The curriculum includes a selection of courses of the department for computer science (theory of algorithms, computer architecture, software engineering, foundations of artificial intelligence, image processing and computer graphics, databases and information systems), a wide variety of advanced courses offered in computer science, numerical analysis and application modules of other disciplines (eg, mathematics, microsystems technology, psychology, medicine, economics, physics, bioinformatics, cognitive science) offered. Students specialize in one of three areas:
Seminars, internships and an extensive master project complete the master's curriculum and promote the social and transferable skills of the students. The thesis covers a period of six months and their presentations, conducted in one of the working groups of the department for computer science.
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The Master programme in Computer Science has a very flexible curriculum. There are few mandatory subjects and a lot of electives. At the same time the programme focusses on the foundations needed to develop cutting-edge applications.
First of all, students have to choose one or two key courses. Key courses are courses which introduce the students to the research areas represented at the Department of Computer Science and lay the basis for the specialisation area to be chosen. The following key courses are offered:
After that, students can specialise in one of the following three specialisation areas:
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A very flexible curriculum and the large variety of elective courses offered give you the opportunity to shape your individual profile.
The academic and language requirements for the MSc. Computer Science programme are:
Our Master's programme aims at the development of both practical and theoretical skills. Mathematical analyses and proofs play an important part in the curriculum. Also, true mastery of the practical sides of computer science requires mastery of its theoretical foundations. Therefore a profound basic knowledge in theoretical computer science (formal languages, automata theory etc.) is an important pre-requisite for admission.
The Faculty of Engineering offers performance based part scholarships of 2400 Euro per year to the best 5 applicants (https://www.tf.uni-freiburg.de/studies/services/financialaid/crs-en).
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