Master of Science

Mobile Systems

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Do your master's in future technologies

The Mobile Systems (MOS) degree programme enables you to understand and analyse the challenges of digital mobility and develop creative solutions. During your studies, we design and implement applications for the future – be it in the exciting field of automotive, e-mobility or ambient assisted living. Are you ready to help shape the future of mobility?

  • ECTS: 90 ECTS
  • Programme duration: 3 semesters
  • Campus: Furtwangen
  • Faculty: Computer Science
  • Programme begins: summer semester (March), winter semester (October)
  • Application deadline: 15 January (summer semester), 15 July (winter semester)
  • Entry requirements: bachelor or diplom in computer science or similar discipline
  • Teaching language: German
  • Accreditation: yes (accredited through the university system accreditation)
  • Up-to-the-minute topics The programme looks at future topics such as the Internet of Things, AI, assistive systems and smart home technologies with a focus on digital mobility and product management.
  • With practical relevance Whether it's a life-saving wearable computing app, AI-based assistance or a smart wheelchair - your ideas are future applications. Work on our research projects!
  • We can do it Computer Science at HFU can look back on a 50-year success story. We continuously adapt our course content to new trends. Thanks to industry collaborations, we know which skills are in demand in professional life.
  • Part-time Professional development on the job? We also offer part-time studies. Flexible, career-enhancing, individual. Your future, your decision.

Details of the programme

Programme content and structure

Our age is characterised by multi-mobility. Whether networked transportation, mobile communication or the intelligent control of our homes – we are networked and on the move everywhere at the same time.

During the three-semester course, you'll take courses from the Digital Mobility and Product Management specialisations as well as advanced modules and elective modules.

You'll also work in a team on a research project on a current topic.

Internal link opens in the same window:More information on current research projects at HFU

Ready for the 100% experience?

  • 50% Digital mobility
  • 50 % Product Management
  • 100% unique

MOS specifics

Digital Mobility focus

On the one hand, digital mobility encompasses the mobility of the user in connection with mobile devices and applications, i.e. movement in virtual space. On the other hand, it is about the mobility of information, i.e. the transportation of digital information across time and space, which forms an important basis for the Internet of Things. Current software technologies such as containerisation play an important role here.

Product Management

Product management of mobile systems requires a systemic, holistic and sustainable approach. We provide in-depth knowledge for identifying, evaluating and designing IT solutions for mobile systems. You'll learn to coordinate projects in the field of digital mobility in the areas of smart living, smart home and mobile computing. And you'll develop solutions that promote personal freedom and progress. When evaluating mobile processes, modern data analysis and process mining techniques make a decisive contribution to their optimisation.

What's included

Special features

Practical course content
We offer you up-to-date course content with lots of practical relevance. You can work on application-oriented projects in our research groups from an early stage – personal support in small groups is guaranteed.

Study while working
The master's degree programme can also be studied part-time. Get personal advice from the Dean of Studies, Prof. Dr. Lothar Piepmeyer.

Your career prospects

The Master's in Mobile Systems gives you excellent opportunities on the job market. It's the ideal springboard for a career in business and science. We prepare you optimally for management positions! The industry partners, with whom our faculty works closely, confirm that our graduates have outstanding practical skills when starting their careers. Starting salaries for employees with a master's degree in computer science are generally upwards of €53,000. Your highly qualified IT expertise opens up future-oriented fields of activity.

Next goal: a doctorate?

Our cooperative doctorate programme enables our graduates to embark on the path to a doctorate.

Entry requirements

You need a relevant bachelor's degree to apply for the master's degree programme. 

If you don't yet have a degree certificate from your bachelor's degree, then submit your current transcript of grades with the provisional overall grade. You can usually obtain the transcript of records from your university's examinations office. You can submit your final degree certificate at a later date.

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The Faculty of Computer Science

Thanks to its rapid development, computer science never gets boring, even later on in your career. We provide you with the specialist knowledge to solve complex problems and develop innovative solutions.

Our degree programmes allow you to apply your creativity and open up the highly topical fields of cloud computing, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security against hacking attacks and product management. We provide you with the know-how to crack complex problems and find innovative solutions. 

Internal link opens in the same window:More about the Faculty of Computer Science

HFU is one of the strongest research universities in Baden-Württemberg. In many research projects, we are working on answers and solutions to highly topical issues. Computer Science and Media is a dedicated research area. 

From cloud computing and IT security to socioinformatics

We are currently conducting research in six areas of computer science. In the individual research projects, our scientists work closely with partners from industry and business as well as educational institutions. We network our research activities and technology partners across national borders. The published research results attract international attention.

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Your key contacts

  •  Prof. Dr. Lothar Piepmeyer
    Prof. Dr. Lothar Piepmeyer Vice Dean Academics
    Dean of Studies Computer Science (MSc)
    Dean of Studies Mobile Systems (MSc)
  •  Cornelia Kellermann
    Cornelia Kellermann Member of academic staff
    Faculty Manager