Computer Science.

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.

Your Benefits

  • Research-oriented education
  • State-of-the-art technology
  • Selected areas of specialization
  • Training in problem-solving skills
  • Outstanding career prospects

Master's Degree in Computer Science


Diplom-IngenieurIn (DIin/DI) (equivalent to MSc)


4 Semesters


120 Credits



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 recognized IT experts in industry and business. Their 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 e.g., in the automotive industry
  • Data mining and machine learning
  • IT consulting and education
  • Research


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

13.5 13.5 10.5 -

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

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Admission Requirements

  • Prospective students wishing to enroll in the Master's degree in Computer Science at the JKU should hold a Bachelor's degree in Computer Sciences (JKU), Business Informatics (JKU), Electronics and Information Technology (JKU), or a degree equivalent in scope and content to the degree programs listed.

Additional information about admission requirements is available at the Admissions Office.

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)!