Master's Program in Computer Science in Germany

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A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

There are several fields that make up the broader field of computer science. One of these fields is the computational complexity theory, which can be very abstract. Other fields, such as computer graphics, deal more with concrete and hands-on visuals.  

 

Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a federal parliamentary republic in western-central Europe. The country consists of 16 states, and its capital and largest city is Berlin.

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Master in Software Engineering and Management

Heilbronn University
Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2017 Germany Heilbronn

The M.Sc. Software Engineering and Management has been tailored to the needs of students who are interested in interdisciplinary approaches and seek a good foundation for their future careers. [+]

Best Masters in Computer Science in Germany 2017. Where the technological, organisational and entrepreneurial aspects of software development meet, you enter the exciting world of Software Engineering and Management At the heart of complex, multidimensional organisations, software engineering involves more than just the development of modern information systems. Consequently, software engineers need to move beyond the boundaries of their job-specific expertise and enhance their professional profiles by acquiring managerial and interpersonal competences. Software engineers who aim to be future business leaders should not only possess such multiple skills, but should be able to translate theoretical knowledge into business practices, engender interdisciplinary dialogues and communicate successfully in an international and intercultural environment. The M.Sc. Software Engineering and Management has been tailored to the needs of students who are interested in interdisciplinary approaches and seek a good foundation for their future careers. CAREER PROSPECTS The global world is characterised by steadily expanding world-wide networks, on the one hand, and a global shortage of IT experts, on the other. As a result, there is a growing demand for software engineers who can look forward to well-paid positions in industry. Thus, the job prospects for Master students in this field are highly promising. Prospective employers of our graduates are internationally operating companies which require a broad range of skills as well as specific expertise in software development. Alternatively, job openings may be provided by small and medium-sized enterprises which develop software solutions for larger companies. Finally, by successfully completing this Master programme, our graduates will be well equipped to set up their own business or to develop and perform software projects all over the world. OBJECTIVES Job prosperity in software engineering not only depends on subject knowledge but also on project and change management experience. Moreover, intercultural and interpersonal competences are crucial for software engineers who seek to take appropriate management decisions and to act confidently and responsibly in a challenging business environment. For this reason, the Faculty of Informatics has designed this postgraduate programme to qualify first-degree graduates for management and leadership positions in international IT organisations. This course has been created in close consultation with business, industry and the engineering professions to ensure the employability of the prospective graduates. Cooperating companies are, inter alia, AUDI AG, Daimler AG, Bosch Engineering GmbH, Würth GmbH and SAP AG. FACULTY Heilbronn University has appointed a body of notable academics who possess unique competences that derive from their qualifications and professional experience. They have all worked in industry or commerce and understand, at first hand, the challenges presented by a global business world. Moreover, most tenured lecturers are involved in (inter)national research projects. Academic partnerships and exchange programmes with a number of universities all over the world allow our students to gain experience in an international software engineering context. Such partner institutions are Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland, Dundalk Institute of Technology in Ireland and the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia in Spain. These partnerships may include projects with virtual international student teams as well as video conferences and other form of on-line collaboration. Programme Structure The Master of Software Engineering and Management can be obtained in 3 semesters. The first two semesters cover the following four major areas providing a sound theoretical basis in each field and preparing students for a number organisational and leadership tasks in international software engineering organisations. Computer Science Applied Software Engineering Information Systems in Business Leadership, Intercultural and Interpersonal Competences The final semester is dedicated to the Master Thesis which is accompanied by a colloquium. The thesis may deal with a topic of interest motivated by contemporary research or be commissioned by a cooperating organisation. Each thesis is supervised by two examiners one of whom may be an external professional. SPECIFIC PROGRAMME FEATURES The M.Sc. Software Engineering and Management offers a number of specific benefits and assets such as lectures delivered exclusively in English, a favourable student-lecturer ratio, an interdisciplinary curriculum, integration of management and engineering practices, a clearly structured and timeefficient schedule, sustained teaching quality by systematic student appraisal, state-of-the-art facilities, innovative forms of teaching, creative forms of learning, e.g. problem-based and blended learning. Using case studies and working in teams not only improves analytical and problem solving capacities but familiarizes them students with methodological and creative problem solving techniques and the relational skills which are vital for future business leaders. