Study High Integrity Systems (M.Sc.)

Information for prospective students of High Integrity Systems (M.Sc.) NEU

High-Integrity systems are complex, software controlled systems. They protect humans, the environment, organizations and society. They can be divided into two fields of applications:

  • Safety Critical Systems (SCS) have a direct influence on the life and health of humans and the environment. They are used in all industrial areas, e.g. aerospace, automotive, railway and marine systems, power generation, medical technology, SCADA and others.
  • Mission Critical Systems (MCS) possess a high criticality with respect to the functioning of an organization, e.g. ERP, CRM, and others.

A Master‘s degree in High Integrity Systems gives access to a wide range of professional opportunities in different application areas of Computer Science. The development of software and IT-services for High Integrity Systems is vitally important for all industries, and also in administrative applications, banking and finance systems.

The Master's degree in High Integrity Systems opens the door to a wide range of fields of use in safety critical areas in

  • automotive and machine building industries,
  • chemical and pharmaceutical industries,
  • aeronautics and space systems,
  • bio-medicine and medical technology.

Further fields of use include business process critical areas in

  • banking and finance,
  • insurance business,
  • media and television,
  • IT-Services.

Core competences in Software-Engineering, System Modelling, Advanced Testing and Data Integrity put you ahead of the crowd in applying for a doctorate degree or one of the most interesting jobs out there in the field!

Apply now!

(German only)

The application deadline for applicants with German degrees is 15 March 2024.

The application deadline for applicants with foreign degrees was 15 October 2023.

If you wish to apply with a foreign degree please refer to our International Office for further information on application procedures.



High Integrity Systems

Master of Sciences


4 terms, full-time

ECTS credit points


Program start

Summer and winter semester

Application deadlines

applicants with German credentials: Mar 15 / Sept 15


applicants with international credentials: Oct 15 / Apr 15



This degree course was accredited by the German Accreditation Council  until September 30, 2027.

Admission requirements

Application is possible till March 15 (summer semester) or September 15 (winter semester). Apply at the Student Services Center.

International applicants must observe the application deadlines of April 15 (winter semester) or October 15 (summer semester). Apply at uni-assist.

Admission requirements are a previous computer science degree with at least 180 ECTS or a comparable degree with at least 60% Computer Science; minimum grade of the degree is 2.0.

Applicants with a grade between 2.0 and 3.1 may be admitted if they can provide evidence of special qualifications through relevant professional experience, through particularly interesting IT projects after their first degree or through outstanding publications as lead author. The special qualifications need to be related to the HIS study program.

English language skills of at least level B2 must be demonstrated.

Part-time studies

Students, whose course of study has deviated from the regular course of full-time studies – for whatever reason – can seek personal counseling from the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences.

Goal of the counseling is, while considering personal conditions of an individual course of study, to graduate in an appropriate period of time. In order to reach this goal, we will develop a course plan together with you.

It is also checked whether there are reasons for a formal application of part-time studies. Additional information about the requirements and study organization of part-time studies can be found on the pages of the Admissions office.

The consultation is offered by the degree course counselors or the degree counselor of your degree course. Please schedule an appointment via email.

Dagmar RühlSecretary's office: computer sciences
Building 1, Room 215
Fax : +49 69 1533-2727
Michael WeilSecretary's office: computer sciences
Building 1, Room 215
Fax : +49 69 1533-2727
Prof. Dr. rer. nat.
Matthias Wagner
Director of High Integrity Systems Study Programme
Building 1, Room 220
Prof. Dr.
Egbert Falkenberg
Head of examination board
Building 1, Room 219
Fax : +49 69 1533-2727
Sarah AmaadachouMitarbeiterin Prüfungsamt LE Informatik
Building 1, Room 214
Fax : +49 69 1533-2727
Sabrina PawelkeMitarbeiterin Prüfungsamt LE Informatik
Building 1, Room 214
Fax : +49 69 1533-2727
Markus RasterMitarbeiter Prüfungsamt LE Informatik
Building 1, Room 213
Fax : +49 69 1533 - 2727

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