Department of Applied Computer Sciences


My Studies



To graduate from the degree programme, you must:

  • successfully complete all the classes
  • write a Master’s thesis, which must be approved
  • pass the Master’s examination

Your title on graduation will be “Master of Science in Engineering (MSc)”.

Master’s thesis

In their Master’s thesis students examine a current topic drawn from the field of eHealth. Their topic must be approved by the head of degree programme and the thesis should be an independent piece of scientific work. Degree programme supervisors are available to offer advice to students on a one-to-one basis. It is also possible to write the thesis in cooperation with a company, which often forms the springboard the student’s professional career.

In their thesis the students demonstrate their ability to independently explore a topic relevant to the degree programme, and in so doing present evidence of the success of their professional scientific training. The thesis must be written using the newly-acquired competencies in academic writing gained during the course.

Master’s examination

The Master’s examination demonstrates whether the students have gained the competencies relevant to this professional field. The examination is taken before an examining board consisting of academics in the field, and is public.

The Master’s examination is held three times a year:

  • First date in July
  • Main date in September
  • Later date in October

The examination consists of the following four parts and lasts approximately one hour:

  • Presentation of the thesis in English (ten minutes)
  • Defence of the thesis in English (five to ten minutes)
  • Examination on a general area of informatics (15 to 20 minutes)
  • Examination on a specialist area of applications (15 to 20 minutes)

Details are set out in the accreditation application and examination regulations.

After graduation

Our graduates are highly qualified for current and future careers in ICT and management. The Master’s degree also qualifies graduates for doctoral programmes at many universities, for example at the Graz University of Technology or at the Medical University of Graz.