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):
- 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
- 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: