Computer Science is a highly future-oriented graduate program tightly integrated with research. The goal of the program is to take people with raw talent and intellect, nurture them in our environment through a thorough immersion in research and coursework, and produce well-educated researchers and future leaders in Computer Science. It integrates an in-depth training in core disciplines of computer science, especially computer networks and distributed systems, databases, web services, artificial intelligence, robotics, visualization and computer graphics, and the mathematics of complex systems.
As humans we can sense, act, speak, listen, decide and sometimes understand. The 21st century will witness technologies that can do the same. In addition to their well-established role as programmable machine-tools, robots are also more and more used in domains where some autonomy and intelligence is necessary. They work under conditions where the robot is not constantly supervised by a human operator and where it has to be adaptive as its developer can not fully predict which situations it will encounter in its application environment. We all know future descriptions of this kind, we also know that they are no longer science fiction. Scientists and engineers who take an active role in creating such systems will have to master a highly diverse repertoire of professional techniques as a matter of course. A student in the Computer Science graduate program aquires the necessary knowledge to work at the forefront of technological developments.
This graduate program is part of an Integrated PhD program. Students who enter with a Bachelor Degree usually need to pass a qualifying exam after their third semester to finish their PhD within 4-5 years; those who enter with a Master Degree will obtain their PhD after 3 years.
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The most promising applicants are admitted on the basis of a full tuition waiver. In addition, stipends can be awarded upon application to the respective scholarship program. All admitted students are eligible for student jobs.
Jacobs University is accredited by the German Council of Science and Humanities and approved by the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen. Jacobs University's programs correspond to the European educational framework that is a result of the European 1999 Bologna agreement for the standardization of European universities.