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Albert-Einstein-Str. 2
18059 Rostock
+49 381 498 - 7001

Double-Degree-Program Rostock – St. Petersburg
for the Master course Wirtschaftsinformatik (Business Information Systems)

Welcome,
at this page you can find informations about the Double-Degree-Program Rostock – St. Petersburg for the Master course Wirtschaftsinformatik (Business Information Systems).

Master students in the subject area Wirtschaftsinformatik (Business Information Systems) at the University of Rostock have the opportunity to study one term at the National Research University for IT, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO) in Saint Petersburg, Russia, as part of the Double Degree Master’s program and get the Master's Degree of both universities.

  

  

  

1. Benefits of a Double Degree

  • Master’s degree of both universities with one course of study
  • advantages on the Russian and European labor market
  • mutual recognition of courses
  • more opportunities for specialization because of different focuses of study programs
  • broader knowledge because of greater range of subjects
  • use of the resources at both universities
  • international experience
  • application and deepening of knowledge of foreign languages, additional language courses on site
  • no or discounted tuition fees at the partner university

  

2. Participating institutions

  • Faculty of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering of the University of Rostock, Germany (UR)
  • Faculty of Information Technologies and Programming der Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technology, Mechanics and Optics, St. Petersburg, Russia (ITMO)

  

3. Who can attend the program?

  • UR: Students of the Master's program Business Information Systems (Wirtschaftsinformatik)
  • ITMO: Students of the Master's program Business Informatics (Магистр бизнес-информатики)

  

4. Graduation

  • UR: Master of Science (in the Master's program Business Information Systems (Wirtschaftsinformatik))
  • ITMO: Master of Business Informatics (Магистр бизнес-информатики)

  

5. Teaching language

  • UR & ITMO: English (language level B2 required)
    (UR offers its study program in English and German.)
    (ITMO offers its study program in English and Russian.)
  • In order to promote cultural integration, host universities will offer elective foreign language courses, Russian at ITMO and German at UR, for exchange students.

  

6. Duration of the program

Double-Degree-Program:

  • 4 semester (120 ECTS including the Master Thesis)
    (UR single Master: 3 semester, 90 ECTS including the Master Thesis)
    (ITMO single Master: 4 semester, 120 ECTS including the Master Thesis)
  • The structure of the double degree Program includes 4 semesters. In the first semester all students take 30 ECTS workload in their host universities. In the second semester students visiting partner universities and take courses for 30 ECTS. In the third semester, UR students may be engaged in research work and practice at the ITMO University, including in distant form and ITMO students have courses, research work and practice at their home university. In the fourth semester all students prepare and defend master thesis under joint supervising.
  • The master thesis shall be supervised jointly by lecturers of both institutions. Writing of master’s thesis shall be carried out in accordance with the national legislation requirements and local regulations of the universities. Each student is to have two supervisors, one from each university. The master thesis may be written in English.
  • State final examination and Master Thesis defense activities shall be carried out at joint sittings of the State Attestation Commission of ITMO and the Master thesis examination commission at UR. Joint sittings may be held in the mode of online conferences. Dates of state final examination and Master Thesis defense activities shall be mutually agreed by the Parties at least two months prior to the specified activities.

Students of UR:

  • 60 ECTS at UR (2 semester) and 60 ECTS at ITMO (2 semester: recommended at spring term and the following autumn term). From the 60 ECTS at ITMO students can complete the second 30 ECTS (1 semester) in a distant form.

Students of ITMO:

  • 90 ECTS at ITMO (3 semester) and 30 ECTS at UR (1 semester: recommended at summer semester)

  

Due to the slightly different study periods, the following exchange schedule is recommended:

UR:

  • The M.Sc. program in Wirtschaftsinformatik (Business Information Systems) is organized in three semesters (90 ECTS) and can be started in the winter as well as the summer semester.
  • winter semester Oktober – März (examination period February – March)
  • summer semester April – September (examination period July – September)
  • Students of UR shall stay at ITMO during the spring term. They can attend their exams of the preceding winter semester at UR until end of March and study at ITMO from May to July. With this schedule, they will be back at UR in August and can repeat missed or failed examinations.
    To achieve the 120 ECTS, another, additional semester is inserted as the third semester in the curriculum of the UR. This semester spent at the ITMO by presence or in the form of distance education.

ITMO:

  • The MSc. Programme in Business Informatics (Магистр бизнес-информатики) at ITMO is organized in four semesters (120 ECTS) and can be startet in the autumn term only.
  • autumn term September – January (examination period January)
  • spring term February – August (examination period June)
  • Students of ITMO shall stay at UR during the summer semester. If they pass all exams not later than end of August, they can continue the program at ITMO in the following autumn term.

