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Applied Computer Science (M.Sc.)

A new class of IT applications emerged gaining immense attention and substantially changed the social perception of Computer Science significantly. In the same time, new challenges arose from this class of smart systems altering methods for design, development and operation of IT systems in a fundamental way.

Information

The new challenges are deeply anchored with the main characteristics of these smart systems and applications:

  • Mobility: Mobile systems are moving while providing or consuming services. Generally mobile users take mobile devices with them in order to utilize wireless communication services. Mobile Applications exhibit specific behaviors and are constrained in ways that were unknown in traditional IT systems. They have to be developed for economic use of scarce resources and at the same time to adapt gracefully to context changes.
  • Distribution: Modern IT systems tend to be highly distributed. The adoption of mobile devices and wireless communication technology makes it possible to access services located globally. In consequence, the resulting complexity has to be met with adequate concepts, methods, and technologies.
  • Contextual dependence: Due to mobility and rapidly changing environments applications have to adapt themselves to situational changes quickly. Smart applications are expected to deliver meaningful and adapted variants of their services in different type of environment (context awareness).


Study formFull time
Study duration4 semester
GraduationMaster of Science
ECTS120
Study start

In winter term or in summer term

If you start the courses in summer
you will probably need 5 semesters (instead of 4)
in order to finish the program for organizational reasons.

Registration endAugust 15th or January 15th
Course languageEnglish

Admission Requirements

  • An outstanding academic degree in the fields of informatics or related areas (Bachelor degree, German "Diplom"), or equivalent which should have in general a grade better than 2.5.
  • Proof of English language ability for non-native speakers: e.g. ToEFL 550 (paper-based) resp. 213 (computer-based) resp. 79 (internet-based). Other language scores are considered as well.

Application for Admission

Please fill out the application form and print it out.

 

Please send the following documents by August 15th (for winter semester) resp. by January 15th (for summer semester) at the latest:

  • The printed version of your application form
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • A copy of your birth certificate or a copy of your passport or identity card
  • Officially certified copy (copies) of your university degree(s) and certified translation(s) into English or German.
  • Your personal essay (in English)
  • One passport photo
  • ToEFL  certificate or similar (non-native speakers only)

Please send your application to:

Hochschule Schmalkalden

- International Office -

Blechhammer
98574 Schmalkalden
Germany

Central Topics of Applied Computer Science

  • Distributed and Mobile Systems. Central Topics include: Concepts and methods for the development of distributed and mobile systems, Software engineering, programming of mobile applications and communication technologies, Advanced concepts for the engineering of distributed systems as well as modern integration technologies and middleware platforms.
  • Knowledge Engineering and Data Science. For knowledge engineering and data science the autonomous interactions to several kinds of environments providing data is of basic importance. The courses provides build up a deep knowledge, from basic to advanced topics as well as practical abilities in data acquisition, digital signal processing with emphasis on time series processing and prediction, feature extraction methodologies and machine learning technologies.
  • Software Engineering. Central Topics include: Interdisciplinary and holistic techniques for the development of smart systems. This affects design, development, testing, and operation of these applications.
  • Communication Technologies and Security: Distributed and mobile systems are highly communication intensive. A solid knowledge of underlying communication technologies is a prerequisite for the development of these systems and their security.


Central Topics of Applied Computer Science

Sebastian Prang

Sebastian, 22 Jahre, Dermbach, Studiengang: Applied Computer Science

"Das Studium an der Hochschule Schmalkalden ist angenehm und abwechslungsreich. Es gibt neben theoretischem Lehrstoff ein großes Angebot an Praxisbezug."

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Blechhammer 9
98574 Schmalkalden

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Contact


Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions:

University of Applied Sciences Schmalkalden
Faculty of Computer Science
Blechhammer
98574 Schmalkalden
Germany

Prof. Dr. Dr. Michael Cebulla

House B, room 0204

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