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Master in Information and Computer Sciences

The first semester is an orientation semester with a set of common courses for all students that establish a firm foundation for more specialised courses.

In semesters 2 and 3, profiles define compulsory and recommended courses. Depending on the number of selected profiles she/he chooses further courses from the respective semester catalogue below. In each semester at least 30 ECTS have to be covered.

In the semester 4, the student writes a master thesis, usually in the context of a research project. A cooperation with industry is possible for the master thesis.

Semester 1 (Winter 2022-2023)

Vorl. (hours)Übung (hours)ECTS
TOTAL (mandatory / optional) 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0
Algorithmic Number Theory
[MAMATH-104]
Module 1.1 - Theoretical Foundations30 4
Foundations of Computing
[MICS2-6]
Module 1.1 - Theoretical Foundations30 3
Networking
[MICS2-8]
Module 1.2 - Communication and Networking30 3
Communication Theory
[MICS2-7]
Module 1.2 - Communication and Networking30 3
Distributed Systems
[MICS2-2]
Module 1.3 - Distributed Systems30 3
Intelligent Systems - Agents and Reasoning
[MICS2-36]
Module 1.4 - Intelligent and Adaptive Systems30 3
Intelligent Systems - Information Retrieval and Learning
[MICS2-37]
Module 1.4 - Intelligent and Adaptive Systems30 3
Intelligent Systems - Problem Solving
[MICS2-38]
Module 1.4 - Intelligent and Adaptive Systems20 10 3
Information Security Basics
[MICS2-3]
Module 1.5 - Information Security Basics30 3
Reliable software-intensive systems
[MICS2-47]
Module 1.6 - Reliable software-intensive systems22 8 3

Semester 2 (Summer 2021-2022)

Vorl. (hours)Übung (hours)ECTS
TOTAL (mandatory / optional) 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0
Principles of Software Development
[MICS2-50]
  (optional)
Module 2.1 - Principles of Software Development30 15 5
Algorithms for Numbers and Public-Key Cryptography
[MICS2-14]
  (optional)
Module 2.2 - Algorithms for Numbers and Public-Key Cryptography45 5
Formal Methods
[MICS2-22]
  (optional)
Module 2.3 - Formal Methods45 5
Big Data Analytics
[MICS2-41]
  (optional)
Module 2.4 - Big Data Analytics30 30 5
Information Theory and Coding
[MICS2-20]
  (optional)
Module 2.5 - Information Theory and Coding45 5
Intelligent Agents I
[MICS2-21]
  (optional)
Module 2.6 - Intelligent Agents I45 14 5
Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
[MICS2-13]
  (optional)
Module 2.7 - Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining30 15 5
Computational Complexity Theory
[MICS2-51]
  (optional)
Module 2.8 - Computational Complexity Theory45 5
Optimisation for Computer Science
[MICS2-17]
  (optional)
Module 2.9 - Optimisation for Computer Science45 5
Principles of Security Engineering
[MICS2-24]
  (optional)
Module 2.10 - Principles of Security Engineering45 5
Quality of Service in Computer Networks
[MICS2-23]
  (optional)
Module 2.11 - Quality of Service in Computer Networks45 5
Symmetric Key Cryptography and Security of Communications
[MICS2-12]
  (optional)
Module 2.12 - Symmetric Key Cryptography and Security of Communications45 5
Introduction to Static Program Analysis
[MICS2-40]
  (optional)
Module 2.13 - Introduction to Static Program Analysis45 5
Software Vulnerabilities: Exploitation and Mitigation
[MICS2-44]
  (optional)
Module 2.14 - Software Vulnerabilities: Exploitation and Mitigation45 5
Virtual and Aumented Reality
[MICS2-56]
  (optional)
Module 2.15 - Virtual and Augmented Reality45 5
Designing Interactive Systems
[MICS2-55]
  (optional)
Module 2.16 - Designing Interactive Systems45 5
Microkernel Based Systems
[MICS2-57]
  (optional)
Module 2.17 - Microkernel Based Systems45 5

Semester 3 (Winter 2022-2023)

Vorl. (hours)Übung (hours)ECTS
TOTAL (mandatory / optional) 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0
Intellectual Property
[MICS-COMMSYST-022]
Module 3.1 - Intellectual Property30 3
Advanced Project Management
[MICS-COMMSYST-027]
Module 3.2 - Advanced Project Management30 3
Cryptocurrencies and the Cryptographic Blockchain
[MICS2-42]
  (optional)
Module 3.5 - Cryptocurrencies and the Cryptographic Blockchain30 4
Coding theory
[MICS-COMMSYST-023]
  (optional)
Module 3.6 - Coding theory30 4
Autonomous Robot Software
[MICS2-31]
  (optional)
Module 3.8 - Autonomous Robot Software30 4
Intelligent Agents II
[MICS-47]
  (optional)
Module 3.9 - Intelligent Agents II30 4
Machine Learning
[MICS-39]
  (optional)
Module 3.10 - Machine Learning30 4
Model-Driven Software Development
[MICS-32]
  (optional)
Module 3.12 - Model-Driven Software Development30 4
Selected Topics in Network and System Security
[MICS-COMMSYST-025]
  (optional)
Module 3.13 - Selected Topics in Network and System Security30 4
Open Network Security
[MICS-41]
  (optional)
Module 3.14 - Open Network Security30 4
Parallel and Grid Computing
[MICS-COMMSYST-024]
  (optional)
Module 3.15 - Parallel and Grid Computing16 15 4
Security Modelling
[MICS2-29]
  (optional)
Module 3.16 - Security Modelling30 4
Security Protocols
[MICS-SECURTRUST-014]
  (optional)
Module 3.17 - Security Protocols24 6 4
Selected topics in Artificial Intelligence
[MICS-IAS-024]
  (optional)
Module 3.18 - Selected topics in Artificial Intelligence30 4
Software Engineering Environments
[MICS2-33]
  (optional)
Module 3.19 - Software Engineering Environments10 20 4
Testing and Validation
[MICS-43]
  (optional)
Module 3.21 - Testing and Validation26 4 4
Computer Vision and Image Analysis
[MICS2-46]
  (optional)
Module 3.24 - Computer Vision and Image Analysis56 4
Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
[MICS2-48]
  (optional)
Module 3.25 - Connected and Autonomous Vehicles30 4
Fundamentals of causal learning
[MICS2-49]
  (optional)
Module 3.26 - Fundamentals of causal learning30 4
Fault and Intrusion Tolerant Systems
[MICS2-53]
  (optional)
Module 3.27 - Fault and Intrusion Tolerant Systems30 4
Philosophy & Ethics of AI
[MAPR-57]
  (optional)
Module 3.28 - Philosophy & Ethics of AI28 4
Advanced Public-Key Encryption
[MICS2-59]
  (optional)
Module 3.29 - Advanced Public-Key Encryption30 4
Post-quantum Cryptography
[MICS2-60]
  (optional)
Module 3.30 - Post-quantum Cryptography30 4

Semester 4 (Summer 2021-2022)

Vorl. (hours)Übung (hours)ECTS
TOTAL (mandatory / optional) 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0
Master thesis
[MICS2-30]
Module 4.1 30