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MASTER IN (APPLIED) CS @KL Some useful information for new students Prof. Dr. Stefan Deßloch firstname.lastname@example.org
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Overview – Master CS (CS) 8 ECTS; Choices are listed in the Study Plan 8 ECTS; Choices are listed in the Study Plan 16 ECTS outside CS, one of: Biology Chemistry Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Mathematics Physics Economic Sciences Psychology Regional and Environmental Planning Social Sciences 16 ECTS outside CS, one of: Biology Chemistry Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Mathematics Physics Economic Sciences Psychology Regional and Environmental Planning Social Sciences Your core area of interest! 46 ECTS Algorithmics Computer Graphics and Visualization Development of Embedded Systems Information and Communication Systems Intelligent Systems Robotics Software Engineering Verification Your core area of interest! 46 ECTS Algorithmics Computer Graphics and Visualization Development of Embedded Systems Information and Communication Systems Intelligent Systems Robotics Software Engineering Verification Broaden your CS knowledge! 20 ECTS Any Master-level CS courses outside your specialization Broaden your CS knowledge! 20 ECTS Any Master-level CS courses outside your specialization
Overview – Master Applied CS (ACS) Specialization Focusses on a specific application area CS specialization, Interdisciplinary studies, application field, and modelling and simulation block are all tailored to the specialization Choices: Ambient Systems, Embedded Systems, Automotive Systems, Computer Science in Life Sciences, Information Management, Communication Systems, Mathematical Modelling, Production and Construction
Overview – Erasmus Mundus in Software Engineering (EMSE) Not provided here – given by your local EMSE coordinator
First Steps Pick a specialization (CS, ACS) Does the specialization profile match your interests? Any restrictions in your admission letter? Do you have the prerequisites? Check the descriptions in the study plan and module handbook for details! You have to make a choice within your 1st semester Ask for mentor assignment (CS, ACS) Your mentor is your primary contact for planning your studies Professor of CS department active in your field of specilization Let me know your choice of specialization You may also suggest a mentor Register at the examination office (CS, ACS, EMSE) For general master examination (one-time registration) Deadline is half way through the lecture period (May, November) http://www.uni-kl.de/index.php?id=77&L=1&S=0 – see "important dates" and "Informatik – Master – Erstanmelder"
Plan your studies First semester Check which courses are offered and pick those interesting for you Which courses are offered? KIS system http://www.kis.uni-kl.de/campus/all/subfields.asp?field=Informatik then click on "Informatik" to see the list of all courses Give preference to your specialization Try to look ahead Most courses are offered either every two or every four semester, some only sporadically (see module handbook for details) CS Course/lecture plans for current and 2 subsequent semesters at http://www.informatik.uni-kl.de/en/studium/lehrveranstaltungen/ Choice of minor subject Make sure you have the prerequistes from previous studies Courses are mostly at the master studies level! Bachelor-level courses can be picked on an exceptional basis, to a limited extent. But they usually are in german. If in doubt, ask your mentor!
Additional Prerequisite Courses Goal: make up for bachelor courses you need in your master studies but were not covered in your bachelor Were assigned by the admission committee and listed in your admission letter Course preparation Courses are in german (bachelor-level) Our goal: provide literature, excercise sessions and examination questions in english Please contact the professor giving the course early on to clarify details and obtain information Deadlines You need to pass exams for all courses within the first two semesters of your master studies (unless specified otherwise) option 1: regular CS Bachelor exams Make sure you register for the exams in time, usually these are written exams option 2: "equivalence test" – oral test arranged with the professor
Examinations Written exams Examination dates are published at the beginning of the semester See KIS: Informatik -> Prüfungen Theres a registration deadline! See the "important dates" document referenced earlier Make sure you register for the correct date! There may be two exams offered in the same examination period Oral exams Obtain examination date from the professor holding the exam Register with the examination office 2 weeks before the examination date (or earlier) Cancelling an exam Up to 1 week before the exam, no questions asked Up to the day of the exam due to illness or other important reasons Contact examination office no later than the day of the exam Provide documentation (e.g., statement by medical doctor)
Failing an exam You have a maximum of 3 attempts to pass an exam If you fail, you need to retake the exam For written exams: the remaining two exams need to be placed within the next three dates offered Means: you can skip the next date and repeat the (yearly) lecture before retaking the exam For oral exams: not earlier than 1 month, but not later than 6 months after the previous attempt Make sure to register!
Examination Plan Document that lists all the courses youd like to get examined in and the block youd like to place them in (specialization, supplementary,...) Please include all required course details (course identifier and title, # of ECTS)! Your aid for structured planning of your studies Can be completed/modified step-by-step Any change needs to be approved/signed by your mentor Formal document for the examination office to coordinate your exams Approved plan has to be submitted to the examination office before you can register for any individual exams
Examination Plan - Modifications Possible modifications Add new courses Reassign to different block Remove course, if no examination has taken place yet Replace course, if you have already failed an exam (exceptional case) Only for optional courses, needs to be replaced by course with the same # of ECTS! Failed attempts (including deadlines) are carried over!! Not possible to remove a course, once youve passed the exam!
Study Progress Standard period of study is 4 semesters Maximum study period and progress deadlines You need to register all exams for the theory block (for CS students) or for the simulation and modelling block (for ACS students) no later than at the end of your third semester You need to register the start of your master thesis no later than at the end of your fifth semester You need at least 60 ECTS from courses to register! You have to pass all exams and obtain all required certifications for seminar and project no later than at the end of the sixth semester You need to complete and submit your master thesis not later than at the end of the seventh semester You may request to adjust this timeline, if you had a significant amount of additional prerequisite courses to pass
German Language Test - DSI DSI test is a general requirement for all foreign master students (as defined by the university), if you don't hold an equivalent certificate! Please don't take this requirement lightly! The first exam needs to be taken in semester 1 or 2, can be repeated in 3rd semester You have 2 or 3 attempts, depending on whether you take an attempt in 1st semester. You can place the DSI course in your examination plan! CS: in the general fundamentals section of the supplementary block ACS: as an interdisciplinary course 89-8303 General Fundamentals: German Language Course A2 (6 ECTS)
Information Resources CS department master program web pages http://www.informatik.uni-kl.de/en/studium/studiengaenge/bm-inf/ for CS http://www.informatik.uni-kl.de/en/studium/studiengaenge/bm-ai/ for ACS There look in the following sections for the master Study plan – overview, descriptions of specializations and minor subject Regulations – Examination regulations, english translation available Module handbook at http://www.informatik.uni-kl.de/en/studium/lehrveranstaltungen/modulhb/