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Master's Degree Programme Computer Science

The master’s programme Computer Science taught in English at TU Graz offers you a vast number of opportunities to specialize in a particular field. You may choose 2 out of 12 areas of specialization in which you wish to develop your expertise. You receive instruction from internationally-recognized scientists and will be involved in research projects. You can take advantage of cooperative networks with top-universities in the USA, work with the best software and hardware, and study at internationally acclaimed institutes.

Content

Compulsory Subjects

  • Compiler Construction
  • Discrete Stochastics and Information Theory
  • Enumerative Combinatoric Algorithms
  • Geometry for Computer Scientists
  • IT Security
  • Numerical Optimization

You may choose 2 out of these
12 catalogues of elective courses

  • Algorithms
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Vision
  • IT Security
  • Knowledge Technologies
  • Multimedia Information Systems
  • Pervasive Computing
  • Robotics
  • Software Technology
  • Mathematical Foundations
  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (Double diploma programme with the University of Ljubljana)

For the individual courses, please see the semester plan.

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  • Duration of study: 4 semesters
  • ECTS credit points: 120
  • Academic degree: Diplom-Ingenieurin or Diplom-Ingenieur (Dipl.-Ing. or DI), equivalent to the Master of Science (MSc)
  • Language of instruction:  English
  • Admission requirements

Curriculum

Semester plan

Fiona Draxler, Source: Draxler
Fiona Draxler, master's degree student in Computer Science

In my degree programme, I choose two majors and can choose my special subject areas according to my own interests. Many practical exercises are carried out in groups. In this way, we can help one another and gain a lot of experience with teamwork and organization.

Admission Requirements

According to the curriculum, graduates of the following bachelor’s programmes will be accepted without an admission procedure:

Graduates of all other degree programmes offered at the TU Graz or, in the case of a NAWI Graz programme, the University of Graz, as well as graduates of the programmes listed on www.tugraz.at/fakultaeten/infbio/studies/starting-a-masters, also do not have to undergo the admission procedure. You can apply for admission at the Registration Office.


All other programme applicants must undergo the admission procedure.

Registration period for the academic year 2018/19: 15 October to 15 December 2017
Instructions: Registration for the admission procedure


More about the admission procedure

Regulations for the admission procedure

Admission Deadlines

Winter semester 2017/18:

10 July to 30 November 2017

Summer semester 2018:

8 January to 30 April 2018


Please note:
You may need to complete an admission procedure before you can register for the programme.

Further informationen on admission

International degree programme applicants: admission and application deadlines

Career Options

Graduates have numerous employment opportunities:

  • They conduct research at universities, other research institutions, and research and development departments in companies.
  • They design, operate, and evaluate complex hardware and software systems in the field of information technology, the automotive industry, and telecommunications.
  • The systems they design are used in e.g. smartphones and apps, or robotic systems.
  • At national and international levels, they work on a self-employed basis or in an employment relationship e.g. in industry, in young start-ups or in the services sector.
  • They frequently manage departments or projects.

Double diploma programme with the University of Ljubljana – Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning

The TU Graz and the University of Ljubljana provide an opportunity to specialize in the area of Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning as double degree programme. In this programme, you need to spend at least one semester at the University of Ljubljana during your studies and obtain at least 30 ECTS points. Your master's thesis is supervised by teachers at the TU Graz and the University of Ljubljana.

For further information, please contact the Dean of Studies.

Information and Advice for Prospective Students