Master Computer Science International (CSI M.Sc.)

Welcome to the Master's degree program Computer Science International.

Detailed information on the program according to SPSO from 2020 can be found on this page.

Further information can also be found at (... Institute for Computer Science ... Link will follow soon ...).

On the web pages of the university you will find a ( ... brief overview ... Link will follow soon ...) of general information and information about admission and enrollment.

The enrollment-specific examination and study regulations (SPSO) of 2020 – in connection with the current version of the Framework Examination Regulations for the Bachelor and Master Courses of the University of Rostock (RPO BSc / MSc) – are the basis for the enrollment in this course of studies from the summer semester 2021.

For modules of foreign faculties that are enrolled in the elective area, the respective SPSOs of the faculties offering the modules, in which these modules are anchored, apply. For the language modules that can be studied in the compulsory elective course, the examination regulations apply to the courses offered by the Language Center of the University of Rostock, including the university foreign language certificate UNIcert®.

The new CSI course is offered in English and is therefore equally suitable for English-speaking international students and for German-speaking students with very good English skills who are aiming for an international career and who want to use and develop their English language skills intensively in addition to acquiring specialist knowledge.

Current information on the start of the new Computer Science International (CSI) course

Due to the corona pandemic and the resulting restrictions, applications and enrollment for the CSI program will only be possible from the summer semester 2021.

International prospective students have to apply for this course via UniAssist ➜ https://my.uni-assist.de/. Applications are from October 1, 2020 to November 30, 2020 for the summer semester 2021 (study from April 1, 2021) and from April 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021 for the winter semester 2021/2022 (study from October 1, 2022) possible. If you have received the admission, you must then still enroll in this course. Enrollment takes place from February 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021 for the summer semester 2021 and from August 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021 for the winter semester 2021/2022.

Students from Germany can enroll in this course from February 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021 for the summer semester 2021 and from August 1, 2021 to September 30, 2021 for the winter semester 2021/2022.

   

Application information

An application is required for this course. Please read the application information.

   

Label » Starthilfe « – Support when starting your studies (Master)

The »Starthilfe« label stands for support in the transition from Bachelor to Master and in starting your studies in Rostock. The IEF offers these voluntary support offers for all courses of the IEF.

  • The Master's degree courses offer new students to Rostock help with starting their studies and settling into Rostock. This includes, in particular, mentoring for freshmen and the information and events offered in the freshers section.

   

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Brief information

Degree

  • Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  • A successful degree entitles you to use the protected professional title of "Engineer".

Study form

  • Continuing (with second professional qualification)
  • One-Subject-Master (not combinable with other master courses)
  • Full-time and classroom study

Languages

  • The language of instruction is English.
  • Students with knowledge of German can also study modules in German.

Normal duration

  • 4 semester / 120 Credit Points

Start

  • Due to the corona epidemic and the resulting entry restrictions, applications and enrollment for the CSI program are only possible at a later date. For current information see top of page.
  • At winter semester (October 1th) and at Summer semester (April 1th) possible

Support when starting your studies

  • Individual support offers at the start of studies for students who are new to Rostock for their master's degree, including through mentoring by students for students

Fields of study

  • Engineering / Computer Science

Formal requirements

  • A first professional qualification in a university degree in Computer Science with at least 180 credit points or equivalent degree:
    • with at least 85 % of the CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) or with another grading system with a comparable grade or Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) with at least 500 points
  • Native language English or proof of sufficient knowledge of English:
    • Proof of English language skills with TOEFL IBT with at least 94 points or with IELTS with at least 7.0 points or an equivalent test; Evidence not older than two years
  • Proof of at least 18 credit points in Mathematics and at least 12 credit points in Theoretical Computer Science (especially Computability, Complexity, Formal Languages, Formal Semantics and Formal Modeling).
    • A maximum of 9 credit points in Theoretical Computer Science can be made up in the course of the first year.

Application / Enrollment

  • German prospective students from the University of Rostock need to be rewritten in the student secretariat of the University of Rostock in this degree program
  • German prospective students from other universities must enroll online at the University of Rostock in this program
  • International prospective students must: 
    • apply via UniAssist
    • after receipt of the admission letter → then enroll in the study program at the University of Rostock

Specializations

  • The study office must be informed in writing of the decision for one of the specializations when registering for the master's thesis: 
    • Information Systems
    • Complex Systems

Further qualification possibilities at the faculty

  • Graduate to Dr.-Ing.

Accreditation

  • Accredited from: 16.03.2020 to: 30.09.2028

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1. Introduction - Why studying Computer Science International?

