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Master in Informatics

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Information on the Master in Informatics
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Master in Informatics

To successfully graduate from the 4-term degree course, you have to collect a total of 120 credit points. You have to finish your degree course during the examination period of the 7th term.

Structure of studies 

Subjects of the Master Degree Course

Area of Specialisation

You have to select two areas of specialisation from a total of 14 different areas. Each area of specialisation gives you at least 15 credit points.
5 or more of these credit points have to be collected in oral or written examinations based on lectures.
Please refer to the Module Handbook for information on how the modules are assigned to the different areas of specialisation.


Areas of Specialisation (AS) of the Master Degree Course
AS 1: Theoretische Grundlagen
AS 2: Algorithmentechnik
AS 3: Kryptographie und Sicherheit
AS 4: Betriebssysteme
AS 5: Parallelverarbeitung
AS 6: Softwaretechnik und Übersetzerbau
AS 7: Prozessautomatisierung
AS 8: Entwurf eingebetteter System und Rechnerarchitekturen
AS 9: Telematik
AS 10: Informationssysteme
AS 11: Robotik und Automation
AS 12: Computergrafik
AS 13: Anthropomatik
AS 14: Kognitive Systeme


Optional Subject

You can choose the modules of the optional subject freely from the course offered by the department (see Module Handbook (only in German)).
The scope of the optional subject depends upon the scope of the areas of specialisation and can give you up to 39 credit points.

Complementary Subject

Complementary modules give the formal core part practical relevance and demonstrate how Informatics are applied in (real) working life.
The scope of the complementary part is 15 to 18 credit points.


Subject Status
Genetics in planning
Civil Engineering in planning
Electronic Engineering and Information Technology offered
Arts offered
Engineering offered
Mathematics offered
Physics offered
Law offered
Economics offered


You can find a detailed list of all modules currently available to chose from in the Module Handbook (only in German).

Key Qualifications

The key and interdisciplinary qualifications teach skills that are not directly related to an Informatics degree but which are advantageous for your later professional life. The key qualifications module provides 6 credit points. The main provider of courses is the House of Competence (HoC):

Master Thesis

You finish your studies by writing the master thesis, which will give you 30 credit points.
Admission requirements:

  • Around 60 credit points, of which at least 15 come from an area of specialisation.
  • The application for admission to the master thesis has been submitted three months prior to taking the module examination at the latest.

Modules of the Master Degree Course

The master degree course gives you plenty of freedom when choosing the modules you want to take:
There are no mandatory modules, only a relatively small range of electives. In general, you have to assign the module to a subject when you register for the examination.
Changes at a later stage might not be possible.

Core Modules

In the first stage, you should take 3 core modules that have not been examined in the previous Bachelor degree course.
Core modules can both be assigned to the area of specialisation and the optional subject.


Module ID Module Number
of Credit Points
IN4INCG Computergrafik 6
IN4INEZS Echtzeitsysteme 6
IN4INFS Formale Systeme 6
IN4INKS Kognitive Systeme 6
IN4INRS Rechnerstrukturen 6
IN4INSEC Sicherheit 6
IN4INTM Telematik 6


Optional Modules

The optional modules will either be asssigned to an area of specialisation or the optional module. You have to collect at least 12 credit points in seminars and practical courses – a minimum of 3 credit points in seminars and a minimum of 6 credit points in internships.