Examinations and academic achievements

Credit points are acquired through examinations and academic achievements and must come from specific study complexes or modules. A complex is the content-related summary of different modules. A module is one - or more - self-contained courses. You can use the filter settings on the Teaching Information Portal to find out what modules are offered for your degree program as well as for the entire university. The level and complex are noted in the "Remarks" field of the module description.

A certain number of credit points is awarded upon successful completion of a module or by providing evidence of required performance. In total, the Master's program comprises 120 credit points. It is generally expected that approximately 30 credit points will be earned per semester, with one credit point corresponding to an average workload of 30 hours.

Computer science modules at the 400 or 500 level must be chosen for the computer science electives. Up to a total of 14 credit points, computer science modules from the 300 level can also be selected, so that any missing basics can be made up for.


  • In order to acquire corresponding credit points from a module, you must register for the module via the online portal no later than two weeks after the start of the course (in exceptional cases directly with the course administrator). You have the option to withdraw by the end of the seventh week. In this case, all examination parts and coursework in this module will be considered as not completed. For some modules it is possible to withdraw until the end of the 13th week, this is then noted in the corresponding module description.
  • The overview of examinations and cour sework shows the structure of the study program, as well as the examinations or coursework belonging to the complexes and the individual modules.
  • There are several opportunities to study abroad for a semester. Information can be obtained from the International Relations Office. Prior to studying abroad, a Learninig Agreement must be completed and coordinated with the mentor and the Examination Committee.
  • Prior to completion of the program, students must declare which elective modules are to be credited.
  • Further details can be found in the examination and study regulations.