Structure of the Programme of Study

What is the Structure of the Programme of Studies ?

In each of the four semesters you are supposed to obtain about 30 ECTS credit points. ECTS stands for the European Credit Transfer System: One ECTS point involves about 30 hours of work.
We do not require you to attend a specific lecture, but you have to obtain credit points (CP) from five different categories:

  • Classes from the core areas of visual computing (53 CP with at least 35 CP graded):
    These include
    • image acquisition and geometric foundations (at least 4 CP)
    • image analysis (at least 9 CP, graded)
    • image synthesis (at least 9 CP, graded)
    • seminar in visual computing (8 CP, graded)

  • Classes in image related areas in computer science and other disciplines (9 CP, graded):
    This may involve e.g. lectures on information retrieval, artificial intelligence, telecommunications, machine learning, robotics, computational linguistics or medical engineering.

  • Supplementary classes to fill your personal gaps of knowledge (18 CP with at least 9 CP graded):
    Depending on you background, individual restrictions may be imposed. If you hold e.g. a B.Sc. degree in computer science it may be required that you visit specific mathematics or physics classes, while mathematicians may be supposed to attend computer science classes.

  • Additional classes (10 CP):
    This category includes for example additional classes in visual computing, but also language classes (at most 6 CP), jobs as a teaching assistant (at most 4 CP), or lectures from humanities such as cognitive sciences (must be approved by the examination board before attendance).

  • Master thesis in visual computing (30 CP, graded):
    You have six months for your master thesis.

Each semester a teaching webpage will contain the current list of classes for the first three categories. A detailed description of all possible classes in the first three categories can be found in our Handbook of Module Descriptions.

Study and Examination Regulations

Here are the study and examination regulations: