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Master in Computer Science (120 ECTS)

Master in Computer Science (120 ECTS)

Batch Starts 31st Mar'2024

Abroad Intake Apr'2025

Key Benefits of the Program

  • INR10 Lakhs


    Significant savings of upto INR 10 Lakhs compared to studying full degree in Germany

  • Upto18 Months


    Eligible for PGWP/Post Study Work/OPT visa application after graduation

  • INR45 Lakhs


    Average salary in Germany after completion of the course

Program Structure and Fees

Master in Computer Science (120 ECTS) is a 2 years course where in the first six months you will be studying online with IU Germany. Tuition fees for the first six months of course is INR 3,35,500. From 2nd semester onwards you will be going to Germany and study on-campus in IU Germany. Tuition fees for IU Germany is approximately 12,732 Euros including 1500 Euros of campus (enrollment fee). You will also have to deposit 11,208 Euros in a German bank account as proof of funds for living and food expenses.
 
  1. Country

    Germany

    Course Name

    • Master in Computer Science (120 ECTS)

    Eligibility

    • An undergraduate degree* from an H+* recognized college/university as per Anabin with less than or equal to 3.50 of German GPA
    • Graduates with a Computer Science background will be preferred
    • Graduates without sufficient Computer Science background can also join but will have to successfully pass 2 subjects of semester 1 - Programming with Python and Data Science in the first 6 months of joining the course.
    • Medium of Instruction should be English as certified by bachelors graduation institution (MOI letter is required for admission purposes)
    • Note: *All bachelor's degrees are acceptable except General BA degree (without specialization)

    Tuition Fees

    ~ INR 3,35,500

    Cost of Living

    N/A

    Mode of Teaching

    Online

    Duration

    6 months

  2. Country

    Germany

    Course Name

    • Master in Computer Science (120 ECTS)

    Eligibility

    • The applicant should successfully complete the online course modules.
    • For on-campus transition - An English Language Certificate IELTS score of Minimum 6.0 bands or TOEFL - Minimum 80.
    • Learners score should be less than or equal to 3.50 of German GPA in graduation.

    Tuition Fees

    ~ EUR 12,732

    Cost of Living

    ~ EUR 11208 per annum

    Mode of Teaching

    On-Campus

    Duration

    1 year 6 months

Other Benefits

  • 94% of IU Graduate receive confirmed job offers within 6 months of graduation
  • Eligible for 18 months Post Study Work visa application
  • Online Sessions, Recorded Lectures & Doubt Hearing Sessions
  • No Cost EMI option
  • WES Recognised University
  • 9 Elective options
  • Alumni status by IU Germany
  • In-built TOEFL/IELTS prep to be provided by upGrad
  • World Class Faculty Members & Industry Experts
  • Study in Europes most resilient economy
About IU Germany
IU Germany, also known as IU International University, is a renowned institution offering a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. With campuses located in major cities like Berlin, Munich, and Bad Honnef, IU Germany provides a vibrant and multicultural learning environment. The university is committed to delivering high-quality eduation through innovative teaching methods, practical-oriented curricula, and industry-relevant courses. IU Germany places a strong emphasis on internationality, offering English-taught programs that attract students from around the world. The university's focus on employability is reflected in its strong connections with industry partners and internship opportunities, preparing students for successful careers in various fields. ...Read more
About Germany
Studying in Germany can be an excellent option for international students for a number of reasons:1. High-Quality Education: German universities are renowned for their academic excellence and high-quality education, with 3 of its universities consistently ranking among the top 100 in QS global rankings 2023 and 46 of its universities featuring inthe top 1000.2. Affordability: Compared to other popular study abroad destinations, such as the US and UK, Germany offers low tuition fees, with many public universities having full tuition fee waivers for international students. This makes studying in Germany for international students a very affordable option as students only have to pay semester fees of around EUR 150-1500.3. Multicultural Environment: Germany is home to a diverse and multicultural community of students and professionals from around the world. Of the 83 million population of Germany, 22 million are from migrant backgrounds, providing an opportunity for international students to experience different cultures and perspectives.4. Strong Economy: Germany holds the fourth position in terms of GDP in the world. The country is one of the largest exporters globally and has the largest manufacturing economy in Europe. It houses leading global companies, thus offering opportunities for international students to gain valuable work experience.5. Language: Learning German can be a great advantage for international students, as it is the most widely spoken language in the European Union and can open up many career opportunities. Many universities in Germany also offer courses taught in English, making it an attractive option for non-German speakers. ...Read more

