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 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.

Module Manuals/Handbooks (former Module catalogues)

Module Manuals are published every semester and contain all modules of the study program. Please take note: Module descriptions can change between semesters. You can find the recently published version both program versions here.

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 since 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 17-20
  Fraunhofer Lab 10
  Other Lab 7-10
     
  17-20 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
  Master's thesis total 30
  Module component: Scientific Integrity just pass (required for all students enrolled since Winter 2020)
  Thesis 30

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

If you are required to take the bridging course or any other "Auflagen", you need to pass them before thesis registration (according to general examination regulation §3 para. 6)

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

  • one of two compulsory elective modules in the area of Practical Labs has been successfully completed,
  • all compulsory elective modules in the area of Communication Skills have been successfully completed, and
  • a total of 54 CP in examinations have been successfully completed
  • For all students enrolled since Winter 2020, you need to pass the module component Scientific Integrity (online course offered every semester; see RWTHonline).

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.