Computer Science (Master)

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The master’s programme in Computer Science provides students with an academic education, encompassing theory, specialised knowledge and practical knowledge in the area of computer science. Students specialise in several of the following eight subject areas: algorithms, data analysis, computer graphics, information management and systems, internet computing and software technology, multimedia, networks as well as parallel computing. By selecting a broad choice from these subject areas, graduates are highly flexible and prepared for future employment in a wide range of occupational fields, with the objective of working in leading positions. Students have the opportunity to focus on three or four subject areas, enabling them to graduate in one of the specialisation subjects Computer Science, Data Science or Scientific Computing. The language of instruction of the master's programme in Computer Science is English only. Students must have English language skills corresponding to level B2 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

Master of Science

Degree Programme Code: 066 921

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: English

NO entrance examination


Study Programme

Structure of the degree programme: Group of compulsory modules: Foundations; Group of compulsory modules: Practical Courses; Compulsory module: Academic Research and Writing; Alternative groups of compulsory modules: Specialisation Subjects: a. Specialisation Subject: Scientific Computing; b. Specialisation Subject: Data Science; c. Specialisation Subject: Computer Science. Students have to select 9 elective modules from at least 6 of the following groups of elective modules: Algorithms – Data Analysis – Parallel Computing – Internet Computing and Software Technology – Computer Graphics – Multimedia – Networks – and Information Management and Systems Engineering. Furthermore, they have to complete the master’s module, which includes writing a master’s thesis and passing a master’s examination. The Directorate of Studies has to approve the selected specialisation subject and the modules selected from the groups of modules in advance.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies (examples):

  • Advanced software engineering
  • Parallel computing
  • Data analysis
  • Computer graphics
  • Information management

     Overview of the programme structure & topics

    Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

    After Graduation

    Graduates can pursue a career in the following occupational fields:

    • software development
    • network administration
    • hardware development
    • project management in IT projects
    • marketing or sales activities in IT companies
    • management consulting in the IT area
    • coaching in computer science
    • teaching computer science at higher-level secondary technical and vocational colleges and academic secondary schools
    • research at universities or research institutions.

    Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

    Graduate Survey

    The University of Vienna regularly surveys graduates after the completion of their degree programmes about their experience with their degree programme and the university itself. The survey gives you insight into graduates perspectives of their studies from a subject and organizational related point of view.

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    Career Tracking of Graduates

    The alumni tracking provides information on the career progression of the graduates of the University of Vienna and provides orientation for entry into the profession after graduation (e.g. search duration of first job, salary development and sectors in which graduates are active).

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