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Course Duration / ECTS4 semesters / 120 ECTS
University degree Diplom-Ingenieur/in (Dipl.-Ing.) (graduate engineer)
Faculty Faculty of Natural Sciences
Department Computer Sciences
ModeFull time
Study ID
D 066 911
Admission Requirements Students must hold a Bachelor’s degree (or comparable
degree) in an equivalent or related field from an
accredited Austrian or foreign institute of higher education.
Language of instruction German  Proof of language proficiency

What will I learn?

In the MSc degree course in Informatics, students gain further competences in the field of informatics and its areas of application. On the basis of scientific findings, the obligatory modules impart state-of-the-art methods and techniques in important core areas. Students can choose to specialize in either formal subjects (e.g., higher mathematics, theoretical informatics) or subjects focused on practical experience (e.g., data bases, software techniques, software systems). Modules of application (e.g., geoinformatics, bioinformatics, information law, multimedia, image processing, data analysis, geometric computing) and optional modules allow students to specialize according to their individual interests.

Which career opportunities do I have?

Graduates of the MSc degree course in Informatics are able to develop innovative solutions for the creation, application and development of complex systems. They have a critical awareness of the applications and effects of various technologies. This qualifies them to fill responsible leading positions in practically all areas of IT and its applications. Furthermore, the scientific basis of the MSc course is a solid foundation for further research activities (e.g., in form of a PhD degree course).

Why Salzburg?

In the MSc course in Informatics at the University of Salzburg, students acquire not only theoretical knowledge, but also learn about methods and concepts independent from the technical state of the art. Thus, students will be excellently prepared for their future careers. The flexible module system allows students to gain qualifications in those areas they are interested in the most. Students learn to apply their theoretical competences practically when they set up realistic projects or spend work placements in the industry. An excellent student-to-staff ratio in one of the world’s cities with the highest quality of living round off the course’s profile.

How is the course structured?

Informatics MSc
Obligatory modules (Formal Focus, Software Focus, Software Systems)39 ECTS
Optional modules (application and optional subjects modules)40 ECTS
Optional subjects6 ECTS
Master’s thesis30 ECTS
Master’s examination5 ECTS
Total120 ECTS


Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Helge Hagenauer

Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Helge Hagenauer
Head of the curriculum committee Informatics

Jakob-Haringer-Straße 2, 5020 Salzburg
Tel.: +43 662 8044-6314
Fax: +43 662 8044-0001