Information about the master's degree programme Computer Science

Name of degree programmeComputer Science
Level of qualification according to the National Qualification Framework and the European Qualifications FrameworkMaster (2. cycle)
Qualification awarded  Master of Science in Engineering, MSc
Field of study (ISCED-F Code)0613 – Software and applications development analysis
Mode of study  Full-time study, flexible work possible up to a maximum of 50 %
Length of programme  4 semester 
Course times  Maximal 18 semester hours per week (Tuesday to Thursday, and in exceptional cases also on Saturday). Depending on the specialisation modules chosen from other master’s degree programmes, other days of the week may also be possible.
SpecialisationSpecialisation in two out of five areas:
  • Internet of Things
  • Modelling, Simulation, Optimisation
  • User Experience
  • Big Data
  • Autonomous Systems
Alternatively, the second specialisation module can be selected from the technical master’s degrees in Mechatronics or Energy Technology and Energy Economics.
Number of credits120 ECTS
Language of instructionGerman, 2. semester in English
Mobility window   Optional semester abroad in the 2. or 4. semester
Academic calendar   View the academic calendar
Examination regulations and grading scale View the examination regulations and grading scale
Facilities specific to the programmeEmbedded Systems Lab, Data Base Lab, Virtual Reality Lab, Software Engineering Lab, Networking Lab
Final examinationOral master's examination (3 ECTS)
CostsNo tuition fees, student union fee Euro 20,20/semester
Commencing studiesSeptember
Specific admission requirementsCompleted basic course of study (minimum of 180 ECTS) in Computer Science or an equivalent field of study (e.g. biomedical informatics, information systems, mechatronics). For details view the specific admission requirements.
ApplicationApply now - deadline for application for the winter semester: 15. May

Computer Science – a degree programme with a future!

The technical developments of today and tomorrow present both challenges and opportunities for you as a computer scientist. The master’s degree in Computer Science at Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences qualifies you to support and design further expansion of digitisation in almost all areas of life, particularly economics, production, administration, healthcare and transport. You learn to take responsibility within complex software projects and lead them to successful completion.

After completing your studies, you will be a leader in your area of expertise. You will think in an entrepreneurial, independent and conscientious manner and will have developed your skills in the following areas:

  • Understanding complex relationships and finding efficient solutions
  • Developing and implementing new systems
  • Making decisions taking into account the entire company

FH Vorarlberg is unique among Austrian Universities of Applied Sciences in offering students the opportunity to mix and match courses and interests. You have scope to choose the study content in the 2. and 3. semesters. You will research, push boundaries and look into areas of personal interest.

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