Computer Science

Master of Science
What's it about?

The goal of a master's degree program in computer science is to provide graduates of bachelor's programs with an in-depth additional qualification at a high academic level that includes numerous options. Students gain skills with practical relevance based on state-of-the-art science and technology and graduate with their master's degree after a three-semester standard period of study. The special feature of the course is the choice of three innovative focal areas that students can select according to their preferences. These include:

  • Embedded Systems,
  • Smart & Interactive Systems,
  • Software Engineering.

The master's degree program equip graduates to pursue a doctoral program at the planned joint doctoral center for Applied Computer Science of RheinMain University of Applied Sciences, Hochschule Darmstadt, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences and Fulda University of Applied Sciences.

What do I need?
  • Prospective students need to have successfully completed a bachelor's degree in Computer Science. The focus of this degree must have been on IT for 50-65% of the course, in accordance with the recommendations of the Gesellschaft für Informatik e. V. (Society for Computer Science e.V.).
  • Additionally, the overall grade of the bachelor's degree must be at least "good" (2.0). If the overall grade is below 2.0 and above/equal to 2.5, students may be granted admission if they can prove a particular specialist qualification in their application documents, or during an interview.

Detailed information can be found here Admission Regulations (PDF 134 KB, in German only).

What can I do with it?

Graduates of this degree program are, in principle, qualified for any area in computer science, as the degree program does not train students for a specific profession. It can therefore be applied in both the academic and non-academic labor market. Graduates are able to tackle complex tasks in companies, academic institutions and the public sector. They can also assume leadership positions in IT or related areas.

At a glance

Study location

Wiesbaden, Campus Unter den Eichen

Standard period of study

3 semester

Accreditation agency



In summer and winter semesters

Application Deadlines

  • March/September, see application information for exact date


For more information please contact the student information center or Prof. Ludger Martin

The program according to the 2017 Examination Regulations

Students can choose one of the three course focal areas: Embedded Systems, Smart & Interactive Systems or Software Engineering.
The modules marked with * indicate focal area options. Students can apply to have a special remark about their focal areas entered on their degree transcript. The master’s thesis must be written in the focal area.

The Programm

A pdf file with the module descriptions of all the classes of the Master’s in Computer Science can be found here. The course contents taught in the degree program are shown in the module descriptions.

Module handbook for the 2017 Examination Regulations (Last updated: 05.02.2018)

Old versions of the module handbook can be found in the archive.

(Applies from 2017/2018 winter semester)

Examination dates

As a rule, examinations are held directly after the block of relevant classes finishes. Retakes for subjects from the previous semester are also offered.

Written examinations last between 90 and 120 minutes, while oral examinations are 25 minutes per candidate.

If part of a module involves an internship, students are required to attend for 75% of the time to pass.

The examination dates are set towards the end of the respective semester and published here and on the departmental noticeboard.

The written examinations take place at the end of the lecture period over a max. period of five consecutive weeks (the last week of the lecture period, the first four weeks of the lecture-free period).

Winter semester 2019/20 examination schedule (Last update: 16.12.19)

Please note: The written examination schedule can change up to 14 days before the examination date. Please ensure you are aware of any changes.

Examination and study regulations

Both the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences’ general provisions for examination regulations (ABPO) and the special provisions for examination regulations (BBPO) apply for this degree program.

The examination and study regulations are provided by the Examination Office.

Examination and study regulations of the Faculty of Design Computer Science Media

Examination results

Students can access their examination results via the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences’ examination portal (HIS-QIS).

Academic records, grade overviews etc. can be accessed through QIS via a HDS-Account (HDS = HochschulDirectoryService), that is issued by the ITC (IT-Center).

Go to HSRM examination portal

Approval of Achievements

Informationen on the approval of achievments can be found at the link below.

Approval of Achievements

During the study, students work on projects. A extract of these projects are briefly described below.

Automatic Video Summarization by Deep Learning

Given an input video, the goal of video summarization is to create a shorter video that captures the important information of the input video. Video summarization is a structured prediction problem where the input is a sequence of video frames and the output is an interestingness score indicating whether a frame is likely to be selected for the summary or not. As such a challenging prediction problem is a good fit for deep learning techniques, we use Long short-term memory networks to generate the summary.

Our approach uses two pipelines to analyze the visual data of the frames and the spoken language captured in the subtitles of the video. Each pipeline trains its own LSTM on the corresponding data and predicts an interestingness score per frame or subtitle section. This is then used to generate a summary by selecting the most interesting shots of the video based on the interestingness score.

(Philipp Altmeyer, Jonas Depoix, Nadja Kurz, SS2018)

Study organization

Information on study organization


Timetables for all semesters are in the AoR system


When and how do I register for classes?

nternal announcements

Go to registering in the AoR system

Good to know (wiki)

Everything a computer science student should know

Forms and documents

Applications and information

Access to the computer suites in Haus C and F

How can I get a transponder key? (Link to the Applied Computer Science degree program) 

MSDNAA software licenses

When and where can I borrow software?


Stud.IP, an open communicative system for everyone

Design Computer Science Media Faculty Council

The Design Computer Science Media Faculty Council is a student body that represents all the students in the faculty.
To Faculty Council website

Degree program head

Prof. Dr. Ludger Martin
Telephone: +49 611 9495-1236

Degree program secretariat

Telephone: +49 611 9495-1241
Telefax +49 611 9495-1240

Email: master-informatik(at)

Secretariat office hours:
Haus D, Room 27
Mon. - Fri.: 09:00 Uhr bis 11:45 Uhr
               and by appointment

Hochschule RheinMain
Computer Science degree program
Unter den Eichen 5
65195 Wiesbaden

Who’s who in the degree program

Who’s who in the Computer Science master’s degree program