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Deggendorf Institute of Technology

Pioneering & Vibrant

Cyber Security, M.Eng.

Centre for Academic Further Education

More (cyber-)Security in your Company

Fact Sheet


  • Language: All lectures will be held in German only
  • Degree: Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)
  • Duration: 4 Semesters (Attendence Period), 5th Semester is dedicated to writing the Master Thesis
  • Start of Studies/Application Deadline: Start of studies: September. Peter Apfelbeck will be happy to answer any further questions you may have. Applications are accepted all year round
  • Application deadline: 15 July
  • Maximum number of participants: 15 students per year
  • Time required for the attendance phases: good compatibility of studies and work; two lecture blocks per semester (Saturday to Saturday all day); the school holidays customary in Bavaria are mostly lecture-free; Location: Deggendorf
  • Event notes: Information events at 6:00 p.m. at the Weiterbildungszentrum der Technischen Hochschule Deggendorf, ITC 2, Dieter-Görlitz-Platz 1, 94469 Deggendorf, where the head of the course of studies Prof. Dr. Andreas Grzemba will present the course of studies, will take place again from 2021.
    • Wednesday, 30 September 2020 at 6 pm (online via MS Teams, participation via this link)
    • Wednesday, 18 November 2020 at 6 pm at the Centre for Academic Further Education, ITC2, Dieter-Görlitz-Platz 1, 94469 Deggendorf, Germany
    • Wednesday, 27 January 2021 at 6 pm at the Centre for Academic Further Education, ITC2, Dieter-Görlitz-Platz 1, 94469 Deggendorf, Germany
  • Free registrations for the information evenings are available here. Peter Apfelbeck is also available for a personal consultation
  • Costs: € 3,700 + € 72 student union fee per semester + one-time administration fee of € 1,150

Target Group

The course of study is aimed at graduates from the fields of computer science and engineering who wish to deepen their specialist knowledge in the field of Industry IT Security. Special emphasis is placed on the application of security technologies in the context of Industry 4.0 and critical infrastructures.


Course Content

1. Semester  
Security Life Cycle Management  
Security Engineering I  
2. Semester  
Secure Operations and Maintenance  
Security Engineering II  
Secure Product Development (Industrial or Automotive)  
3. Semester  
4. Semester  
Security Incident Management  
Best Practice in Information  
Security Auditing  
Communication and Network Security (Industrial or Automotive)  
5. Semester  
Master Thesis and Colloquium  

Your Advantages

  • Very practical know-how
  • Small study groups and seminaristic teaching
  • Immediate theory-practice transfer
  • Student research projects and master's thesis on your area of responsibility in the company


Admission requirements:

Completed first degree in the field of engineering at a recognized university

  • Degree course with a focus on electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or computer science (at least 210 ECTS)
  • At least one year of professional experience in the field of computer science
  • Interview will be done by Prof. Dr. Andreas Grzemba


Applications are accepted all year round. The application deadline for the start in October 2021 is 15 January 2021. If you have missed the deadline, Peter Apfelbeck will be happy to provide you with information about available places.

Apply online via the Primuss application portal  for part-time degree programmes with the following documents:

  •     Letter of motivation (1 page, signed)
  •     Tabular curriculum vitae (signed) with passport photo
  •     Copy of the certificate of the first degree (official certification is only required upon enrollment, if not acquired at DIT)
  •     Proof of professional experience (at least 1 year) after completion of the first degree (confirmation from the employer or job reference)
  •     Simple copy of the university entrance qualification, e.g. school leaving certificate

We will contact you immediately after we have checked your documents.