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Computer Science

Software engineering, cyber security, or artificial intelligence: with our online Master’s degree in Computer Science, you’ll have your finger on the pulse of new technological developments.

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Master
Computer Science

Software engineering, cyber security, or artificial intelligence: with our Master’s degree in Computer Science, you’ll have your finger on the pulse of new technological developments. 

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Overview

Start your online Master in Computer Science

If you’ve already completed your BSc in Computer Science or a related discipline – congratulations! You’ve chosen a field that is changing rapidly, has its finger on the pulse, and has become a pacemaker for the digital society of the future.

With our online Master’s degree in Computer Science, you can continue this journey with a focus on Data Science, Cyber Security, and Artificial Intelligence. There is a huge demand for specialists, which means you can work in almost any industry. Your Master’s degree in Computer Science will provide you with all the skills you need to make a successful start on the international job market.

Start your Master‘s in Computer Science on-campus programme

If you’ve already completed your Bachelor’s degree in IT or a related discipline – congratulations! You’ve chosen a field that is changing rapidly, has its finger on the pulse, and has become a pacemaker for the digital society of the future. 

With IU‘s Master’s degree in Computer Science, you can continue this journey with a focus on Data Science, Cyber Security, and Artificial Intelligence. There is a huge demand for specialists, which means you can work in almost any industry.  

Your Master’s degree in Computer Science will provide you with all the skills you need to make a successful start on the international job market. 

This study programme is completely taught in English!

Your degree summed up

All the facts and figures about your study programme at a glance
OnlineCampus Study Model Degree
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
120 ECTS credits

Language
English
Accreditation & Recognition
Accreditation
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 1113620c
120 ECTS credits - English

Recognition
Your degree is Internationally recognised and can easily be transferred to another country
Tuition Fees & Discounts
Tuition Fees
Starting from € 299 (US$ 329)* per month
*based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:05 AM (CEST)

Discounts
Discounts and promotions are available on a seasonal basis

Online application
No application fees
Study Duration
Study start
any time

Duration
24 - 48 months (depending on time model)
OnlineCampus Study Model Degree
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
120 ECTS credits

Language
English
Accreditation & Recognition
Accreditation
Accredited in line with German and European standards
ZFU 1113620c
120 ECTS credits - English

Recognition
Your degree is Internationally recognised and can easily be transferred to another country
Tuition Fees & Discounts
Tuition Fees
Starting from € 529 (US$ 580)* per month
*based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:05 AM (CEST)

Discounts
Discounts and promotions are available on a seasonal basis

Online application
No application fees
Study Duration
Study start
October, April

Duration
24 months

Start your career in Germany
As a graduate of this programme, you’ll be eligible for an 18-month visa to Germany - so you can look for your first job in peace.
100 % flexible

You decide where and when you want to study

Modernised learning

Access our unique learning app and AI tutor 

Award-winning education

First-class learning: 96% recommended 

German quality promise

All programmes are state accredited and recognized internationally. That's why 100,000+ students have put their trust in IU.

Kickstart your career in Europe

Benefit from 18-month post study job seeker’s visa as an IU student learning on campus and begin your career in Germany.

100% Flexibility

With IU you choose what, how and where you study. And depending on your preferred study format you can even start your first step towards your new career right away.

94% Job success

Our practice-oriented study programmes prepare you for your future career. This is why 94% of IU graduates find a job within 3 months after graduation.

Study contents

Online course overview

The Master’s degree in Computer Science consists of four semesters. In the first semester, you’ll start with software engineering and deepen your knowledge of mathematical and statistical principles. You’ll also acquire skills in the fields of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence in your very first year of study.

Going forward, in the second semester you’ll systematically deal with the design, evaluation, and use of algorithms. Also in the second semester, you’ll begin to explore the topics of Cyber Security and Data Protection.

In the third semester, your focus will be on two compulsory elective modules. You will also examine the influence of your work as a computer scientist on society, discuss the latest issues in IT, and analyse networked systems.

At the end of your studies, your Master’s thesis and an oral examination (worth 30 ECTS credits) will provide you with an opportunity to independently apply the knowledge you have acquired to a specific problem using scientific methods, and to present and defend the results.

