Study focus

We created the Master of Science in Computer Science in 2004 - initially with one study focus: Software Engineering. In winter semester 2011/2012, we started offering an additional one: Medical Informatics.

Software Engineering

Software Engineering may be the most advanced and long lasting issue in Computer Science - documented by the frequent upcoming of new abbreviations and buzz words within this area. It contains more than just technical aspects, especially in times of off shoring and near shoring of development tasks in software projects. Strategic and conceptional tasks, e.g. requirement engineering and quality assurance as well as mastery and application of suitable development processes gain in importance. As with overall social skills of Computer Scientist. All of these aspects are accounted for in this area of specialization within Computer Sciences. The following skills are primarily generated in this study focus:

  • Understanding and describing the problems of large-scale development projects beginning with requriements to concepting from the view of application engineers, software architects and quality managers.
  • Selecting project-specific processes regarding a certain context, evaluating their aptitude and possibly designing an edited version
  • Selecting and applying methods for quality enhancement regarding product and process as well as quantifiable evaluation of achieving preset quality criteria
  • Illustrating the performance of a system and its components as well as comparing and evaluating alternative architectures
  • Selecting and applying an appropriate architecture, components and component technology for an information system as well as identifying and modeling suitable interfaces
  • Detecting organizational and manlike problems and risks, especially regarding the contact with low quality software solutions and programm re-development as well as chosing suitable countermeasures

Medical Informatics

The international health sector witnesses an upheaval, new challenges arise frequently. Especially major projects, like the introduction of electronic health cards and files in Germany (one of the biggest IT projects in the world) as well as in computerized support of integrated provision by medical competence centers, desperately need more medical information scientists. Biometry, imaging, modeling, simulation, visualization processes and Medical Engineering are central in this area of specialization. Graduates will be well-equipped for their future professional lives.

  • Applying frameworks and libraries used in medical imaging and visualization
  • Identifying and applying the special obstacles of information management in health
  • Understanding recent and enar-professional application scenarios regarding the integration of medical devices as well as selecting the best method to solve a medical/biological problem
  • Designing mathematic models for medical applications and applying numeric algorithms
  • Drafting of the required statistical design of a scientific medical study regarding regulatoric requirements (FDA, good clinical practice, ICH guideline)
  • Concepting a quality management system as well as evaluating and enhancing of existing systems