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Master of Science (M.Sc.)

​The amount of information available digitally is growing at a breathtaking rate. Both technical trends, such as the digitalization of media and processes, and social trends, such as pervasive social networks, contribute to this development. Whoever is able to analyze, structure and use this gigantic flood of data and its interconnections strategically has a competitive advantage.

As a leading science, computer science drives progress in information systems. It develops and provides the basis for the development of new systems, products and services. This requires the combination of solid methodological computer science expertise in the realization of systems with knowledge of application areas, supplemented by social skills and an awareness of the necessity of cross-sector topics such as security in information systems.

The application-oriented Master’s degree program Information Systems (IS) pursues precisely this aim. Based on scientific methodology, in three semesters, it will enable you to understand, design and implement complex, distributed and large information systems. This applies for applications in both industry and research. It will prepare you for challenging scientific roles in application-oriented computer science, as well as for managerial roles in the IT sector.

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To apply for the Master’s degree program IS, you need a Bachelor’s degree in a computer science related subject. You must have at least 60 ECTS credits acquired from the study of computer science-based subjects. Another prerequisite is successful participation in a selection interview, where you must achieve a grade of at least "pass" (4.0). As the lectures are conducted in English, excellent written and spoken English is an additional requirement.

Course schedule

The individual modules on the Master’s degree program are each assigned to one of four subject groups: “Design and Realization of Large Information Systems”, “IT Management”, “Secure Information Systems” and “Intelligent Information Systems”.

An important feature of the degree program is the “Information Systems Project”, which takes place over the first two semesters. This explores subjects related to current research topics at the Department of Computer Science, in project teams made up of four to six students. The research activities at the Department of Computer Science are primarily concerned with model-driven software development, the simulation of complex systems, autonomous systems and service robotics, IT security and data protection, telematics services, as well as commercial and medical information systems. In addition to this two-semester project, seminars and elective modules enable you to explore individual topics in greater detail, according to your personal interests and preferences. As this degree program is also intended for international students, lectures will be conducted in English.

After successful completion of the degree program you will be awarded the academic degree title “Master of Science”.

Career prospects

The degree program is accredited and will qualify you to enter the civil service on the “höheren Dienst” career path. It will also qualify you to undertake a doctoral degree.

Successful completion of the Master’s degree program IS will provide you with excellent career prospects. As the study “JobTrends Deutschland 2015” by Staufenbiel shows, computer scientists are the stars of the jobs market. For 2015, almost half of the organizations were expecting a similarly high demand as for the previous year, and 38 per cent even expected an increased demand for IT graduates. The companies are also optimistic when looking ahead at the coming five years: 15 per cent specified their need as “strongly increasing” and 51 per cent as “increasing”. Here a Master’s degree can offer you particularly good career opportunities. According to the study, 92 per cent of companies prefer computer scientists with a Master’s qualification.​
Certified quality

By deciding to undertake a quality-assured degree program at Ulm University of Applied Sciences you are well prepared for the future. All the Bachelor's and Master's degree courses at Ulm University of Applied Sciences are accredited. As part of the accreditation, the feasibility of the degree program, the contents of the course of study and the suitability of the course's graduates for the requirements of their future careers are assessed. This means that you will receive a degree qualification which is recognized and quality-certified, which will help you with the recognition of your degree program – both nationally and internationally. The accreditation of the degree programs at Ulm University of Applied Sciences offers students and employers a reliable guide regarding the quality of the degree programs.


​Course and examination regulations

Overview of all course and examination regulations
​The course and examination regulations define the conditions and legal requirements for a proper degree course.
Please note: if you are already a registered student at Ulm University of Applied Sciences, it might be that a different version of the course and examination regulations apply for you. The course and examination regulations which were in effect when you started your course are generally the ones which apply. If in doubt, please contact your Studiendekan.
Aims and structure of the degree program
​Structure of the course, content, aims, contacts – everything you need to know about the degree program "Information Systems".
​English module handbook
​The module handbook describes the modules belonging to the degree course, their content, the intended learning outcomes, and the form of academic assessment.

Please note: the module handbook / module list is updated by March 1 for the relevant summer semester and by September 1 for the relevant winter semester, and is valid from this point onwards. Please contact your Program Coordinator if you have questions regarding earlier module descriptions.  
​Computer Science degree programs booklet
​The booklet contains an overview of all the degree programs offered by the Department of Computer Science, as well as information on the course aims and content, the structure of the course and the professional profile.

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