Cyber Security Freshmen Guide

Regarding your first semester studying Cyber Security at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, we decided to list some important information here.

Since there is no official student representative council for the Cyber Security program itself yet, feel free to contact the Computer Science student representative council members (Fachschaftsrat Informatik), instead. Our email address is fsr-informatik(at)


For planning your courses, please take a look at the Regular Study Plan. You will find it in the current Examination and Study Regulations (as of 10/2020)

The following modules are recommended to attend:

Introduction into Cyber Security
  • Credit Points: 8
  • Sessions:
    • 2 lectures per week (4 hours per week per semester = 4 × 45 min)
    • 1 practical training session per week (2 hours per week per semester = 2 × 45 min)
  • Assessment for Module Examination:
    • Finishing all practical tasks successfully
  • Further information:
    • The modul provides an introduction into the field of Cyber Security and your studies themselves.
    • Further information can be found in the module description.
Compulsory Elective Modules
  • Credit Points: 16 + 6
  • Further information:
    • Choose modules from the described area (Cyber Security Methods/Computer Science)
    • The modules available in general for these areas can be found in the Information Portal: Teaching.

Creating your Class Schedule

You can make your schedule easily by taking a look into the Information Portal: Teaching. Click the menu “Timetables for Study Programmes” and select “Cyber Security Master (universitäres Profil)”. You can choose your semester now (“from Semester 1 to Semester 1”) and start the searching process. Select the option “Lecture Duration” in the drop-down menu on the top left. Now you should see all the sessions suitable for your first semester.

BTU Account

By enrolling at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, you received your own BTU Account. With that you may use all the different IT services. You also have a special university mail address you are ought to use (instead of a private address). You need to check your mailbox regularly! Change your password once a year by visiting the portal for the account options.

Please note that because of past phishing attacks BTU members are constrained not to open emails coming from unknown origin (without an @b-tu address).

For using the university library (ICMC), there is an extra account based on your student identity number on your student identity card. More information are available on the specific websites.

Module Enrollment

If you have a course schedule already, please officially enroll for your module examinations during the first weeks of the lecture period via the Online Portal. If you have the feeling that you might not be able to pass the examination, you can deregister from it up until one week before examination period. If you don't do that and just don't appear for the examination, your mark will be a 5,0 and you fail the course.

For further information regarding the different portals at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, please watch the video given!

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