M.Sc. Computer Science
|Degree awarded||Master of Science (M.Sc.)|
|Duration and credits||4 semesters; 120 ECTS credits|
|Starts in||April (summer semester)|
and October (winter semester)
|Languages of instruction||German and English (the programme can be studied|
entirely in either language, or in a combination of the two)
About Computer Science
Computer Science is one of the drivers of technological progress in all economic and social spheres. When you graduate with an M.Sc. in Computer Science you are a specialist in at least one field of computer science who has a wide-ranging expertise in scientific methods.
Having completed this programme, you will be able to define, autonomously and comprehensively, computer science problems and their applications, structure them and build abstract models. Moreover, you will have the relevant knowledge to define and implement state-of-the-art solutions.
- A broad, international and relevant selection of modules
- As a student, you will work on cutting-edge research projects
- Excellent enterprise relations maintained by the chairs and institutes
- Numerous partnerships with universities throughout the world
- Double-degree programmes with INSA Lyon, ENSIIE Evry-Paris and SUP'COM Tunis and ENSI Tunis
Continuous technological change and innovations create new exciting lines of work in trade and industry, the services, financial and consulting sectors, in public administration, and in the field of scientific research. With this Master's degree you are qualified to take up IT-related executive positions or undertake independent research, e.g. as part of your doctoral study, laying the foundation for a career in academia.
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You will choose modules from the following five subject areas:
1) Algorithms and Mathematical Modelling
2) Programming and Software Systems
3) Information and Communication Systems
4) Intelligent Technical Systems
5) IT Security and Reliability
1) Algorithms and Mathematical Modelling (AlgMath): This module group teaches you about determinstic and stochastic algorithms and how they are implemented, evaluated and optimised. You will acquire advanced knowledge of computer-based mathematical methods – particularly in the areas of algorithmic algebra and computational stochastics – as well as in-depth knowledge on mathematical modelling and complexity analysis of discrete and continuous problems.
2) The Programming and Software Systems (ProgSoft) subject area imparts modern methods for constructing large-scale software systems as well as creating and using software authoring, analysis and optimisation tools. You will also consolidate your knowledge of various programming paradigms and languages; moreover, you will explore the structure of language processing systems and learn to deal with parallelism in program routines.
3) In the module group Information and Communication Systems (InfComm), you will study the interactions of the classic computer-science subjects of information systems and computer networks. This specialisation presents an answer to the problem of increasing volume and complexity of worldwide information distribution and networks, and for the growing requirements on quality and performance of computer communication. You will also learn how to transfer database results to multimedia data.
4) Intelligent Technical Systems (ITS): This module group teaches you the necessary knowledge in systems theory, machine learning and signal and image processing to explore the theory and practical application of intelligent, self-learning systems.
5) IT Security and Reliability (ITSecRel): This subject area is concerned with the security and reliability of IT systems, e.g. in hardware circuitry, communication protocols or complex, networked application systems. To ensure the secure operation of these systems you will learn design methods, secure architectures and technical implementation of the underlying components.
Module catalogue: modules currently offered for the M.Sc. Computer Science programme