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shape digital change

become part of the megatrend

artificial intelligence and data science, m.sc.

faculty of computer science





of all dit graduates

will find a job

within 2 months






ai - changing our lives

Just as electricity brought about far-reaching changes over 100 years ago, artificial intelligence (AI) has fundamentally started to change our lives. AI is the next phase of the industrial revolution and has established itself firmly in our society. Almost all branches of industry have been affected by the ongoing transformation through its algorithms.

The Master of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science course addresses this transformation by providing you as a student with the broad and in-depth skills required to work with and develop AI. You will be trained how to obtain, process and store enormous amounts of data, which is the root of AI and development processes.

Unique to master programmes in this field is the integrated internship that you are required to complete, providing you with invaluable work experience in your chosen field.

In addition, this course of studies strengthens EU goals of cooperative learning, research and teaching. Due to the cross-border nature of the course, its embeddedness in regional high-tech companies and its international character, you will not only gain expertise and practice in this sector but also benefit from a diverse and multicultural student community that will promote your intercultural skills and provide a solid foundation for innovative thinking.

Learn more: Presentation video of the study programme

course fact sheet

Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)/ Master - A joint degree from DIT and the University of South Bohemia (USB)

Duration: 4 semesters (2 years) - If applicable, you can have a semester of practical training from your Bachelor's degree recognised.


  • March (summer semester at DIT)
  • September (winter semester at University of South Bohemia)

Application period

  • 15 November - 15 January for entries in March (DIT, Deggendorf, Deutschland)
  • The application for the winter semester at the USB (České Budějovice, Czech Republic) takes place in spring. Applications can be submitted directly on the USB portal. More information about the USB programme can be found here: USB website

Please note:

  • Long-term residence permits for the purpose of study are required for citizens of the so-called third countries who will study in the Czech Republic. Please find further information on the webpage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.
  • For this special study programme, organised in cooperation with our Czech Partner university, European legal requirements are in place which, unfortunately, prohibit the admission of applicants from Iran and Syria. 

Location: Deggendorf und Budweis

Taught in: 100% English

Course highlights:

  • Joint degree programme, with a min. of 1 compulsory semester in South Bohemia (Ceske Budejovice/Budweis), Czech Republic
  • Compulsory internship

Admission requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in AI, Data Science, Computer Science or closely related field
  • A minimum of 18 ECTS from AI or Data Science courses
  • See language requirements

If you meet all the formal requirements, you will then be invited to the admission test.

The test topics include:

  • Section A: Mathematics (25 points)
  • Section B: Software Development (25 points)
  • Section C: Artificial Intelligence (20 points)
  • Section D: Data Science (20 points)

For all applications for the summer semester 2024:

  • The online admission test will take place on 6 December 2023, 9 am – 12 pm (noon).
  • If you decide to take the admission test “on site” in Deggendorf, the test date is 8 December, 10 - 11.30 pm.
  • A total number of 20 students will be admitted to this programme at DIT each year.

Application procedure: Read step by step of how to apply


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career prospects

  • Software engineer - AI specialist
  • System architect - AI specialist
  • Machine learning engineer
  • Machine learning researcher
  • Data scientist
  • Data analyst
  • Software and systems designer
  • IT manager
  • Researcher
  • Software developer
  • Software Analyst
  • Business Intelligence (BI) developer
  • Business Intelligence (BI) officer

subject overview

Overview of lectures and courses, SWS (Semesterwochenstunden = weekly hours/semester) and ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) in the Bachelor's degree Applied Computer Sciences.

Semester 1 SWS ECTS
Artificial Intelligence and Software Development 4 5
Theoretical Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence 6 8
Advanced Machine Learning 4 5
Elective 1* 4 5
Elective 2* 4 5
German or Czech 2 2
Semester 2 (at the University of South Bohemia) SWS ECTS
Information Theory 3 4
Mathematics for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science 4 6
Computational Intelligence 3 4
Distributed Algorithms 3 4
Advanced Data Storage and Analyses 4 6
Parellel Programming and Computing 3 4
German or Czech 2 2
Semester 3 SWS ECTS
Internship - 20
Elective 3* 4 5
Elective 4* 4 5
Semester 4 SWS ECTS
Advanced topics in AI 4 5
Master seminar - 5
Master thesis - 20




*All 4 electives must be chosen in consultation with the MAID study coordinator. Electives must have relevance for AI and/or data science.