students expand on Computer Science subjects of their choice, e.g. Information Systems, Man-Machine Communication, Networks and Distributed Systems, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering and Theoretical Computer Science. In addition, students can also take a subsidiary subject, several basic computer science courses, and an industrial placement.

Within the Studium Generale, students can gain key transferable skills such as foreign languages, visualisation and presentation, communication skills and team skills. The degree programme concludes with the Master’s thesis in the fourth semester.

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Recommended Abilities

Students should have an in-depth knowledge of the fundamentals of computer science, particularly in the areas of: programming, data structures and algorithms, compilers and software technology, computer hardware and architecture, analysis, linear algebra, stochastics, discrete mathematics and mathematical logic. English language skills are recommended because students may choose a number of lectures that are held in English.

Career Opportunities

Graduates find employment in all areas of industry, the economy, administration and the service industry. Job opportunities are available, for instance, in companies concerned with information and communication technologies, energy technology, medical technology and automotive engineering. The key tasks involve developing application-oriented software, tools and relevant processes. There are many areas of application open to computer scientists, offering them all kinds of career opportunities and the opportunity to specialise in line with their individual interests.

Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

An undergraduate degree in a related field of study, such as

The exact admission requirements can be found in the admission regulations: 

Admission and special language Regulations Degree Programme Computer Science

Application Deadlines

First-year students

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – January 15th of the year for the summer semester

Students resuming their studies and transfer students (application in a higher semester)

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – January 15th of the year for the summer semester

 

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