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General

The master's programmes build on a bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Business Informatics, allowing students to enhance their knowledge and specialise.

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Entry requirements

Admission to a master's programme requires a bachelor's degree in a relevant subject from a technical university or an equivalent qualification at a recognised domestic or foreign higher education establishment.

Students whose mother tongue is not English must demonstrate their proficiency in English. Proficiency in English at Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is recommended for successful progress in the course.

The curriculum for each master's programme shows which courses are relevant to that programme and what the detailed requirements are with regard to technical and linguistic skills.

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Duration and scope

The work requirement for each master's programme is 120 ECTS credits. This represents an anticipated four semesters of full-time study. One study year represents 60 ECTS credits. ECTS credits are a measure of the amount of work required of students and are calculated from the different demands of the individual modules and courses.

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Structure

Division into modules

The content and qualifications offered by the courses are divided into modules. A module is a teaching and learning unit defined by entry and completion qualifications, course content, teaching and learning structure, time requirements and performance evaluation. Modules consist of individual lectures or of several content-linked lectures. Modules with similar themes are assembled into examination subjects that are listed, along with their content and mark achieved, on the degree certificate.

Thesis

For the 'Thesis' examination subject, an academic thesis must be prepared and the candidate examined by committee. The total value of this examination subject is 30 ECTS credits, including 3 ECTS credits for the examination itself. The thesis is a piece of academic work that demonstrates the ability to work independently on an academic subject, to an appropriate level in terms of content and methodology. The subject of the thesis is freely selected by students and must be relevant to the qualification profile.

Additional Innovation course

In addition to the regular examination subjects, the English-language 'Innovation' examination subject can be taken in all master's programmes with a value of 30 ECTS credits. This will be specified on the degree certificate. The modules of this additional course will earn additional qualifications in the following areas:

  • entrepreneurship and company foundation
  • intrapreneurship and innovation management
  • university engagement and research transfer.

Because of the limited number of places available, allocation of places follows a specific selection procedure. Details of the additional Innovation course can be found in the relevant curricula.

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DDP Computational Logic (Erasmus-Mundus)

The European Master’s Program in Computational Logic is an international distributed Master of Science study program implemented by the computer science departments of five cooperating universities: TU Dresden, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Libera Universitá di Bolzano, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, and TU Wien.

Approach

The objective of the program is to impart to the students the profound theoretical and practical knowledge required for professional practice in the field, to give them a survey of the individual disciplines of Computational Logic and to develop their ability to work according to scientific methods. In addition, the students are given the opportunity to plan their studies to fit a particular practical application. To acquire practice-oriented knowledge they may choose appropriate combinations of modules. By means of visits abroad and English as the language of instruction, the students are to be prepared for the increasing internationalism of science, commerce and industry. The focus of instruction lies in the following areas: mathematical logic, logic programming, deduction systems, knowledge representation, artificial intelligence, methods of formal specification and verification, inference techniques, syntax-directed semantics, and the relationship between theoretical computer science and logic.

Professional Activity

Computational Logic is of increasing importance for dealing with the complexity of modern computer-supported systems and worldwide on the rise. Today's information technology is witnessing a change - and the change is omnipresent. Especially the Internet is a scientific invention that has influenced the way we think and act. The more all this transfuses into our lives, the more mind boggling it becomes for the computer scientists to handle various key issues involved in data security, transactions, network computing, network architecture, computer architecture, complex software, distributed platforms and in short - every little aspect which affects our present day computer society.

Business Informatics

This master's course is offered only in English.

The master program Business Informatics aims at a strong international embedding in research and economics. In order to ensure this, all the lectures of the master program are held in English and the master’s thesis is written in English.

Approach

The area of Business Informatics covers information and knowledge as well as information-processing processes in organizations and society. It therefore builds the interface between humans, organizations, and information technology. The subjects of the research-driven teaching are thereby information and communication systems in economics and society, especially the analysis, modeling, design, implementation, and evaluation of such systems. Besides the primarily computer science-oriented approach, the success of such systems requires the consideration of technical, economic, and social aspects. Thereby, computer science and economics are combined.

Professional Activity

Among other professional activities, graduates are qualified for the analysis, optimization, and development of business processes, for the planning, realization, and steering of information systems, for advanced system design, and for research and development in these areas.

The master program Business Informatics aims at a strong international embedding in research and economics. In order to ensure this, all the lectures of the master program are held in English and the master’s thesis is written in English.

Logic and Computation

This master's course is offered only in English.

The English-language Logic and Computation master's course deals with the foundations, structure and design of intelligent agents and also includes core elements of classical theoretical computer science.

Orientation

The objective of the work in the field of Logic and Computation is both to understand the principles that make intelligent behaviour possible and to develop methods that lead to the design of intelligent agents. The underlying hypothesis is that intelligent reasoning is ultimately nothing more than a type of calculation (computation).
This master's course is offered in English.

Fields of work

Opportunities for graduates exist in basic research in universities or industrial organisations and in applied research and development in industrial businesses or university spin-offs. In addition, graduates are also found typically in analysis and consulting roles in fields such as formal systems engineering, web and semantic systems, logistics, operational research and telecommunications. After gaining a number of years' professional experience, graduates are also able to take up managerial positions.

Visual Computing

The master's programme in Visual Computing is concerned with the capture, representation, processing, analysis, synthesis and use of visual information – that is, of images and image sequences in a temporal and spatial context.

