Our Master Courses of Study

 

The Master courses of study offered by the Computer Science Department are partly realized in cooperation with other universities and research institutes.

 

Computer Science M.Sc.

Standard Period of Studies: 4 semesters

The Master’s program aims to deepen existing expertise, abilities and methods in computer science with the goal of leading to higher qualifications and independence in this field.

Degree Content

The Master’s in computer science involves areas like theoretical computer science, applied computer science, software and communication, data and information management and the applied subject. Within the areas there is a wide range of electives to choose from. To a great extent in the Master’s program there is the possibility for students to familiarize themselves with a special area of computer science usually by writing a paper.

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Computer Science M.Ed., Gymnasium and Gesamtschule Teacher

Standard Period of Studies: 4 semesters

To study this Teaching Master programme, a university degree is required. The necessary technical education is specified in the exam regulations. The examination board decides if all enrollment requirements are met.

Degree Content

The Master course is composed of a comprehensive mandagory module Pedagogy of Computer Science, which includes a practical semester, a mandatory module about the concept of fascinating technology in computer science, three technical electives, and the Master thesis, which optionally can be done in computer science.

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Media Informatics M.Sc.

Standard Period of Studies: 4 semesters

The international Master programme in Media Informatics was introduced in 2002 at the Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology (b-it). Media Informatics is offered by RWTH Aachen University and the University of Bonn in co-operation with the Fraunhofer Institutes at Birlinghoven Castle near Bonn. The programme is taught in English.

Degree Content

The interdisciplinary program will educate the participant to successfully master the novel technical and economic challenges at the crossroads of computer science, software engineering, next-generation communication systems, and media. It consists of three main blocks: Computer science and mathematicalfoundations, Multimedia Technology, Media science and business aspects.

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Website of the Course of Study Media Informatics

 

Software Systems Engineering M.Sc.

Standard Period of Studies: 4 semesters

This program focuses on the design and implementation of complex software systems, including their embedding in technical and socio-technical systems. The program is designed to take full advantage of the scope and environment offered at RWTH Aachen University as one of the leading technological universities in Europe. The program is taught in English.

Degree Content

Students will gain knowledge of theoretical, practical, and applied aspects of computer science, which will allow them to adapt quickly to the constant changes in this fast-paced field. In addition, the students will gain the ability to understand the necessary depth and interdisciplinary skills by taking courses in several areas.

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Technical Communication M.Sc.

Standard Period of Studies: 4 semesters

Technical Communication is an interdisciplinary course of study combining liberal arts with an engineering education and training. This course of study prepares transfer specialists who can present complex technical facts clearly, and appropriate for the target group and media. Housed at a technology university, this course of study bridges the gap between the liberal arts and technological/scientific ways of thinking. In Germany, the Technical Communication course of study is unique in its focus and structure. It is strongly characterized by the technology orientation of the university and the integration of the Faculty of Philosophy in this context.

Degree Content

The course includes a high percentage of engineering classes, combined with a focus on written communication and electronic media. Students take two equally weighted subjects: Communication Studies and Fundamentals of Computer Science. The Computer Science Department offers service teaching for the subject Fundamentals of Computer Science.

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Exam regulations (subject 2: Fundamentals of Computer Science)
Website of the Course of Study Technical Communication

 

Automation Engineering M.Sc.

Standard Period of Studies: 4 semesters

The interdisciplinary course of study in Automation Engineering is offered by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, and the Faculty of Georesources and Materials Engineering.

Degree Content

The Course is divided into 6 areas: area of harmonization, area of obligation, area of specialization, area of application, area of rounding off and Master thesis.

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Website of the Course of Study Automation Engineering

 

Simulation Sciences M.Sc.

Standard Period of Studies: 4 semesters

Simulation Sciences is an interdisciplinary, accredited Master’s program taught in English for highly-qualified holders of a Bachelor’s degree in a science or engineering subject. The course is organized by the German Research School, the degree is awarded by RWTH Aachen University.

Simulation sciences is taken to mean those disciplines which, on the one hand, deal with basic methodological principles and, on the other hand, with applications of computer simulations in science and engineering. Due to the exponential development of modern high-performance computers, these disciplines are gaining ever greater significance and now represent the third pillar of research complementing experiment and theory. Well-known areas in which computer simulations are extensively used are, for instance, climate research, materials science and biotechnology.

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Biomedical Engineering M.Sc.

Standard Period of Studies: 4 semesters

The Master course of study teaches candidates advanced information, skills, and methods in the subject of Biomedical Engineering, and thus guides them to higher scientific qualification and independence in this field.

The Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Natural Sciences, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, and the Faculty of Medicine are involved in the courses, specifically designed for this course of study.

During the four semester long program students will be trained in transferring engineering principles and techniques to medicine and will learn to find practical solutions in this field. Courses are held in small groups with no more than 30 students.

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Website of the Course of Study Simulation Sciences

 

Computational Engineering Science M.Sc.

Standard Period of Studies: 3 semesters

The Master’s program in Computational Engineering Science is an academic, research-based program that is geared to basic research and methods. The program allows graduates to pursue successful careers that span their entire working life because the program is not limited to conveying current contents but conveys theoretically substantiated basic concepts and methods that transcend current trends.

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Life Science Informatics M.Sc.

Standard Period of Studies: 4 semesters

The course programme aims at educating talented and highly motivated women and men for leadership in the post-genomic era. The master's degree in Life Science Informatics provides the qualifications needed for managing large projects in all fields of Life Sciences ranging from molecular biology to pharmaceutical drug design to computational neurobiology.Students who excel during their master's programme will also have the necessary qualifications to pursue a doctoral degree.

Website of the Course of Study Life Science Informatics