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The vast majority of the electronics with hardware and software developed worldwide today is not in computers such as PCs or tablets, but in so-called embedded systems. These are technical devices in various fields (e.g. motor vehicles, aircraft, medicine, automation). These devices are controlled by a built-in (embedded), often not directly visible computer. Examples of such systems are the ABS/ESP in a motor vehicle, the control of a pacemaker or a washing machine.

The Master's programme Applied Computer Science / Infotronics imparts the competences to work on new, complex tasks and problems in the development and project planning of embedded systems.

The Master's programme is thus intended to enable graduates of a Bachelor's programme to substantiate the knowledge gained so far with theoretical and application-oriented knowledge in order to meet the requirements of modern development tasks in high-tech areas in a special way. Building on the previous bachelor's programme, the course imparts essential advanced specialist knowledge of hardware and software development as well as methodical and personal skills for concrete career orientation in research and development, application, management, consulting or sales of embedded systems. Furthermore, the degree forms the basis for a scientific career at universities and research institutes and serves as preparation for a doctorate.

In the Master's programme, the theoretical and application-oriented knowledge and skills are deepened and expanded. Courses in theoretical and practical computer science, supplemented by lectures especially for the development of embedded systems, as well as selected subjects of electrical engineering create a sound knowledge base. The Master's students acquire the ability to work independently in science, which is also promoted by the Master's degree's relationship to the research activities of the faculty and lecturers. They gain knowledge about methodical concepts and current research literature. Fundamentals of engineering are applied to real problems derived from research projects and experiences within the faculty in order to develop expertise and competences to solve problems in the areas of design, testing, development and research. Furthermore, the ability to quickly and systematically familiarise oneself with new areas will be promoted.

As part of a cooperation between the Deggendorf Institute of Technology and the University of Pilsen, an optional semester abroad in Pilsen provides the opportunity to acquire a double degree from both universities.

Learn more: Presentation video of the study program from the Master Info Evening

fact sheet applied computer science

Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Duration: 3 semesters (18 months)

ECTS points: 90

Start: October & March (winter & summer semester)

Application period:

  • Winter semester (entry in Ocotober): 15 April - 15 May
  • Summer semester (entry in March): 01 October - 30 November

Location: Deggendorf

Taught in: German and English

Majors: Embedded systems

Admission requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree (B.Sc. or B.Eng.) in Electrical Engineering, IT or a related field.
  • Applicants must pass an admission test (see sample test):
    • The online and on-site admission test takes place in December and May respectively
  • Work experience after your first university degree is not required for enrolment.
  • Admission is defined in the study and examination regulations (§ 3 Qualification and Admission Requirements and Admission).
  • If English is not your first language, a B2 English certificate is required. See language requirements.
  • German A2 certificate. See language requirements.

Application procedure: Read step by step of how to apply


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career prospects

Companies are increasingly confronted with international interdependencies ('globalisation'), complex organisational structures and increasingly complex technology. In addition to an international orientation, there are increased demands on qualified engineers in research and development or with management tasks.

The markets of the digital world of today and tomorrow need more and more highly qualified engineers for the development of embedded systems, who are capable of creative work with deepened theoretical knowledge and a broad spectrum of knowledge. With the Master of Engineering you are perfectly prepared for the future.

The international orientation of a Master of Engineering and the high scientific standard of the training give you the necessary security at the start of your career and the companies or research institutions the guarantee to employ highly qualified staff.

If you are among the best, then you have optimal conditions after the master's degree to continue with a doctorate.

Alumni profile

Larisa Brietsche

2020 | Applied Computer Science

Career Development

After graduating from high school in 2014, I started studying media technology with a focus on computer science at DIT. This gave me a broad knowledge of different media and technical background. Especially the computer science courses were fun. Thus, I decided to specialise in this direction in the Master's programme.

From 2018 to 2020, I completed the Master's in Applied Computer Science / Infotronics. This is structured in English and is a good mix of programming and engineering topics. It also includes freely selectable modules from the Master's programmes in Electrical Engineering and Media Technology. Meanwhile, I took the opportunity to spend a semester abroad in Finland.

Immediately after my Master's thesis, which I wrote at BMW in Landshut, I started as an IT trainee at Allianz AG (insurance industry) in Munich. Here I was able to try out different roles (e.g. project manager office, deputy manager or project manager) and get to know the insurance world.

Since April 2022, I have been an IT project manager in the Workplace Team at Allianz Technology. In addition, I now have the chance to accompany our team into agilisation as a product owner.

Reminiscing allowed: remember your student days

I have fond memories of my 6 years in Deggendorf. I like both the city and DIT itself very much. There is a family-like environment from which you can take many friendships with you for life. How often did we sit by the Danube and enjoy the sun?

In addition, you can really savour the student life at night. The beer toss at Spontan with the most delicious fries was always legendary.

But the university also has a lot to offer: I like to think back to the sports programme and the MovING programme for female students.

I still feel very connected to the university through the AlumniNet network and like to visit DIT again for one or two seminars.

What advice would you give to today's students?

Enjoy your time as a student, because it goes by far too quickly. Don't put off too many exams, try things out and take as much as you can with you for your life. But don't lose sight of your goal.

For the inquisitive, I can give the tip: Take voluntary AWP language courses and career service seminars. I personally found Business Etiquette the best, but it was always booked up quickly. You can also find some seminars on soft skills here.

If you have the chance to spend a semester abroad, take it. Such experiences are worth their weight in gold.

subject overview

Overview of lectures and courses, SWS (Semesterwochenstunden = weekly hours/semester) and ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) in the Master's degree Applied Computer Science.


1. Semester SWS ECTS
Theoretical Computer Science 6 8
Practial Computer Science 6 8
Selected Topics of Embedded Software Development 1 4 5
FPGA Programming 4 5
Foreign Language 1 2 2




2. Semester



Specific Mathematical Methods 4 5
Foreign Language 2 2 2
5 Elective Modules with 4 SWS and 5 ECTS each from the following range from the Master's degree Electrical Engineering*    
  • Selected Chapters of Micro- and Nanoelectronics
4 5
  • High-frequency and Radio Technology Systems
4 5
  • Special Components and Circuits
4 5
  • Signals and Systems of Communications Engineering
4 5
  • Selected Topics in Contactless Sensor Technology
4 5
  • Automotive and industrial electric drive systems
4 5
  • Regenerative Energies
4 5
and from the Master's Degree Media Technology*    
  • 3D Computer Animation
4 5
  • Computervision
 4 5
  • Industrial Image Processing
4  5
  • Information Security
4  5
  • Application Design
 4 5
  • Multimedia Content and Streaming
4 5
* The lecture content of the modules can be taken from the module manuals of the master programs Electrical Engineering and Information Technology or Media Technology.    




3. Semester



Selected Topics of Embedded Software Development 2

4 5
Master Thesis 2 23
Master Colloquium 2 2