At the Interface between Industry and Research
The English-language master degree programme trains you for a professional activity at the interface between industry and research. As a graduate of this programme, you are equipped with profound knowledge in applied computer science research which will help you shape the digital transformation. The education with a close practical reference prepares you for a career in research, development and innovation departments of companies, research institutions, universities of applied sciences and other universities.
Future-oriented research in the field of computer science and innovation requires specialists with comprehensive theoretical and practical knowledge. An ideal supervisory relationship and intensive mentoring make sure that your strengths are promoted and that you can make use of your talents.
The dual study system of the master programme is unique in Austria. It takes the demands of the working world into account and gives you the opportunity to participate in the design of research projects at national and international research centres (e.g. AIT, Salzburg Research, SBA Research) during your studies.
The curriculum focuses on five areas which it treats equally over all four semesters:
- Scientific Work
- Computer Science
- Science and Society
- Innovation Management
- Computer Science Research Projects
Improving your linguistic skills constitutes a priority in all of these main areas.
Since the entire study programme is in English, graduates have a wide range of job opportunities abroad. The extensive possibilities of specialisation within the research field of computer science make sure that our graduates are in high demand as experts in their respective special areas.
The following areas of activity are particularly well suited:
- As managers in SMEs, the graduates identify research and innovation opportunities in their companies and establish adequate cooperation projects with research institutions.
- Companies with their own research departments rely on the expert knowledge of the graduates when it comes to the conception, implementation and execution of research projects.
- As researchers at universities of applied sciences, other universities, or research centres, the graduates process research projects and establish contacts with the business community, thus creating product, process and service innovations.