The order of courses presented below is for the online studies model of this programme.

Course overview

The Master’s degree in Computer Science consists of four semesters. In the first semester, you’ll start with software engineering and deepen your knowledge of mathematical and statistical principles. You’ll also acquire skills in the fields of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence in your very first year of study. 

Going forward, in the second semester you’ll systematically deal with the design, evaluation, and use of algorithms. Also in the second semester, you’ll begin to explore the topics of Cyber Security and Data Protection. 

In the third semester, your focus will be on two compulsory elective modules. You will also examine the influence of your work as a computer scientist on society, discuss the latest issues in IT, and analyse networked systems. 

At the end of your studies, your Master’s thesis and an oral examination (worth 30 ECTS credits) will provide you with an opportunity to independently apply the knowledge you have acquired to a specific problem using scientific methods, and to present and defend the results. 

Semester 1

Module

ECTS credits

Programming with Python

5

Software Engineering: Software Processes

5

Advanced Mathematics

5

Advanced Statistics

5

Data Science

5

Project: Software Engineering

5

Semester 2

Module

ECTS credits

Algorithmics

5

Cyber Security and Data Protection

5

Seminar: Computer Science and Society

5

Artificial Intelligence

5

Big Data Technologies

5

Project: Computer Science Project

5

Semester 3

Module

ECTS credits

Seminar: Current Topics in Computer Science

5

Networks and Distributed Systems

5

Electives A

10

Electives B

10

Semester 4

Module

ECTS credits

Master Thesis

30

Electives overview

Elective A

In your 3rd semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS credits

Advanced Cyber Security and Cryptology

10

Blockchain and Quantum Computing

10

IT Governance and Service Management

10

UI/UX Expert

10

Elective B

In your 3rd semester, you'll need to choose an elective module, which you can choose from one of the following modules:

Module

ECTS credits

Data Engineer

10

Business Analyst

10

Technical Project Lead

10

Machine Learning and Deep Learning

10

Use Case Identification and Evaluation for Analytical Applications

10

Internship*

10

All the support you need, any time of day

With this programme, you’ll have access to human and AI-powered tutoring. 

Your tutors will be available to answer any questions, and you’ll have recurring appointments where you can discuss course topics with them and other students. 

Syntea, IU’s AI-powered tutor, will be available 24/7 to guide you through your courses and prepare you for exams. 

Study your way, and master working with AI at the same time. 

Admission

Entry requirements

The admissions documents must be provided in English or German. If they were not issued in one of these two languages, a translation is required. If you need to translate your documents, we can help refer you to our trusted translation partners. You can find more details here

General admission requirements

Admission Requirements for 120-ECTS credits: 

  • Completed, undergraduate degree with 180 ECTS credits with a focus on Computer Science or computer-related subjects 
  • Your degree must be from a state or state-recognised higher education institution/university  
  • You must have achieved a final grade of at least “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent in your previous undergraduate degree

Further admission opportunities

Is your undergraduate degree not in the required subject field for this programme's 120 ECTS credits variation admission requirements? You can still apply! You'll have to take 2 specific courses at the start of your studies, and pass them successfully in order to continue with your studies. That way, you don't have to take an entrance examination, and can prove your skills while earning ECTS credits as part of your studies. 

Online degree saver programme

Apply for the online Degree Saver programme and receive a discount on your tuition fees. 

Please get in touch with our Study Advisory Team for more details. 

English language skills

Depending on your personal circumstances, you might be required to provide proof of your English language proficiency. Your skills would need to match the B2 level of the Common European Framework (CEF). 

We accept the following English language skills certificates*: 

  • TOEFL (minimum 80 points)* or 
  • IELTS (minimum Level 6)* or 
  • Duolingo English Test (minimum 95 points)*
  • PTE Academics (minimum 59 points)* or
  • Cambridge Certificate (minimum Grade B)* 

Is English your native language, or have you graduated from an English-speaking school or university? Then you do not need to prove your English language proficiency. 

Get in touch with our study advisors for more details. 