Career Opportunities


Computer Science

  • Information Security Manager

    EUR 52,000 Annually

  • Security Testing and Auditing

    EUR 57,391 Annually

  • Information Security Specialist

    EUR 59,471 Annually

  • Data Engineer

    EUR 56,415 Annually

Syllabus

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Frequently Asked Questions

About the Program

What is the Master in Computer Science with upGrad?

The Master in Computer Science is a rigorous 24-month online/offline hybrid program designed specifically for professionals to develop practical knowledge and skills related to computer science. The degree is awarded by IU Germany.

What type of learning experience should I expect?

The content will be a mix of interactive lectures from industry leaders as well as world-renowned faculty. Additionally, the program comprises live lectures or hangout sessions dedicated to solving your academic queries and reinforcing learning. Once you reach Germany, you will be part of a class of 30 students and get face to face learning from Professors. Also, in the final semester of the course, you will be writing a Thesis and participate in Colloquium.

Is any certification granted at the end of the program?

Post successful completion of the course, you will get a Master in Computer Science Degree from IU, Germany.

Admissions

Is there a minimum qualification for this program?

- An undergraduate degree* from an H+* recognized college/university as per Anabin with less than or equal to 3.50 of German GPA
- Graduates with a Computer Science background will be preferred
- Graduates without sufficient Computer Science background can also join but will have to successfully pass 2 subjects of semester 1 - Programming with Python and Data Science in the first 6 months of joining the course
- Medium of Instruction should be English as certified by bachelors graduation institution (MOI letter is required for admission purposes)
-  For on-campus transition - An English Language Certificate IELTS score of Minimum 6.0 bands or TOEFL - Minimum 80

Note: *All bachelor's degrees are acceptable except General BA degree (without specialization)

Can I still apply for the program if my score is more than 3.50 German GPA less in my undergraduate degree?

Candidates whose score is more than 3.50 German GPA in the UG degree are not eligible to apply.

Can I apply for the program if I am in my last year of an undergraduate degree?

Yes, you can apply for the program but you will join the batch which is just after completion of your bachelor's degree

What is the admission process?

The admissions process is completely online. Following are the key steps in the application process:
Step 1: Application and Document Submission
Apply on upGrad.com and submit your documents
Step 2: Get Shortlisted and Received your offer letter
Our admission committee will review your profile. Upon qualifying, an offer letter will be sent to your confirming your admission
Step 3: Block your seat and Begin the Prep Course
Block your seat with a payment of INR 25,000 to enroll into the program. Begin with your Prep course and start your MSCS journey.

Will I be required to submit any documents for admission?

Yes, you will be required to submit the following documents to upGrad prior to the program start date,
  • A self-attested copy of your undergraduate transcript/degree clearly mentioning your GPA/Grades,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Proof of English proficiency or
  • MOI letter.
Please note, you will only receive the final admissions offer upon submitting these documents.

Will I get a conditional offer letter from IU Germany?

Once you provide us with all the required documents, we will apply to IU Germany on your behalf and get you a contract and conditional or unconditional confirmation letter to join the course.

Germany

What are the job opportunities in Germany?

Boasting the lowest unemployment rate in Europe at 5%, Germany faces a talent gap, with over 1 lakh unfilled IT positions, according to industry figures. With an aging population averaging 44.5 years old, Germany actively seeks skilled immigrants to fill critical roles across various sectors, including IT.

What are the part-time working rules in Germany?

As a student, you can work 20 hours per week or 120 full days part-time during the year. Typical wage in Germany is around 10 Euros per hour.

What are the living costs per year in Germany?

To prove you have sufficient financial resources to support yourself in Germany, you have to deposit 11,208 Euro in a blocked German bank account before you apply for Visa. This amount can be withdrawn once you reach Germany to support your monthly expenses. Your actual expenses may vary depending on your lifestyle in Germany.

What are the post-study work visa rules in Germany?

Germany allows up to 18 months of stay-back on a post-study work visa after completing a degree from Germany.

