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TU Graz is a leading university in the field of Information Security. In the 3 english-language master’s programmes Computer Science, Information and Computer Engineering and Software Engineering and Management, students can specialize in the field of Information Security.
In-depth lectures and practicals are offered that cover the different areas of Information Security, ranging from the foundations in cryptography and hardware security to applications in e-government and mobile security. The recently established Cybersecurity Campus Graz offers further opportunities for hands-on training and collaboration projects.
The foundation for the specialization in the master’s degree programme is laid in the bachelor’s degree programme: Information Security is an important part of the curricula of the bachelor’s degree programmes in Computer Science, Information and Computer Engineering and Software Engineering and Management.
The training takes place in the four core research areas of TU Graz in the field of Information Security. The courses will lead you from the foundations to cutting-edge research and impactful applications:
In addition to these four core areas, you can choose from a list of courses on selected topics relevant for a broader information security perspective, such as legal aspects, information theory and coding, compilers, or embedded applications.
Choose Information Security as your major catalogue in one of the following 3 computer science degree programmes and combine this with a minor to pursue different directions:
In each of these degree programmes, you’ll select a major and a minor catalogue of electives and select your courses from these catalogs. All courses are taught in English.
The curriculum specifies 4 compulsory courses for the Information Security major (or 2 compulsory courses for the minor), one compulsory course in each core area. You can freely select the additional courses from the Information Security catalogue to specialize in your areas of interest. In your master’s project, you’ll delve deeper and work on your personal security project.
For your master’s thesis, you’ll collaborate with our research teams to solve challenges arising in our security research – maybe your results will even lead to a new scientific publication!
You will complete the admission procedure for one of the english-language master's programmes in Computer Science, Information and Computer Engineering, or Software Engineering and Management.
The registration deadline for the academic year 2022/23 is from 15 October to 15 December 2021
Information about the admission procedure
Students who have completed a degree programme at TU Graz, graduates of a NAWI Graz programme and national and international students who have graduated with a degree from one of the universities listed here do not have to complete an admission procedure.
Scholarships of € 4,000 per academic year (for a maximum of 2 academic years) each are available for newly admitted international master’s students in Information Security:
You can apply to both scholarships simultaneously.
Research on all aspects of information security is conducted at the Institute of Applied Information Processing and Communications (IAIK). This research is carried out to find answers to the most pressing IT security challenges.
This takes place in 4 research areas:
In the field of system security, the team at TU Graz has caused an international sensation in the IT world, especially by revealing the security gaps Spectre and Meltdown. The team has gone on to tackle ZombieLoad and Store-to-Leak Forwarding.
Check out the research area System Security
Cryptography is the basis, the foundation of all security. – Christian RECHBERGER, Head of the research area Cryptology & Privacy
For almost five years, the Competition for Authenticated Encryption (CAESAR) was held to search for encryption methods for digital information. Now the jury recommends the use of the ASCON algorithm developed by TU Graz for secure encryption in the Internet of Things.
Check out the research area Cryptology & Privacy
Research on mathematical methods and tools is conducted in the research area Formal Methods. These methods and tools should ensure that systems do not display any functional or safety errors. In the interdisciplinary research project, the Dependable Internet of Things is subjected to research in the area of Formal Methods.
Check out the research area Formal Methods
The team develops innovative solutions and tools in the research area Secure Applications. Developers can use these while creating secure IT applications.
Check out the research area Secure Applications
TU Graz has founded the Cybersecurity Campus together with its partner company SGS in order to create the only unified environment for cybersecurity research, teaching, product testing, and much more found anywhere in the world.
A large number of companies that are active in the security sector also are based in Graz. The cooperation between these companies and TU Graz enables students to conduct internships and summer jobs in this specialised field.