M.Sc. On Campus

Visual Computing

Saarland University

24 months
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Most of the impressions people get through visual perception. This is why more and more information is being processed on the computer via digital images and visual simulations. This can be seen, for example, in medical technology, the automotive industry, in multimedia systems or in industrial quality control. The Visual Computing is offered at Saarland University.


Key facts

A wide range of specialist knowledge is required to create and analyze digital images. In addition to computer science, mathematics and mechatronics from Saarland University, medical technology from the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Technology and the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science are involved in the Saarbrücken master’s course in "Visual Computing". In addition, there is close cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, which is also located on the Saarbrücken campus.

Saarland University's degree in "Visual Computing" teaches the basics, processes and applications of computer-aided visual information processing. The students deal with image evaluation and pattern recognition. You will learn how images are created, processed and technically analyzed and how images and animations can be artificially produced so that they correspond to reality as closely as possible. The necessary theoretical and practical specialist knowledge is imparted in courses that are devoted to image creation and its geometric basics, image synthesis and image analysis and related areas. In addition, participants in the "Visual Computing" master’s course acquire the basics of mathematics, computer science, physics and mechatronics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Medical Imaging
  • Imaging procedures: ultrasound, X-ray
  • Imaging Methods: MRI
  • Geometric Modeling
  • Effective Computational Geometry for Curves and Surfaces

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent degree from a German or foreign university in the course of study Visual Computing / Computational Visualistics or a related subject (in particular in the fields of computer science, mathematics, physics, electrical engineering or mechatronics) or proof of equivalent performance.
  • Particular suitability according to the following criteria:
  • Achievements and school grades achieved in the previous academic career,
  • Special study interest documented in the form of a dossier or qualifying report,
  • Relevant international and practical experience as well
  • English language skills at an advanced level.

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Living costs for Saarbrücken

730 - 1100 EUR /month
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