Since october 2010, English is the study language of the Master's degree course Information Engineering.
Your fellow students are graduates from the bachelor programmes Computer Science and Information Engineering at the university of Konstanz, graduates from other German universities and Master students with an international bachelor degree.
Click here to read the brochure on the Master's degree programme.
Information society and data influx
The Master’s degree program in Information Engineering at the University of Konstanz is aligned towards the processing of large quantities of data with regard to information. Students, who are interested in user-oriented information- and analysis systems, acquire the necessary know-how to develop complex applications. It is not until data analysis methods can be linked to interactive visualisations that data can be turned into knowledge and provide the crucial impulse to initiate many applications in science and business.
The Master's programme takes
- 4 semesters (2 years) for graduates of a three-year Bachelor's programme and 180 ECTS credit points in Computer Science or an equivalent subject.
- 2 semesters (1 year) for graduates of a four-year Bachelor's programme and 240 ECTS credit points in Computer Science or an equivalent subject.
Course of study
At the beginning of the study programme, students are obliged to discuss their possible study profile with their mentor.
The Master's programme consists of:
- the compulsory optional subjects with master project, master seminar and master's thesis
and, depending on the admission (one- or two-year master)
- the optional subjects with specialised courses to the extent of either 77 or 17 ECTS credit points.
The study profiles are models and should be used to help provide focus (based on the four mentioned subject areas). You shape your Master’s degree in Information Engineering, giving it a certain specialisation from the broad field of applied and practical computer science.
The study profiles provide you with interesting specialisations on your way to becoming an Information Engineer:
Please take a look at our admission regulations (pdf-file).
Further information about the structure and contents of the Master's programme can be found shortly in the module description for the Bachelor's and Master's programme (pdf-file/German)
Computer scientists and information engineers work find employment where large data spaces are processed and visualised. Experts in visualisation and data managers are in great demand, i.e.
- as system engineers in the banking and insurance business
- as software consultants
- as interaction designers and usability engineers in telematics, internet agencies, and software companies
- as developers, working for the movies, simulation, and computer games industry
- as specialists of market research, management consultations, logistics, or network management