Information Systems Technology (M.Sc.)


Information Systems Technology (Master of Science)

(Informationssystemtechnik, M.Sc.)


General Information

Degree: Master of Science
Duration: 4 semesters
Language: German (some courses in English)
Internship: -
Requirements for Admission: Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree programme (and thereby university enrolment) comprise a Bachelor of Science degree in the same field of study or an equivalent degree. Admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. Specific degree entrance requirements may be found here and in the competences description. For further questions, please contact the departmental student advisory service.
Please also note the general information on the Master’s degree programmes, including information for students with degrees from abroad: International Admission.
Admission Procedure: As long as the requirements for admission (/Entrance Requirements Verification) are fulfilled, there is no restriction on admission.
Part-time Studies: possible under specific conditions
Programme Start: winter semester or summer semester
Application Deadline: International applicants find their application deadline here.
Application: Online application
Special Features: TU Darmstadt offers a Double Degree Programme at a partner university for this course.

Brief Description

Interconnected computing elements occur in almost all of today’s technological products. Because of this embedded nature of software within hardware, the borders between electrical engineering and computer science have become increasingly obsolete. The interdisciplinary field of Information Systems Technology (iST) is situated at this interface. The Master of Science degree in Information Systems Technology deals with the construction of complex microprocessor-driven information systems, which are required by the coordinated interaction between hardware and software development. For example, electrical communications engineering now requires mastery of a high degree of software complexity, and at the same time, the physical and electro-technical legality of their fields of operation are becoming more and more important in the planning phase of software systems.

Semester Course Schedule (print version)
Semester Course Schedule (print version)

The Master’s degree programme consists entirely of modules and contains a Mandatory Subject Area and an Elective Subject Area.

The Specialisation – Fundamentals (18-50 CPs) in the first two semesters consists of advanced courses in the fundamentals of electrical engineering and computer science, which are necessary for the understanding of subsequent higher level courses.

The Specialisation – Elective Area(13-63 CPs) of the Master’s degree programme in Information Systems Technology consists of the following areas (comparable to the Bachelor’s Degree):

  • Communications Techniques and Systems
  • Systems on Chip and Embedded Systems
  • Software Engineering

Additionally the Applications offers various modules from the following areas:

  • Automotive Systems
  • Intelligent Systems and Algorithms
  • Data Processing in Energy Technology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Control Engineering and Robotics
  • Secure Systems
  • Visual Computing
  • Economics Science

Furthermore, 9 Credit Points must be acquired from courses of the departments 1, 2, 3, 15, the Language Resource Center and specific modules from other departments for the Studium Generale.

The Master’s Thesis is made up of module examinations from the Compulsory Course Area, including the Master’s Thesis, plus the module examinations from both the five Optional Course Areas and the Interdisciplinary Courses.

More information:

Module Handbook

Course Catalogue

Department of Information Systems Technology

FAQ Studies


Advice for Prospective M.Sc. Students

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