About IU

Can you give more details on IU Germany?

IU Germany was established in 1998 and is a university of applied sciences. They have 17 campuses in Germany with 40 examination centres. International students can opt for either the Berlin campus or the Bad Honnef campus.

Why should I study in IU Germany?

IU Germany's average class size of 30 ensures individual attention and deeper engagement with professors. IU also has a well-established career center that helps students with placements. 94% of IU graduates receive a job offer within 6 months of completion of the course.

When can I start studying?

Online: 
We guarantee IU online students maximum flexibility, so you can choose your own starting date in your application. On that day, we will send you the access data you need to begin. 
On-Campus: 
We have two intakes per year - April and October, you can apply at any time. However, our on-campus programs have fixed starting times. See the course pages for more.

Course Curriculum

Which topics are going to be covered as part of the program?

The program will be delivered on a new technology platform to create a superior learning experience for participants. With this program, IU, Germany seeks to develop the next generation of leaders. The topics that are going to be covered Programming with Python, Software Engineering, Advanced Mathematics, Advanced Statistics, Data Science, Algorithmics, Cyber Security and Data Protection, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Technologies, Networks and Distributed Systems.

Time Commitment

What is the time commitment expected for the program?

At least 10-12 hrs/week of time commitment is expected to be able to graduate from the online program. The on-campus program in Germany is full-time and will have an appropriate workload.

How will my doubts/questions be addressed in an online program?

You will have access to peer-to-peer discussion forum where you can post your queries, and your peers/faculty/teaching assistants answer your queries within a day. Regular Q&A sessions with faculty to get clarification on conceptual doubts.

Assessment Structure

What is the assessment structure at IU, Germany?

Typical assessments for an online component will be quizzes and proctored exams. Students are expected to give quizzes after every chapter they have studied from course books and live lectures. Students are allowed unlimited attempts for quizzes. On completion of all the unit quizzes, students will have to attempt a proctored exam, which can be scheduled as early as 2 hours from the time of booking. These proctored exams are a mix of multiple-choice questions, short answers, and long answers. To successfully get credit for a course, students will have to score an overall 50% mark in a proctored exam. Learners will get 2 more attempts for a proctored exam if they do not complete it successfully in the first attempt.

Refund Policy

Is there any deferral or refund policy for this program?

Refund Policy:   

  1. Students must pay an applicable Caution Amount as mentioned in the Offer letter for enrollment to the Program. This Caution Amount will be adjustable against the total Program fee payable by the student.
  2. Once the student has made a partial or full payment of Program fee, such student can claim a refund for this amount at any time before the cohort commencement date by raising a refund request through ‘My applications’ page on our website (www.upgrad.com), stating the specific reason for the refund. The refund shall be subject to a deduction of INR. 20,000/- towards processing fee. If less than INR. 20,000/- have been paid in total, students shall not be eligible for any refund in such a case. 
  3. Students shall not be eligible for a refund (under any circumstances) if the refund request is raised post-program/Batch Start Date. In such a case, the student will continue to pay the EMI of his loan (if applicable), as the loan cannot be canceled. This is also applicable to students who could not complete their payment and could not get enrolled in their opted cohort. However, the student can request a Pre-signing of IU contract deferral as per the policy defined below for the same.
  4. Students shall not be eligible for refund of any amount paid towards the Program in case any discrepancy is identified between your application and self-attested documents including but not limited to incorrect details about your grades or any other incorrect information provided in your application.
  5. In case of a valid refund request post obtaining the loan from a third party credit facility provider, we would like to clarify that the responsibility of canceling the loan will lie with the student as upGrad is not privy to such arrangements between the student and the third party credit facility provider. 
  6. If students do not provide requisite documents as per the timeline mentioned in the offer letter, they will be deferred to the next batch however such deferrals will be limited to 6 subsequent cohorts. Post these 6 deferrals upGrad will charge full program fees again. 
  7. Also students will not be eligible for any refunds in scenarios mentioned in point 6.

