High Integrity Systems (HIS)

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Deadline: Oct 15, 2023
StudyQA ranking:4844 Duration:2 years You need IELTS certificate
First year
  • Safety-Critical Computer Systems, Advanced Formal Modelling, Introductory Data Analysis, Advanced Real-Time Systems, Implementation of DBMS, Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture, Mathematics Update
  • Advanced IT-Security
  • Data Mining
  • Electives I: Advanced Distributed Systems or Advanced Testing Methods
  • Electives II: Human Machine Interface Design or Smart Sensor Network Systems
  • Electives III: System Theory and Modelling or Transaction Management

Second year
  • Formal Specification and Verification
  • HIS project
  • Electives IV: Multivariate Data Analysis or Simulation Methods
  • Electives V: Standards and Certification, Current Topics in High Integrity Systems or Internet of Things
  • Electives VI: Selected Subjects in Current Web Engineering, Mobile Systems and Applications, or Cloud Computing
  • Master's thesis

Educational organisation

The programme duration is four semesters, with 18 weeks per semester of lectures, seminars, labs in semesters one to three. The fourth semester is dedicated to the Master's thesis (applied research work).

Forms of assessment

Written or oral exams at the end of the semester, seminar talks, training for scientific publications, software development projects
5 ECTS per module, 10 ECTS for HIS project, 30 ECTS for Master's thesis and colloquium

Course objectives

The Master's programme is a fully accredited computer science MSc curriculum. The programme opens the door to a wide range of fields of work in High Integrity Systems, i.e. safety-critical areas (e.g. internet of things, automotive and machine building industries, chemical industries, aerospace systems, biomedical technology) and business process areas (e.g. IT services, banking and finance, insurance, media). The programme aims to provide core skills in software engineering and development, system modelling and simulation, IT security, distributed systems, DBMS, advanced testing, and data integrity.

Language requirements

Sufficient command of English (e.g. IELTS 6, TOEFL iBT 79 or equivalent)
Graduates of English-taught programmes are exempt.

Academic requirements

Bachelor's degree in computer science according to European standards or equivalent

Enrolment fees

Fees covering enrolment, student services, and free public transport in the area are about 340 EUR per semester.

Costs of living

Approx. 1,000 EUR per month, depending on accommodation costs and lifestyle

Job opportunities

International students are allowed to work for 120 full days a year.

Arrival support

The International Office provides assistance to foreign students, e.g. welcome breakfast and orientation course.

Services and support for international students

German language courses are provided, and International Office staff help with all bureaucratic matters (enrolment, bank account, city hall registration).


Accommodation is offered by state-run as well as privately run residence halls. The university website provides useful addresses.
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Study mode:On campus Languages: English
Local:$ 124 / Semester(s) Foreign:$ 124 / Semester(s)
Deadline: May 31, 2023 41 place StudyQA ranking: 3446 You need IELTS certificate