*Proof must not be older than five years. 

On campus

Start your career in Berlin

Our German campus in Berlin is in the best position for IU graduates to gain access to labour market.

IU Berlin

Study in Germany’s capital city, home to some of the world’s biggest and well-known companies. Berlin boasts a thriving community of expats, a relatively cheap cost of living, and an energetic start-up scene that’s ideal for creatives and the self-employed. The redevelopment of Tegel Airport into a science and technology park will also create 20,000 new jobs in R&D for the tech, sustainability, and engineering

What does it mean studying on Campus?

  • A mix of online self-study and on-campus learning (2-3 days per week) in Germany
  • Full time only
  • 2-4 intakes per year – programme dependent
  • Pre-set study sequence with some flexibility online
  • All programmes taught in English

Other perks:

  • Free online German language course
  • Online career services, job listings platform & virtual networking events
  • Internship module (optional)
  • 18-month post-study visa eligibility
Careers

Your Master in Computer Science career outlook

Private sector, public sector, or self-employment: your online Master’s degree in Computer Science will open up many paths to a successful career start. Once you’ve completed your Computer Science degree, you could work as...

Your Master in Computer Science career outlook

Private sector, public sector, or self-employment: your Master’s degree in Computer Science will open up many paths to a successful career start. Once you’ve completed your Computer Science degree, you could work as... 

Team arbeitet gemeisam an Laptop

Software Developer in the Field of Data Science/AI

As a software developer, you develop and implement software - from individual components to complete applications. Due to your specialisation in data science and artificial intelligence, you are able to transform complex algorithms in this environment into efficient software.  
In coordination with users from different departments, you develop solutions to store and evaluate large amounts of data efficiently and thus answer users' questions.

Geschäftsleute arbeiten an ihren Schreibtischen

Security Specialist in the Field of Data Science/AI

As a security specialist in the field of data science and AI, you ensure the security of the available data and the associated infrastructure and protect them against attacks or accidental damage.  
To do this, you coordinate with your colleagues from software development and IT operations as well as the users from the specialist departments in order to assess risks and take appropriate measures.

Mann und Frau arbeiten gemeinsam am Schreibtisch

Data Engineer

As a data engineer, you will be responsible for all processes associated with the generation, storage, preparation, maintenance, and dissemination of data. The construction and monitoring of the hardware and software infrastructure are crucial.  

This includes the design, purchase, and installation of all necessary components. Furthermore, as a data expert, you are responsible for the stability of the entire system as well as compliance with data protection and security.

Your career enabler

94% of current IU graduates find a job within 3 months. Our practice based degrees stand out from the crowd and prepare you for a job at industry-leading companies.

Student reviews

This is what our students say

  • “IU International University of Applied Sciences offers me the opportunity to organise my studies as flexible as possible.”

    Isabel Jennemann

    Online student

  • “I am an absolute fan of online exams! Due to my very irregular work schedule, I need this flexibility.”

    Michaela Haag

    Online student

  • “In addition to its good reputation, the combination of online and in-person lectures is what made me choose to study at IU.”

    Martin Schramm

    Graduate

Personal counselling
Have any questions?

Visit our FAQ page or get in touch with our Study Advisors. You can also find information about the application process under our Become a Student page.

Personal counselling
Have any questions?

Visit our FAQ page or get in touch with our Study Advisors.


Tuition fees

Online Study models & fees for your Master degree in Computer Science

On campus study model and fees for your Master degree in Computer Science

Depending on your personal or professional circumstances, you may wish to complete your studies as quickly as possible, or you may prefer a more flexible study programme that is less time-consuming. That’s why we offer part-time options for all our study programmes. This allows you to study alongside professional or personal commitments. We adjust your study fees based on your chosen time model.

Are you unable to finish your programme within the given time? No problem! If you realise that you need more time, you can simply switch to another time model with one months’ notice before the end of the month.

No registration or administration fees are charged when you apply for studying – you’ll only be charged once your studies have started, and the trial month has ended.

Your trial month begins when you receive your login credentials. This will give you the opportunity to test our courses for one month without obligation, before being charged. During that month, you can then take your first courses and start learning right away!

