Master of Science programme in Information Technology

Description

The Master's degree in Information Technology is based on the skills acquired during the Bachelor's degree course in Information Technology. The programme provides academic professional training and qualification for occupations in the field of the development and operation of modern information and communication technologies.

The course of study comprises six subjects:

    (1) Technical specialisation (24 ECTS)
    (2) Technical supplementary subject I (12 ECTS)
    (3) Technical supplementary subject II (18 ECTS)
    (4) Methodological specialisation (18 ECTS)
    (5) Skills extension (6 ECTS)
    (6) Free electives (12 ECTS)
    (7) Master's thesis and corresponding research seminar (Privatissimum) (30 ECTS)

There are six topical subject specialisations in the field of information and communication technology:

Mobile and Wireless Systems Available Courses
Intelligent Transportation Systems Available Courses
Pervasive Computing Available Courses
Media Engineering Available Courses
Embedded Communications and Signal Processing Available Courses
Sensors and Actuators Available Courses
Control and Measurement Systems Available Courses

Alongside subject specialisation, the course of studies also permits methodological specialisation given in the following list:

  • The "Research Track" where a project is carried out by a research group of the university.
  • The "Industrial Track" where a 3-6 months intern ship within a relevant industrial company is done.
  • The "Entrepreneurship Track" where business administration and entrepreneurship skills are learned.
The matrix structure below is showing these specialisation possibilities:

Overview of the specialisations

The Master curriculum allows students a high degree of freedom for choosing lectures. It must be pointed out that the only limitation is that all lectures in (1) Technical specialisation have to be chosen from the same technical sector.

The Curriculum

 

Subject/course

Course type

Hours per week

ECTS

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

Technical specialisation

12

24

(1.1)

Lecture with Course or Lecture with Seminar

VK/VS

2

4

(1.2)

Lecture with Course or Lecture with Seminar

VK/VS

2

4

(1.3)

Lecture with Course or Lecture with Seminar

VK/VS

2

4

(1.4)

Course

or Laboratory class

KU

2

3

(1.5)

Course

KU

2

3

(1.6)

Research seminar

SE

2

6

 

 

 

 

 

(2)

Technical supplementary subject I

6

12

(2.1)

Lecture with Course or Lecture with Seminar

VK/VS

2

4

(2.2)

Lecture with Course or Lecture with Seminar

VK/VS

2

4

(2.3)

Lecture with Course or Seminar

VK/SE

2

4

 

 

 

 

 

(3)

Technical supplementary subject II

10

18

(3.1)

Lecture with Course or Lecture with Seminar

VK/VS

2

4

(3.2)

Lecture with Course or Lecture with Seminar

VK/VS

2

4

(3.3)

Lecture with Course or Lecture with Seminar

VK/VS

2

4

(3.4)

Course

or Laboratory class

KU

2

3

(3.5)

Course

KU

2

3

 

 

or

 

 

 

(3')

Information technology basics

 

12

18

(3.1')

Lecture and Course

VO
KU

2
2

6

(3.2')

Lecture and Course

VO
KU

2
2

6

(3.3')

Lecture and Course

VO
KU

2
2

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(4)

Methodological specialisation

 

18

 

 

 

 

 

(4')

Research Track

 

18

(4.1')

Research project

KU

 

12

(4.2')

Theoretical and methodological course I

VO/VK/VS/KU/PS

 

6

(4.3')

Theoretical and methodological course II

VO/VK/VS/KU/PS

 

or

 

 

(4'')

Entrepreneurship Track

 

18

(4.1'')

Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Management

 

8

12

(4.1.1'')

Lecture

VO

2

3

(4.1.2'')

Lecture or Introductory Seminar

VO/PS

2

3

(4.1.3'')

Lecture or Introductory Seminar

VO/PS

2

3

(4.1.4'')

Lecture or Seminar

VO/SE

2

3

(4.2'')

Module from the entrepreneurship certificate

 

 

6

(4.2.1'')

Lecture or Seminar or Course

VO/SE/KU

 

3

(4.2.2'')

Lecture or Seminar or Course

VO/SE/KU

 

3

 

or

 

 

(4''')

Industrial Track

 

18

 

Work experience (12 weeks)

 

 

18

 

Research seminar on work experience

KU

1

(5)

Skills extension

 

6

 

Various courses

VO/VK/VS/KU/PS

 

6


(6)

Free electives

 

 

12

 

Various courses

VO/VK/VS/KU/PS

 

12

 

 

 

 

 

(7)

Master's thesis

 

30

(7.1)

Master's thesis

 

 

24

(7.2)

Research seminar on Master's thesis

 

2

6