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Successful applicants fulfil the following entry requirements: An excellent or good German(average grade of 2.5 or less) or European Bachelor degree (minimum 210 ECTS) or an equivalent international qualification (attested by an ASK certificate) in Computer Science or a closely-related field. Candidates who have obtained 180 ECTS for their first degree can acquire an extra 30 ECTS in appropriate Bachelor programmes at Heilbronn University. An excellent or good German, European or International Bachelor degree in any other field if applicants can provide proof of additional course-related educational or vocational experience acquired in the previous three years. A high level of proficiency in English attested by the following scores: TOEFL pbt: 550; cbt: 213; ibt: 79; IELTS: 6.0 or CAE: minimum C; Results must not be older than 2 years. Why study at Heilbronn University? Heilbronn, a location of choice Heilbronn University is located in the heart of a bustling economic region at a convenient distance from the commercial and cultural hubs of Stuttgart, Mannheim and Heidelberg. Its three campuses in Heilbronn, Künzelsau und Schwäbisch Hall span the central Neckar region in which they embody the spirit of teaching, learning and research. Formerly a School of Engineering, Heilbronn University has prospered and developed into one of the major Institutes of Higher Education in Baden-Württemberg, providing not only innovative research but also attractive academic study programmes which are aligned to the economic heartbeat of the country. The university off ers over 46 vocationally-oriented as well as knowledgebased Bachelor and Master courses up to 8,000 students in the fi elds of Engineering, Business Studies and Information Technology. A partner of commerce and industry The greater Heilbronn area is renowned for its successful companies, many of which support Heilbronn University. In the past two decades, the close collaboration has engendered a series of future-focused, interdisciplinary study programmes which have been added to the traditionally region-specifi c courses of Heilbronn University so that it now qualifi es its students for regional, national and international organisations. International networks Heilbronn University has forged sustainable links with more than 100 reputable international univer sities enabling students to gain interpersonal and intercultural experience while improving their linguistic profi - ciency in a foreign language. Student mobility is further assisted by the university’s International Offi ce and by the academic coordinators of each faculty who advise students on the study programmes pursued abroad. An excellent learning environment Heilbronn University has placed research and instruction at the heart of its activities while committing to creating optimal conditions for knowledge transfer and learning. More than 300 lecturers and members of staff ensure a learning environment in which the students can thrive and prove their academic mettle. This is enhanced by a favourable teacherlearner ratio which results, inter alia, in effi cient teamwork and highly satisfactory learning outcomes. The modern language programme on off er comprises mandatory modules in Arabic, English and Russian as well as optional classes in Spanish, French, Italian and German as a foreign language. A family-friendly place of study In order to support students with small children, Heilbronn University runs a day-care and crèche service which is available fi ve days a week throughout the year. For this reason, the university has repeatedly received the prestigious German award of “Family-Focused Institution of Higher Education”. Heilbronn: a city for students Heilbronn is a vibrant regional centre which enjoys a diverse cultural scene including concerts, theatre, cinema, literature readings, art exhibitions, and other cultural events. Heilbronn city centre, with its newly designed pedestrian precinct, off ers a great opportunity to enjoy leisurely walks and shopping expeditions. A large number of cafés, beer gardens, pubs and excellent restaurants invites visitors and locals to relax and enjoy their culinary delights. Active students fi nd a large number of clubs where they can pursue their favourite sports. Public parks and promenades along the river Neckar are ideally suited for walking, cycling and inline skating. Students can also keep fi t in public swimming pools, on ice rinks and in climbing halls. In other words, the name of Heilbronn stands for quality of life. Forests, vineyards and parks are characteristic of the town and its surroundings. Heilbronn is famous for its outstanding wines which can be sampled by visitors and locals alike in cosy rural wine taverns and at the annual local wine festivals. Heilbronn has excellent rail and motorway connections providing swift access to the major cities of the area. Students also benefi t from a low-cost regional travel card which covers the university’s three campuses and the greater Heilbronn area. Heilbronn forms part of Franconia, a German region which is steeped in history and cultural traditions. The economic signifi cance of HeilbronnFranconia is impressive too. Local enterprises have produced many global brand leaders and export their innovative products to over 80 countries. Companies such as Audi, Bausparkasse Schwäbisch Hall, Berner, Bechtle, Bosch, Bürkert, ebm-pabst, Lidl & Schwarz, Mustang, Optima Stahl, Würth and Ziehl-Abegg, which have conquered the world’s markets, have their roots in this region. This inspiring entrepreneurial network, maintained and fostered by Heilbronn University, provides students and grad - uates with exciting international employment opportunities and career paths. International Student Services Whenever possible, students are allocated a room in the university’s student halls. All students have access to a constantly up-dated database listing furnished and reasonablypriced apartments which they can rent. Heilbronn University welcomes students who have special needs. They are given individual advice tailored to their needs on contacting the International Offi ce. In addition the following support is off ered to students: free membership in faculty-basedstudent organisations, detailed advice on handling residence permits and opening a personal bank account, guided tours to sites of particular interest, on-campus German classes, assistance in fi nding work placements and temporary jobs, preferential access to cultural events, ccess to university library services and the internet, information on the scholarships available to international students [-]

