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Computer Science Master (I16683)

Computer Science

Master of Science

Master complex IT challenges

Global firms face the challenge today of how to control distributed IT infrastructures. The Master in Computer Science teaches you to master such complex IT challenges.

The programme is both applied and research-oriented. You deepen advanced methods of  Software Engineering, learn to apply practical solutions in the area of distributed systems and how to apply scientific methods.

Are you looking for a study programme with good prospects? We offer you up-to-the-minute course content which is focused on practical outcomes. Our labs, such as our new Smart Home lab, are very well-equipped. You get involved in application-oriented projects in our research groups early on  – personal supervision in small groups is guaranteed. The programme also includes talks by industry experts, among many other offerings.

The master's programme can also be taken part-time. If you are interested, please arrange for a personal interview with the Dean of Studies.

Computer Science at Furtwangen can look back on more than 45 years of success. In rankings we regularly achieve top places. In the latest 2018 CHE University ranking we were again awarded top grades by our students. Employers also rate us very highly - in the Wirtschaftswoche survey our Faculty once again landed in the top 10 in Germany - as it has done every year for the last 10 years.

The springboard to your career

With a master's in Computer Science you have excellent opportunities in the job market. It is the ideal springboard for a career in business or the academic world.

  • As a master's graduate you are well-prepared for management positions
  • Our industry partners confirm that our graduates have excellent practical skills when they start working
  • With a master's in computer science you can command one of the highest starting salaries of €46,000 and more (Faculty of Computer Science Alumni survey 2016, Stepstone salary report)
  • As a highly qualified IT expert innovative career pathways are open to you
  • A master's degree qualifies you for doctoral studies

 Behind the scenes: Dean of Studies Prof. Dr. Lothar Piepmeyer talking about a very interesting master's thesis

In the media you often see reports about fake news. This includes activities in discussion forums, conceived as tools to allow opinions to be voiced. These are allegedly systematically infiltrated by governmental and non-governmental groups in order to influence the opinion of readers. In Germany the Spiegel Online forum is very popular.

In his Computer Science master's thesis, Cedric Schweizer investigated the question of whether users of this forum are registered multiple times under different pseudonyms, in order to post numerous comments unnoticed. Cedric Schweizer employed artificial intelligence methods to qualify the comments and to categorize them automatically under the various authors in the forum. In doing so he analysed the texts of various discussion threads in the last few years on Spiegel Online.

By doing so, Cedric Schweizer was actually able to confirm duplicate identities. Sometimes only very small amounts of text were enough to use the character of the written comments as a fingerprint.

The master's thesis received the Friends of Furtwangen University award.

Lothar Piepmeyer


  • ECTS 90 ECTS
  • Programme duration 3 Semesters
  • Campus Furtwangen Campus
  • Faculty Computer Science
  • Programme begins Winter semester (October), Summer semester (March)
  • Application deadline 15 July (winter semester), 15 January (summer semester)
  • Entry requirements Bachelor or "Diplom" in Computer Science
  • Teaching Language German
  • Accreditation Yes (accredited through the university system accreditation)


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