A flexible course structure

As a master’s student studying in the Department of Computer and Information Science, you will notice that there are no compulsory courses or a fixed curriculum. Instead, you will compile your own study plan from the advanced courses offered by the department to fit your individual area of specialisation.

There is no fixed curriculum because our advanced courses are usually based on our professors’ current research topics. This is also why the course content, structure, number of ECTS credits awarded and the title can vary and/or be subject to alteration. But don’t worry, these changes are usually very minor. Please also consider taking part in our mentoring programme – our mentors can help you plan your studies and make the right choices.

ECTS credits and maximum period of study

Aim: Courses amounting to 30 ECTS credits per semester.

On average, 1 ECTS credit reflects a workload of 30 hours. A workload of 30 ECTS credits per semester is approximately equivalent to working full-time.

The standard period of study assumes a workload of 30 ECTS credits per semester.

Please note that the maximum period of study is limited to the standard period of study + 3 semesters (5 semesters for a standard period of study of one year, 7 semesters if the standard period of study is two years).

Programme structure

Mentoring programme

Your master's programme offers you a lot of freedom of choice. Your mentor can support you as you plan your studies.

Mentoring programme


Für die Anmeldung/Registrierung zu Veranstaltungen beachten Sie bitte die Informationen zum jeweiligen Kurs auf ZEuS bzw. die Informationen des Dozenten/der Dozentin in der ersten Sitzung. Die Regularien können sich in den verschiedenen Veranstaltungen unterscheiden und werden von den Dozierenden individuell festgelegt. Bitte beachten Sie, dass Sie sich zusätzlich zur Veranstaltungsanmeldung für alle Prüfungs- und Studienleistungen anmelden müssen. Nähere Informationen zur Prüfungsanmeldung finden Sie unter Prüfungen.

Available master's courses

You can find information about all courses offered as part of the master's programme in ZEuS. Please visit the pages of our research groups to view a thematic collection of available courses.

M.Sc. Computer and Information Science

Courses offered by other departments

In the two-year master's programme, you can take a number of supplementary courses offered by other departments. A list of general suggestions is provided by the Central Study Advisory Service. Additionally, we have put together a list of courses which are especially suited for Computer and Information Science students. Please visit the ZEuS portal for an overview of all courses offered by other departments. Simply select the relevant study programme to view your options.

Courses that are not listed must first be clarified with the department in written form. Please contact the departmental student advisory service!

List provided by the Central Study Advisory Service (in German) Recommendations by the Department

All available courses can be found in ZEuS.

Key competencies

The University of Konstanz offers a wide range of classes and activities to help you to acquire key competencies. To find out more about this, you can browse ZEuS or have a look at the link below.

Key competencies

Cooperation agreement between the University of Konstanz and the HTWG Konstanz

Students at the University of Konstanz and the HTWG Konstanz may attend courses at either university as per a cooperation agreement between the University of Konstanz and the HTWG Konstanz - University of Applied Sciences.

Please consult the Examination Board ahead of time to find out whether the course you intend to complete can be recognized at your home university. Your point of contact is the director of the departmental administration, Dr Martin Brunner. In order to have coursework and performance assessments completed at the HTWG Konstanz recognized at the University of Konstanz, you will need to submit the corresponding request form to the Examination Office.

University of Konstanz students may attend courses at the HTWG Konstanz as long as enough space is available for them. Please also note that the HTWG Konstanz has slightly different semester and lecture periods than the University of Konstanz.