This Master's program is organized in a work-friendly way and is therefore compatible with a professional career.

Applied Data Science - Master's program

Exploiting data collections

The continuing trend towards the digitalization of work processes and the immense amount of data to be processed are subjects of current business practice. Companies have collected large amounts of data in recent years and are now faced with the challenge of exploiting these data collections and generating added value for their business areas. They are looking for qualified data scientists who can generate relevant information from large amounts of data and derive recommendations from the processed data.

Becoming a data scientist

A data scientist is expected to be familiar with the entire data value chain. Therefore, graduates of the Master of Science degree program have a practical as well as theoretical understanding in all of the following areas:

  • Data acquisition
  • Data transmission
  • Data storage
  • Data evaluation
  • Data visualization
  • Legal and ethical frameworks

Moreover, graduates can use their acquired professional and methodological competence to pursue a further scientific specialization in the form of a PhD at a technical university.

Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS) has been an associate member of the European University ATHENA, an excellence program of the European Commission, since 1 January 2023.

Application deadline

Winterterm 2024

Period I:  01.11.-15.03.2024
Period II: 16.03.-15.05.2024
Period III: 16.05.-15.07.2024
Period IV: 16.07.-30.09.2024*

For applicants from outside Europe applications are only accepted within Period I & II.

*We reserve the right not to open the period or to close it early.

Study start

The semester starts in october - we only offer intake in winterterm!


The start of lectures can be found in the individual timetable which is available after enrollment.

Teaching time

Wednesday & Thursday from 16:50 h
Friday from 13:30 h
approx. 2 Saturdays/month & 5 working days per semester (Classroom teaching with online parts)

Events

Study Guidance

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Further information

Bachelor Degree with a Minimum of:

- Computer Science Basics and Programming (10 ECTS)

- Mathematics / Statistics / Algorithmics (10 ECTS)

- Data Management / Databases / Data Structures (5 ECTS)

Language of Study: English

Study & Work

Study & Work - is that possible?

With over 80 Study & Work partner companies and organizations, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences offers students of a bachelor's or master's degree program the opportunity to combine their studies with a career.

This attractive offer gives students the chance to immediately put theoretical knowledge into practice and gain professional experience in Carinthia's leading companies.

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Contact

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Head of Degree Program

 

 

Level of qualification
Master
ECTS credits
120.00
Tuition fees
€ 363.36 / semester
Qualification awarded
  • Master of Science in Engineering
Duration of study
4 semester
ÖH (Austrian Student Union) fee
€ 22.70 / semester
Language of instruction
English
FH campus
  • Villach

General Study Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profile of the Study Program

The newly developed master’s degree program trains future data scientist for a variety of promising career paths in different business areas. There is a great need for experts that are familiar with the entire data value chain, from the acquisition of data, to the extraction of information, and finally the generation and representation of knowledge.

The technical-methodological skills acquired during the program allow the students to identify problems in the acquisition of (sensor) data as well as the transmission of these data and enable them to make a fundamental assessment with regard to the quality of the acquired data. A main focus is on the techniques of storing large, heterogeneous data in order to enable a subsequent valid and timely evaluation using models of machine learning and artificial intelligence. Modern methods of visualization are part of the curriculum to communicate the results and derive recommendations for action.
Graduates of the master’s degree program "Applied Data Science" can use their acquired professional and methodological competence to pursue a further scientific specialization in the form of a PhD at a technical university.

Data science is an incredibly fascinating field of applied sciences. The prerequisite for attending the master's degree program is a completed technical bachelor's or diploma degree from the FH Kärnten or an equivalent program at a recognized domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution.
What students should bring to their studies:

  • 10 ECTS in Computer Science Basics and Programming
  • 10 ECTS in Mathematics, Statistics, and Algorithmics
  • 5 ECTS in Data Management, Databases, and Data Structures (FH Kärnten offers a bridge course during summer)A fundamental interest in topics of artificial intelligence and machine learning.
  • A personality who enjoys discovering innovative and creative solutions.
  • Solid mathematical knowledge and basic programming skills.
  • Basic knowledge of databases and data management.
  • Good language and communication skills.

Graduates of the master’s degree program “Applied Data Science” are able to:

  • work on concrete tasks in a problem-solving manner,
  • recognize the interrelationships of data analysis on large amounts of data on the technology, system, and application level,
  • •apply mathematical, statistical and computer science knowledge,
  • estimate the limits of the state-of-the art procedures, methods and models,
  • design, develop and implement systems for the analysis of large amounts of data
  • professionally carrying out projects with respect to development, implementation and application,
  • reflect, analyze and further develop the basic knowledge acquired during the program,
  • apply the basics and methods of scientific work.

Research in the study program

Research and development make an important contribution to transforming broad university knowledge into practical application solutions and to promoting cooperation between companies and universities.
 