With the research-oriented master's program in Computer Science International, you qualify for academic and industrial fields of computer science, for specialist activities in the public sector and for taking up doctoral studies at a national or international university. 

In the master's program in Computer Science International, you deepen and expand your scientific knowledge and skills acquired in the bachelor's program. You will be prepared for assuming responsibility both in business and for the further development of science in research. Because computer scientists are urgently sought worldwide, all development opportunities are open to you.

   


2. Study course profile

2.1 Objectives and features

The aim of the course is to become a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in the field of computer science.

The master's program in Computer Science International is research-oriented and follows on from a bachelor's degree in computer science.

The master's program in Computer Science International leads to a second professional qualification and enables you to pursue a doctorate.

Successful completion of this course of study entitles you to use the protected professional title of “engineer” under the Architectural and Engineering Law of the State of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

This course teaches knowledge and methods that enable you to meet the different requirements of your later job. The course qualifies for academic and industrial professional fields of computer science as well as for specialist activities in the public service. On the basis of theoretically and recognized engineering knowledge, the course enables you to grasp problems in the subject, to assess them properly and to work on and solve them systematically and systematically. You will be able to contribute to the further development of the subject of computer science after independent training in specific questions. Compared to graduates of a bachelor's degree, a graduate of the master's degree in Computer Science International is expected to have a significantly higher degree of judgment based on extensive knowledge of the subject, and a significantly higher degree of independence and scientific ability when working on tasks. You will be able to participate independently in the scientific development of the subject of computer science and to take on management tasks.

2.2 Content requirements

You are interested in further qualifying and specializing in the field of computer science. In addition to a good knowledge of computer science and mathematics, you have the skills to grasp complex tasks and apply your theoretical knowledge to solve them. A good level of abstraction and a good command of English are also helpful.

2.3 Special features

The course is offered in English. It is suitable for English speaking international students. It is also suitable for German-speaking students with very good knowledge of English who pursue an international career and in addition to the acquisition and apply of advanced skills of English language.

The level of expertise and academic qualifications of Master of Science comply with the internationally and in Germany well known degree "Diplomingenieur". The various choices in the areas of specialization offered ensure both the scientific depth as well as the relevance of the study for industrial practice.

The Faculty of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering ensures excellent care because of very good student-professor ratio. Further advantages are the proximity to the library, to student dormitories and to the cafeteria.

Students who can only spend about half of the time budget for the study work because of a job or because of family obligations, have the opportunity to apply for the study form Individual part-time studies (Individuelles Teilzeitstudium) twice each for two semesters. Of the two semesters then only one semester will be counted to the standard period of study.

2.4 Fields of activities for graduates

The university master's degree in the field of computer science qualifies you for academic and industrial professional fields of computer science as well as for specialist activities in the public service and offers you the best opportunities to take on a managerial or researching engineering position in Germany and worldwide. Typical occupational fields for graduates of this course are academic research and teaching, research, development, project planning, sales, commissioning and service departments of industrial companies in IT or IT-related departments in companies in other industries, as well as research, development and consulting departments of Research institutions, authorities and associations.

The rapidly increasing demand for IT engineers opens up future prospects with good job offers and excellent development opportunities.

2.5 Advanced qualification opportunities (PhD)

The master's degree with very good results qualifies to apply for admission for doctoral work (PhD student).

   


3. Structure of the course of study

3.1 Structure of the course Computer Science International (Master)

The master's program in Computer Science International comprises four semesters. The first three semesters expand the theoretical basics and allow you to deepen your choice of specializations. The Master's thesis is written in the fourth semester.

The master's degree in computer science is divided into mandatory, selectable mandatory and elective modules.

  • Module list with all modules of this course as well as links to the long versions of the module descriptions in the current version (Uni-Web examination portal) (... link will follow soon ...)
  • CSI MSc Module Handbook 2019 - unofficial translation in English for better understanding. Please note: The German version is the legal binding official document.

In the mandatory area there are four modules with a total of 54 credit points, in the selectable mandatory area there are modules with a total of 54 credit points and in the elective area there are modules with a total of 12 credit points. In the mandatory modules, 30 credit points are awarded for the final examination. A total of at least 120 credit points must be earned for passing the master's examination.

The master's program in Computer Science International can be studied in one of the two following specializations

  • Information Sydtems or
  • Complex Systems

The study office must be informed in writing of the decision for one of the majors when registering for the master's thesis. It is only possible to change an earlier advertisement up to this point.

