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M.Sc. in Media Informatics

Examination Regulations

  • Students enrolled before Winter 2019 can find the valid examination regulations via the official announcements of RWTH Aachen University. The legally binding version is in german but for informational purposes we provide a translation here.
  • For new students enrolling in Winter 2019 we will upload the published examination regulations here until end of August 2019. Please be patient.

Credit Requirements

An average semester load is 30 credits. Hence the programme is intended to be 4 semesters:

4 x 30 = 120 credits

Structure for New Students enrolled in Winter 2019

Area Credits
Compulsory Subjects 18 - 22
-- Module: Data Science 6 - 8
-- Module: Computer Graphics 6 - 8
-- Module: Designing Interactive Systems 6
Computer and Communication Technology (CCT) 14 - 22
Multimedia Technology (MMT) 14 - 26
Multimedia Use and Impact (MMUI) 4 - 16
Practical Labs 16-20
Fraunhofer Lab 10
Other Lab 6-10
16-20 credits by completing two labs are needed
Communication Skills total 12
Technical Writing 4
Seminar 4
German course (Native German speakers have to do another seminar instead) 4

Structure for Students enrolled before Summer 2019

Area Credits
Computer and Communication Technology (CCT) min. 20
-- Course: Data Communication and Internet Technology min. 6
-- Course: Foundations of Data Science (replaces Object-Oriented Software Construction) min. 6
Multimedia Technology (MMT) min. 20
-- Course: Computer Graphics min. 6
Multimedia Use and Impact (MMUI) min. 10
-- Course: Designing Interactive Systems min. 6
min. 58 in total from the 3 areas above incl. the mandatory courses
Lab Work total 20
Fraunhofer Lab 10
Other Lab 10
Total 20 credits are needed, which means two labs with 10 credits each
Communication Skills total 12
Technical Writing 4
Seminar 4
German course (Native German speakers have to do another seminar instead) 4

Thesis Registration

You may register your thesis when you have achieved the following credits and they are shown on your transcript.

  •  All credits in Communication Skills (12 credits)
  •  At least 10 credits in Lab Work
  •  And 24 more credits in CCT, MMT or MMUI.

In total you'll need 60% of 90 credits, which translates to 54 credits.

To finish the programme you'll need 120 credits as mentioned above.

If you found a topic with a supervisor from the CS department of RWTH Aachen University, University of Bonn, Fraunhofer FIT or IAIS, please consult with Mrs. Cuepper in the ZPA to register your thesis.

Reminder: if the thesis is registered you'll have only 6 months to work on it.

Credits for Lectures, Seminars and Labs

Credits are given for lectures, seminars and labs after a sucessful examination according to the European Credit Transfer System ECTS. 

For a lecture with excercises you get lecture hours x 2 credit points, for a lecture without excercises you get lecture hours x 1,5 credit points, for a seminar or a lab you get seminar/lab hours x 2 credit points.In the following list you see typical lectures at our department and the credit points you can get for attending them successfully.

  • V4/Ü2 : 4 hours of lecture + 2 hours of excercises (4 x 2 = 8 credits)
  • V3/Ü1 : 3 hours of lecture + 1 hours of exercises (3 x 2 = 6 credits)
  • V2/Ü1 : 2 hours of lecture + 1 hours of exercises (2 x 2 = 4 credits)
  • V2 : 2 hours of lecture without exercises (2 x 1,5 = 3 credits)
  • S2 : 2 hours of seminar (2 x 2 = 4 credits)
  • P5 : 5 hours of lab work (5 x 2 = 10 credits)
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