This Master programme is a continuation of the Bachelor studies as a first step towards the PhD . MICS starts with an orientation meeting where all new students get to know the professors and other students. The first semester is then mandatory for all: it is dedicated to the fundamentals of computer science. By the end of the first semester, the student selects courses based one or more profiles that he likes to pursue. Profiles are similar to specializations with the added benefit that multiple profiles can be realized.
The following profiles are currently being offered:
The second and third semester offer specialised courses in the selected field, preparing the candidate for the final Master Thesis.
The MICS adheres to the Bologna agreement.
The MICS is taught by faculty members from the Computer Science and Communications Research Unit. Our primary mission is to conduct fundamental and applied research in the area of computer, communication and information sciences. Our goal is to push forward the scientific frontiers of these fields. Overall over 200 students pursue graduate and undergraduate degrees in Computer Science with individual supervision.
Our students will acquire the necessary know-how for high-level research- and industry-oriented work. Currently we teach students from more than 10 different countries, we have national and international cooperation agreements with universities across Europe, US, and China, and the private sector. The multilingual and inter-cultural environment empowers students to work both individually and in multinational teams.
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Still confused? We believe that our master program offers a unique mix of features that makes it a smart choice.
Here are ten reasons for choosing the MICS:
The first semester is an orientation semester with a set of common courses for all students that establish a firm foundation for more specialized courses.
After the first semester the student chooses one of the available tracks or specializations. In semesters 2 and 3 she/he chooses 4 courses from the selected track and two more courses from other tracks.
In the last semester (semester 4) the student writes a master thesis, usually in the context of a research project. A cooperation with industry is possible for the master thesis.
Below is a detailed list of all the courses offered in the MICS program. For further information please contact the study director Pierre Kelsen or the secretary Cristina Marinho.
We are looking for students with a Bachelor or equivalent diploma degree in computer science or relevant field, with good mathematical knowledge and with the motivation to study in a research-oriented field. The MICS is completely taught in English. There will be no entry examination since the first semester acts as orientation semester where the student has to demonstrate his/her competences. The eligibility of both Bachelor/Diploma degrees in other related fields and other degrees are to be decided individually by the director of studies of the Master program.
The following requirements have to be met to be able to successfully complete the studies.
Starting September 2012: student job positions are available for incoming students. These positions allow immediate immersion into research projects; they will be offered to applicants with strong academic credentials. So if you are a high academic achiever we encourage you to apply to the MiCS since your chances of being offered one of these positions are excellent.
Further financial support measures: student housing available on demand. Furthermore master students can apply for a scholarship in the first semester here (award based on merit).
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