SRH Wilhelm Löhe Hochschule

Applied Computer Science

  • Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  • 4 Semesters
  • Full time
  • 120 ECTS
  • New
  • Full time
  • only in english

Navigate the digital transformation and explore the realm of data with cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and big data.

  • English
  • summer and winter semester
SRH Wilhelm Löhe Hochschule
Your course content

What you will learn

Modern technologies are changing the world rapidly. Among the trending topics like Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, and Big Data, captivating our attention day by day and propelling the digital transformation forward. If you want to become a designer of this change, then study the master’s in Applied Computer Science with us and deal with the technologies and tools that move the world.

In the first two semesters, you will study cyber security, software development, software project management and databases in depth. 
Additionally, you will enroll in modules for a specialization, and there are currently three specializations being offered.

  • Mobile Computing 
  • Healthcare Computing 
  • Usability Engineering and UX-Design

The modules on Cyber Security will equip you with the ability to develop and implement security strategies for businesses or provide consultation on such matters. Moreover, you will master the norms, standards, and technologies of applied security management. The modules on software development and databases will enable you to prepare, carry out, and follow up on challenging development projects. You will also be able to work with the latest programming languages and adeptly design and implement databases for various purposes. In the third semester, you will deepen your skills in software development and explore selected IT application areas such as Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Multiparadigm Programming. Additionally, you can choose between an internship or a research project. The fourth semester concludes the program with the master's thesis.

Your career prospects

Our innovative approach that pays off

With a master's degree in Applied Computer Science, you have the best prospects for challenging and very well-paid positions in companies of all sizes and industries. Many graduates of recent years work for large companies, e.g. ABB, Airbus, Accenture, Audi, Bosch, BMW, BASF, Deloitte, PWC and SAP, as well as for successful small and medium-sized companies. The metropolitan region (Nuremberg, Erlangen, Fürth) is also home to other major players such as Siemens, adidas, Puma and Schaeffler. The major car manufacturers such as Mercedes, Audi, BMW and Porsche are also not far away. 
The Master's degree in Applied Computer Science also qualifies you for positions in the public sector, for roles in research, and for pursuing a doctorate. 
Possible fields of work:

  • Software Project Manager
  • Full Stack Software Developer
  • Software/Application Consultant
  • IT Project Manager
  • IT Consultant
  • System Analyst
  • System Designer
Allgemein Online event | International Management and Leadership - 24.07.2024

During this online info event, we will inform you about our Master's program "International Management and Leadership".

Allgemein Online info session | Applied Computer Science - 24.07.2024

During this online info event, we will inform you about our international Master's degree program "Applied Computer Science".

Master Applied Computer Science

Your curriculum

4 Semester 120 ECTS
1. Semester

1st semester

  • International Project Management
  • Software Development Practice 
  • Advanced Databases 
  • Specialization 1 
2. Semester

2nd semester

  • Software Architecture and Development
  • Advanced Computer Science
  • Specialization 2 
  • Current Topics in Computer Science
3. Semester

3rd semester

  • IT-Security
  • Specialization 3
  • Elective Module: Research Project or Internship
4. Semester

4th semester

  • Master’s Thesis Seminar
  • Master’s Thesis
The CORE Principle
Learning with head and heart

Pure frontal teaching does not exist in our classrooms. Instead, our instructors become individual learning coaches for you. Together, you will not only acquire specialist knowledge, but also hone your soft and hard skills.

Admission requirements

Our requirements

  • Internationally recognized Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS) or a German diploma in Computer Science/ Informatics, Applied Computer Science/Applied Informatics, Software Engineering, IT Management, or equivalent qualifications
  • A good knowledge of object-oriented programming languages (Java/C++/Python, etc.) and databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, etc.)
  • English language proficiency: IELTS 6.5 / TOEFL 80 (SRH TOEFL code: 7712), Duolingo Certificate 120, PTE Academic 58, or a comparable performance

Don't meet the qualifications? Don't worry! SRH has its International College designed for students who may not qualify for direct entry into our programs or need to enhance their English language skills. Explore our Foundation programs at the College, providing a direct pathway to our university. Learn more about it here.

Please note that special conditions apply to applicants from some countries:

From 1st of November 2022, applicants from India will be required to have their documents verified by the Academic Evaluation Centre New Delhi (APS-India) before applying for a visa. After successful verification you will receive a certificate which allows you to initiate the visa process. Please note that the verification process at APS-India is expected to take approximately 4 weeks. We recommend that you apply for the APS certificate at the same time as you apply to SRH University Heidelberg. For more information, go to the APS-India website.

The People’s Republic of China 
The procedure of the Academic Evaluation Centre of the Cultural Section at the German Embassy in Bejing (Akademische Prüfstelle – APS) must have been successfully completed before you apply. The centre checks documents for authenticity and conducts interviews. The original APS certificate must be enclosed with the application documents. For more information, go to the APS website.
Please note that you don’t need to complete the APS procedure if you apply for our 3+1 programs.

The Academic Evaluation Centre of the German Embassy in Hanoi has been checking the university entrance qualifications of Vietnamese applicants since 2007. The procedure includes checking the submitted written documents as well as an interview with the applicant. Please include an authentic copy of the proof of successful completion of this process, namely the APS certificate, along with your application documents.

Fees and Funding

Your tuition fees

  • Applicants from EEA countries: The cost is 750 € per month for full-time enrollment, along with a one-time registration fee of 750 €.
  • Applicants from Non-EEA countries without a permanent residence permit are required to pay a tuition fee of 750 € per month, in addition to a one-time registration fee of 750 €. 
    They must also pay the tuition fees for one semester in advance. Subsequent semester payments are due six weeks before the end of the period of study covered by the payment. All payments must be made on a semester-by-semester basis.


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