Media Informatics (Master)

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The master's programme in Media Informatics at the University of Vienna aims at providing an academic preparation for future employment in the field of media informatics. Digital media, such as audio, video, text, image, animation, language and sensors, form the basis of a large number of application areas, including the production, management and circulation of media for the purposes of information dissemination and communication. The degree programme focuses on questions relating to the adaptation of media data to the situation and environment of the user, transfer of approaches to the acquisition, analysis and organisation of descriptive media data (metadata), as well as competences in the fields of virtual reality / pervasive computing and human-machine communication. In addition, students have to complete advanced courses (some of which they can choose themselves) in the fields of computer graphics and multimedia information systems, and in the application areas of digital media production and game technologies. The primary language of instruction of the master's programme is English. Therefore, students must have English skills corresponding to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Master of Science

Degree Programme Code: 066 935

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Langauge: English

NO entrance examination

Curriculum

Study Programme

The degree programme consists of the following modules:

Compulsory modules: Advanced Software Engineering, Group of compulsory modules: Practical Courses (Practical Courses 1 and 2); Compulsory module: Research Methods; Group of elective modules: Computer Graphics; Group of elective modules: Multimedia; Group of elective modules: Advanced Media Informatics; Alternative groups of compulsory modules: Application subjects (a. Digital Media Production Techniques; b. Game Technologies). To successfully complete the programme, students have to write a master’s thesis and pass a master's examination (including a public defence).

Five Concepts

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

  • Software development
  • Infrastructure
  • Ray tracing
  • Monte Carlo methods
  • Topographic

     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 receive an in-depth education in computer science, based on the current international standard of media informatics and focusing on multi-media and distributed systems. In addition, they are qualified in various application areas of media informatics, enabling them to join interdisciplinary research and development teams, where they can work on interesting and current research questions, or refine methods employed in media informatics. Graduates also acquire skills in project management and organisation, and are thus suited to lead and coordinate research and development teams. These skills enable them to pursue activities in academic and industrial research.

    Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

    Graduate Survey

    The University asks graduates to provide their opinion about the degree programme immediately after graduating. The survey results show how graduates evaluate the degree programme they completed from a subject-specific and organisational perspective.

     

    The graduate survey is an important feedback tool for continuously improving the quality of studies.

    Career Tracking of Graduates

    The tracking of graduates provides information about the career paths of the University of Vienna graduates and aims at providing guidance for career entry after graduation (e.g. questions about the duration of job search until first employment after graduation, salary development and sectors that graduates are active in).