Internet- and Web-based Systems (M.Sc.)


Internet and Webbased Systems (Master of Science)

(Internet- und Web-basierte Systeme, M.Sc.)


General Information

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.
Application: Online
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Brief Description

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.

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

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”.

More information:

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Course Catalogue

Department of Computer Science


Advice for Prospective M.Sc. Students

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