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.
MAIN AREAS OF STUDY
In-depth specialization subjects in practical and theoretical Informatics serve to expand knowledge and expertise in the core area of Informatics. By choosing a specialization subject you can gain further knowledge in an area of your choice. The available subjects include Artificial Intelligence, Business Information Systems, Data Science and Engineering, Distributed Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, Information and System Security, Multimedia Systems, and Software Engineering.
Practical and research experience along with expertise in solving problems ideally prepare you for your professional life.
English language instruction provides you with additional language skills.
The campus in Klagenfurt offers excellent supervision arrangements, small seminar groups and manageable working groups. It is quick and easy to find friends and establish connections here!
Duration: 4 semesters ECTS: 120 Level of qualification: Master’s degree programme Degree: Diplom-Ingenieurin / Diplom-Ingenieur (Dipl-Ing. or DI) Prerequisites: Yes Entrance examination: No Language of instruction: English (language level B2)
Your skills upon completion of the Master’s Degree
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: no later than 30 November | summer semester: no later than 30 April).
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.
Study Variant I:
Project (incl. cross-project Review)
Study Variant II:
(incl. Research Seminar)
Final Overall Examination
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.
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.