Applied Computer Science M.Sc.

How is the Applied Computer Science M.Sc. structured?

The Master's degree in Applied Computer Science (M.Sc.) is a graduate programme that requires 120 credits (4 semesters) to be successfully completed. The degree includes three areas of study: Core Curriculum, Professionalisation and the Master's Thesis. The teaching languages are German and English.

Detailed information about the structure of the study programme, specialisations/fields of applications and modules can be found in the module catalogue ("Modulverzeichnis") following the link "Regulations" on the right-hand side of this page. Example study plans can be found in the "Prüfungs- und Studienordnung"

Core Curriculum

In the Core Curriculum, students acquire deeper knowledge of systems-oriented computer science in order to develop the professional skills to apply and expand the specialised methods of the discipline.


In terms of Professionalisation, students have the opportunity to choose a concentration tailored to their individual and professional inclinations, as well as professional ambitions, and to acquire core job-specific and interdisciplinary skills.

Students may select one programme specialisation for professionalisation from one of the two concentrations:

Systems-Oriented Concentration

Programme Specialisations

Application-Oriented Concentration

Programme Specialisations

While all 48 credits in the Application-Oriented Concentration are selected from Applied Computer Science or the field of specialization, in the Systems-Oriented Concentration, 18 credits of the 48 credits may be selected from the Computer Science Core.

Master's Thesis

After successful completion of 48 credits from the degree-programme modules, including at least 24 credits from Core Curriculum and 24 credits from the selected specialisation, students can write a Master's Thesis in the chosen area of specialisation or in the field of applied computer science in order to complete the Master's degree.

The specific details about the structure and course of the programme are determined by the examination and study rules and regulations.

What are the prerequisites?

Details about the prerequisites for admission to the Master's degree programme can be found on the following webpage: Application Requirements for the Applied Computer Science M.Sc.

How do I apply?

Students may apply for the Applied Computer Science M.Sc. directly via the Institute of Computer Science's online application form.