Automatic information processing continues to be a very rapidly growing field. Hardware which is becoming increasingly higher performance, ubiquitous networking and digitisation, which is infiltrating society to an increasing extent, require that you are able to implement key trends in systems using software. These key trends include in particular:
It is precisely because digitisation affects almost all areas of life, including very sensitive ones, that high quality requirements and security standards must be taken into account. A key qualification lies in attracting and integrating the user. Building on the skills you developed in your basic computer science course (or other related study programme), you will be taught specialised skills in the master’s degree programme in Computer Science:
The second area of specialisation is also typically selected from the five optional modules available. Alternatively, you can choose areas of specialisation from the master’s degree programmes in Mechatronics or Energy Technology and Energy Economics at Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences.
Selecting two different areas of focus means you are well prepared to take on different roles and perspectives on projects.
You use your software to design traditional and digital business models in products and services. You use established methods of project management and project controlling related to time, costs and quality. You place a particularly high value on security in systems and processes and also take into account the legal frameworks. You are able to actively participate in the discourse on the further development of these framework conditions.
You are familiar with research and research methods and can therefore actively participate in discussions in your specialist area. In your actions you generally take into account professional standards in order to obtain detailed knowledge through research, controlled creativity, documentation and argumentation, reproducibility, reflection and analysis on the basis of a research question. This is also used to prepare for further research activity and for subsequent doctoral studies.
A key qualification lies in attracting and integrating the user. This requires both good conversational and presentation skills on the one hand and empathy and self-reflection on the other. You have a command of English as a foreign language in computer science for all of the communication tasks mentioned.