M.Sc. Computer Science

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR145 per Semester (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    EUR145 per Semester (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English, German ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Freiburg, Germany
The Master of Science degree program in computer science is a two-year program is open to highly qualified foreign and German students with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science or similar discipline.



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:

  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Cognitive Technical Systems
  • information Systems

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.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Winter Semester: 1 June (for non-EU citizens), 15 July (for EU citizens); Summer Semester: 1 January (for non-EU citizens), 15 January (for EU citizens)
Tuition fee
  • EUR145 per semester ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • EUR145 per semester ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Start date , October 2016, March 2017, April 2017
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS

A very flexible curriculum and the large variety of elective courses offered give you the opportunity to shape your individual profile.

Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

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:

  • Algorithm Theory (always in English)
  • Image Processing and Computer Graphics (always in English)
  • Databases and Information Systems (always in German)
  • Software Engineering (summer term 2015 in German, summer term 2016 in English)
  • Foundations of Artificial Intelligence (summer term 2015 in English, summter term 2016 in German)
  • Computer Architecture (summer term 2015 in German, summer term 2016 in English)

After that, students can specialise in one of the following three specialisation areas:

  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Information Systems
  • Cognitive Technical Systems


The academic and language requirements for the MSc. Computer Science programme are:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Informatics with a result of at least 80% or 3.0 out of 4
  • IELTS with a score of 7.0 or TOEFL with a score of 100 (or higher)

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.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

not required

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