Master's Degree in Computer Science.

Computer Science includes concepts, methods, and tools to support systematic and automated information processing. As an established scientific discipline, today Computer Science is an integral part of business, technology and everyday life.

The Master’s degree program in Computer Science includes six areas of specialization: Computational Engineering, Data Science, Intelligent Information Systems, Networks and Security, Pervasive Computing, and Software Engineering. Based on the undergraduate degree program in Computer Science at the JKU, the Master’s degree program is research-oriented, focusing on today’s advancing and evolving technologies. Students will acquire a solid background in information technology, exercise problem-solving skills, learn to apply scientific methods to solve complex IT problems, and enhance their expertise in selected areas of specialization.


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Master's Degree in Computer Science


Diplom-IngenieurIn (DIin/DI) (equivalent to an MSc. degree)


4 Semesters


120 Credits


English (Level B2)

Your Benefits

  • Research-oriented education
  • State-of-the-art technology
  • Selected areas of specialization
  • Exercises to hone problem-solving skills
  • Outstanding career prospects

Program Objectives, Job Opportunities, Career Prospects

Computer Sciences at the JKU is a scientific engineering discipline focusing on both theory and real-world applications. The program combines scientific methods with creativity, multidisciplinarity, and teamwork. In addition to acquiring expertise in state-of-the-art technology as well as in selected key areas, students will also strengthen their leadership and social skills set.

As a leading institution for research, the Department of Computer Science at the JKU provides students with a vibrant and progressive academic environment. The department has strong connections to local business and international industry and is thus an ideal starting point to launch a successful career.

Graduates in Computer Science are highly sought after IT experts in industry and business and the job placement rate is high, for example as systems architects, project managers, and researchers in:

  • software and hardware development
  • information and communication systems
  • networks and security
  • cyber-physical systems, such as in the automotive industry
  • data mining and machine learning
  • IT consulting and education
  • research

On average, graduates in this field find a job immediately after completing the program. After 3 years on the job, their average monthly gross salary is € 4,022.

Professor Anderst-Kotsis talks about studying Computer Science at LIT

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Recommended Study Plan

As part of the Master's degree program, students are required to complete courses totaling 120 ECTS credits in the following areas:


Main Subjects
- Computational Engineering
- Data Science
- Intelligent Information Systems
- Networks and Security
- Pervasive Computing
- Software Engineering

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Supplementary Subjects

13,5 13,5 - -


3 3 3 3

Master's Thesis Seminars

- - 8 8

Master's Thesis

- - 8.5 19

ECTS Credits (Total: 120)

30 30 30 30

Additional Information

Additional information is available at:, opens an external URL in a new window and via the recording of the degree program presentation during the JKU Open Days *Online 2021 (YouTube video):


Admission Requirements

  • Successful completion of the Bachelor's degree program Computer Science at the JKU

If you hold one of the following degrees, you can be admitted to the program without any additional constraints or without having to complete additional courses:

  • Degree:
    • Computer Sciences
    • Applied Computer Science (Uni Klagenfurt)
    • Technical Computer Science (TU Vienna)
    • Software & Information Engineering (TU Vienna)
    • Business Informatics (JKU, TU Vienna, Uni Vienna)
    • Software Development-Business (TU Graz)
    • Electronics and Information Technology (JKU)
  • University of Applied Sciences of Upper Austria (Fachhochschule) :
    • Hardware Software Design
    • Media Technology and Design
    • Medicine and BioInformatics
    • Secure Information Systems
    • Software Engineering
  • University of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschule) Salzburg
    • Information Technology and Systems Management
    • Multimedia Technology

In order to enroll, please contact the Admissions Office. The Admissions Office can also provide you with information in regard to all required documents needed for enrollment.

Prospective students holding a degree not listed above can be admitted to the Master's degree program in Computer Science providing the undergraduate degree is comparable in scope and content to the JKU's Bachelor's degree program in Computer Science.

Still Have Questions?

Do you need help registering or do you have questions about the program? Contact the JKU's Office of Student Information and Academic Advising (SIBS)!


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