Visual Computing & Games Technology (MSc)

Visual Computing provides the basis for many applications such as computer games, virtual reality and design evaluation. Nowadays, Visual Computing and Games Technology have found their way even into small and medium sized businesses and into private households. Experts in these rapidly developing fields are highly sought-after.

The Master of Visual Computing & Games Development equips students with advanced scientific as well as practical skills with a focus on visual computing. Lectures in advanced user interfaces for games applications as well as user experience and user research complement the scope of the programme. Students will be confident in the basics of computer games technology.

The academic degree Master of Science is awarded to those who successfully complete the programme. This degree is internationally acknowledged and entitles students to enrol for a PhD programme. The department of computer science and the Institute of Visual Computing regularly supervise phD students.

At a glance

Master's degree
Sankt Augustin
Standard period of study: 
4 semesters
Accredited by ASIIN in 2017
For admission to the programme, a professional academic degree (Bachelor or equivalent)in a relevant field of study is required. For your application to be reviewed by the Admissions Committee, a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or less on the German grading scale (1=excellent to 5=fail) is necessary. Grades from other countries are converted. Another requirement is sufficient knowledge of concepts, methods and tools in the field of computer science. Such knowledge is usually acquired in an undergraduate course with at least 90 ECTS credits earned by computer-science content.
Language skills: 
Applicants with a German university entrance qualification: English Level B2+; Applicants with a foreign university entrance qualification additionally: DSH 2, TestDaF with score of 4 or higher in all four parts of the test or telc C1 Deutsch Hochschule
Start of course: 
winter semester and summer semester
Application period: 
15.11.-15.03. (summer semester) , 15.05.-15.07. (winter semester) This course starts in summer semester 2018.
Semester fee: