The Master’s Programme
The Master Programme AI at FAU is designed to give graduates a solid understanding of artificial intelligence the is broad in application and intersection with other disciplines as well as deep and well-founded in the academic methodologies of the field. Please see the site about the AI Master’s Programme for more details.
Goals of the Master’s Programme
Demand Graduates of master programme have excellent job prospects. During your studies, subjects you were first introduced to during your qualifying degree can be given more breadth and depth, according to your individual goals and preferences, so that students can be introduced to current topics of academic or industrial research. A successfully completed master’s degree will be acknowledged as prerequisite for being admitted to PhD programs at German universities. Actual admission to a PhD program, however, also requires proof of high research potential, as preferably demonstrated by an outstanding master’s thesis.
International Orientation The programme complies with the internationally accepted bachelor-master structure. The majority of the courses are in English, thus making it attractive for foreign students who do not speak German. At the same time, German students in the programme benefit from working with English as an international scientific language. That way it becomes also easier for German students to work or study abroad afterwards. The possibility of studying abroad is additionally enhanced by the programme’s compatibility with the Anglo-American university system.
Flexibility The integration of many different specialised fields requires a flexible organization of the study plans. Following the Anglo-American pattern, students are encouraged to choose an individualized study plan from a wide selection of fields to suit their individual interests. The program is modular, as defined by the examination regulations (Prüfungsordnung). In order to ensure optimal support students are assisted by special academic advisors (Studienberater) for the AI programme.
The desired goal that is to be achieved by the study of Artificial Intelligence at the Technical Faculty is the education of thoroughly skilled computer scientists with a specifically formed profile. Using the methodical skills and knowledge acquired during their education, graduates should be able to solve engineering tasks independently and responsibly which are located at any of the intersections of the areas of computer science, applied mathematics, and an engineering discipline. They should also be able to develop new perspectives on their field of activity and to judge applied tools and methodologies critically.