Visual Computing

Master of Science


The M.Sc. 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.

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Department of Computer Science

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Degree Master of Science
Duration 4 Semesters
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Language German. Individual courses can be offered in English.
Admission Applying with international qualifications (language requirements, application deadlines): International Admission .
Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree programme 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.
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Part-time Studies Possible under specific conditions
Special Features Preparatory courses for international students

Upon successful completion of a Master of Science degree, there is the opportunity to begin working towards a Ph.D. either at the Technical University of Darmstadt or at another national or international university: Ph.D. at Technical University of Darmstadt

Today, Computer Science plays an increasingly important role in research and development as operational procedures can no longer be developed and optimised without software solutions. As a result, the opportunities for computer scientists on the labor market are promising: the demand for them is rising. While most of them are in regular employment, there is also a number of self-employed computer scientists. They will find employment in companies of nearly all industries, in public administration and in research. There, they develop, programme and modify hard and software programmes, in particular in connection with complex information, communication and control systems.

Graduates of the special Master’s degree programme of the computer science branch of Visual Computing can expect a diverse and extensive labor market. There are prospects in various areas of industry, business and research. Computer scientists for vision and graphics visualise, for instance, 2D and 3D models from digital data for medical engineering, the automotive industry and other branches of industrial production as well as the media industry. The design of hardware-related software systems is applied in autonomous systems operations. Processing visual information also plays an important role for virtual engineering (e.g. for CAD systems). Additionally, the Technical University of Darmstadt and the department of Informatics is in close contact with the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Resarch (IGD), one of the world’s leading institutes for applied research in the field of Visual Computing.

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.

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