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M.Sc. Informatik (Computer Sciences)

This master program specializes in computer sciences and a chosen minor subject. The primary aim is to enhance independent scientific research. Graduates are qualified to take on responsibility for tasks and lead projects in industry, economics and academic or public institutions which employ computer scientific methods and techniques to analyze, shape and solve scientific, economic or technical problems.  Additionally, the completion of a highly successful master’s degree enables the graduate to continue on to a doctoral degree – primarily focusing on computer science.

The M.Sc. Informatik program is comprised of modules (What are modules?) from the fields of computer science and the student's chosen minor. The following table provides an overview of the modules to be completed throughout the course of study according to their allocation to academic disciplines in terms of content. The elective modules can be chosen based on individual interests. Further information on the study program can be found at the German program web page, in the Study and Examination Regulations and the current module guide (both only available in German).

Specialization Area in Computer Science
   Eligible modules according to the module guide*) E 54
Profile and Practical Modules   24
   Project Work Computer Science
        Projektarbeit Informatik
R 12
   Selected Advanced Topics in Computer Science (Seminar)
        Ausgewählte fortgeschrittene Themen der Informatik (Seminar)
R 3
   Introduction to Scientific Working Computer Science
        Selbständiges wissenschaftliches Arbeiten Informatik
R 9
Minor Subject
   Eligible modules according to the module guide E 12
Finale Module
   Master Thesis
R 30
Sum   120

(R=Required module, E=Elective)

*) Students must complete at least 9 credit points in a "specialization module" (Vertiefungsmodul) both in theoretical computer science and practical computer science. Additionally, students may earn no more than 18 credits in advanced modules ("Aufbaumodule").