In the Information Systems specialization, the focus is on the design of software, algorithms and data structures for information systems, techniques for the efficient analysis of large amounts of data and related topics. The specialization includes topics from the area of ​​databases such as the administration, retrieval and analysis of large amounts of data, as well as modern big data processes and data mining, which combine complex models and large databases and analyze them together. Furthermore, the traceability of processes and results as well as the protection of privacy are discussed. This specialization also includes topics in software engineering, such as user-oriented design, human computer interfaces and software development methods, as well as the basics of machine learning (or more generally artificial intelligence), interactive visual analysis and the development and use of simulation models. Students learn to use relevant techniques, methods and procedures appropriately, to analyze, to develop and to assess their impact on society.

The Complex Systems specialization deals with architectures, models, methods, algorithms and tools for IT systems, which due to their size and complexity require a systematic approach to design, implementation and operation, as well as related topics. The complexity of these systems results from the distribution and the multitude of interacting components as well as from their heterogeneity and their diverse interdependencies. The specialization includes topics from the areas of modeling, analysis and simulation techniques for the design and evaluation of complex systems as well as verification techniques for the proof of important system properties (such as correctness). To ensure that the respective systems work efficiently, securely and reliably, the specialization also deals with methods of self-organization, security and fault tolerance mechanisms, cryptographic and distributed algorithms as well as technologies in the areas of middleware and the World Wide Web. Students learn to use relevant techniques, methods and procedures appropriately, to analyze, to further develop them and to assess their effects on society.

The assignment of the courses to the modules and which courses are offered in which semester can be found on the website of the Institute of Computer Science at (... courses ... link will follow soon ...).

3.1.1 Course of study in the Specialization Information Systems with start at winter semester

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3.1.2 Course of study in the Specialization Information Systems with start at summer semester

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3.1.3 Course of study in the Specialization Complex Systems with start at winter semester

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3.1.4 Course of study in the Specialization Complex Systems with start at summer semester

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3.2 Module overview

The compulsory modules have to be studied according to the SPSO.

Each semester, compulsory elective modules amounting to at least 18 credit points are offered for each elective area. In addition to the compulsory elective modules listed, additional and new modules can be offered for the elective areas. These will be announced in good time before the start of the semester by the office of the computer science institutes.

If there are fewer than three enrollments in a compulsory elective module in the respective semester, the lecturer can decide not to offer the compulsory elective module. In this case, students who have chosen such a compulsory elective module must alternatively choose another elective module with sufficient attendance. Admission to individual modules in the compulsory elective area can also be restricted by the examination board for capacitive reasons. If individual students are not admitted to the elective module in this case, the students have to choose another elective module with sufficient capacity.

Participation in individual modules of this course depends on proof of certain previous knowledge or skills. Details can be found in the respective module descriptions.

Please note that the courses on offer below are usually only once per academic year - i.e. in the winter semester or in the summer semester. You can obtain information on this from the SPSO or the student office. The division according to SPSO is shown below.

3.2.1 Compulsory modules

each semester

  • Latest developments in Computer Science
  • Project Master Computer Science International
  • Master Thesis Computer Science International

winter semester

  • Research topics in Computer Science

3.2.1.1 Compulsory module specialization Information Systems

each semester

  • Area seminar Information Systems

3.2.1.2 Compulsory module specialization Complex Systems

each semester

  • Area seminar Complex Systems

3.2.2 Compulsory elective area specialization

The compulsary elective area “specialization” serves to acquire in-depth and networked skills in the area outlined by the specialization. By studying four modules in the specialization, students gain a comprehensive insight into the chosen specialization and are able to transfer knowledge, methods and skills between related subjects within the specialization. The modules of the compulsory elective catalog of the chosen specialization can be chosen. If proof of knowledge of the German language is at least level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference and if the prerequisites for participation in the module are met, the modules of the compulsory elective catalog of the same name of the master's degree program in Computer Science from the University of Rostock can be selected in addition to the optional modules listed in the SPSO.

Modules of 24 credit points from one of the following two catalogs in the compulsary elective area are to be chosen.

