The M.Sc. IT security deals with the conception, programming and implementation of security systems in information technology . The core areas are cryptography, system security and software security. In addition, the conception of modern security systems requires good knowledge in various areas of classic IT, such as operating systems, software engineering, database systems or networks.



The computer science is now used in research and development play an increasingly important role, since the design and optimization of work processes is no longer conceivable without software solutions. As a result, the opportunities for computer scientists on the job market are promising: The demand for them is increasing. While most of them are in permanent employment, there are also numerous self-employed. They find employment in companies in almost all sectors, in public administration and in research. There they develop, program and modify hardware and software programs, especially in connection with complex information, communication and control systems.

Computer scientists, for example, check existing IT systems for their security and effectiveness. They use their knowledge and skills particularly in IT project management. The implementation of new software projects in the form of the technical mapping of administrative tasks and production controls is also part of their tasks. The development of databases and web-based information systems is also part of her job.

Graduates of the special master’s degree in the IT security sub-area of computer science are looking forward to a rapidly growing and long-term relevant field of work with diverse perspectives in business as well as in the academic field. You can work as Chief Information Officer (CIO), project manager in IT security management or consultant for IT security certifications. Companies from a wide variety of industries, such as the automotive, aerospace, banking and telecommunications industries, are increasingly looking for experts in IT security around the world.

In times of global networking, information technology security is becoming increasingly important. TU scientists in Darmstadt address questions of IT security in the profile area "Cybersecurity at TU Darmstadt - CYSEC "and onNational Research Center for Applied Cybersecurity ATHENE .

Research on Artificial Intelligence (AI) at TU Darmstadt is excellent internationally. It clearly distinguishes itself from other locations in Germany and has the necessary interdisciplinarity to develop the potential of AI broadly and optimally and to do justice to the high social and economic importance.AI research at the TU Darmstadt is strongly intertwined with cognitive science, which is part of theCenter for Cognitive Science is bundled.

In addition to studying, it is important to gain your own practical experience in relevant institutions at an early stage, to demonstrate your general suitability for practice and to establish contacts. The prospect of a good position is increased by the willingness to move professionally, also abroad. A good command of the English language is particularly recommended if you have an international focus.


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