M.Sc. in Media Informatics

Structure of the Programme

In the Master's programme Media Informatics courses in the following areas are offered:

  • Computer and Communication Technology
  • Multimedia Technology
  • Multimedia Use and Impact
  • Lab work
  • Communication Skills

Please find below examples for courses from the different areas. Keep in mind that these courses may not be offered anymore since this is a collection of offered courses over the last years.

Mandatory courses are marked with a hashtag #.

Computer and Communication Technology
  • Ad-Hoc Networks: Architectures and Protocols
  • Advanced Data Models
  • Advanced Internet Technology
  • Advanced Methods of Cryptography
  • Algorithmische Kryptographie
  • Algorithmische Spieltheorie
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Communication Protocols
  • Communication Protocols
  • Communication Systems Engineering
  • Communication Systems Engineering 2 - Simulation, Evaluation and Analysis
  • Computational Differentiation
  • Cryptography
  • Data Science and Big Data
  • Die hohe Kunst der Kryptographie
  • Dynamische Systeme für Informatiker
  • Eingebettete Systeme
  • Funktionale Sicherheit und Systemzuverlässigkeit
  • Graphalgorithmen
  • Grundlagen der Datenwissenschaft
  • High-performance Matrix Computations
  • Implementation of Databases
  • Intelligente Lern- und Analysesysteme: Data Mining & Wissensentdeckung
  • Internet Architecture and Performance
  • Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • Introduction to Data Science
  • IT-Sicherheit 1 - Kryptographische Grundlagen und Netzwerksicherheit
  • IT-Sicherheit 2 - Computer Security
  • Knowledge Graph Analysis
  • Konvexe Optimierung
  • Kryptographie
  • Künstliche Intelligenz
  • Mobile Internet Technology
  • Mobile Radio Networks 1
  • Modellbasierte Softwareentwicklung
  • Multimedia Internet Technology
  • Objektorientierte Softwarekonstruktion
  • Online Algorithmen
  • Parallele Programmierung I
  • Principles and Architectures of Cognitive Radios
  • Research Focus Class on Communication Systems
  • Scientific Data Management
  • Security in the Internet of Things
  • Sicherheit in der Mobilkommunikation
  • Sicherheit und Kooperation in drahtlosen Netzen
  • Social Computing
  • Software-Projektmanagement
  • Sprachen für Wissenschaftliches Rechnen I
  • Temporal Information Systems
  • Theory of Distributed and Parallel Systems
  • Theory of Distributed Systems
Multimedia Technology
  • Advanced Topics in Human Language Technology
  • Automatic Speech Recognition
  • Computer Animation
  • Computer Graphics #
  • Current Topics in Media Computing and HCI
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Digital Processing of Speech and Image Signals
  • Digital TV and Cinema Technology
  • DSP Design Methodologies and Tools
  • Efficient Algorithms for Data Compression and Multimedia Transmission
  • Geometric Modeling
  • Introduction to Knowledge Representation
  • Introduction to Media Analysis
  • Introduction to Visual Procession and Computer Vision
  • Mobile Multimedia
  • Modeling and Evaluation of Communication Systems
  • Multimedia Retrieval
  • Multimedia Systems
  • Multimodal Interaction
  • Pattern Recognition and Neural Networks
  • Scientific Visualization
  • Speech Technology
  • Statistical Methods in Natural Language Processing
  • Video Data Analysis
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Virtual Reality
  • Web Engineering
  • ...
Multimedia Use and Impact
  • Building Advanced Internet Services and Applications using Web Standards
  • CSCW and Groupware: Concepts and Systems for Computer Supported Cooperative Work
  • Designing Interactive Systems #
  • eBusiness
  • eLearning
  • Entrepreneurship and New Media
  • Game Design and Development
  • HCI Design Patterns
  • Mobile Culture
  • Process Management
  • The Network Society
  • Theories of Verbal and Pictorial Human Communication
  • ...
Communication Skills
  • Technical Writing #
  • Seminar (e.g. in topics as stated above) #
  • German Language Course (about 300 hours) # (Native German speakers have to do another seminar instead of the German language course)
Lab Work
  • two Labs (e.g. in topics as stated above) #, one at one of the participating Fraunhofer Institutes #




The given lectures can vary from term to term and you can choose among them to get your needed credits. If you want to have a look at the currently and previously offered courses, please visit our course page.

In addition to the courses offered during the semester we do offer further courses in the lecture free period. These courses can increase your knowledge or speed up your study.

An example layout of the study may look like that:

First Year

Second Year

First SemesterSecond SemesterThird SemesterFourth Semester

~26 credits in lectures

Technical writing

(Bridging course)

~20 credits in lectures




~12 credits in lectures

German course


Master's thesis (6 months)

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