3.2.2.1 Compulsory elective area specialization - specialization Information Systems

In this elective area, modules with a total of 24 credit points are to be selected from the following elective catalog when choosing this specialization.

each semester

  • Current topics in Business Informatics (start, duration two semesters)

winter semester

  • Computer Vision
  • Cognitive Systems (offer irregular)
  • Data-driven Simulation (offer irregular)
  • Human-Computer Interaction and Interaction Design (offer irregular)

summer semester

  • Data Warehouses, Business Intelligence and Data Mining
  • Applications of Enterprise Modeling
  • Intelligent Information Systems: Advanced Artificial Intelligence (offer irregular)
  • Big Data Processing (offer irregular)
  • Requirements Analysis (offer irregular)

3.2.2.2 Compulsory elective area specialization - specialization Complex Systems

In this elective area, modules with a total of 24 credit points are to be selected from the following elective catalog when choosing this specialization.

winter semester

  • Selected Topics in Embedded Systems Design
  • Systems Biology
  • Network Security (offer irregular)
  • Cloud Computing (offer irregular)

summer semester

  • Hardware/Software Co-Design
  • Models for Business Processes and Services
  • Event-Driven Architectures (offer irregular)
  • Cybersecurity (offer irregular)

3.2.3 Compulsory elective area Complement

The Compulsory elective area “Complement” serves to acquire exemplary competencies in the area of computer science that is not chosen as a specialization. In this way, students acquire the skills necessary to classify and evaluate developments in the entire field of computer science. In addition to the compulsory elective modules listed in Appendix 1 of the SPSO, if you have knowledge of the German language at least at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference and if the prerequisites for participation in the module are met, you can also take the modules of the compulsory elective catalog of the same name from the University of Rostock's master's program in computer science to get voted.

Modules with a volume of 12 CP are to be selected from the catalog of compulsory elective area Complement of the chosen specialization.

3.2.3.1 Compulsory elective area Complement - specialization Information Systems

In this elective area, modules with a total of 12 credit points must be selected from the following elective catalog when choosing this specialization.

winter semester

  • Selected Topics in Embedded Systems Design
  • Systems Biology
  • Network Security (offer irregular)
  • Cloud Computing (offer irregular)

summer semester

  • Hardware/Software Co-Design
  • Models for Business Processes and Services
  • Event-Driven Architectures (offer irregular)
  • Cybersecurity (offer irregular)

3.2.3.2 Compulsory elective area Complement - specialization Complex Systems

In this elective area, modules with a total of 12 credit points must be selected from the following elective catalog when choosing this specialization.

each semester

  • Current topics in Business Informatics (start, duration two semesters)

winter semester

  • Computer Vision
  • Cognitive Systems (offer irregular)
  • Data-driven Simulation (offer irregular)
  • Human-Computer Interaction and Interaction Design (offer irregular)

summer semester

  • Data Warehouses, Business Intelligence and Data Mining
  • Applications of Enterprise Modeling
  • Intelligent Information Systems: Advanced Artificial Intelligence (offer irregular)
  • Big Data Processing (offer irregular)
  • Requirements Analysis (offer irregular)

3.2.4 Compulsory elective area Individual Specialization

The Compulsory elective area "Individual Specialization" serves the acquisition of further competences, which serve the preparation for an individually determined professional field of the computer science as well as for specialized activities in the public service. All elective modules of this course and the master’s degree in computer science, which have not already been chosen for one of the two majors, as well as modules related to computer science from the master’s courses in business information technology and visual computing from the Faculty of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of Rostock can be enrolled, provided that the necessary language and other requirements for participation can be met be proven for the module.

In this compulsory elective area, modules with a total of 12 credit points from the compulsary elective area individual specialization from the chosen specialization are to be chosen.

3.2.4.1 Compulsory elective area Individual Specialization - specialization Information Systems

In this compulsory elective area, modules with a total of 12 credit points are to be chosen from the compulsary elective areas of Information Systems and Complements of the Information Systems specialization, which have not been chosen before.

3.2.4.2 Compulsory elective area Individual Specialization - specialization Complex Systems

In this compulsory elective area, modules with a total of 12 credit points are to be chosen from the compulsary elective areas of Complex Systems and Complements of the Complex Systems specialization, which have not been chosen before.

3.2.5 Non-technical elective area

The non-technical elective area with a total of 12 credit points primarily serves to acquire or improve the language skills of the students in German and English, and primarily to acquire soft skills. The modules taken are intended to improve language, non-technical and social skills as well as the students' self-competence. Possible subject areas include, for example, founding a company, time management, mentoring, management tasks, presentation techniques, social effects of computer science or didactics of computer science. By acquiring or improving their German language skills, the students are to be prepared for later employment in the predominantly small and medium-sized companies in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and, moreover, to find their way around in everyday life. Therefore, after a placement test at the Language Center of the University of Rostock, students must take German courses with a total of 12 credit points. Students who have demonstrably not been given a place for a German course at the language center can instead take suitable English courses at the language center or one of the other modules from the non-technical elective area. Students who can already demonstrate German language proficiency at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference may take modules instead of the elective modules expressly offered for this course, taking into account the qualification goals of the elective area and in consultation with the subject advising and the relevant module coordinators, as well as other modules of the language center choose the non-technical offer of the Faculty of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering or modules from the offer of other courses at the University of Rostock or other universities and have them recognized. The examination board decides on the recognition in individual cases. The decision of the examination board should be made at the request of the student before the beginning of the semester in which the module to be recognized is to be taken. Attending such modules at the University of Rostock presupposes that they are not modules of a course of study with restricted admission, unless a corresponding teaching export is stipulated under capacity law and sufficient study place capacities are available. The admission requirements, examination requirements, examination periods and provisions regarding the form, duration and scope of the module examination apply, which are stipulated in the examination regulations for the relevant course.

