Computer Science M.Eng.

Computer Science Master of Engineering

Study computation and automation, learn the digital language.

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Overview

As the world becomes increasingly digitised, choosing to study computer science is setting yourself up for success when it comes to entering the job market. Whether you’re interested in building complex IT systems for a global organisation, designing next level games, or being at the forefront of Web3 development; with an MEng Computer Science degree from Gisma, your possibilities are limitless.

This application-oriented engineering computer science postgraduate programme will equip you with in-depth skills and knowledge in the application of algorithms, programming, and machine learning in the context of real-world business problems. A key component of the computer science degree is the concept of computational thinking.

As a student at Gisma University of Applied Sciences, you will be taught how to use abstraction and decomposition to tackle large complex tasks, design large complex systems, and analyse large data sets. These are invaluable skills in the computer science engineering field and will help you refine your professional skills and stand out from the competition. Additionally, by gaining an engineering masters in Germany you will have access to a huge selection of booming industries where your postgraduation skills will be in high demand.

By combining additional skills such project and innovation management and technology consulting, along with the foundation of Computer Science Engineering, you will have all the attributes required to excel in this field. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to complete demanding specialist and management tasks in information technology and complementary fields. By studying a MEng Computer Science degree at Gisma, you will be fully prepared to secure a technology-focused job in the future. Learn the technical skills and digital capabilities required to succeed in an ever-expanding field.

*Subject to student numbers

Potsdam, near Berlin

12 or 24 months

Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct 2024

€ from 13,000 per course

€ 15500 International students

What you will learn

Our Master of Engineering (MEng) Computer Science degree is a dynamic and specialised programme that covers all the key areas of this in-demand subject. Topics you will study include innovation and project management, technology consulting, advanced programming and machine learning. Our Computer Science Application Lab allows you to turn the knowledge you’ve gained into very practical solutions for the real world. With the help of Gismas professors, all of whom have a great deal of professional and academic experience, you will graduate with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience to carve your path in the computer science field.

Accreditations and rankings

Gisma is a state recognised University of Applied Sciences which benefits from AMBA accreditation, which was awarded for our Global MBA. AMBA accreditation is an honour shared by only six universities in Germany and 2% of all universities worldwide. The prestigious accreditation represents innovation and excellence in education, which is one of our core values at Gisma.

How you will study

Gisma supports flexible and individual learning by applying a systematic state-of-the art hybrid learning scheme. You will be based at our flagship Potsdam Campus, complemented by e-learning sessions. You will work on cases, reflect on readings, take part in online discussions, and participate in group exercises and projects. This variety of learning methods is part of our unique teaching strategy, which includes student-centred pedagogy, project-based learning, collaborative learning and personalised coaching.

The course is available to study both full-time and part-time. The standard period of study is two years full-time, part-time correspondingly longer. Talk to our study advisors to find out whether your previous learning outcomes or relevant work experience make you eligible to shorten the study period to one or one and a half years.

Potsdam, your next study destination

This high-tech, modern campus, situated just a short distance from the vibrant city of Berlin, serves as a dynamic hub for our University of Applied Sciences students. Here, students engage in both in-person and virtual learning experiences. The architecture and building concept of the campus are designed with intelligence and efficiency in mind, creating spaces that emphasise flexibility, networking, and collaborative working. This environment is tailor-made to foster innovation, providing an exceptional setting that’s ideal for collaborative teaching and learning methods. The campus features ‘Open Spaces’ that cater to various needs, including relaxation, networking, individual study, and group work. The proximity to Berlin further enriches our students’ academic and cultural experience, connecting them to a broader spectrum of opportunities and inspirations.

The camera and sound technology in the classrooms is specifically suited to enable blended or hybrid teaching formats, where students on and off campus can join the class and connect in real-time, benefitting from seamless peer-to-peer interaction with each other. The campus is in a great location, with neighbours such as SAP Innovation Centre Network right across the road.

Potsdam is the picturesque capital city of the state of Brandenburg. It is known for its highly reputed science institutions, technological innovation, economic growth, a unique culture, and high living standards. It is a world heritage site, with the backdrop of outstanding nature. The city also benefits from being the twin city of Berlin, the German capital. The two cities share a border, and the journey from Potsdam Main Station takes just 20-30 minutes to the centre of Berlin, where you can find an inviting cultural, retail and nightlife scene.

Prof. Dr. Mohammad Mahdavi

Hear from one of our professors

Teaching tech concepts is like tightrope walking. The topics are so interesting, but you need to be very careful to not overwhelm students with too much theory. I found a solution a long time ago: We empower students to implement concepts right after learning theories. I really love the thrilled look on their face when students notice they can understand a complex tech concept and implement it in action. This is what the job market is looking for: Graduates who possess such a precious mix of theory and practice.

Prof. Dr. Mohammad Mahdavi
Professor for Data Science

Learn from the very best in the field

You can be confident that you will be learning from some of the most accomplished and industry-respected professionals. Our professors at Gisma University of Applied Sciences are experts in their respective fields, with a wealth of experience and knowledge. They have come from and worked with some of the world’s largest and most prestigious companies, including Amazon, United Nations, Harvard, 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, KPMG, Boston Consulting Group, IBM, and Allianz.

