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Master program computer science

Study plans help you organize your studies.

Your choice of minor will affect your schedule. The first study plan shows a possible course of study if you do not choose a minor. The second study plan considers a minor, but does not address specifics of individual minors. Specific study plans for each minor can be found at the bottom of this page. Please consider the plans as recommendations and suggestions for planning your studies. Please also note the preview of upcoming semesters.

© K. Lenschen​/​TU Dortmund
© K. Lenschen​/​TU Dortmund

Structure of the Master's Program in Computer Science

The Master's program in Computer Science is a full-time and attendance-based program with a standard period of study of four semesters (two years) and is completed with the degree of Master of Science (M.Sc.).

The basic modules introduce you to a research area. In-depth modules introduce you to current research topics.

In the seminar , you will familiarize yourself with current literature in a special field. Computer Science in Context prepares you for management tasks through legal, organizational psychology or business management topics.

Minor As a computer scientist, you will work in an interdisciplinary way. You can continue a minor you chose in the bachelor's program, such as electrical engineering, logistics, mechanical engineering, mathematics, philosophy, physics, statistics, theoretical medicine, economics, or an individual minor, in the master's program in computer science. If you want to focus completely on computer science, you can choose another specialization module and another seminar instead of a minor, among other options. The Robotics application subject is also available to you.

Project groups in the Master's program

A project group is a form of event that is not only a lot of fun, but also gives you a foretaste of your future profession. As participants, you will work on different task areas; you will learn to develop, document and present a project together. Here you will also learn important soft skills required by employers. At the end of the project group, a larger software product is created, which you can not only be proud of, but which can also be the basis for further thematic specialization in your studies, for example for the master thesis.

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