Study time and structure of the study

The standard period of study, including the one-semester Master's thesis, is four semesters. The study program can be started in any semester. By the end of the second semester, 30 credit points (LP) must be earned. All examination achievements, i.e. examinations and course work, must be completed within 7 semesters (including the Master's thesis).

The Master's program is characterized by great flexibility in the course of study through individual choice of modules, integration of students in the research activities of the chairs, as well as the supporting mentor program.

In the first three semesters, the program is divided into the computer science specialization with 54 credit points, the minor subject complex with 26 credit points, and a professional internship with 10 credit points.

The computer science specialization (54 LP) is divided into three thematically described complexes:

  • Foundations of Computer Science: theoretical, algorithmic, and programming language foundations (8-30 LP, as exam).
  • Practical computer science: databases and information systems, graphical systems, design methods and tools (8-30 LP, as exam),
  • Applied and technical computer science: distributed systems, computer networks and communication systems, multimedia services, hardware, computer-based systems (8-30 LP, as exam).

To guarantee a certain breadth of study, at least 8 credit points must be earned in each complex. At least 8, at most 12 credit points are earned through internships or seminars and are thus accounted for as course work (i.e., the grade is not included in the final grade). The remaining modules are accounted for as examinations (i.e., the grade is included in the final grade). Modules are to be selected from the 400 or 500 level. In order to make up for missing basics, modules up to a total of 14 credit points may be chosen from the Bachelor's program (level 300). The minor subject complex (26 credit points) is again divided into the following complexes

The program includes a minimum eight-week external professional internship (10 LP, as course work) and the final six-month Master's thesis with defense (30 credit points, as examination).

Here, the student can benefit from the diverse domestic and foreign cooperations with companies and research institutions. This also allows for professional internships abroad and Master's theses in cooperation with external partners.

Part of the study program can be completed abroad. For this purpose, there are also exchange agreements with foreign universities within the framework of the ERASMUS program.