 

Current courses - Applied Data Science

LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Data Source & Data Quality ILV 3,5 5,0 M2.08760.11.031
Information& Probability Theory ILV 3,5 5,0 M2.08760.11.011
Introduction to Machine Learning ILV 3,5 5,0 M2.08760.11.051
Project (I) Prerequisites and Project Domains ILV 3,5 5,0 M2.08760.11.081
Statistics ILV 3,5 5,0 M2.08760.11.021
Unsupervised Learning ILV 3,5 5,0 M2.08760.11.061
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Academic Skills SE 3,0 5,0 M2.08860.10.061
Advanced Topics ILV 3,5 5,0 M2.08760.11.151
Artificial Neural Networks and Deep Learning (II) ILV 3,5 5,0 M2.08760.11.141
Data Architecture and Database Technologies (II) ILV 3,5 5,0 M2.08760.11.121
Data Visualization (II) ILV 3,5 5,0 M2.08760.11.181
Project (III) Practical Implementation PA 3,5 5,0 M2.08760.11.101
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Artificial Neural Networks and Deep Learning (I) ILV 3,5 5,0 M2.08760.11.131
Data Architecture and Database Technologies (I) ILV 3,5 5,0 M2.08760.11.111
Data Engineering ILV 3,5 5,0 M2.08760.11.041
Data Visualization (I) ILV 3,5 5,0 M2.08760.11.171
Project (II) Frameworks and Concept Study ILV 3,5 5,0 M2.08760.11.091
Supervised Learning ILV 3,5 5,0 M2.08760.11.071
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Data Privacy and Ethics SE 3,0 5,0 M2.08760.11.161
Master Exam ME 0,0 3,0 M2.08760.11.221
Master Thesis MT 0,5 20,0 M2.08760.11.211
Master Thesis Seminar SE 2,0 2,0 M2.08760.11.201
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Data Source & Data Quality ILV 3,5 5,0 M2.08760.11.031
Information& Probability Theory ILV 3,5 5,0 M2.08760.11.011
Introduction to Machine Learning ILV 3,5 5,0 M2.08760.11.051
Project (I) Prerequisites and Project Domains ILV 3,5 5,0 M2.08760.11.081
Statistics ILV 3,5 5,0 M2.08760.11.021
Unsupervised Learning ILV 3,5 5,0 M2.08760.11.061
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Academic Skills SE 3,0 5,0 M2.08860.10.061
Advanced Topics ILV 3,5 5,0 M2.08760.11.151
Artificial Neural Networks and Deep Learning (II) ILV 3,5 5,0 M2.08760.11.141
Data Architecture and Database Technologies (II) ILV 3,5 5,0 M2.08760.11.121
Data Visualization (II) ILV 3,5 5,0 M2.08760.11.181
Project (III) Practical Implementation PA 3,5 5,0 M2.08760.11.101
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Artificial Neural Networks and Deep Learning (I) ILV 3,5 5,0 M2.08760.11.131
Data Architecture and Database Technologies (I) ILV 3,5 5,0 M2.08760.11.111
Data Engineering ILV 3,5 5,0 M2.08760.11.041
Data Visualization (I) ILV 3,5 5,0 M2.08760.11.171
Project (II) Frameworks and Concept Study ILV 3,5 5,0 M2.08760.11.091
Supervised Learning ILV 3,5 5,0 M2.08760.11.071
LectureTypeSPPSECTS-CreditsCourse number
Data Privacy and Ethics SE 3,0 5,0 M2.08760.11.161
Master Exam ME 0,0 3,0 M2.08760.11.221
Master Thesis MT 0,5 20,0 M2.08760.11.211
Master Thesis Seminar SE 2,0 2,0 M2.08760.11.201

Job & Career

Graduates of the Master of Science degree program “Applied Data Science” are highly educated specialists with exciting career opportunities in different fields of work. The leading employers for data scientists are typically from the following areas:

  • Public and private research institutions
  • Banks
  • Manufacturers
  • Large retailers
  • E-commerce companies
  • Internet service providers
  • Public and private transport companies
  • Marketing departments/agencies

The successful completion of the master program Applied Data Science in turn qualifies the graduate to undertake a doctorate.

Faculty and Staff - Applied Data Science

Professor of Data Science

FH-Prof. DI (FH) Dr. techn.

 Markus Prossegger
Senior Lecturer1

FH-Prof.in Dr.in rer. nat. Priv.-Doz. DI Mag.a

 Anita Kloss-Brandstätter

FH-Prof. Mag.a Dr.in

 Astrid Paulitsch-Fuchs
+43 (0)5 90500-3534
a.paulitsch-fuchs[at]fh-kaernten[dot]at

St. Veiterstraße 47
9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee
Head of Degree Program "Medical Engineering & Analytics", Program Director of "Medical Engineering"

FH-Prof. Priv.-Doz. Dipl.-Ing. (FH)

 Günther Grabner, Ph.D.
+43 (0)5 90500-3582
g.grabner[at]fh-kaernten[dot]at

Primoschgasse 10
9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee
Professor

DDr.in

 Oana Stefana Mitrea, MSc
+43 (0)5 90500-3330
o.mitrea[at]fh-kaernten[dot]at

Primoschgasse 8
9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee
Professor of Geoinformatics

FH-Prof. Dr.-Ing.

 Karl-Heinrich Anders

FH-Prof.in Dipl.-Ing. Dr.in techn.

 Adrijana Car

FH-Prof. Mag. Dr.

 Gernot Paulus, MSc. MAS
Part-time Lecturer
 Marius Birkenbach, BEng MSc

ao.Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr.

 Abdelhamid Bouchachia

DI DI

 Aleksandar Karakas, BSc BSc MSc

FH-Prof. Dipl.-Math. Dr. phil. habil.

 Andreas Pester

DI Dr.in techn.

 Olivia Pfeiler

em.o.Univ.-Prof. Dr.

 Jürgen Pilz

Mag. DI Dr. techn.

 Kathrin Plankensteiner

DI

 Christof Wolf-Brenner, BSc MA

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