Educational organisationThe 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 assessmentWritten 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 objectivesThe 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.
Enrolment feesFees covering enrolment, student services, and free public transport in the area are about 340 EUR per semester.
Costs of livingApprox. 1,000 EUR per month, depending on accommodation costs and lifestyle
Job opportunitiesInternational students are allowed to work for 120 full days a year.
Arrival supportThe International Office provides assistance to foreign students, e.g. welcome breakfast and orientation course.
Services and support for international studentsGerman language courses are provided, and International Office staff help with all bureaucratic matters (enrolment, bank account, city hall registration).
AccommodationAccommodation is offered by state-run as well as privately run residence halls. The university website provides useful addresses.