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Master's Programme Computer Science 

Faculty Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics
Duration / ECTS-Credits 4 semesters / 120 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree
Master of Science (MSc)
Qualification Level
Master (Second Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 7, EQF/NQF: Level 7
ISCED-F 0688 Inter-disciplinary Programmes involving ICT's
Mode of Study
Study Code
UC 066 921
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2021W) *
Language of Instruction English
Admission Requirements
Relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent and Laguage Certificates

* Information on the Curriculum (2021W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies,
  available at:
  Section: Current Curriculum version.

University Innsbruck Bulletins » (Click to open all University of Innsbruck Bulletins)


Relevant bachelor's degrees at the University of Innsbruck:

Proof of general university entrance qualification:

The general university entrance qualification for admission to a master's programme must be proven by the completion of a subject-related bachelor's programme, another subject-related programme of at least the same higher education level at a recognised domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution, or a program defined in the curriculum of the master's programme. To compensate for significant differences in subject matter, supplementary examinations (maximum 30 ECTS credits) may be prescribed, which must be taken by the end of the second semester of the master's programme.

The rectorate may determine which of these supplementary examinations are prerequisites for taking examinations provided for in the curriculum of the master's programme.

In the course of the proof of the general university entrance qualification, the completion of the following core areas within the framework of the completed bachelor's degree programme shall be examined in any case:

  • 25 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Programming Languages and Software Engineering
  • 25 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Theoretical Computer Science and Mathematics
  • 25 ECTS-Credits Core Area: System Architecture
  • 25 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Applied Computer Science
  • 20 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Specialisation

Recommended Course Sequence

The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students beginning their study programme in the winter semester. The table shows one possible course sequence for the master's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.

The standard duration of the study programme is 4 semesters or 120 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1,500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).

First Semester »

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Current Topics in Computer Science
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module out of EM 1-6
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module out of EM 1-6
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module out of EM 1-6

Second Semester »

20.0 ECTS-Credits: In-depth studies / Specialisation (EM 7-18)
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Individual Choice of Specialisation

Third Semester »

10.0 ECTS-Credits: In-depth studies / Specialisation (EM 7-18)
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Interdisciplinary Skills
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Individual Choice of Specialisation

Fourth Semester »

2.5 ECTS-Credits: Preparation of the Master's Thesis
25.0 ECTS-Credits: Master's Thesis
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Master's Thesis Defence

In-depth studies »

  • Logic and Learning
  • Secure and Distributed Computing
  • Perception, Interaction and Robotics

Graphic chart »

Studienverlauf_MA Informatik_en

Course offer of the 3 specialisations:

Qualification Profile and Skills

The Master’s Programme in Computer Science enhances and expands the skills and knowledge in the field of Computer Science acquired during the Bachelor’s Programme in Computer Sciences. In particular, the programme imparts skills for independent scientific work, prepares for the doctoral programme and enables the specialisation in a key area or application field in computer science.

In particular, specialisation can be achieved in one of three subject areas:

  • Logic and Learning
  • Secure and Distributed Computing
  • Perception, Interaction and Robotics

The following key competences are taught or deepened in the Master's Programme Computer Science:

  • Abstraction, formalisation and critical examination of given problems;
  • Ability to systematise approaches to solutions and to solve problems independently and creatively;
  • comprehensible presentation and scientific documentation of the solutions developed as well as project management;
  • Reflection on the effects of technologies from legal, ethical and social points of view.

A solid scientific education in computer science as well as the application of what has been learned to concrete problems are the focus of the education. The language of instruction is English.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Students in the Master's Programme learn to

  • understand today's digital technologies and develop future ones;
  • master the interaction of software and hardware in distributed systems of all sizes;
  • optimise the interface between the real world and digital systems;
  • apply methods of logic and machine learning in a targeted and responsible manner;
  • understand systematic approaches to solving large-scale computational problems;
  • contribute to research on new methods
  • specialise in a particular area of computer science.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

The Master's Programme Computer Science qualifies students for highly qualified and innovative research and development work in the field of systematic and automated information processing. Graduates master problem-solving strategies that make them attractive for many responsible positions in all sectors with a technological connection. The imparted ability for independent scientific work prepares students for jobs in academic or industrial research.

Postgraduate and further Studies at the University of Innsbruck


As part of the Master’s Programme, a Minor of 30 ECTS-Credits can be completed instead of the elective module Interdisciplinary Skills and Individual Choice of Specialisation.

More information and a list of possible Minors can be found at:

Supplementary Programme

Within the scope of the Study Programme, a Supplementary Programme corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits may be passed. Admission to the Supplementary Programme requires the admission to or the having passed of one of the selected Study Programmes. Detailed information:

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

Description of the applied grading system (including the grade distribution table) »

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

Austrian grading
Outstanding performance

= 100%


Generally good, but with some errors

Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors

Performance meets the minimum criteria

Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

in process

Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study). 

Information about the Programme (in German only)

Forms (in German only)

Recognitions (in German only)

Recognition of exams AND Supplementary Sheet

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Technikerstraße 17 Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang 

Associate Dean of Studies (from 01.03.2024)
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Aart Middeldorp

Dean of Studies
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Math. Dr. Tim Netzer

Information for students with disabilities

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