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Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Information Technology

We can prepare you to work in a management position at an international technology company. Our master’s degree program delivers a comprehensive education. In addition to current topics in computer science, such as artificial intelligence, we also teach academic and business methodological expertise. Practice- and application-oriented.

Your heart beats for...

... Analysis, Programming, Developing, Management, Research, Practical part, Foreign language: English

A Degree Program with a Future

Type of Study

As a student, you can enroll in the full-time or part-time version of the degree program.

  1.  Fachhochschulreife/Allgemeine Hochschulreife [i.e. an entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences or at universities] or an equivalent qualification.
  2. Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science, Mechatronics or another closely related field of study.
  3. Evidence of a final German examination grade of 2.5 or better.
  4. Evidence of a very good command of the English language (language level: B2), proven by
  • at least 7 years of language classes at an institution of general education. As a general rule, performances should at least have been assessed as 'befriedigend' (3.0) in the last four half-year periods of classes. This is only applicable to European candidates.
  • a Bachelor’s degree completed in Australia, Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand or the USA
  • a Bachelor’s degree in an accredited degree program taught in English at a German institution of higher education,
  • a TOEFL test with a minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (internet-based, iBT),
  • a Cambridge ESOL Certificate (CPE, CAE with a minimum grade of B, FCE with a minimum grade of A),
  • IELTS with a minimum grade of 6.5,
  • a professional stay in an English-speaking country (Australia, Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, USA) of at least one year

Applicants who acquired their qualification for admission to higher education or their undergraduate degree in a country where English is the mother tongue are exempt from having to provide evidence of being able to master the English language.

Application documents

An application needs to include the following documents:

  • the bachelor's degree certificate or – if this is not available yet – a certified copy of passed examinations including information about the overall average grade,
  • a documentation of the applicant’s English language proficiency,
  • an English motivation letter including information about the specific talents and interests that explain the applicant's motivation to apply for this particular degree program.

Depending on the academic year, the lecture period of the summer semester begins at the end of March or the beginning of April.

Depending on the academic year, the lecture period of the winter semester begins at the end of September or the beginning of October.

Structure and Contents of the Degree Program

1. Semester

  • Advanced topics in algorithms
  • Discrete signals and systems
  • Probability and statistics
  • Usability engineering
  • Scientific methods and writing
  • Management skills and business administration

2. Semester

  • Innovation and development strategies
  • Compulsory elective module according to the study schedule

3. Semester

  • Research project

4. Semester

  • Master thesis + colloquium
Acquired Knowledge and Skills

Our master's degree program in Information Technology provides you with

  • sound expertise in the core areas of intelligent technical systems
  • relevant business administration and academic expertise
  • current technical topics, such as artificial intelligence, distributed real-time systems, wireless and wired communication systems, IT security and image processing
  • Interdisciplinary thinking, team orientation and presentation technologies
  • a broad understanding of global companies

The degree program covers a wide range of aspects that are essential to successfully launching a career in the IT industry and in machine and system engineering.

Job Profiles

Intelligent devices and systems are becoming a part of our lives in more and more areas. This increases the demand for well-trained engineers and computer sciences experts who

  • can solve diverse and complex tasks
  • have the necessary technical skills
  • can successfully implement responsible development of these systems at the management level
  • contribute the necessary expertise expected today from modern managers in international technology companies interesting and challenging topics as part of a student activity as well as in the context of their master's thesis.
Cooperation With Companies

We cooperate with a large number of regional and national companies in fields such as

  • engineering
  • automation technology
  • drive technology

Research and development projects, including through the it's OWL cluster, integrate current knowledge from professional practice directly into our coursework.


Research in the Department

Our department carries out a wide range of application-oriented and fundamental research projects. We participate in national and international research programs.

As a student, you can participate in a variety of ways: we integrate research content into coursework, integrate you as a student into the active work of research groups early on, and deal with some research content in the framework of theses.

Research institutions:

  • Institute for Energy Research (iFE),
  • Institute Industrial IT (inIT)
  • Fraunhofer Institute IOSB-INA,
  • SmartFactoryOWL

Our fields of research

As Graduate You Contribute to...

... the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations

  • directly to good health and well-being
  • directly to quality education
  • directly to decent work and economic growth
  • directly to industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • directly to sustainable cities and communities
  • directly to responsible consumption and production

Studying at Innovation Campus Lemgo

Our Innovation Campus in Lemgo

At the Innovation Campus in Lemgo, you will study at one of the most exciting technology locations in NRW. Here you will find state-of-the-art laboratories and teaching rooms as well as science-to-business factories. For example, the Centrum Industrial IT, in which companies from all over East Westphalia-Lippe (OWL) have their branches. Or the Smart Factory OWL, which showcases data and AI management. In the Future Food Factory OWL, which is unique in Europe, something similar is happening in relation to food production. New work and transfer meet at InnovationSPIN. Here, TH OWL, the district administration and the skilled trades demonstrate transparent cooperation and a spirit that allows new things to emerge. In addition to Fraunhofer IOSB-INA, the campus is also home to two vocational schools and the national handball league team TBV Lemgo-Lippe. And best of all, the campus also has student residence halls with short distances to the university and the city.

Campus Life


Degree Course:
Information Technology
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Study model:
Standard period of study:
4 semester
Summer semester, Winter semester
Course language:
Innovation Campus Lemgo
Tuition Fees:
Preparatory courses:
Application periods:

Germany and EU Countries
Winter Semester: 02.05. – 15.10.
Summer Semester: 17.11. – 15.02.
Non-EU Countries
Winter Semester: 01.04. – 01.06.
Summer Semester: 17.11. – 15.01.