Visual Computing (M.Sc.)


Visual Computing (Master of Science)

(Visual Computing, 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) are comprised of a Bachelor of Science degree in the field of Computer Science or an equivalent degree. If applicants of other specialist disciplines have sufficient basic knowledge, they may also be admitted (subject to further provisions if applicable). 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 advisor’s office. Please also note the general information on the Master of Science degree programme, including information for students with degrees from abroad: International Admission.
Admission Procedure: As long as the requirements for admission (suitability test) are fulfilled, there is no restriction on admission.
Part-time Studies: possible under specific conditions
Programme Start: winter semester or summer semester
Application Deadline: July 15 (for winter semester); January 15 (for summer semester).
Please note: You should apply well before the deadline (~ 12 weeks) if you also need to apply for visa.
Application: Online
Special Features:

Brief Description

The Master of Science programme Visual Computing deepens the skills and knowledge acquired in the Bachelor’s degree programme about the systematical processing of information, in particular in the field of digital images and visual models. This specialised Master's degree programme focuses on the creation, processing and analysis of digital images where the entire range from capturing the image to gaining visual models from images to the synthesis of realistic images from models is covered. In the course of the studies, the topics of Computer Graphics, Computer Vision and Machine Learning, the increasing linkage and synthesis capacities of the aforementioned areas (Integrated Methods) as well as the concrete applications of vision and graphics can be studied more in depth within the elective subject areas.

The programme caters to the students’ personal preferences by offering numerous electives and areas of specialisation. The students have the possibility to complete a part of the programme at a University abroad.

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

The Master of Science programme Visual Computing is divided as follows into a mandatory subject area and five elective subject areas.

The Mandatory Subject Area contains the courses “Graphic Data Processing I and II” introducing the elective subject area of Computer Graphics, as well as the modules “Computer Vision” and “Statistical Machine Learning” which serve as an introduction to their respective elective subject areas.

Elective Subject Area: Computer Graphics deals with the fundamentals of the subject within the classic core area of computer graphics. Here, the students may choose from several courses.

Elective Subject Area: Computer Vision and Machine Learning deals with the processing, analysis and comprehension of digital images as well as the use of machine learning methods. This classic core area teaches the fundamentals of the subject.

Elective Subject Area: Integrated Methods of Vision and Graphics contains the thematic aspects of the continuing linkage of graphics and vision in one single field (Visual Computing) promising special synergy effects.

Elective Subject Area: Applications offers diverse opportunities to create links to other branches of Computer Science such as the fields of simulation, bioinformatics, medical engineering or robotics. Courses from the fields of psychology, mathematics, mechanical engineering or electrical engineering and information technology may be selected.

Elective Subject Area: Accompanying Achievements gives the students a choice of seminars, internships, project internships, teaching internships, projects or research papers in the different fields of Computer Graphics and Computer Vision.

A permanently updated and expanded catalog lists the possible modules of the elective subject area the students can choose from.

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.

Further information may be found on the programme information page of the department.


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