Master Computer Science


Important Information

The departmental advisor has set up a mailing list through which Master's and Bachelor's students in computer science are informed of important information, including dates and events, changes to examination regulations, and more. We highly recommend that all computer science students sign up on the mailing list.


Master introduction event - Slides

Here you can find the slides to the introduction event of 2017 for Master students of Computer Science, which took place on October 5, 2017, at 10pm in room AH IV (Computer Science Center).


Peter Collienne


Peter Collienne

Academic Advisor, Master of Computer Science


+49 241 80 21804



The typical length of study for the Master's course of study is four semesters. The program is made up of modules. Students are required to complete a total of 120 credits. The core of the program is an elective component encompassing 90 credits. It offers students a flexible opportunity to shape their studies. To ensure a higher degree of interdisciplinary skills, 18 of the 90 credits are in an elective subject of application, such as business administration, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or mathematics. The elective compenent is supplemented with a six-month Master's thesis totaling 30 credits. In their thesis students demonstrate that they can independently address and investigate a problem in computer science using scientific methods.

The elective courses include lectures, seminars, a practial, and a focus colloquium. The courses offered cover a broad spectrum of subjects includng algorithms and complexity; automata and logic; software engineering, modelling, and verification; computer graphics; multimedia and human-machine interaction; computer-aided learning; databases and data exploration; imbedded systems; high performance computing; communication systems; artificial intelligence; language processing; and pattern recognition.

New Exam Regulations

The comprehensive examination regulation or ÜPO for all Bachelor's and Master's courses of study took effect on July 27, 2015. An amendment was made on June 16, 2016. Below is an overview of the most important changes for Master's students in computer science:

  1. Seminars: Students only need to attend one seminar. A second seminar is optional.
  2. Exam registration: Pay attention to information regarding exam registration.
  3. Validity of admission: Admission to exams is only valid in the semester or year, in which it was acquired. Students must acqure new admission to exams to re-take an exam the following year.
  4. Shortened deadline for doctor's notes: You must get a doctor's note no later than the day of the exam. You must submitted the note to ZPA no later than three days after the respective exam date.
  5. Mandatory attendance in tutorials: Attendance may be mandatory in tutorials. Refer to the module catalog for more detailed information.
  6. Grade exclusion: Grades will no longer be excluded after a student has completed the course of study within the typical length of study.
  7. Semester of leave: Students on a semester of leave are now allow to take exams.