What is it?
The goal of this master's degree in computer science is to provide graduates of the bachelor's degree programs with a comprehensive further qualification at a high academic level which offers a wide range of options. Students acquire practice-relevant skills in state-of-the-art science and technology.
The degree program in Computer Science - Smart Systems for Man and Technology M. Sc. is a four-semester master's degree program and its distinguishing feature is its focus on research. In addition to several required elective modules, in which specialization options can be chosen according to students’ personal interests and inclinations, the curriculum also includes a research project in the third semester. This degree program is particularly relevant for students who would like to go on to work in the field of innovative research and development and who would like to begin pursuing a career path towards universities, research institutions or industrial research during their studies.
The master's degree program qualifies students to pursue a doctorate at the Inter-University Doctoral Research Center for applied computer science at RheinMain University of Applied Sciences, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences and Fulda University of Applied Sciences. It is also the ideal preparation for a doctorate at other universities.
What can I do with it?
Graduates of the degree program are qualified for all fields of computer science, since the degree program is not geared to a specific occupational profile. The range of possible professional fields can therefore be found in both the academic and the non-academic job market. Graduates can carry out complex tasks in companies, scientific institutions and public administration, and can also take on management positions in IT or related areas.
For degree-seeking students: detailed information on admission requirements, application deadlines, etc. can be found on the German page.
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Standard period of study
Main language of instruction
German - We offer courses in English for exchange students.
Commencement of studies
Winter and summer semester
Our i-Punkt at the Kurt-Schumacher-Ring Campus is there to answer all your questions about studying and applying.
You can contact Professor Ulrich Schwanecke directly for further information.
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)
Old versions can be found in the archive.
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).
When and how do I register for classes? (Only in German)
Go to registering in the AoR system
Good to know (wiki)
Everything a computer science student should know (Only in German)
Forms and documents
Applications and information (Only in German)
Access to the computer suites in Haus C and F
How can I get a transponder key?
MSDNAA software licenses
When and where can I borrow software? (Only in German)
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
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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