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Computer Science in Engineering, Master of Science

Fact sheet

Study program Computer Science in Engineering
Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Study length: 4 Semester
Credit points according to ECTS: 120
Language: German/English
Type of study: Full-time study
Start of study: Summer semester (April), Winter semester (October)
Application period: December 1st - January 15th, June 1st – July 15th
Admission requirements: see "Application"
Admission restriction: No
Dual studies possible: Yes

What characterizes this study program?

Building on the knowledge acquired on the Bachelor course, the Master Program in Computer Science in Engineering teaches students the skills required to analyze engineering and computer science problems independently and to devise and make wise use of scientific methods of solving them. The Master Program in Computer Science in Engineering enables all graduates to work successfully throughout their working lives, since it deliberately refrains from teaching currently valid contents, but instead concentrates on theoretically underpinned fundamental concepts and methods that will outlast current trends. The overall course design takes account of this overriding objective. Basic concepts are presented in a connected way that cuts across disciplines in interdisciplinary lectures. Students receive a sound training in mathematical principles, and are offered extension and consolidation modules in individual areas. The course focuses mainly on theory-related subject lectures and specialist courses that train students for independent scientific work. Compulsory elective subject modules introduce students to current research topics. A further characteristic feature of the Master Program in Computer Science in Engineering is a strong research orientation. Moreover, the program is embedded in current research and development projects, for example in the context of the Master’s thesis, making it strongly practice-oriented.

How is the program structured?

What are the requirements?

According to current practice, all graduates of the Bachelor's program in Computer Science in Engineering are accepted into the Master's program in Computer Science in Engineering. The same applies to all graduates of similar Bachelor's programs from German universities.

The subject requirements for the Master's program in Computer Science in engineering can be found here.


Internal graduates of the following TUHH Bachelor's programs can continue their studies in Computer Science in Engineering Master consecutively:

  • Allgemeine Ingenieurswissenschaften (Computer Science) (B.Sc)
    • The following TUHH-modules are recommended: Computer Networks and Internet Security, Functional Programming, Programming Paradigms
  • Computer Science (B.Sc.)
    • The following TUHH-modules are recommended: Electrical Engineering I + II, Introduction to Control Systems, Signals and Systems
  •  Data Science (B.Sc.)
    • The following TUHH-modules are recommended: Computer Engineering, Computer Networks and Internet Security, Electrical Engineering I + II, Introduction to Control Systems
  •  Computer Science in Engineering (B.Sc.)
  •  Electrical Engineering (B.Sc.)
    • The following modules must be proven:
      • One of the following modules:
        • "Algorithms and Data Structures" or
        • "Computability and Complexity" or
        • "Automata Theory and Formal Languages".
      • And one additional module from the specialization "Computer Science" of the IIWBS.
  •     Technomathematics (B.Sc.)
    • TUHH-modules are recommended: Computer Engineering, Computer Networks and Internet Security, Electrical Engineering I + II, Introduction to Control Systems, Signals and Systems, Computability and Complexity or Algorithms and Data Structures

Notes for TUHH students


How do I apply?

You can apply annually for the winter semester in the expected period from June 1 to July 15 and for the summer semester in the period from December 1 to January 15. We conduct an online application process. Detailed information on the application and admission procedures can be found here:


Further questions?

How to start?

To make it easier for you to start your studies at the TUHH, you will find various offers here:

  •     New@TUHH provides you with information on starting your studies, registration at the library and at the computer center.
  •     The Student Counseling Center offers an orientation session for incoming students of the German-language master's programs
Can I include a semester abroad?

Yes! You can find more information here:

Can I study in the dual program?


Yes, you can! All Master of Science degree programs at the TU Hamburg can be studied dual. Since 2003, the Technical University of Hamburg has also offered its Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in a dual study variant in cooperation with more than 50 cooperating companies.

The study concept combines complete university studies with professional practice in the engineering field. The students are employed by one of our cooperating companies and, as cohorts across study programs, represent the entire spectrum of engineering sciences.

The program is rounded off by seminars on the development of social skills, so that graduates can face the challenges of the working world in a responsible manner.

You can find more information about the dual study program at the TU Hamburg here:


Combine your M.Sc. with an MBA / M.A. in Technology Management! Learn more about the double master program at NIT (Northern Institute of Technology Management).

What are my options to do a PhD?

Here you can find more infromation on the institutes and research areas of Computer Science in Engineering

How is campus life?

The TU Hamburg is one of the youngest universities in Germany. On the clearly arranged and cozy campus you will quickly get to know your new fellow students and in spring and summer numerous seating areas and green spaces invite you to linger together in the fresh air. In an almost familiar atmosphere, we celebrate our summer festival every year in June, where our TU's own beer brewing group "Campusperle" also offers its creations. Of course, you can also get involved in our numerous AGs, which also organize regular events, e.g. screenings of the cinema AG, concerts of SingING or SymphonING. Of particular interest to Computer Science in Engineering students are also the HULKs, who regularly participate in international robot soccer championships, for example.

If you decide to study at TUHH, you also decide to study in Hamburg, the metropolis on the Elbe, Germany's second largest city and certainly its most beautiful. Hamburg combines urbanity and maritime life and is also Germany's greenest city with over a million inhabitants. You will never get bored here: rowing on the canals during the day or jogging in the city park, sunset on the Elbe, a concert in the Elbphilharmonie or a pub night on the Schanze and the fish market at dawn. Here you will find everything for the adventurous, but also numerous quiet places to pause. Together with your fellow students, you will certainly explore Hamburg and its treasures quickly and get to know your new favorite place.

How do I start my career?

Career Center and Alumni Network TU&You

The TUHH Career Center supports students and graduates in the transition from university to work. The services offered include company contact fairs, the TUHH-PraxisPlus internship program for prospective TUHH master's students, case study workshops and job application training. The alumni network TU&YOU offers the opportunity to make contact with former TU members while still a student through a variety of events such as research afternoons, homecoming events and anniversaries.

Where can I find the relevant regulations?

All modalities for admission to the Master's program are regulated in the Statutes on Studies.

The framework conditions for examinations at TUHH are defined by the General Study and Examination Regulations (ASPO) and the Subject-Specific Study and Examination Regulations (FSPO). The Module Handbook describes the concrete design of the modules provided for in the curriculum and their learning objectives. They also provide information on content, recommended prior knowledge and literature for preparation.

All regulations relevant to the study program, the module manual and study plans can be found here.

Whom can I contact?

Application and Admission

The TUHH Student Service (STUDIS) is a central office in the administration. Anyone wishing to apply for a place at our university will find detailed information here.

Student Advisory Service

The Central Student Advisory Service offers information and advice for prospective students on the following topics: basic information on courses of study, application and beginning of studies, preparation for studies and study requirements, study conditions and study procedures, studying without a high school diploma, studying with disabilities, etc.

Contact with students

In addition to the General Student Committee, the AStA, the Student Council for Electrical Engineering and Information Technology provides information from the students' point of view:

Contact Program coordinator

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Görschwin Fey
E-13 Eingebettete Systeme
  • Eingebettete Systeme
Am Schwarzenberg-Campus 3 (E),
21073 Hamburg
Building E, Room 3.026
Phone: +49 40 42878 3697

The program is accreditated.