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01.04.2018

Start of application for the new master’s programs „Data Engineering“ and „Digital Health“

Due to the growing influence of digitization on many areas of life, new professions and fields of activity are emerging. The joint Digital Engineering Faculty of the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) and the University of Potsdam respond to the strong demand for highly qualified and specialized IT experts. With the new Master Degree Programs "Data Engineering" and "Digital Health", the future-oriented study program is expanding.

Whether in a company or in their own Startups, HPI-Alumni are highly renown both nationally and internationally (Photo: HPI/K. Herschelmann)

Application for the winter semester 2018/19

Application process:

The application deadline is July 15th.

The Digital Engineering Faculty of the HPI and the University of Potsdam educate students specifically for future performance and leadership positions. Starting in the winter semester 2018/19, the two new Master's programs will kick off next to the Bachelor and Master program "IT Systems Engineering". The application deadline is July 15th.

"The digital transformation brings new, exciting job perspectives and innovative fields of activity. We are educating the next generation of highly talented IT experts who are motivated and qualified to shape the digital world of tomorrow, "explains HPI Institute Director and Dean Professor Christoph Meinel.

The study program "Data Engineering" is aimed at students who want to deal more closely with the analysis, management and visualization of large amounts of data, short for big data. Graduates are in able to assume executive and leadership positions, especially where the design, implementation, maintenance and operation of complex information systems play a significant role. Enrolling to the study program is possible during the summer and winter semesters.

The Master of Science "Digital Health" qualifies IT engineers for activities at the interface between computer science and medicine. Their interdisciplinary skills can be used in a variety of ways for graduates of the English-language degree program as executives in research or business with a focus on health sector applications, including healthcare and healthcare. The beginning of studies is in the winter semester.

Both Master's programs and the Master's degree in "IT Systems Engineering" can be completed in four semesters, in which a total of 120 ECTS credits must be earned.

Anyone interested in studying computer science and wanting to know more about the study opportunities and different subject areas at the HPI can get information on site as part of the University Information Day on 13 April. The event is aimed at students who are about to graduate from school, at parents as well as mathematics and computer science teachers.

On May 7, the HPI also invites all those who are interested in the master's programs to an information event.