During your computer science studies you will complete eight modules:

  • The specialisation modules on offer form the focal areas of your technical profile. At the start of your studies, you will choose two out of a possible five. Alternatively, you can choose your second module from the technical master’s degrees in Mechatronics or Energy Technology and Energy Economics at Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences.
  • The Contextual Studies are useful for interdisciplinary exchange with students from all master’s degree programmes at the university.
  • Finally, there are four compulsory modules consisting of basic subjects.

Programme structure diagram with credits

1. SEMESTER

Course unit titleECTSSHW
Total3018
Specialisations
Specialisation 164
Specialisation 264
Formal languages
Formal Languages and Applications53
Concepts of Higher Level Programming Languages53
Learning from data
Data Organisation42
Software Engineering
Software Lifecycle and Quality42

2. SEMESTER

Course unit titleECTSSHW
Total3018
Specialisations
Specialisation 1*64
Specialisation 2*64
Context programme
1 or 2 Modules64
Learning from data
Maschine Learning*42
Software Engineering
Digital Transformation*42
Security and Management
Information Security*42

3. SEMESTER

Course unit titleECTSSHW
Total3018
Specialisations
Specialisation 164
Specialisation 2 64
Context programme
1 or 2 Modules64
Modul Master's Thesis
Seminar in preparation of the master's thesis42
Security and Management
Leadership and Communication42
IT and Law42

4. SEMESTER

Course unit titleECTSSHW
Modul Master's Thesis
Total300
Master Final Exam20
Master's Thesis280

ECTS: Credit points based on the "European Credit Transfer System" (ECTS). Consistent with international standards, 30 ECTS points can be earned each semester.

SHW: Semester hours per week (SHW). One SHW corresponds to 15 instruction units each of 45 minutes.

The options include specialisations within Computer Science and optional modules from other master’s degree programmes. The options from the specialisations in the master’s degree programmes in Mechatronics and Energy Technology and Energy Economics are only available to those with the necessary prior knowledge and the number of places is limited.

* Course in English

Here you can find detailed information about the Contextual Studies of the master's degree programmes.

Information on individual educational components

You can find detailed descriptions for each of the courses and semesters (ECTS course descriptions) for all semesters of the academic year here

The courses take place from Tuesday to Thursday, and in exceptional cases also on Saturday. This means you can work up to a maximum of 50 % when calculated over the year.

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