Master in Software and Service Architectures (SSA)

EIT Digital Master School
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Germany Berlin

The programme in Software and Service Architectures is an enhanced version of the previous programme on Service Design and Engineering and aims to educate the next generation of service designers and software architects capable of designing and engineering novel software systems to: (i) Drive digitalization of businesses, (ii) Create new businesses based on software intensive services, (iii) Be responsible for the elicitation and definition of what software products and services IT companies should create in order to be successful; (iv) Be responsible for the processes and methods for the effective development of modern software systems. [+]

Formerly known as: Service, Design and Engineering SDE) Why study the EIT Digital Software and Service Architectures programme? The EIT Digital SSA programme offers: Innovative and well grounded education for the next generation of service designers and software architects. Studies at two of Europe´s foremost technical universities leading to a double degree. A good integration with tailored courses in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. A thesis work connected to interesting industrial challenges. Access to the competence of eight EIT Digital innovation action lines (link) not least through a summer school between the two years. Access to the co-location centres and innovation ecosystems of the nine EIT Digital nodes. What is the programme all about? The programme in Software and Service Architectures is an enhanced version of the previous programme on Service Design and Engineering and aims to educate the next generation of service designers and software architects capable of designing and engineering novel software systems to: (i) Drive digitalization of businesses, (ii) Create new businesses based on software intensive services, (iii) Be responsible for the elicitation and definition of what software products and services IT companies should create in order to be successful; (iv) Be responsible for the processes and methods for the effective development of modern software systems. The SSA programme is an interdisciplinary programme that offers courses to enable graduates to take on the following challenges: What software-based businesses should be developed (user centric needs and business focused opportunities) How should software be developed (modern and agile software engineering methodologies integrated with design thinking and User Centric/Service Design methods) How can software be used to generate and improve business benefits (Service Oriented Architectures, Internet of Things, etc.) SSA students will learn to work in teams to guide the software development process of complex information systems. What are the career opportunities for graduates from the programme? The SSA programme approach is multidisciplinary covering a wide range of topics from user studies, user centered development and business process modelling to software engineering, data analysis, software security and highly distributed software system. Graduates from the SSA master’s programme will qualify for jobs in international and local companies involved in digitalized business, in software and service design companies and in software consultancies with a service focus: Graduates will also be able to contribute to and start totally new businesses. Typical job descriptions or titles are; Software and services designer; Software architect; Information System architect; Systems designer / engineer; Business developer; Product manager; Consultant. How is the programme structured? The programme is a double degree programme with studies at a university in one country the first year (entry) and studies at a university in another country the second year (exit). The programme has an integrated technical content (Technical major) and business content (Innovation & Entrepreneurship – I&E minor). The I&E minor is shared between all EIT Master's programmes (link). An integral part of the second year is a Final Degree Project (30 ECTS, including Master's Thesis).The structure and content of the technical major is given below. Where can I study If I choose Software and Service Architectures? Entry - 1st year UNITN - Trento Aalto - Helsinki ELTE - Budapest Exit - 2nd year, specialisation Software and Services for Social systems (UNITN - Trento) Software and Services for Smart Spaces (Aalto - Helsinki) Scalable Systems (ELTE - Budapest) Business Process and Information Management (TU/Eindhoven) Software and Services in the Cloud (UPM - Madrid) Specific Admission Requirements A B.Sc. degree primarily in computer science, software engineering, information systems, telecom or digital media is required. In special cases bachelor degrees from areas like engineering, economics, or industrial arts and design with some potential complementary computer science studies etc. mathematics and programming can be considered. [-]

