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 and Mobile Computing
Adjoints by Source Transformation
Advanced Data Models
Advanced Internetworking (IP-networking)
Advanced Topics in Software Construction
Algorithmic Game Theory and the Internet
Automotive Software Engineering
Classical Cryptography
Communication Systems Engineering 1 - Systems, Protocols and Stacks
Communication Systems Engineering 2 - Simulation, Evaluation and Analysis
Cryptographic Passports & Biometrics
Data Communication and Internet Technology #
Data Mining Algorithms
Distributed Systems
E-Commerce and Client/Server Systems: Capacity Planning and Performance Analysis
Electronic Elections
Implementation of Databases
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
Introduction to Computer Security
Introduction to Cryptography
Introduction to Database Systems
Introduction to Embedded Systems
Management of Software Development Processes
Mobile Communications
Mobile Computing and Ad Hoc Networks
Network Security
Object-Oriented Software Construction #
Organizational Requirements Engineering
Peer-to-Peer Systems and Applications (Massively Distributed Systems I)
Privacy Enhancing Techniques
Safety and Reliability Engineering
Securing e-commerce
Security in Communication Networks
Security on the Internet
Specification of Software Systems
Steganography and digital Watermarking
The electronic health card and related issues

Multimedia TechnologyAdvanced Topics in Human Language Technology
Automatic Speech Recognition
Computer Animation
Computer Graphics #
Current Topics in Media Computing and Human Computer Interaction
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 ImpactBuilding Advanced Internet Services and Applications using Web Standards
CSCW and Groupware: Concepts and Systems for Computer Supported Cooperative Work
Designing Interactive Systems #
eBusiness - Applications, Architecture and Standards
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 SkillsTechnical 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 Worktwo 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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