Computer Science (MSc/intPhD) Program at a Glance
Smart Systems Program Handbook
See Graduate Admission
Dr. Andreas Nüchter, Professor of Computer Science
Smart Systems is a highly future-oriented Computer Science graduate program tightly integrated with research.
The goal of the program is to take people with raw talent and intellect, nurture them in our environment through a thorough immersion in research and coursework, and produce well-educated researchers and future leaders in Computer Science.
It integrates an in-depth training in core disciplines of computer science, especially computer networks and distributed systems, databases, Web services, artificial intelligence, robotics, visualization and computer graphics, and the mathematics of complex systems.
Prospective Smart Systems students must have a BSc degree in Computer Science or related fields. The program will lead to a MSc or a PhD degree.
The proposed MSc study plan is as follows (semesters 1-4):
• 4 graduate courses in computer science
• 4 graduate research labs in computer science
• 3 research seminars in computer science
• 3 research projects in computer science
• Master Thesis Proposal (semester 3) and Master Thesis (semester 4)
PhD studies encompass (semesters 5-10):
• Individual work on the PhD dissertation
• Courses and seminars on an individual basis
Prof. Dr. Peter Baumann
Databases and Web Applications
Prof. Dr. Andreas Birk
Prof. Dr. Herbert Jaeger
Prof. Dr. Michael Kohlhase
Prof. Dr. Lars Linsen
Visualization and Computer Graphics
Prof. Dr. Andreas Nüchter
Prof. Dr. Kaustubh Pathak
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Schönwälder
Computer Networks and Distributed Systems
The world of information technology grows ever more diverse, ever more knowledge-intense, and changes faster and faster. Graduates of the Smart Systems program will master state-of-the-art methods to design, and implement the information processing systems of our future. Among the career options are (post-) doctoral fellows in computer science research; IT project/team leaders and managers; and CTOs in Internet companies. Career paths of past Smart Systems students include Google Research, SAP Research, Goldman Sachs, own startup companies, ETH Zurich, and many more renown universities in the US and all over the world.