  

7. Coordinators of the Double-Degree-Program (Contact Persons)

UR:

University of Rostock
Institute of Computer Science
Albert-Einstein-Straße 22
D-18059 Rostock, Germany

Prof. Dr. Kurt Sandkuhl, Director of the Double Degree Master’s program

fon.: +49 381 498 7400
mail: kurt.sandkuhl(at)uni-rostock.de
web: http://www.informatik.uni-rostock.de/lehrstuehle/win/

Prof. Dr. Michael Fellmann, Prof. of business information systems

fon: +49 381 498 7440
mail: michael.fellmann(at)uni-rostock.de
web: http://www.informatik.uni-rostock.de/lehrstuehle/wibis/ 

Dr. Birger Lantow, Vice-Director of the Double Degree Master and Head of the Bachelor’s program in business information systems

fon: +49 381 498 7403
mail: birger.lantow(at)uni-rostock.de

  

ITMO:

Alexander V. Smirnov, Supervisor of Master Program (ITMO University)

Mail: smir(at)iias.spb.su

  

8. Requirements for application

To apply for the Double-Degree-Program students have to fulfill the requirements of the hosting university.

Requirements at UR and at ITMO:

  • Bachelor of Business Informatics (or Business Information Systems) or equivalent degree
  • Language skills in English at level B1

  

9. Application, admission & regulations

  • Application in English to the exchange agreement coordinator of the home university.
  • What should contain the application?
    • Students of UR for a study at ITMO:
      • Training assignment or recommendation from the partner university’s coordinator of the double degree program
      • Personal application form signed and printed OR online application via ITMO University enrollee system
      • Copy of the national passport pages with the photo and full name with the notarized translation into Russian
      • Original or notarized copy of a document certifying higher education (diploma) and ist supplement granting the right to study on the master’s programs (with notarized Russian translation)
      • Document certifying the level of the foreign language proficiency (English for joint educational programs carried out in English) or the results of entrance examination in the Russian language in case of implementing the Program in Russian
      • Medical certificates (if required)
    • Students of ITMO for a study at UR:
      • ITMO’s Admission Board recommendation
      • Completely filled in and signed application form via Rostock University enrollee system
      • Copy of the international passport pages with the photo and full name with the notarized translation into German or English
      • Certificate (authenticated copy) that qualifies for university admission in the home country together with a German or English translation of the document
      • The Bachelor certificate in the national language and as German or English translation
      • Document certifying the level of the foreign language proficiency (English for joint educational programs carried out in English; German language in case of implementing the Program in German) or the results of entrance examination
  • When to present the applications?
    • Students of UR for a visit at ITMO:
      • Application deadline at ITMO is 31.08. for the EU and non-EU students.
        Until that date, the documents sent to the UR have been received, the selection and nomination must have taken place and have been communicated to the ITMO to confirm the documents.
      • If students want to qualify for a scholarship for tuition fees they have to apply until 15.07.
      • Recommendation: Please submit the documents at least four weeks before the date!
    • Students of ITMO for a visit at UR:
      • Application deadline at the UR is 25.07.
        Until that date, the documents sent to the ITMO have been received, the selection and nomination must have taken place and have been communicated to the UR to confirm the documents.
      • Recommendation: Please submit the documents at least four weeks before the date!
  • The home university will pre-select the candidates (nomination). Only students having sufficient scientific, personal and language skills will be selected.
  • Applications need to be approved by the hosting university.

  

Further regulations

  • Students will be admitted on a full-time basis to both master programms, according to each university’s prevailing admission criteria and the corresponding regulations.
  • For the international students of the Double-Degree-Program is a mentoring program offered.
  • The visiting students will have access to all the study resources available to students of both institutions.
  • Students are required to follow the rules and regulations of both UPM and UR master candidates, including the conditions for continuation, withdrawal and termination of master studies.
  • Throughout the study period in the host establishment, the visiting student is subject to the administrative and academic regulations of the host institution.
  • Students have to pass all mandatory modules of their home university. Equivalent modules of the host university according to the table at annex can be chosen alternatively. In all other cases, an individual decision about the replacement of a mandatory module has to be drawn by responsible authorities.
  • If a student wishes to leave the master Double-Degree-Program he/she will be free to pursue a regular degree at either university, provided that existing regulations permit it.

