Computer Science / Informatik Abschluss: Master
with the Majors "Machine Intelligence" and "Distributed Systems"
Computer Science is a young science at the interface between mathematics and the engineering and natural sciences. It has an interdisciplinary character and deals with the possibilities of processing, storing, transmitting, displaying and using information from a scientific and technical perspective. Computer science develops information and communication technologies for science, business and society, which increasingly permeate our everyday lives and change our lives. Innovative computer science solutions are seen as the key to further technical progress. Computer Science faces a variety of challenges and offers countless opportunities to analyze complex problems, develop clever technical solutions, and thus help shape the world responsibly and creatively.
Focal area of teaching and research
The study of Computer Science at the University of Basel is a scientific program and offers an application-oriented, modern computer science education with a sound basic knowledge of mathematics. It offers its graduates the opportunity to apply their knowledge in a broad professional field in business and administration, but also provides the theoretical tools for entry into research. During their studies, students learn to analyze problems systematically and to develop solutions independently using information and communication technologies. Working in a team and presenting computer science solutions are central to the program. Computer science research at the University of Basel focuses on two topics: Distributed Systems and Machine Intelligence. In the area of Distributed Systems, the focus is on the design and further development of devices such as programs for powerful computer networks, whose elements are located in different places, even on different continents. Researchers in the Machine Intelligence area develop and optimize autonomous decision systems for planning and predicting future events or states. Both areas are worked on by several research groups and are given special attention in teaching.
The Master of Science degree is a postgraduate degree that requires a successfully completed Bachelor’s program. The program awards 90 ECTS credits in total. The Master’s degree program Computer Science is a so called mono-course consisting of only one core subject. Supervised practical work over the course of one year constitutes the core of the studies. One ECTS credit point roughly equals 30 hours of studying.
|Master of Science (90 ECTS)|
Combination of subjects
The degree programs at the Faculty of Science are generally mono-courses.
The Bachelor's level qualifies for more practical fields of Computer Science such as software engineering, software support, data protection coordination, IT security, systems management, database architecture, IT resource planning, telematics, web development, IT course management.
The Master's program offers a higher qualification and prepares students for fields of work where strong analytical as well as conceptual skills are required, such as in industrial research and development, management or project management, or in the sciences.