While technical systems are becoming more and more complex and at the same time increasingly important to society, there is a growing demand for well-educated engineers and computer scientists. The mission of our master’s degree program Information Technology is to provide the industrial perspective on IT.
Our central vision is an internet for smart machines where real-time information ist permanantly available in sufficient quality at all levels of automation systems. The master's program Information Technology prepares for all levels of leadership positions in science and industry.
In the master's program Information Technology, students develop an industrial perspective on IT in the following fields:
- distributed real-time systems,
- software engineering for embedded systems,
- wireless and wired real-time communication systems,
- IT security in embedded systems,
- real-time image processing and sensor fusion,
- modern control approaches and industrial development processes and strategies.
The contents of this degree program are based on the idea of an Internet for smart machines on which real-time information is permanently available in sufficient quality at all levels of automation systems.
Objectives and Contents of the Master’s Program Information Technology
What can you expect from our program?
Our master's program Information Technology is the right choice for students who wish to
- explore state-of-the-art and future technologies,
- acquire skills for developing advanced products and systems in the area of industrial information and communication technology,
- gain and explore theoretical and analytical competences for scientific work,
- be able to handle system-oriented analytical methods and tools,
- develop interdisciplinary thinking, team orientation and presentation skills,
- understand globally operating companies,
- work towards a Ph.D., if desired
The program offers excellent opportunities to
- gain hands-on experiences by participating in research projects,
- profit from excellent social student support services,
- get in contact with local enterprises,
- benefit from industrial scholarships,
- study in a small group
- study abroad at one of our partner universities (optional).
What are our special strengths?
- a choice between full-time and part-time study,
- the internationally acclaimed research institute InIT and the Fraunhofer IOSB-INA, which are both situated on campus in the science-to-business center CENTRUM INDUSTRIAL IT (CIIT)
- partnerships with market-leading companies,
- an excellent technical equipment,
- a high number of graduates participating in a Ph.D. program.
Due to the strong integration of scientific research in this master's program, students have access to interesting and challenging topics as part of a student activity as well as in the context of their master's thesis.
- Fachhochschulreife/Allgemeine Hochschulreife [i.e. an entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences or at universities] or an equivalent qualification.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science, Mechatronics or another closely related field of study.
- Evidence of a final German examination grade of 2.5 or better.
- Evidence of a very good command of the English language, 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.
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
Students can enrol either full-time or part-time. Part-time students will attend the same scheduled courses as full-time students, but may complete the program at their own pace in 6 to 8 instead of 4 semesters. For engineers who wish to start a dual part-time program Information Technology offers a fabulous opportunity to combine science with on-the-job experience.