3.2.5.1 Non-technical elective area - specialization Information Systems

Modules with a volume of 12 credit points are to be selected from the following catalog.

The provisions of their respective examination regulations apply to the modules of the language center.

each semester

  • German A1.1 GER
  • German A1.2 GER
  • German A2.1 GER
  • German A2.2 GER
  • German B1.1 GER
  • English specialized communication engineering C1.2 GER
  • Mentoring program Computer Science (international)

winter semester

  • German B1.2 GER

summer semester

  • English specialized communication Computer Science / Mathematics C1.1 GER
  • Intercultural communication for the economy C1.2 GER

3.2.5.2 Non-technical elective area - specialization Complex Systems

Modules with a volume of 12 credit points are to be selected from the following catalog.

The provisions of their respective examination regulations apply to the modules of the language center.

each semester

  • German A1.1 GER
  • German A1.2 GER
  • German A2.1 GER
  • German A2.2 GER
  • German B1.1 GER
  • English specialized communication engineering C1.2 GER
  • Mentoring program Computer Science (international)

winter semester

  • German B1.2 GER

summer semester

  • English specialized communication Computer Science / Mathematics C1.1 GER
  • Intercultural communication for the economy C1.2 GER
  • Individual Knowledge Management (offer irregular)

Of course you are free to attend additionally any lecture of the University of Rostock. You can obtain credit points by this courses. For counting of these credit points up to your studies or list this lectures additionally at your masters certificate please ask the students office before. Normally it is necessary to submit an application. The University of Rostock offers a broad spectrum of subjects and lectures. You will have interesting opportunities to get additional knowledge and skills.

3.3 Time schedule / teaching and training forms

3.3.1 Time schedule

An appropriate and, in particular, compliance with the standard period of study enables the modules to be distributed over the individual semesters in the examination and study plan enclosed as Appendix 1 of the SPSO. The examination and study plan forms the basis for the respective semester study plans, which are usually made available to the students. The chronological sequence and the content of the courses ensure that the students can achieve the respective study objectives. There are sufficient opportunities for individual study design.

At the beginning of each semester, an overview of the dates for the entire semester will be posted. It includes: the lecture times, the examination periods, the lecture-free times and the beginning of the next semester.

On the basis of the examination and study plan, the study office develops a semester study plan for each matriculation and for each semester in coordination with the module managers. It contains information on the subjects, the teachers, the number of hours, broken down by the different types of courses and the timing of the courses.

At the beginning of each semester, students are informed about the planned courses in the elective modules of the current and the following semester. Detailed module descriptions are published locally.

3.3.2 Teaching and training forms

The following types of courses are offered:

The content of the course is taught in different courses. The types of courses are characterized by the use of different types of teaching and learning. As a rule, the courses are only offered once a year. The following types of courses can be used in the Master's program in Computer Science International:

  • Excursion: Excursions are courses that take place in a different environment than the university. This includes, for example, study trips or internships that are carried out for practical reasons in practical environments or at external study-relevant locations.
  • Consultation (to supervise academic work): Consultations are individual consultations between students and teachers. The students prepare long-term academic or final theses. The teacher informs himself at certain intervals about the status of the work and gives suggestions.
  • Internship: An internship event is an internship at the university, which, in contrast to non-university internships, is carried out as a supervised course. It is an exercise to apply acquired theoretical knowledge to specific practical questions, to practice scientific methods and working techniques through practical application and to deepen the module contents and to train one's own work organization.
  • Practical School Exercise: In a practical school exercise, students teach individual lessons at a school facility under supervision.
  • Seminar: In a seminar, students have the opportunity to present independently developed findings, to discuss them and to present them in writing. Seminars can be held as face-to-face or online events.
  • Tutorial: A tutorial is a course that is carried out by academic or student assistants to supplement a course in accordance with the study regulations. The responsibility for the professional and didactic support lies with the institution or the scientific or artistic staff to whom the assistant is assigned.
  • Exercise: In an exercise, students usually work on predefined tasks. They acquire or deepen knowledge as well as subject-specific skills and abilities and apply them. An exercise offers the opportunity to ask questions, discuss solutions to problems and use means to self-control the level of knowledge achieved.
  • Lecture, Repetitorium: In a lecture or a repetitorium, the course material is presented to the students primarily as a lecture by the teacher with the support of the media (boards, slides, scripts). Lectures or repetitions can be held as a face-to-face or online event.
  • Integrated course: An integrated course combines the lecture form with more active forms (e.g. seminar or exercise), in the course of which the student works on the given topics themselves based on literature and in the group of participants represent and discuss the event.

