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high performance computing / quantum computing, m.sc.

faculty of applied computer science

boost your understanding of the universe

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Welcome to the futuristic world of quantum computing, the next great evolutionary leap in computer technology. As one of the first universities in Germany, DIT offers you a Master's degree in Quantum Computing. Building on your knowledge in computer science, physics or engineering, you will learn about the modern technology of quantum computing in this degree programme. no matter in which economic or scientific field, it is all about solving complex problems. But much faster than conventional computers have been able to do up to now. Unimaginable amounts of data should be able to be analysed in minutes instead of years. This is useful in many different areas. For example, to improve forecasts and predictions, in cryptography (encrypted communication) or pharmacology (drug research). With your help, we humans will understand our universe in a whole new way. 
In Deggendorf, you study quantum computing in English, which optimally prepares you for the professional world. The master's programme is supported by partnerships with industry and peer institutions that guide you through the rapidly evolving technological advances of quantum systems.
The basis for this disruptive type of computing and a challenge on its own is high-performance computing (HPC). Here you design programmes for high-performance and ultra-high performance computers - also called supercomputers - or learn to design such a supercomputer right away. 
Learn more: Presentation video of the study program from the Master Info Evening

course fact sheet

Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Duration: 3 semesters (1.5 years)

Start: March (summer semester)

Location: Deggendorf

Taught in: English

Admission requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Physics, Technology or a related subject
  • A successfully completed assessment test. Further information: Assessment test
  • 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

As an expert in high-performance computing and quantum computing, you are in demand wherever large data centres are set up or used. You will find these more and more frequently in Germany, but the international market also offers jobs for you. Since the programme at DIT teaches you the general basics of data centre management, you can be employed as an expert in both academic and private data centres (medium-sized companies and upwards). The focus on high-performance computing and quantum computing is currently being massively expanded with corresponding specialist personnel. Larger companies that perform complex computations themselves or provide them as service providers for others can also make good use of graduates like you. Your tasks range from designing a system together with the customer, to planning and setting it up, to programming. You can also take over the maintenance of systems, i.e. you make sure that the system as a whole runs fail-safe and intrusion-proof. In any case, you can be there to see how technology develops even before it changes our everyday lives in the future.

In this profession, it is quite advantageous to have at least an idea of neighbouring areas, even if you may have specialised in a slightly different field in everyday life. You bring along mathematically sound and logical thinking as your personal qualities. You also have integrits and a willingness to communicate in your everyday work. 

You can build a career in one of the following professional fields:

  • IT and IT infrastructure
  • (IT) security and safety
  • Hardware and software design
  • Operating systems and system design
  • Programming
  • Planning and construction of data centres
  • Power supply/USV
  • Fire protection
  • Building services and HVAC
  • IT management
  • Innovation management

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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