Master in Cloud Computing and Services (CCS)

EIT Digital Master School
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Germany Berlin

The programme in Cloud Computing and Services focuses on a broad range of applications like electronic commerce, mobile services, online social networks, peer-to-peer systems and Web services. [+]

Best Masters in Computer Science in Germany 2017. The programme in Cloud Computing and Services focuses on a broad range of applications like electronic commerce, mobile services, online social networks, peer-to-peer systems and Web services. What is common to all of these applications is that information sources and control are decentralised over the network and multiple data centres and their underlying systems become distributed, reconfigurable and adaptive. All this makes the process of developing distributed software systems significantly more complex than for centralised systems. Cloud Computing and Services will provide students with a system of knowledge both in formal foundations, technological platforms and practical skills in implementing distributed software applications. The programme will also provide an insight into current and future directions of the distributed software development. After completion of the study, students understand and know how to use large distributed systems. On top of this they are also capable of designing and constructing cloud computing systems and services on networking and computing infrastructures. The programme will offer six specialisations: (1) Mobile Services, (2) Cloud and Data Analytics, (3) Cloud Infrastructures, (4) Data Intensive Computing, (5) Distributed Information Management, (6) Distributed Data Processing. Programme During the first year, a similar set of courses are offered at the four involved entry points Aalto University, TU Berlin, University Rennes 1 and TU Delft. This includes distributed systems, advanced network technologies, service technologies and cloud programming models. In addition, some elective cours-es may be chosen to prepare for a specialisation. An important part of the programme are the Innovation and & Entrepreneurship (I&E) courses. The I&E basics course provides an introduction to business and management. The Business Development Lab will extend projects mainly in the areas of distributed system and cloud computing by a market survey, a business model generation process and a venture development exercise. We emphasize user driven innovation and holistic analysis of service, technology, organization and financial perspectives, as distributed systems in general and cloud computing in particular are disruptive for existing business models and almost always have a significant impact on the culture and social relations. Society-relevant themes will also be at the core of the summer schools, which will bring students from the different entry points together. Students participating in the CCS track will be offered an internship in a partner industry or research centre of the EIT Digital to work on a thesis project. Directly linked to the master thesis, there will be the I&E minor thesis that will specify the requirements, strategy and business plan for the selected master thesis project. The I&E thesis allows students to study topics including, but not limited to: Different models for cloud computing (IaaS; PaaS, SaaS) Peer-to-peer systems and environments Innovative service for mobile computing (location-based and context-aware services), Parallel and distributed systems Security and privacy for electronic commerce applications Linked open data and semantic web Multi-agent systems. Specialisations Specialisations are provided during the second year. The CCS programme offers 6 specialisations, each at a different location. To meet the requirements for geographic mobility, the chosen exit point needs to differ from the chosen entry point. Mobile Services at Aalto Cloud & Data Analytics at TU Berlin Cloud Infrastructures at University Rennes 1 Data Intensive Computing at KTH Distributed Information Management at Université Paris-Sud Distributed Data Processing at Delft University of Technology Specific Admission Requirements A B.Sc. degree in computer science, computer engineering or information systems, is required. Students should have basic competence in mathematics, theoretical foundations of CS, algorithms and data structures, software engineering and database systems, computer architectures, computer networks and operating systems. [-]