In addition to participating in the courses mentioned, accompanying self-study is required to achieve the study objectives.

3.3.3 Mandatory attendance

If determined in the module descriptions, seminars and internships are subject to attendance according to § 6b of the framework examination regulations (Bachelor / Master).

3.4 Examinations

The compilation of the modules to be taken, the type of pre-examination work, the type, duration and scope of the module examinations, the regular examination date and the credit points to be achieved follow from the examination and study plan and the module descriptions (see SPSO). The final examination (thesis and colloquium) according to § 14 is part of the master examination.

The following examinations are used in particular:

written exams

  • Report / Documentation: A report (also documentation) is a factual representation of an event or the structured representation of facts. A report can take the form of a portfolio. A portfolio is an organized collection of written documents or your own works. Examples of reports are: internship documentation, internship protocols, research reports, journalistic articles and literature reports. In addition to the report / documentation, a presentation of the topic may be required.
  • Essay: An essay is a short essay in which a limited topic is discussed in an overview and rather informally. It is more about the development of a guiding principle or a preliminary idea than the stringent presentation of complex content. The essay must satisfy the factual content and identify the sources of quotations or suggestions.
  • Homework: A homework is a written elaboration on a given topic or the written processing of a task. The candidates should demonstrate that they can access literature sources within a limited time, that they can present the reflected texts in their own words in an independent context of argumentation and that they can complete tasks independently and completely. Possible special forms of homework can in particular be a case study / case analysis, a lesson design / lesson design, a research expose or a design design. In addition to the housework, a presentation of the topic may be required.
  • Written exam: In a written exam, the candidates have to do written tasks under supervision in a given time without any or with limited aids.
  • Protocol: A protocol is an exact, down-to-the-minute record of the course of an investigation, an experiment or the course of an event.

oral exams

  • Colloquium: Questions are asked by a knowledgeable auditorium following a presentation of an independent work by the student.
  • Oral exam: In an oral exam, students should answer questions about one or more exam topics orally.
  • Presentation: A presentation (also presentation) is a presentation on a scientific topic and summarizes research, investigation results and / or the results of a literature study. Supported by a sensible use of media, the presentation should briefly introduce and explain essential content of the literature used and formulate questions for further discussion. In addition to the presentation, a handout, a thesis paper or a writing of the presentation may be required.

practical exams

  • Practical examination: In a practical examination, the candidates should demonstrate competencies to carry out professional or similar activities or their own practical, sporting or artistic skills. Possible forms of practical exams are: practical school examination, bedside examination, role play, business game, moot court, sports examination, music examination.
  • Project work: Project work is an open form of examination with a high degree of freedom. Project work should be completed individually or by several candidates within one semester. The basis for the examination is the result of the project work as well as its documentation and the process of group work itself. The results of the work can, for example, be presented in a portfolio.

E-exams

  • Written exams and other suitable subject-specific forms of examination can also be carried out computer-aided as e-exams. The candidates are to be informed of the form of the e-examination. Before the exam within the course, you must be given sufficient opportunity to familiarize yourself with the electronic examination system. Data protection regulations must be observed. More information on the respective e-examination is to be regulated in the respective course-specific examination and study regulations.

Coursework to be completed in a module can be determined as a prerequisite for admission to the module examination (examination prerequisites). The preliminary examinations can be assessed and graded, but are not included in the module grade.

Prerequisites can be:

  • Attendance obligation according to § 8 of the SPSO
  • Computer science project: The students work individually or in groups independently on project tasks (for example programming tasks), which are presented and evaluated in the course of the course in accordance with the teacher's requirements in the form of lectures, written elaborations or the supply of source code. In this way, the students demonstrate that they have understood the subject matter dealt with and can apply it creatively.

The specific pre-examination achievements can be found in the respective module description as well as the examination and study plan from the SPSO.

Oral exams can also be taken as a group exam. The duration of the examination of the individual student is reduced by five minutes in the group examination compared to the individual examination, whereby the minimum duration of 20 minutes must be observed.

