IT Security / Information Engineering

... looks into questions such as ...

  • How can information be represented, saved, transmitted and processed?
  • Which system (Internet, computer networks, mobile phones, cars etc.) vulnerabilities are there and when are systems vulnerable?
  • How do complex IT systems stay safe in accordance with pre-defined safety objectives (privacy, integrity, authenticity, anonymity)?
  • How do cryptographic processes work (e.g. data encryption, digital signatures) and how are they implemented?
  • How can systems be protected against hacker attacks?
  • What are the challenges concerning the interface human/IT Security
  • You've got to be passionate about maths, computer engineering and electrical engineering; if you're not, you won't be enjoying it much.

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Degree programmes

 

IT Security / Information Engineering, Master 1 subject

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

as a research-focused degree course with a flexible structure, it ensures customised training.
students are integrated into industry-leading research teams and have access to state-of-the-art research lab equipment and forge links in the industry.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • • Network and Data Security
    • Embedded Security
    • Cryptography
    • System Security
    • Security Engineering
    • Usable Security and Privacy
    • Human-Centred Security
    • Mobile Security

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,

have:

  • substantial understanding of IT security, cryptography, mathematics and information technology

enjoy:

  • logical reasoning
  • understanding technological principles, making new discoveries and creating new designs, and promoting innovation

struggle through:

  • different problems and scientific issues
This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • IT Security / Information Technology
  • comparable study program focused on IT Security
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • as researchers
  • as developers
  • as consultancy providers
  • as project managers
  • as executive staff

And else?

A prep course ...

can be covered voluntarily.
Name: Master Startup ITS
Start: at the beginning of the semester

Further information about prep courses

An internship ...

is optional.

Studying abroad ...

can be done voluntarily.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Studienfachberatung der Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-0234 32 25932
Email:
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft ETIT
Building, Room: ID 1/405
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-23806
Email:
Website Fachschaft

Profile

Degree: Master of Science
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Classroom language: German

Detailed information for international applicants

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