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Gisma is a proud member of the prestigious SAP University Alliances program, offering unparalleled opportunities for our students and staff. This exclusive partnership provides access to SAP’s academic materials, internships, and graduate programs. Our students benefit from open access to SAP training, certifications, and exciting workshops on cutting-edge topics. With the support of SAP experts, we equip our students for success in the digital economy. Join us to thrive in the world of endless possibilities.

Recognised

Gisma University of Applied Sciences is state recognised and AMBA-accredited for our Global MBA

Top 2

Germany has the 2nd best unemployment rate in Europe at 3.4%*

*Statista

€45,000

Chance to earn to €45,000**, the average graduate salary in Germany

**Business Insider

90+

Join a network of students from over 90 nationalities across the globe

Programme structure

The course is available to study both full-time and part-time. The standard period of study is two years full-time, part-time correspondingly longer. If you have the relevant academic or professional experience, you could be eligible to shorten the study period to one, or one and a half years. Talk to our programme consultants to find out whether this is the case for you. 

The programme is modularised, which means each module is assigned a fixed number of credit points and concludes with an examination. For this programme, the total workload for the courses is 60, 90 or 120 ECTS credits, depending on the study period you select or are eligible for.

In the 2-year format (120 ECTS credits), the curriculum includes a ‘mobility window’ in the 5th semester: a semester reserved for you to study abroad, undertake an internship, or complete a business project in practice.

Students starting online will have the option to complete the programme on-campus in Germany seamlessly.

Modules

Subject Specific Competencies

  • Business Technology Consulting
  • Advanced Mathematics
  • Computer Programming
  • Advanced Algorithms
  • Advanced Programming
  • Advanced Databases
  • Machine Learning
  • Computer Science Application Lab
  • Business Project in Computer Science

General Business Competencies

  • Project Management
  • Innovation Management and Digital Transformation
  • CSR, ESG and Ethics

Action and Intercultural Competencies

  • Ethical Issues for AI
  • Study abroad or Internship or Business Project

Scientific and Methods Competence

  • Scientific Work for Computer Science
  • Research Seminar
  • Master Thesis

Your Future Career

Computer technologies are integral to modern day life and essential to nearly all modern businesses. Today, we see advanced movements towards some form of digitisation in all aspects of life. As a computational engineering graduate, you will be in high demand across many industries, including IT, software engineering, information technology, web design, and more.

After studying a master’s in computer science, potential graduate opportunities include:

  • App or games developer
  • Web developer
  • Information systems manager
  • IT consultant
  • Multimedia programmer
  • Network engineer
  • Software developer

As a student at Gisma, you will be supported by our Career Centre, who provide coaching sessions to improve your soft skills, such as CV writing, interview preparation and interpersonal skills. They will also host career days, where local, national, and global organisations interview Gisma students for internships, graduate, and leadership positions.

Fees and Entry Reqs

Standard Tuition Fees

Germany/EU applicants

  • From € 8,500 per year

International applicants

  • from € 11,575 per year

Visit our fees and funding page for a more detailed breakdown all our tuition fees, additional programme savings, and your funding options.

For more details speak to a programme consultant or learn how to apply.

Entry requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (business, economics or social sciences, psychology, law, engineering, computer science, or closely related sciences)
  • English proficiency: B2 (IELTS 6.0 overall, no less than 5.5 in any component) or equivalent scores in TOEFL iBT, Pearson PTE or Duolingo. Gisma also offers an English test free of charge.
  • Ability to prove required mathematical skills

For students who have educational degrees from India

Students who have acquired their education degrees from India will need to follow the Academic Evaluation Center (APS) process required by The German Foreign Affairs Ministry. For more information, please refer to our APS Step-by-Step Guide webpage.

Pre-Master’s

A solid undergraduate background in a field relevant to our Master’s programmes is usually required for admission onto our various Master’s programmes. However, many prospective students find that their Bachelor’s degree does not meet the necessary admission criteria. In accordance with German educational standards, these candidates can complete a bridging semester of 30 ECTS, referred to as our “Premasters programme”, to establish familiarity with concepts and skills necessary to do well in their intended Master’s programme. Regardless of your Bachelor’s degree field, we will prepare you for success in your chosen Masters programme!

Flexible payment plan

Gisma offers flexible payment plans that allow you to spread the costs of your programme fees in up to six instalments. A refundable* deposit of €3,000 is required to secure your place, and the remainder of the tuition fee is to be paid after the start of programme in accordance with your payment schedule.

Payments are accepted by bank transfer, or via one of our payment partners – Transfermate and Stripe. If you have any queries regarding payment options, please speak to a programme consultant.

*Terms and conditions apply.

Financing your studies

BAföG 

In many cases, non-German citizens studying in Germany are entitled to apply for the BAföG (Federal Education and Training Assistance Act) grants-and-loans system, if certain conditions are met.

If foreigners have the prospect of staying in Germany and if they are socially integrated, they are considered eligible for funding. For more information and to check your eligibility please use the link below (which can be translated into English).

BAföG for non-German citizens

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