M.Sc. Computer Engineering (M-CE)



Master of Science in Computer Engineering (M-CE)

Programme Commencement

winter and summer semester

Standard Duration

4 semesters (2 years)

Place of Studies

Campus Duisburg 


Accredited by ASIIN


Graduates of the Computer Engineering M.Sc. will be able to tackle the demanding conceptual and innovation-led projects typical of the IT industry. They will also be able to make independent contributions to research and, later in their careers, take on senior roles. Students will build on the principles and methods learned in their Bachelor's degree; thereby enhance their knowledge of information technologies and the ability to apply them. They will also deepen their knowledge of current research in specific areas.

Students have the choice of two study paths. For the Intelligent Networked Systems path, modules include the internet of things, context-adaptive systems, neuro-informatics and organic computing as well as distributed systems. For the Interactive Systems and Visualization path, modules include graphic data processing and visualization, interactive systems, the design of interactive teach-learn systems, multimedia systems and scientific visualization. Both paths involve compulsory in-depth computer engineering modules: component-based and pattern-based software development. Via a seminar, students learn to work on and present technical issues. A small practical project drawn from one of the two paths helps develop team-working skills, while the Master's thesis develops students' ability to work independently. Students will also learn to recognize new developments and methods in the field of information technology and use them to resolve problems. Graduates will therefore be particularly well suited to enter the following careers:

  • Research into innovative information technologies in the area of intelligent networked systems or interactive systems and visualization;
  • The application of innovative technologies from these areas in a commercial environment;
  • Requirements analysis and the design of application-specific systems related to the two routes referred to above, as well as managerial roles in the implementation and testing of such systems.

Graduates will:

  • Master the advanced principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering;
  • Develop specialist knowledge and informational concepts, methods and programming environments for intelligent networked systems or for the realization of interactive systems and information visualization systems;
  • Be qualified to choose between the two possible paths and will be able to pursue their preference for a commercial or academic career via their choice of electives;
  • Will have an enhanced general education with advanced language skills in German or English as well as increased employability from learning team-working and communication skills;
  • Gain experience of applying scientific methods to deal independently with problems from the areas of computer engineering and engineering within a specific timeframe, and be able to present the issues clearly.


ECTS Credits

The M.Sc. programme has been completed when 120 ECTS credits have been acquired.

  • 18 ECTS credits in the technical elective module "fundamentals"
  • 30 ECTS credits in the technical elective module of the profile
  • 18 ECTS credits in the technical elective module of the degree
  • 15 ECTS credits for the master project
  • 9 ECTS credits in the non-technical module
  • 30 ECTS credits for the master thesis

Study Plan

Study Plan Master Computer Engineering (Intelligent Networked Systems)
Study Plan Master Computer Engineering (Interactive Systems and Visualisation)


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