Homework can also be done in the form of a group work if the contribution of the individual student to be assessed as an examination achievement is clearly distinguishable and assessable due to the specification of sections, page numbers or other objective criteria that enable a clear demarcation.

The course-related module examinations are taken in the examination period specified for this. The examination period of a semester begins immediately after the lecture period and ends at the end of the semester. Deviating from this, the module examinations in the form of lectures can be taken during the lecture if the students are informed about the type of examination, its scope and the respective submission date in the first week of the lecture at the latest. In agreement between students and examiners, examinations can also be held at other times in compliance with the deadlines and registration procedures specified in the framework examination regulations (Bachelor / Master).

3.5 Individual part-time study

In accordance with Section 29 (7) sentence 1 of the State University Act and the following paragraphs, the student can declare to the examination board at least two weeks before the start of a semester that in the following two semesters they will only be about half of those earmarked for their studies Can spend working time. The application must state which of the intended modules or module parts are not to be completed and in which later semesters the corresponding modules or module parts are to be rescheduled. If the examination board approves the application, it can provide modules or parts of modules other than those listed in the application for rescheduling, especially if this is necessary to ensure proper study. In cases of hardship, the application can also be made at a later date.

The application must be sent to the examination board and submitted to the study office. If the decision deviates from the application, the student must be heard beforehand. The application can be withdrawn up to two months after the beginning of the semester.

In the event of approval, one semester will not count towards the standard period of study and will accordingly not be taken into account when calculating the deadlines specified in §§ 9 and 10 of the framework examination regulations (Bachelor / Master). Examinations other than those specified in the decision of the Examination Board cannot be taken effectively during part-time studies; double studies during this period are not permitted. Otherwise the rights and obligations of the students concerned remain unaffected.

Each student can make use of the regulation after a maximum of two times.

If the course is restricted, the examination board can limit the number of part-time students per semester, but not less than 5% of the students in the semester. If the demand exceeds this number, the examination board decides, taking into account the importance of the reasons put forward by the students.

   


4. Admission for the course of study

4.1 Entry requirements

As a prerequisite for entry to the Master's degree program, a first professional qualifying university degree is required. In addition, the program specific examination and study regulations (SPSO) may specify further admission requirements (for example, professional qualifications and language skills).

further information:

4.1.1 First professional qualification

  • As a first professional qualification, only Bachelor degrees in a degree in computer science or other equivalent degrees with at least 180 credit points are recognized. The degree must have been achieved with at least 85 % of the CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) or with another grading system with a comparable grade or the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) with at least 500 points.

4.1.2 Further entry requirements

The following additional entry requirements apply to this degree program:

  • Applicants whose native language is not English must have a TOEFL IBT with at least 94 points, an IELTS with at least 7.0 points or an equivalent test to prove their English language skills. The proof must not be older than two years.
  • Proof of at least 18 credit points in Mathematics and at least 12 credit points in Theoretical Computer Science (in particular Computability, Complexity, Formal Language, Formal Semantics and Formal Modeling) must be provided. A maximum of 9 credit points in Theoretical Computer Science can be made up in the course of the first year.

4.2 Application / Enrollment / Description

This degree program is not restricted to admission (no numerus clausus).

  • Prospective students of the University of Rostock need only describe themselves (see 4.2.1.).
  • Prospective students from Germany only have to enroll (see 4.2.2).
  • International prospective students must apply and then enroll on receipt of the admission notice (see 4.2.3).

4.2.1 Prospective students from the University of Rostock

Students of the University of Rostock who wish to study this admission-free Master's program can first of all be issued a confirmation by the responsible Examination Office (Study Office and Examination Office of the IEF) about the fulfillment of the admission requirements. Then submit an application to the master's program (form see following web address) in the study office / examination office of the IEF and transfer the semester fee after receiving the admission. They do not use online enrollment.

further information: 

4.2.2 Prospective students from Germany

An application is not required.

Enrollment is online in the enrollment portal of the University of Rostock:

  • from the 1st of August to the 30st of September for the next winter semester or
  • from the 1st of February to the 31st of March for the next summer semester

further information:

4.2.3 International prospective students

Please also note the information on the application.

International prospective students must be in the period

  • from the 1st of April to the 31th of May for the next winter semester or
  • from the 1st of October to the 30th of November for the next summer semester

apply online at UniAssist and then enroll in the degree program at the University of Rostock upon receipt of the admission letter. More information can be found on the Website of the University of Rostock below.

further information:

   


5. Brochures / Videos / Regulations (Downloads)

5.2 Videos

Please note: As soon as you watch the video, information about it will be sent to YouTube / Google. For more information, see Google Privacy.

