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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 in Computer Science - Smart Systems for Man and Technology after studying for four semesters. The outstanding feature of the course is its focus on research. The curriculum includes a research project in the third semester, and several compulsory elective modules that students can use to create their own focus. This degree program is particularly attractive for anyone planning to work in the area of innovative research and development, and who would like to start moving towards a career at a university, research institution or place of industrial research during their master's.
The master's degree program will equip graduates to pursue a doctoral program at the planned joint doctoral center for Applied Computer Science RheinMain University of Applied Sciences, Hochschule Darmstadt, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences and Fulda University of Applied Sciences. It also provides optimal preparation for students wishing to pursue a doctorate at other universities of applied sciences or universities.
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.
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Standard period of study
In summer and winter semesters
The course program is available on a separate page.
The module descriptions of all the courses in the degree program can be found here. The course contents taught in the degree program are in the module descriptions.
(Applies from 2017/2018 winter semester)
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.
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
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 registering in the AoR system
Good to know (wiki)
Forms and documents
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
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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
Secretariat office hours:
Haus D, Room 27
Mon. - Fri.: 09:00 Uhr bis 11:45 Uhr
and by appointment
Computer Science degree program
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