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High Performance Computing / Quantum Computing, M.Sc.

Faculty of Applied Computer Science

Boost your Understanding of the Universe

Welcome to the futuristic world of quantum computing, the next great evolutionary leap in computer technology, where data analytics are used to boost our understanding of the universe. Quantum computing is a new computer paradigm that will accelerate complex troubleshooting from years to minutes, potentially solving challenges that conventional computers cannot handle.
Become an expert in this field and gain knowledge that can be adapted to many different exciting areas such as in the improvement of forecasts and predictions, in cryptography (the science of writing and solving coded messages) or pharmacology (the science of drugs). The course is divided into 4 main module groups to cover all areas of quantum computing and related topics:
1. Hardware design and efficiency
  • Physics and technology of modern computer systems
  • Modern and experimental computer architectures
  • Networks and distributed systems
  • Infrastructure design facility design

2. Software engineering and optimization

  • Advanced topics of mathematics and IT
  • Software design for modern and experimental computer systems
  • Programming methodoligies and frameworks
  • Optimization methods

3. System design and administration

  • Technology of High Performance Computing / Quantum Computing
  • System design for large computer systems
  • System maintenance for High Performance Computing /Quantum Computing
  • Application of systems design

4. General skills

  • Maths background
  • Physics background
  • Fundamentals of modern and experimental computing technologies
  • Elective classes in a wide range of topics

Course Fact Sheet

Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Duration: 3 semesters (1.5 years)

Start: October (winter semester)

Location: Deggendorf

Course language: English

Admission requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Physics, Technology or a related subject
  • A successfully completed assessment test, details will be available soon
  • English level B2
  • If English is not your native language, proof of sufficient English skills is necessary

Application procedure: Read step by step of how to apply

Fees: No tuition fees, only €62 student services fee per semester


Career Prospects

This postgraduate course is supported by numerous partnerships with industry and peer institutions, ensuring the course spearheads your training in rapidly developing technological advancements of quantum systems. With this excellent qualification, expect to build your future career in one of these job markets:

  • IT and IT infrastructure
  • (IT) security and safety
  • Hardware and software design
  • Operating systems and system design
  • Programming
  • Designing and building computing centres
  • Power supply / UPS
  • Fire protection
  • Building technology and HVAC
  • IT management
  • Innovation management

To get an insight into the professional world of quantum computing from a woman's perspective, read our university blog, posted by Professor Dr. Helena Liebelt about connecting women to quantum computing.

Subject Overview

Overview of lectures and courses, SWS (Semesterwochenstunden = weekly hours/semester) and ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) in the Master's degree High Performance Computing / Quantum Computing.


Semester 1 SWS ECTS
Physics for HPC/QC 4 5
Software Engineering 4 5
HPC/QC Programming Lab 4 5
HPC/QC Technology 4 5
Advanced Mathematics for HPC/QC 4 5
FWP I (Elective subject in accordance with study coordinator) 4 5

Semester 2



Computer Architectures for HPC/QC 4 5
Networks for HPC/QC 4 5
Optimization Methods 4 5
HPC/QC Infrastructure 4 5
System Design and Application of HPC/QC Systems 4 5
Advanced Mathematics and Physics for HPC/QC 4 5
Semester 3 SWS ECTS
FWP II (Elective subject in accordance with study coordinator) 4 5
Master colloquium 2 2
Master thesis - 23
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