Deferral Policy: (Pre- Signing of IU contract)

  1. If a student, due to unavoidable circumstances, is unable to commence the batch and requests for a deferral before signing the IU contract, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch.  However, if a student is deferring from his assigned cohort mentioned in the offer letter, the student will not be eligible for any refund post the deferral.
  2. A student can request for deferral only once before signing the IU contract and to any of the scheduled cohorts, which will start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of the student's initial batch. However, the student will be required to pay 50% of the total course fee amount (inclusive of taxes) before the deferral can be approved. Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort. 
  3. The student has time till the current cohort commencement date to make the payment of the 50% program fee, post which the deferral request will expire. Once the deferral window expires, the student cannot request a refund, and the above-mentioned refund policy will apply.
  4. The fee applicable to the deferred student will be as per the prevailing fee for the batch student has opted to defer to (No additional deferral fee is required to be paid).   

Deferral Policy: (Post Signing of IU contract)   

  1. Deferral is not allowed post-signing of IU contract     
  2. Further, post program commencement, you shall not be eligible to change the program and/or pause the Program. 

Payment

No cost CC EMI FAQ's

0% EMI with Finance partners /Credit card option availability will vary program wise.

1. Which banks allow using 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
No cost EMI is available on credit cards from all major banks (American Express, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank, State Bank of India, CITIBANK and HSBC)

2. Is there any minimum transaction limit ?
Yes. 50000 is the minimum.

3. Standard Chartered Bank offers 18 or 24 months No Cost EMI ?
No. ONLY 12 months is available irrespective of the Program enrolled.

4. Will I have to pay any extra amount for EMI transaction?
If you are availing 0% credit card EMI, upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. Your bank may levy GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI.

5. Are there any fees or down payment?
Certain banks charge nominal processing fees between INR 99 - 500 on 0% Credit Card EMI transaction. If charged, will be billed in the first repayment installment.

6. Can I use my International credit card for 0% credit EMI or Credit Card EMI?
Only the Indian bank credit cards can be used. But you can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions, this will be purely between you and your bank.

7. Are there any charges in case I opt for cancellation/refund from the course after paying balance with no cost EMI ?
Yes, there will be additional charges to the extent of interest paid by the upGrad to the bank, you will be refunded only Principal amount, i.e. the amount actually deducted/blocked from your card. This deduction will be in addition to the amount mentioned in the refund policy shared with your offer letter.

8. Can I Pay Using Multiple Credit Cards ?
Multiple cards can be used to complete the payments using Part payment option make sure to inform the learner, minimum transaction is INR 50000 to opt for 0% CC EMI E.g. Amount to be paid: 150000. I can pay using 2 Credit cards. Yes, Example :
HDFC Card – Part payment – INR 100000
ICICI Card – Part payment – INR 50000

9. How can I opt for Credit card EMI if my bank is not listed in the 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
You can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions.

10. Why is the entire amount blocked on my credit card?
Initially your bank will block the entire amount from your available purchase limit and from your next billing cycle, you will be charged the EMI amount. As you start paying your EMI, your credit limit will be released accordingly. For example, if you have made a payment of ₹100000 on 6-months EMI and your credit limit is ₹200,000 then initially your bank will block your credit limit by ₹100000. After payment of your first month EMI of Rs.15000, the blocked amount will come down to ₹85000.

11. Why is interest getting charged on No Cost EMI?
Your bank will charge you interest. However, this interest charge has been provided to you as an upfront discount at the time of your payment, effectively giving you the benefit of a No cost EMI. The total amount paid during the entire EMI tenure to the bank will be equal to the amount to be paid to upGrad.

Eg. Amount payable to upGrad: INR 405000
Let's say Amount deducted at the time of transaction: INR 379850 (Principal amount) Bank charges interest of 12-15% per annum on INR 379850
[Note: Interest factor is reducing rate and not Flat rate]
EMI AMOUNT = INR 33750 x 12 = INR 405000
Effectively, you have taken loan on 379,850 instead of 405,000
Disclaimer
upGrad does not grant credit; credits are granted, accepted or transferred at the sole discretion of an educational institution. upGrad does not make any representations regarding the recognition or equivalence of the credits or credentials awarded, unless otherwise expressly stated. f you intend to pursue a post graduate or doctorate degree upon completion of this course or apply for employment which requires specific credits, we advise you to enquire further regarding the suitability of this degree for your academic and/or professional requirements before enrolling. ...Read more