Applied Informatics - A degree programme with a bright future!
The Master programme in Applied Computer Science is a continuation programme and suitable for those with a Bachelor’s degree in Informatics or a closely related subject.
This study programme is taught in German. A TOEFL certificate level C1 is required.
The Master programme in Applied Informatics offers three specialisations.
- Autonomous systems
- Data science
- IT security
Networked information technology is permeating into all corners of our life. Like autonomous vehicles, autonomous systems need sensor systems and large amounts of data; Systems attached to networks however must have a secure design, the masses of data which accumulate have to be analysed. The system developers and software architects we train need comprehensive specialist knowledge and additional skills. They obtain these in the Master programme in Applied Computer Science.
EQUIPPED TO TACKLE THE TASKS OF TOMORROW
The Master programme in Applied Informatics equips students with more in-depth theoretical knowledge in the various fields of informatics and extends their expertise in selected fields of specialisation. This qualifies students to undertake development work and also to take on management functions in industrial companies. The Master programme also qualifies students to go on to do their doctorate and ultimately to work in research.
The choice is yours
The Master programme in Applied Informatics offers three specialisations. Autonomous Systems deals with the methods and technologies used in autonomous vehicles and systems. Data Science focuses on the analysis and exploitation of Big Data from industry, research and commerce. The IT Security specialisation teaches the skills needed to provide better protection for systems, networks and associated components such as software.
If none of the three specialisations appeals to you, you may choose an individual specialisation to suit your interests. When all elective modules are chosen from one specialisation, the field of specialisation is stated on the degree certificate. When an individual specialisation is chosen, no field of specialisation is stated on the degree certificate.
Research and development
The Master programme equips students with skills and abilities which qualify them to enter their profession and extend far beyond those taught in a Bachelor programme. The curriculum is very research oriented. Students must complete two large research projects and write a publication in addition to their Master thesis. The close cooperation with the Fraunhofer KEIM Applied Research Center which is sited at the Faculty of Information Technology ensures that students may choose from a range of interesting and current research topics. The Faculty of Information Technology has a sound network of industrial partners which offer assignments for research projects and final theses. This ensures the curriculum is always topical, and focused on research and application.
How is the programme structured?
The programme takes 3 semesters to complete and the first two semesters are each divided into three sections: core modules on information technology, electives and research projects. The work for the Master thesis is done in the third semester.
The core modules extend the fundamental theoretical knowledge with advanced courses on information technology, IT security and theoretical computer science. The research project can be done in a company, research institution or at the Faculty of Information Technology. Electives can be selected to suit personal preferences from one of the three specialisations - autonomous systems, data science or IT security - or can also be taken from more than one field if a student wishes to create their own specialisation. The programme concludes with the Master thesis in the third semester. The work for the Master thesis can also be done in a company, research institution or at the Faculty of Information Technology.
On successful completion of the Master programme, it is possible to do a collaborative doctorate at a partner university or at the Fraunhofer KEIM Applied Research Center in cooperation with the University of Stuttgart.
Curriculum Applied Informatics (M.Sc.)