Once the trial month is over, your studies continue. You’ll pay your tuition fees according to your contract.

At IU, we believe in full transparency – so there are no hidden fees. You only pay for your tuition and the one-time campus registration fee of €1,500.

No registration or administration fees are charged when you apply for studying – you'll only be charged once your studies have started. If you won't be admitted to a programme because you do not meet the admission requirements, no fees will be charged.

Full-Time

Duration 24 Months

Perfect for students who want to hit the ground running and shorten the period of study by increasing their studying pace.

US$ 607
US$ 547 /mth* Apply now
* € 496 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Part-Time I

Duration 36 Months

Excellent for talented all-rounders who want to give their studies everything they’ve got while holding down a job and keeping down their monthly costs at the same time.

US$ 456
US$ 415 /mth* Apply now
* € 377 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)

Part-Time II

Duration 48 Months

Ideal for students who would like to take their time completing their courses on top of their job and everyday life and keep down the monthly costs of their studies.

US$ 359
US$ 329 /mth* Apply now
* € 299 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:04 AM (CEST)
Full-Time
Duration 24 Months

Participate in real-time tutorials with tutors and a small group of students, while still having maximum flexibility to combine work and studies.

US$ 607
US$ 580 /mth* Apply now
* € 529 based on the exchange rate from 01.07.2023 09:05 AM (CEST)

All our study programmes include the following benefits

  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • 1-month trial
  • Monthly live and recorded tutorials
  • Use of the online campus
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn English for free
  • Teaching and study material
  • Marking of your end-of-module exams
  • Individual study coaching
  • Online exams
  • Career coaching
  • Learn English for free
  • On-campus tutorials, 2-3x week
  • Access to all on-campus services
Recognition

Recognition of previous achievements

Have you already completed a training course, studied at a university or gained work experience? Have you completed a course or a learning path through IU LinkedIn Learning, and earned a certificate? Then you have the opportunity to get your previous achievements recognised, and complete your studies at IU sooner.

  • Save time: Skip individual modules or whole semesters!

Even before you apply for a study programme, we’ll gladly check whether we can take your previous achievements into account: 100% online, no strings attached. Simply fill in our recognition application form, which you can find under the content section of each study programme's webpage, and upload it via our upload section. You can also e-mail it to us, or send it via post.

Send an email to study@iu.org to find out which previous achievements you can get recognised. You can get your previous achievements recognised during your studies.

Do you need help with your application for recognition? Our student advisors will be happy to help. Simply arrange a personal call-back appointment.Arrange a personal video consultation appointment to discuss recognition

Why IU International University of Applied Sciences is the best choice

Your Studies Are Flexible and 100% Online

Schedule when you want to learn and study 100% online. At IU you have the possibility to complete your degree fully from home, whether full-time or part-time. You can even take your exams online whenever it suits you. 

Accredited & Globally Recognised

IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated. We can also provide you with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognised anywhere in the EU.

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, live teaching sessions, student advice and support. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions. Our study coaches are also available to help at any time. 

The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of electives you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.

Accredited & Globally Recognised

IU is accredited and certified with a seal of approval from the German Accreditation Council. All IU study programmes, materials, and services meet high internal and external quality standards, which are regularly reviewed and updated. We can also provide you with an official Europass Diploma Supplement once you graduate, to ensure that your degree is recognised anywhere in the EU.

The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice

Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus, above all, on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. Thanks to our great variety of electives you can specialise in the specific areas that match your personal goals.

Hybrid Studies = More Flexibility

By combining in-person tutorials 2-3 times per week with 24/7 access to online study materials, you get to benefit from a more flexible study schedule. This allows you to work alongside your studies, or combine other activities, with relative ease. 

You Gain Full Support

We provide you with innovative learning tools, intimate campuses, easy access to lecturers, live teaching sessions, student advice services, and career support. You also have 24/7 access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions – and so are our study coaches.  

Sounds good? Start your free 1-Month trial

Sign your contract, start your studies – and if you want to stop, cancel in the first month without being charged at all.