Master programme Computer Science

Students of the Master programme Computer Science will receive a scientific-based education, where theory, knowledge and practical application of Computer Science are deepened. This specialisation is selected in an advanced course (“Ausprägungsfach”) and consists of 8 different subject areas: Algorithms, Data Analysis, Computer Graphics, Information Management & Systems, Internet Computing & Software Technology, Multimedia, Networks, as well as Parallel Computing.

The following » advanced courses can be selected:

The wide range of subject areas ensures excellent job opportunities for graduates in future markets. Graduates may be employed in the following occupational areas:

  • software development
  • network administration
  • hardware development
  • project management in IT projects
  • marketing or sales in IT companies
  • business consulting in IT
  • coaching in Computer Science
  • teacher of Computer Science at secondary schools (in Austria: BHS or AHS)
  • scientific work at a university or other research institutions

» Read the Curriculum for Master programme Computer Science


At a glance

Duration: 4 semesters
Credits: 120 ECTS points
Degree: Master of Science (MSc)
Language of Instruction: English
Degree Programme Code: 066 921 [1]
Directorate of Studies: SPL 5 (Informatik und Wirtschaftsinformatik)

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These topics can be expected during your studies

  • Advanced Software Engineering
  • Algorithms
  • Data Analysis
  • Computer Graphics
  • Information Management & Systems
  • Cooperative Systems

  • Internet Computing & Software Technology
  • Multimedia
  • Networks & Security
  • Parallel Computing

 Insights into the study contents

The course of studies is composed of:

  • basics

    • Parallel Architectures & Programming Models
    • Advanced Software Engineering

  • 2 guided project works (internships)

    • internship 1
    • internship 2

  • focus on scientific work

  • advanced courses (“Ausprägungsfach”) can be selected (examples)

    • Numerical High Performance Algorithms
    • Program Optimisations and Runtime Systems
    • Image Processing & Image Analysis
    • Multimedia Retrieval and Content-Based Search
    • Network-Based Communication Ecosystems
    • Cloud Computing
    • Real-Time Computer Graphics
    • Visualisation and Visual Data Analysis
    • Natural Language Processing
    • Business Intelligence
    • Signal and Image Processing
    • Gaming Technologies & Cloud Gaming
    • Network Security


The Master programme Media Informatics is exclusively offered in English. It is therefore recommended to demonstrate » English language proficiency at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

View study contents for the Master programme Computer Science according to advanced courses (“Ausprägungsfach”) in the course directory (u:find):

Study Guide

All important information about the procedure

The administrative steps listed here are fundamentally done by every student in the following order:


How do I enroll?

You are interested in studying a Master programme at the University of Vienna and would like to register? 


Please apply for admission to a Master programme via » u:space in due time.


Professional entry requirements:

Applicants for the Master Programme Computer Science have to undergo a special admission procedure that assesses whether the applicant fulfils all the following requirements:

  • Mandatory knowledge areas
  • Letter of motivation for the application
  • Optional: in case of open points an additional interview

For details please see » professional entry requirements.




As soon as all your courses are listed in the transcript of records (“Sammelzeugnis”) and are graded positively, you can submit all necessary documents for your graduation.

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