Computer Science includes concepts, methods, and tools for systematic and automated information processing. As an established scientific discipline, Computer Science today is an integral part of business, technology, and everyday life. The Master’s degree program in Computer Science comes with 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 JKU, the Master’s degree program is research-oriented and focuses 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.
Master's Degree in Computer Science
Diplom-IngenieurIn (DIin/DI) (equivalent to MSc)
English (Level B2)
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 recognized IT experts in industry and business. Their job placement rate is high, for example as systems architects, project managers, and researchers in:
After successful completion of the Master's degree program, you can earn an advanced degree at the JKU:
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 € 3.826.
Let Professor Anderst-Kotsis explain just how things at LIT are, what you need to bring to the table to study computer science, what research and teaching mean to her, and just what opportunities you have here.
As part of the Master's degree program, students are required to complete courses totaling 120 ECTS credits in the following areas:
Master's Thesis Seminars
ECTS Credits (Total: 120)
Additional information is available at: cs.jku.at/master, 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):
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:
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.