  

10. Tuition and financial matters

  • Students continue to pay tuition and registration fees in their home institution.
  • Students pay tuition fees in the host institution when required by the institution regulations.
    • The UR is currently receiving no tuition fees.
    • Tuition fees in ITMO may be covered from:
         1. personal scholarships,
         2. funds of third-party companies,
         3. extrabudgetary funds of the faculty or university,
         4. personal funds of students.
  • Registration fees will be paid at both institutions when required by the institution regulations.
    • At UR, international students will, like all German students, pay the registration fee (not equivalent to a tuition fee!), which includes a contribution to the student parliament and a semester ticket for public transportation in Rostock.

Between the ITMO and the UR exists an ERASMUS partnership. Additionally to the international BAföG (Auslands-BAföG) you can use the resources of of the ERASMUS program.

  

11. Insurance

  • Visiting students are responsible for obtaining sufficient health insurance, including medical evacuation and repatriation.
  • Furthermore students should take out a personal accident and liability insurance.
  • The host institution may require the visiting student to present insurance papers covering individual responsibility and medical insurance.

  

12. Catalogue of Modules

The following catalogue defines the sets of modules visiting students can choose from. ITMO and UR guarantee to accept ECTS points achieved for modules from these lists. The catalogue is split into two parts: The first part contains pairs of modules from UR and ITMO with equivalent content. Only one module of a pair can be selected. The second part contains modules being offered exclusively from UR or ITMO and can be selected independent of remaining choices.

  

12.1 Catalogue of equivalent modules

  • UR: Models for Business Processes and Services (Summer)
    UR: Data Warehouse Techniques and Business Intelligence (Summer)
    ITMO: Service-oriented Intelligence Systems (Spring)
  • UR: Enterprise Modeling Applications (Summer)
    ITMO: Enterprise Architecture (Spring)
  • UR: Research Methods of Business Information Systems (Summer or Winter)
    ITMO: Logic and Methodology of Science (Autumn)
    ITMO: Social Philosophy (Autumn)
  • UR: Master Thesis in Business Information Systems (30 ECTS) (Winter or Summer)
    ITMO: Master Thesis (18 ECTS) (Spring)
    ITMO: Practice (6 ECTS) (Spring)
    ITMO: Cross-Disciplinary Exam and Master Thesis Defence (6 ECTS) (Spring)
  • UR: Integrated Electronic Business (Winter)
    ITMO: Enterprise IT management (Autumn)
  • UR: Knowledge Management and Representation (Winter)
    ITMO: Knowledge Management (Autumn)

The module Tourism Management offered at ITMO University in Spring is equivalent to an elective course in business administration at University of Rostock.

  

12.2 Catalogue of individual modules from ITMO

  • Project Management (ENG) (Spring)
  • Requirements Engineering (ENG) (Spring)
  • Modern information theory (ENG) (Spring)
  • Digital signal processing (ENG) (Spring)
  • Genetic and evolutionary computation (ENG) (Spring)
  • Technologies and instruments of language processors development (ENG) (Spring)
  • Pattern Recognition (ENG) (Spring)
  • Mathematical methods of modeling of economic systems (RUS) (Autumn)
  • Legal regulation of creation and use of intellectual property (RUS) (Autumn)
  • Organization of Software Design and Engineering (RUS) (Autumn)
  • Agile Software Development (RUS) (Autumn)
  • Software Engineering Quality Management (RUS) (Autumn)
  • Evaluating of the software effectiveness (RUS) (Autumn)
  • Methods of implementation of information systems (RUS) (Autumn)

teaching language: (ENG) English / (RUS) Russian

  

12.3 Catalogue of individual modules from UR

  • Modelling and Simulation with Applications to the Life Science (ENG) (Winter)
  • BioSystems Modelling and Simulation (SB II) (ENG) (Summer)
  • Scalable Computing (ENG) (Winter)
  • Parallel and distributed simulation (ENG) (Summer)
  • Computer Vision (ENG) (Winter)
  • Virtual Reality (ENG) (Summer)
  • Event-Driven Architectures (GER or ENG) (Winter)
  • Human Computer Interaction and SoftwareEngineering Tools (GER or ENG) (Winter)
  • Current Topics in modeling and simulation (GER or ENG) (Winter)
  • Multi-agent Systems (GER or ENG) (Winter)
  • Video Processing and Coding (GER or ENG) (Winter)
  • Web 2.0 (GER or ENG) (Summer)
  • Requirements Engineering (GER or ENG) (Summer)
  • Distributed Algorithms (GER or ENG) (Summer)
  • Design (object-oriented software development with UML and interaction design) (GER or ENG) (Summer)
  • Advanced Communications (GER or ENG) (Summer)
  • Interaction (graphical user interfaces and interaction engineering) (GER or ENG) (Summer)

teaching language: (GER) German / (ENG) English