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Computer Science in Applications (Communication Systems), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (WUR) ,
The degree Communication Systems focuses on the design of networked and distributed systems from a computer science point of view. The technical foundations (primarily in electrical engineering and information technology) are also a focal point. 

About

Today communication systems are omnipresent and can be found on many different technical levels: internet, mobile telephony, social networks (Facebook etc.), Skype, Twitter... Nearly all IT systems today have a networked and distributed structure.

For this reason profound knowledge in the construction and operation of communication systems is of high practical relevance. In addition to the engineering-related development of communication systems, a good command of the non-functional aspects such as performance, security and the quality of service of communication systems is also a vital aspect of the degree Communication Systems.

Students doing this degree learn the technological background of communication systems as well as the systematical design and operation of these complex hard- and software systems. Students learn engineering-related design techniques on all levels of system design. The different levels of abstraction become clear from a system-oriented point of view. Non-functional aspects of communication systems are understood in their mutual dependent behaviour towards functional aspects as well as among each other.

Accreditation

Accreditation from the ASIIN.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Protocol Engineering
  • Network Security
  • Distributed Systems
  • Data Networks
  • Service-Oriented Computing
  • Software Architecture of Distributed 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

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • A graduate certificate from the previous degree course and further documents which show the final mark, length of study and courses taken (e.g. in the form of an academic transcript, transcript of records or corresponding performance records),
  • a description of the contents of the courses as listed under 1),
  • a description of career and personal background with explanations about practical knowledge and experience where necessary,
  • letters of recommendation from at least 2 university lecturers;
  • proof of basic German is particularly important as stated in the enrollment regulations of TU Kaiserslautern. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • 220,25 EUR/ semester, social insurance contribution 
    (includes student ticket covering public transport services in and around Kaiserslautern)

Living costs for Kaiserslautern

  • 630 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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