Information Systems Technology

Master of Science

Informationssystemtechnik, M.Sc.


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.

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Department of Information Systems Technology

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Degree Master of Science
Duration 4 Semesters
Language German (some courses in English)
Internship -
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.
Information for students with degrees from abroad: International 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.

While the Bachelor of Science degree focuses mainly on the fundamentals of the field, the Master of Science builds directly on this foundation by providing more breadth and depth scientifically and a more complete insight into the field. In contrast to the Bachelor degree programme, the Master of Science enables and requires students to adopt their own major focal area and to work towards their own independent academic, scientific research profile.

For these reasons it is recommended that students complete a Master of Science degree.

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: Ph.D. at TU Darmstadt

Because the core of the Master of Science degree in Information Systems Technology is the understanding, developing and researching of the complex interconnections between hardware and software, as those skills required by well-trained interdisciplinary engineers, graduates of the Master’s degree programme will have many and varied career choices. They can find positions in the automotive and mechanical engineering fields, in consumer entertainment electronics, and in the household electronics industry. Other fields include automation technology, communications, medical, and aerospace technology. The interdisciplinary character of this degree programme makes graduates especially good candidates for storage, management and coordination tasks.

Further information about career opportunities on the German job market may be found on the following websites:


Verband der Elektrotechnik Elektronik Informationstechnik (VDE) (Association of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Information Technology)

Verein Deutscher Ingenieure (VDI) (Association of German Engineers)

Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) (Society for Computer Science)

Degree Programme Guidelines/Study Regulations

Semester Course Schedule

General Examination Terms of Technische Universität Darmstadt

Previous degree programme guidelines can be found in the Satzungsbeilagen of TU Darmstadt or on the Webpages of your Studienbüro.