STUDY

Master Informatics

The degree programme qualifies graduates for the development of top-quality computer-assisted solutions to problems, for the efficient and effective management of the problem-solving process, and for the design of the beneficial utilization of solutions, based on methods and techniques from Informatics. Students acquire sound knowledge and expertise in the field of Informatics as well as possible areas of application, and gain a comprehensive understanding of economic interrelations. The methodological, social and personal skills necessary for the successful realisation, introduction, and beneficial utilization of Informatics systems complete your profile.

DESIGN IMPROVEMENT AND INNOVATION PROCESSES

The field of Informatics is characterised by  highly dynamic development. It is therefore a further aim of the degree  programme to convey competencies to ensure that – on the one hand – graduates can actively contribute to this process of improvement and innovation, and that they are also able – on the other hand – to update their knowledge in an autonomous and timely manner. Consequently, the focus of the Informatics Master’s degree in Klagenfurt is on conveying detailed knowledge about the fundamental  concepts, interrelations, and insights gained in the field as well as its methods and tools. In addition, students are taught personal and leadership skills, they gain practical and research experience, and develop expertise in solving problems.

Fact Box

Duration:
4
Semester
ECTS:
120

Level of qualification:
Master's degree programme

Degree:

Diplom-IngeneurIn (Dipl.-Ing.)


Prerequisites:
Yes


Entrance examination:

No


Language of instruction:

English (language level B2)

Curriculum (PDF, German version, legally binding)
Curriculum (PDF, English version)

Contact details

Study objectives

Graduates of the Master’s degree programme in Informatics are experts in their specialist field with a comprehensive background in Informatics. They are qualified to manage complex software development projects, to define novel problem solutions, and to develop the concepts, methods, and tools of Informatics or one of the areas of application in a focused manner. They are distinguished by their high degree of independence and superior problem-solving skills. In particular, they are skilled at adapting to and mastering technical paradigm shifts. Furthermore, following three years of relevant professional activity and the successful completion of the Civil Engineer examination, graduates of the Master’s degree programme are entitled to work as chartered civil engineers in the field of Informatics.

Admission to the degree programme

The admission to the degree programme must take place before the end of the extension period (winter semester: 9 July to 30 November | summer semester: 8 January to  30 April).

 

Prerequisites

Bachelor’s degree programme in Applied Informatics or a degree programme of equivalent academic value at another post-secondary educational institution. Depending on your previous degree, you may need to take additional exams.

www.informatikaustria.at/durchlaessigkeit

Information on Bachelor’s degree programmes that are relevant for admission

Programme structure

Overview

Subject
Designation
ECTS
Required Subjects
Specialization in Informatics
22
Advanced Social and Academic Skills
12
Elective Subject
Specialization through the choice of one subject:

32
Optional Subjects

6
Project or Supplementary Subject
Study Variant I:
Project (incl. cross-project Review)

Study Variant II:
Supplementary Subject
18
Master’s Thesis
Master’s Thesis
(incl. Research Seminar)
30
Final Overall Examination



 Total
120

Practical training

Over the course of the Master’s degree, students are encouraged to complete a suitable internship (project), in order to test, apply and expand the acquired expertise and knowledge in a practical setting. Additionally, it is recommended that students spend at least one semester abroad at a foreign institution or foreign university. In particular, students can avail themselves of the opportunity to complete the project abroad.

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Periods of study abroad

In general, students are encouraged to spend at least one semester studying abroad.

Erasmus+ and Joint Study programs allow students to study at numerous partner universities in Europe and across the globe.

Careers and occupational profiles

Graduates of the Master’s degree programme in Informatics are experts in their specialist field with a comprehensive background in Informatics. They are qualified to manage complex software development projects, to define novel problem solutions, and to develop the concepts, methods, and tools of Informatics or one of the areas of application in a focused manner. They are distinguished by their high degree of independence and superior problem-solving skills. In particular, they are skilled at adapting to and mastering technical paradigm shifts. Furthermore, following three years of relevant professional activity and the successful completion of the Civil Engineer examination, graduates of the Master’s degree programme are entitled to work as chartered civil engineers in the field of Informatics.

Continuing your studies

Upon successful completion of the Master’s degree programme Applied Informatics, students can continue their studies in the Doctoral degree programmes.

Specialist courses

Within the scope of the free electives and in accordance with the respective curriculum, students can receive credits for individual courses or for entire modules from other subject areas.

Term dates & deadlines

Winter semester 2019/20

General admission period:
9 July to 5 September

Extended admission period:
6 September to 30 November

To the academic year

Term dates & deadlines

Summer semester 2020

General admission period:
8 January to 5 February 2020

Extended admission period:
6 February to 30 April 2020

To the academic year