5.3 Regulations

  • Degree-specific examination and study regulations Master Computer Science International (SPSO M.Sc. CSI 2019) / Studiengangsspezifische Prüfungs- und Studienordnung Master Computer Science International (SPSO M.Sc. CSI 2019) (please notice: this document in German language is the binding official document) (... coming soon ...)
  • module list with all modules of this course of study and links to the long descriptions of the modules in the current version (SPSO MSc CSI 2019) (Uni-Web examination portal) (... coming soon ...)
  • CSI MSc Module Handbook 2019 - unofficial translation in English for better understanding. Please note: The German version is the legal binding official document.

   


6. Consulting opportunities

6.1 Departmental student advisory service of the faculty

Student advisory service Computer Science International / Studienfachberatung Computer Science International

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Gero Mühl
Albert-Einstein-Straße 22 (Konrad-Zuse-Building / Konrad-Zuse-Haus), 18059 Rostock, GERMANY
fon: +49 (0)381 - 498 7630
gero.muehl(at)uni-rostock.de

Study Office and Examination Office Computer Science International / Studienbüro und Prüfungsamt Computer Science International

Anita Björk-Pagel
Albert-Einstein-Straße 2 (seminar building / Seminargebäude, room / Raum 016), 18059 Rostock, GERMANY
Tel.: +49 (0)381 - 498 7004
studienbuero.ief(at)uni-rostock.de

Examination Board Computer Science International (chair) / Prüfungsausschuss Computer Science International (Vorsitz)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Gero Mühl
Albert-Einstein-Straße 22 (Konrad-Zuse-Building / Konrad-Zuse-Haus), 18059 Rostock, GERMANY
fon: +49 (0)381 - 498 7630
gero.muehl(at)uni-rostock.de

Student representation Computer Science International / Studierendenvertretung Computer Science International

Student Council Computer Science / Fachschaftsrat Informatik
room of the Student Council / Fachschaftsraum: Konrad-Zuse-Building / Konrad-Zuse-Haus, room / Raum 139 (1st floor upstairs / 1. OG), Albert-Einstein-Straße 22, 18059 Rostock, GERMANY
fachschaft.informatik(at)uni-rostock.de

6.2 Student advisory service of the university

Student Service Center (SSC) of the University of Rostock / Student Service Center (SSC) der Universität Rostock

Info service in the SSC: Central contact point for prospective students and students
The Student Service Center brings together all the important information and advice offered by various institutions for prospective students and students. Those seeking advice should first contact the info service. If necessary, referrals are made here or an individual consultation appointment is arranged.
Parkstraße 6 (room / Raum 024), 18057 Rostock, GERMANY → Personal office hours: not applicable ... it is currently not possible to visit the Info Center ...
fon: +49 (0)381 - 498 1230 → Telephone office hours: see website SSC
studium(at)uni-rostock.de
web: Student Service Center (SSC) of the University of Rostock – Homepage
On the SSC homepage you will find information on which institution is represented at which times in the SSC.

General Student Advisory Service & Careers Service / Allgemeine Studienberatung & Careers Service

General Student Advisory Service of the University of Rostock / Allgemeine Studienberatung der Universität Rostock
Brief advice on choice of course, reorientation and course of study
Parkstraße 6 (room / Raum 024), 18057 Rostock, GERMANY → Personal office hours: not applicable ... it is currently not possible to visit the Info Center ...
fon: +49 (0)381 - 498 1230 → Telephone office hours: see website General Student Advisory Service
studium(at)uni-rostock.de

Student's office / Studierendensekretariat

Student's Office of the University of Rostock / Studierendensekretariat der Universität Rostock
Contact point for questions about admission, registration and re-registration
Parkstraße 6 (room / Raum 024), 18057 Rostock, GERMANY → Personal office hours: not applicable ... it is currently not possible to visit the Info Center ...
fon: +49 (0)381 - 498 1230 → see website SSC
studierendensekretariat(at)uni-rostock.de

Rostock International House (RIH)

Rostock International House (RIH) of the University of Rostock
Point of contact for questions about study visits abroad (outgoing), studying in Rostock for international students (incoming) and prospective refugees (refugees)
Kröpeliner Straße 29, 18055 Rostock, GERMANY → Personal office hours: not applicable ... it is currently not possible to visit the RIH office ...
fon: office: +49 (0)381 - 498 1209 and +49 (0)381 - 498 1700 → Telephone office hours: see website RIH
info.rih(at)uni-rostock.de
web: Rostock International House (RIH) – Contact and opening times