Internet and Webbased Systems (Master of Science)
(Internet- und Web-basierte Systeme, M.Sc.)
|Degree: Master of Science|
|Duration: 4 semesters|
|Language: German (individual courses in English)|
|Internship: not required|
|Requirements for Admission: Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree programme (and thereby university enrolment) comprise a Bachelor of Science degree in the field of Informatics 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.|
|Special Features: TU Darmstadt offers a Double Degree Programme at a partner university for this course.|
The Master of Science programme Internet and Webbased Systems is a specialised Master's degree programme offered by the department of Computer Science with a focus on global networks. In the course of the studies, the topics of Computer Networks, Information and Language Processing, Web and Text-based Systems, Distributed Systems, and Ubiquitous Computing can be studied in depth within the elective subject areas.
The Master of Science programme Internet and Web-based Systems is divided as follows into a mandatory subject area and three elective subject areas.
The mandatory subject area contains one course each on the topics of “Communication Networks” and “Ubiquitous and Distributed Computing” for the area of Internet-based Systems as well as one course each on the topics of “Natural Language Processing” and “Information Retrieval and Machine Learning”, which serve as an introduction to the area of Web-based Systems.
Elective Subject Area: Internet-based Systems deals with the internet as a communication and cooperation system. The modules to be selected look at current topics such as Internet-of-Things, Internet-of-Services, or Peer-to-Peer networks.
Elective Subject Area: Web-based Systems examines the World Wide Web as an information system and application infrastructure while including current topics such as Web 2.0 or knowledge management. Particular emphasis is put on processing natural language and using machine learning methods.
Elective Subject Area: Extracurricular Coursework gives the students a choice of seminars, internships, project internships, teaching internships, research projects, or research papers in the different fields of Web and Internet-based Systems.
As the last area, the Master’s Thesis concludes the programme. The independent research project takes an entire semester, thereby forming a major part of the Master’s degree programme.
As an addition to the studies, excellent students have the possibility to work on the research initiative “Knowledge Discovery in the Web”, at different graduate colleges, e.g “Adaptive Preparation of Information from Heterogeneous Sources” or in the PhD programme “Knowledge Discovery in Scientific Literature”.
Advice for Prospective M.Sc. Students
While a Bachelor’s degree focuses mainly on the fundamentals of the field, the Master’s degree serves to upgrade the qualifications of graduates and to analyse the subject based on research. The Master’s degree focuses more than the Bachelor’s degree on enabling and requiring students to adopt their own major focus.
For these reasons it is recommended that students complete a Master’s degree.
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Upon successful completion of a Master of Science degree, there is the opportunity to begin working towards a Ph.D. either at the TU Darmstadt or at another national or international university. Further information on doctoral studies at TU Darmstadt:
Ingenium – Young Researchers at TU Darmstadt (umbrella organisation for promoting early career researchers)
Graduates of the Master’s degree programme Internet and Web-based Systems can expect a labor market with an increasing demand for specialists as everyday life is continuously becoming more interconnected with computers and networks, and the transported quantities of information are growing at an enormous speed. A variety of prospects is opening up in the innovative sectors of industry, business, and research. Graduates can work in the fields of information search and text mining, knowledge management, Peer-to-Peer technology, mobile telephony, and mobile communications, or they may find employment in the software industry or in classic industries such as the chemical or pharmaceutical industry.
For this reason it is important to start early in the degree programme to gain practical work experience in relevant organisations. In this way students can promote themselves as competent professionals in practice and make important professional contacts. The likelihood of finding a good position is definitely heightened if the student is flexible when it comes to commuting or even moving abroad. Good English language skills are particularly important when it comes to the international job market.
TU Darmstadt's offer of Job Shadowing is a quick and simple method of career orientation by accompanying professionally experienced TU Darmstadt alumni for one day.
Further information about career opportunities on the German job market may be found on the following websites:
Berufsverband Selbständige in der Informatik e.V. (Association of self-employed persons in Informatics)
Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI) (German Informatics Society)