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Graduation
Master of Science
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Restrictions on admission
none | individual acceptance
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Standard period of study
4 semester
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Start of studies
April 1 or October 1
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Requirement for admission
Bachelor's degree in a similar field
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Credit points
120
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Teaching language
German
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Application
possible throughout the year

Description

This program is research-oriented and consecutive and is based on a research-oriented Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. It can also be attended by graduates from similar bachelor programs, such as Computer and Systems Engineering, Mathematics or Information Systems Engineering

The master program Computer Science aims at a research-oiented specialisation of the professional and methodological comepetence acquired in a university degree in a major subject in computer science.

This also includes the enlargement of vocationally competences and the education in the fundamentals of computer science on a high level. As a result, the graduates are able to access complex problems in the field of computer science independently and solve them with scientific methods. Beyond that, team skills, social competence and communication skills are developed during the studies in large measure.

The master program Computer Science is both interdisciplinary and integrative and characterized by an intensive research orientation.

Content of study

Fundamental courses (e.g. complex information technology systems, transactional information systems, networkalgorithms, efficient algorithms)
17 %
Optional courses from the chosen specialisation (see specialisation and detailed overview)
30 %

Advanced mathematics for computer scientists (e.g. discrete mathematics, information and coding theory, optimization, numerical analysis, stochastic models)

8 %

Minor subject (optional subjects from the academic master program)

8 %

Non-technical minor subject (optional subjects from the academic master program)

4 %
Project- and main seminar
8 %

Master thesis

25 %
Detailed subject overview: Computer Science (Master)

Specialisations

  • Data Science / Machine Learning
  • Computer vision
  • IT Security
  • Algorithmic theory
  • Software Engineering
  • Robotics

Practice during studies

It is possible to decide on a practical orientation of the programme and to complete an optional practical semester at a domestic or foreign company or research institution.

Fields of work

  • System and application development
  • Design of information and communication systems
  • Development of user-specific hardware and software systems
  • Sales and consulting
  • Production of technical systems with information components (e.g. vehicle management, telecommunication systems)
  • Research and development
  • IT applications, e.g. manufacturing industry, banking, insurance companies

Tania and Tobias study computer science at the TU Ilmenau

Further information

Contact

Student advisory service

Professor Dr. Martin Dietzfelbinger

+49 3677 69-2656

Study organisation

Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Silke Eberhardt-Schmidt

+49 3677 69-2805