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Master of Science in Engineering (MSc)

Full-time study, complementary professional activity possible, 4 semesters

Semester abroad (optional)

Languages of instruction: German, partly English

Currently no tuition fees

Facts about the study program


Designation Computer Science
Level of qualification according to the national
and European Qualifications Framework
Master (2nd cycle)
Qualification awarded Master of Science in Engineering, MSc  
Field of study according to ISCED-F code 0613 - Software and applications development analysis
Mode of study Full-time study, complementary professional activity (marginal) possible
Length of programme (standard period of study)

4 semesters

Semester dates Maximum 18 hours per week per semester; Tuesday to Thursday, sometimes Saturdays; depending on the choice of specialisation modules from other master's degree programmes also on other days of the week
Specialization modules Choose 1 of 3 modules:
  • Software Engineering for Computer Systems
  • Software Engineering for Internet Computing
  • Software Engineering for Intelligent Systems

As well as selection of four other courses from the other specialisation modules.

number of credits 120 ECTS
Languages of instruction German, 2nd semester in English
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Semester abroad possible in 2nd or 4th semester

Academic calendar To academic calendar
Examination regulations and grading scale To the examination regulations and grading scale
Study-specific equipment Network laboratory, embedded systems laboratory, database laboratory, VR laboratory, software engineering laboratory
final examination Final master's examination

Currently no tuition fees, obligatory ÖH fee

Study start End of September
Specific admission requirements Completed basic studies (at least 180 ECTS) in Computer Science or in an equivalent field of study (e.g. Biomedical Informatics, Business Informatics, Mechatronics).
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Admission to the final examination


In order to register for the final master's oral examination, all courses in the curriculum must have been positively completed.

Master's thesis
The topic for your master's thesis will be developed during the seminar on the master's thesis in the 3rd semester. The 4th semester is exclusively available to you for the preparation. You have to present the success of the professional training on a scientific basis by independently working out a topic. The master's thesis (28 ECTS) must be submitted in bound form and positively evaluated by the supervisor.

Final master's examination
Oral master's examination: Your final master's degree programme examination consists of the writing of the master's thesis and an examination before a committee. This examination before a committee is worth 2 ECTS and consists of a presentation and defense of your master's thesis, an examination discussion that addresses the cross-connections of the topic of the master's thesis to the relevant subjects of the programme structure, as well as an examination discussion on other curriculum-relevant content.