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Applied Computer Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Kaiserslautern, Germany
This curriculum provides information on the objectives, structure, duration, scope, structure, examination and the intended study modules of the consecutive master program "Applied Computer Science" at the University of Kaiserslautern. 


In particular, the curriculum regulates the electives in the specialization, which consists of a "field of application" and a matching "computer science specialization" (Figure 1) and forms the main focus of study.

The consecutive master program "Applied Computer Science" at the University of Kaiserslautern introduces the students to the state of the art in an area of computer science ("Informatics specialization") and its implementation in an "area of application". In addition to enabling students to develop computer science systems in this area, they will be able to follow the current state of research and develop it to a limited extent.

Study modules (short: modules) are offered in the form of lectures, exercises, seminars and projects. Lectures serve the coherent presentation and teaching of basics, structure and concepts of computer science. In exercises, the application of the lecture material is learned and trained on the basis of tasks to be solved independently. 

The aim of a seminar is the familiarization with a topic of computer science through independent study of literature, the preparation of a written elaboration as well as the comprehensible presentation of the topic. In projects, comprehensive tasks of computer science are worked on in team work with the learned methods and techniques.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Protocol Engineering
  • Algorithms in Ad-Hoc
  • Stochastic Analysis of Distributed Systems
  • Network Security
  • Safety and Reliability of Embedded Systems
  • Verification of Reactive Systems

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • Certified copies of Master degree, diploma (or equivalent) or Bachelor degree
  • Certified Translation (German, English or French) of your Bachelor (or equivalent) Certificate and Transcript
  • Grade Notification (if existing)
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Short letter of Motivation
  • One letter of Recommendation from faculty staff
  • Proof of English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    278 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 139 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    278 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 139 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Kaiserslautern

  • 630 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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