Degree Master of Science
Start of study Winter semester, Summer semester
Application period Winter semester 01 June until 15 July
Application period Summer semester 15 December until 15 January
Standard period of study 3 semesters
Credits 90



Admission restricted Yes
Admission requirements
  •  A first professionally qualifying degree with a score of at least 210 ECTS credits in the field of computer science, mathematics or other relevant fields of study (Bachelor's degree, Diplom or comparable degree from abroad)
  • possibly also through recognition of external achievements with an average grade of ‘good’ (2.5) or ECTS Grade A to B).
  • For foreign applicants, proof of German language skills is required. (TestDaF with 16 points or DSH2)
Language of instruction German
Faculty/institution School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Integrated stay abroad No

The Master's programme in Computer Science offers further qualification for graduates holding a Bachelor’s degree in the fields of technical, applied and media computer science. With the profile ‘Complex Software Systems’, the degree programme looks at the development of distributed application systems over the entire spectrum – from the user interface to the control of hardware and also addresses the reasons, forms and methods involved in mastering the complexity of such systems and their development.

The qualification acquired in the degree programme enables graduates to actively participate in the processes of designing, realising and further developing complex application systems in companies on the one hand, and on the other hand provides the basis for engaging in application-oriented research. The language of instruction is German. 
Selectable modules are taught in English.

As an option, the Master's degree can also be studied in a cooperative programme or part-time. An essential element comprises a profile-building area that gives students the opportunity to acquire relevant additional qualifications for management and leadership positions in addition to the subject content of the degree programme and the practical work placements. The duration of the programme is then extended to five semesters.

Studentin vor M-Gebäude

„I gained a fundamental understanding of various areas of software development without any previous experience. I enjoyed the content so much that I am now deepening my knowledge as part of the master's degree in computer science and am actively involved in projects for the digital transformation of processes in schools and universities.“

Nadine Graduate International Women' s Degree Programme in Computer Science (cooperative) B.Sc.

Career prospects

As a graduate of the degree programme, you can analyse and take on complex tasks in practice, suitably equipping you for a career in planning or management in both the private and the public sector as well as in the R&D departments of medium-sized and large companies.

You have learned to organise processes in a division of labour and to independently and methodically deepen your expertise. You make a valuable contribution towards shaping the future of society with reference to software systems and software security. The Master's opens up paths to self-employment and enables you to pursue an academic career.

Programme structure

The Master's degree programme in Computer Science encompasses three semesters of full-time studies, of which the third semester is reserved for the Master's thesis. In the part-time variant, the duration is five semesters, of which the fifth semester is reserved for the preparation of the Master's thesis.

Examination regulations (German)


The Master's programme in Computer Science is designed as a national programme. As such, it dispenses with a compulsory semester abroad and English as the language of instruction.

However, study periods abroad (mobility) as well as the recognition of ECTS credits earned abroad are possible within the framework of the provisions of the examination regulations (subject-specific / general part).


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