Applied Computer Science (M.Sc.)
- Applied Computer Science
- Master of Science (M.Sc.)
- part-time studies
- Standard period of study:
- 4 semesters
- Winter and summer semester
- Teaching Language:
- English and German
- limited admission (application to the faculty)
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Computer science is the science of systematic and automated processing of information. It deals with the structures, characteristics and possibilities to describe information and information processing as well as the setup, working method and construction principles of computer systems. General procedural methods of information processing and general methods of their application are researched. The programme contents include the development of modern experimental and product oriented information processing systems. Computer science can be divided into the areas of theoretical computer science, practical computer science, technical computer science as well as applied computer science.
Students will deal with the possibilities of structuring, formalisation and mathematization of application areas in the form of special models and simulations. They will acquire knowledge in engineering development of software systems for different areas of application with special consideration of high adaptability and the man-computer interaction of such systems.
The programme aims to convey extensive knowledge in the subject of computer science in theory and practice as well as with reference to an application subject. This comprises methods to solve application problems and their realization in an appropriate computer form.
The Göttingen master's program in Applied Computer Science is characterized in particular by its interdisciplinary profile. In cooperation with other faculties of the University of Göttingen, we offer a variety of study specialisations. By choosing one of these specialisations, you will gain in-depth knowledge in an application domain and will be able to contribute to current research topics in the corresponding application area.
You can find more information about the study specialisations here .
Studying at the Institute of Computer Science at the University of Göttingen enables you to enter innovative professional fields. With a solid education in applied computer science, you can contribute to the technologies of the future, whether in medicine and biotechnology, business, the geosciences, or environmental technology and ecosystem research.
Computer scientists are required in almost all subject disciplines. They work in banks, industrial companies or social institutions, at universities or in cancer research, they develop computer games and apps as well as robots, medical technology applications and much more.
Typical fields of work include:
- software and hardware development
- further development and adaptation of application systems and networks
- consulting and training
- research and development
Different fields of work are also possible depending on the application subject. Career prospects for graduates of Applied Computer Science are very good due to the interdisciplinary programme.
Related and consecutive/graduate programmes
The master's programme Applied Computer Science is a graduate programme that requires 120 ECTS to be successfully completed. The programme includes three areas of study: (1) a core curriculum, (2) the professionalisation section and (3) the master’s thesis. With a lot of options to choose from, you get the opportunity to study tailored to your individual and subject-specific inclinations, as well as your professional ambitions.
Core Curriculum (30 ECTS)
- Compulsory elective modules totalling 30 ECTS from the area of core computer science
Professionalisation Section (60 ECTS)
- Study specialisation (48 ECTS)
- Key competencies (12 ECTS): profession-specific as well as interdisciplinary skills
Master’s Thesis (30 ECTS)
A detailed overview of the study structure can be found in the module directory for the examination and study regulations of the master's programme in Applied Computer Science.
A bachelor’s degree with at least 180 ECTS
If the degree has not yet been awarded, a minimum of 150 ECTS is required for application.
- Proof ot least 90 ECTS in Computer Science, Applied Computer Science, mathematical foundations and scientific-technical foundations, of which at least 60 ECTS in computer science and applied computer science and at least 15 ECTS in mathematical and scientific-technical foundations must be proven.
- English language proficiency CEFR C1
- OR English language proficiency CEFR B2 and German language proficiency equivalent to DSH level 2