Orientation

The concept of Visual Computing arose through the methodological convergence of image processing, computer vision, computer graphics, visualisation and man-machine interaction; this convergence was driven partly by the demands that new fields such as augmented and virtual reality and machine learning were making on these technologies.

Fields of work

Graduate occupations are found in all of areas of manufacturing and service businesses that require demanding and innovative problem solving, where computers are used to produce or analyse images. This includes, amongst others, the entertainment industry, virtual engineering (CAD/CAM systems), industrial production, robotics and machine vision, medical application fields, security and criminology, and information and telecommunications systems.

Media Informatics

The master's programme in Media Informatics combines the theory and practice of the research field known as Human Computer Interaction with the provision of a comprehensive range of theoretical, methodological, technical and practical skills, alongside the ability to design, implement and/or evaluate complex interactive systems.

Orientation

The course deals in particular with new forms of interaction between man and computer (e.g. tangible computing, virtual and augmented reality). Media Informatics rests on an interdisciplinary approach integrating areas such as informatics, media theory, design studies and psychology.

Fields of work

Graduate occupations are to be found in academic and industrial research (e.g. in the fields of HCI and augmented reality), in interaction design, interactive media design and in media art, in the design of applications-orientated (industrial) multimedia systems and in the conduct of usability studies and assessments.

Medical Informatics

The master's programme in Medical Informatics focuses on methodological approaches to problems and the related solutions-orientated mindset.

Orientation

In combining a knowledge of medical principles with a scientific approach and practice-orientated technical skills, the course gives graduates the opportunity to seek innovative solutions at the interface between informatics and medicine, and provides them with a widespread interdisciplinary technical training.

Fields of work

In addition to a scientific career, graduates are suited for work in the following areas: business analysis and consulting in the field of healthcare, information management/system integration, IT architecture, project and programme management and software engineering.

Software Engineering & Internet Computing

The master's programme in Software Engineering & Internet Computing is concerned with software development for distributed systems, with mobile computing and with internet security and electronic payment as important prerequisites for the internet as a virtual marketplace.

Orientation

Software Engineering & Internet Computing should be seen as a broadly specialised discipline. Software engineering is concerned with the development of software, from analysis and design to implementation, operation and software maintenance. Quality assurance and project and risk management are important associated activities. Internet computing is concerned with information processing across the world. Both fields are based on scientific principles and methods.

Fields of work

Graduate occupations exist in basic research in universities or industrial organisations, in applied research and software development for industrial businesses and in the fields of systems analysis, software architecture and consulting. In general, graduates will have a good foundation for tackling demanding and managerial functions in business.

Computer Engineering

The great importance of the field of computer engineering is mainly due to the increasing spread of embedded systems in objects in everyday life; embedded microprocessors are found in communication devices, cars and medical equipment as well as industrial systems, household appliances and systems in entertainment electronics.

Orientation

The master's programme in Computer Engineering is dedicated, alongside specialisation in scientific method, primarily to the integration of informatics, mathematics and electrical engineering. In practice, this is achieved by means of amalgamating key areas such as signal processing, distributed real-time systems and formal verification and analysis, whilst accommodating individual interests and specialisations by means of wide-ranging options. Core areas:

  • digital signal processing and communication
  • digital circuits and systems
  • dependable distributed real-time systems
  • formal verification and analysis.

Fields of work

Graduate opportunities lie in scientific and industrial research and in the fields of system analysis and design of complex systems.

Didactics of Informatics

The master's programme in Didactics of Informatics provides specialised and scientific skills in the field of informatics, using pedagogic, didactic and specialist content alongside information technology as a means of imparting knowledge.

Orientation

The master's programme in Didactics of Informatics is offered as a joint inter-university course by TU Wien and the University of Vienna. In addition to its exploration of pedagogic, didactic and specialist content and information technology, the master's programme provides skills in specialised and scientific areas of the field of informatics.

Fields of work

Graduates in this master's programme will be in a position to develop pedagogic and specialised didactic perspectives on ways of working, to deploy appropriate methods for communicating knowledge in the field of informatics and to carry out evaluation and quality assurance appraisals of such communication.

EPILOG – presentation of theses

The EPILOG, as it is known, is a final stage in studies conducted at the Faculty of Informatics. At this event, which takes place twice a year, theses produced in the previous six months are opened up to a wider public in a poster exhibition and selected presentations.

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Further information

Computer Sciences

Dean of Studies

Ao.Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.rer.nat. Uwe Egly
T +43-1-58801-184 61
E uwe.egly@tuwien.ac.at

Chairman of Curriculum Commission

Ao.Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Andreas Krall
T +43-1-58801-18511
E andreas.krall@tuwien.ac.at

Student Association

Fachschaft Informatik
Treitlstraße 3 | Hochparterre
T+43-1-58801-49550
E fsinf@fsinf.at
http://fsinf.at

Online-Service

http://www.informatik.tuwien.ac.at/lehre

Business Informatics

Dean of Studies

Associate Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Hilda Tellioglu
T +43-1-58801-18716
E hilda.tellioglu@tuwien.ac.at

Chairman of Curriculum Commission

Ao.Univ.Prof. Mag.rer.soc.oec. Dr.rer.soc.oec. Christian Huemer
T +43-1-58801-18882
E christian.huemer@tuwien.ac.at

Student Association

Fachschaft Wirtschaftsinformatik
Treitlstraße 3 | 2. Stock
T +43-1-58801-49563
E fachschaft@winf.at
http://winf.at