Master Management & Data Science

Leuphana University of Luneburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 years October 2017 Germany Lüneburg + 1 more

The Master's Programme in Management & Data Science is geared towards students wanting to advance their skills in the data analysis of real-world phenomena. After completion of this program our graduates have the ability [+]

The Master's Program in Management & Data Science is geared towards students wanting to advance their skills in the data analysis of real-world phenomena. After completion of this program our graduates have the ability to analyze massive and complex data sets, design statistical models based on the latest in information technology. The program is designed to meet the fast-growing demand for data scientists in business, public administration, and research. CONTENTS AND IDEA The rapid economic and technological transformations occurring in the global economy and the transition from an industrial to a knowledge-based economy confront corporate leaders with new challenges. The rising flood of data associated with the dynamic complexity of today’s business environment can no longer be handled by traditional methods and a manager’s personal experience alone. This degree program delivers interdisciplinary learning and research opportunities, that allows students to gain application-oriented knowledge for practical management solutions. Through the integration of management, data analysis and information systems knowledge, students will be able to develop the latest in innovative solutions for managing information-driven organizations. PROGRAM STRUCTURE During the first semester, students become experts in extracting knowledge from data. They acquire a foundation in mathematics, skills in the use of data analysis tools and an understanding of the data economics. The second semester includes modules in storage and mining of massive datasets, probabilistic modeling, analyzing networks as well as forecasting and simulation. In the third semester, students undertake a challenging research project, working in teams to address questions of practical relevance with scientific rigor – often in cooperation with leading companies, focusing on data-intensive problems from different industries. In addition students deepen their knowledge of data privacy and ethics. Two additional electives provide the possibility for further specialization that matches your professional or personal interests. Students can choose from a wide range of subjects, e.g.: Geo Information Systems, Semantic Web, Information Retrieval and Unstructured Data, Visualization and Communication, Parallelization and High Performance Computing. Alternatively, students can choose a maximum of two optional modules from other Management & Entrepreneurship majors. Students planning to study abroad are advised to schedule this for their third semester. In the field of Management Studies, students deepen their specialist skills by completing a total of three modules. The interdisciplinary Complementary Studies component to the program also comprises three modules and provide students with a general foundation in academic and research. The special focus of the Complementary Studies allows students to familiarize themselves with methods reaching beyond disciplinary boundaries and to develop new strategies for solving problems arising in science and practice. In the final semester, students write their Master’s thesis and attend the accompanying Master’s Forum. [-]

Master in Computer Science

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Göttingen

The programme contents include the development of modern experimental and product oriented information processing systems. Computer science can be divided into the areas of theoretical computer science, practical computer science, technical computer science as well as applied computer science. [+]

Master in Computer Science (M.Sc.)

 

Computer science is the science of systematic and automated processing of information. It deals with the structures, characteristics and possibilities to describe information and information processing as well as the setup, working method and construction principles of computer systems. General procedural methods of information processing and general methods of their application are researched. The programme contents include the development of modern experimental and product oriented information processing systems. Computer science can be divided into the areas of theoretical computer science, practical computer science, technical computer science as well as applied computer science.Students will deal with the possibilities of structuring, formalisation and mathematization of application areas in the form of special models and simulations. They will acquire knowledge in engineering development of software systems for different areas of application with special consideration of high adaptability and the man-computer interaction of such systems.The programme aims to convey extensive knowledge in the subject of computer science in theory and practice as well as with reference to an application subject. This comprises methods to solve application problems and their realization in an appropriate computer form.In Göttingen, particular importance is placed on the close connection with the application subject. In addition, the practical orientation can be further developed through project work and external internships. These internships are undertaken in an industrial company or a research institute.Those selecting computer science as their subject of study should be interested in a mathematically formal as well as an application-oriented practical way of working. The capability of working in a team is an important requirement for later daily work. Knowledge of the English language is required. Specialised knowledge, especially in programming, is not required.... [-]