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The Master's programme in Media Technology gives students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and methodological competence in the field of media technology in a practice-oriented way. In coordination with regional and supra-regional companies in the media industry, current and future-oriented topics are addressed. The contents of the courses can thus be adapted to the rapidly changing development trends of this industry in an application-oriented and practical manner.

The aim is to train proven experts in the technology, development and production of media. This ranges from the ability to research and develop in the field of media technology to editorial and creative competence in the field of media production. Management and legal aspects of media production complement these core competencies.


fact sheet media technology

Degree: Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

Duration: 3 semesters (18 months)

Start: October & March (winter & summer semester)

Location : Deggendorf

Taught in:German (see language requirements)

Admission requirements: Admission is defined in the study and examination regulations. (§ 2 Qualification requirements)

Majoring in:

  • Digital Media Production
  • Media Informatics

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

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career prospects

Students can aim for the following professional qualifications through the selection of subjects and focal points:

  •     In the field of engineering (e.g. image and sound engineer)
  •     In the field of information technology (e.g: Multimedia programmers for computer-aided information and customer services)
  •     In the editorial area (e.g. multimedia editor, video journalist)
  •     In the field of design (e.g. multimedia developers and designers)

In addition, the programme promotes applied research and development at the participating faculties (also in cooperation with external partners). The students benefit from the joint use of different profiles and resources of the cooperating universities.


alumni profile

Victoria Paster

2018 | Media Technology and Production with focus on industrial Multimedia

Victoria Paster reports about her master studies at DIT and recommends students to use the study to try different things.

Career Development

In autumn 2018 I finished my master in Media Technology at DIT. I wrote my thesis about search engine optimization for JavaScript based websites at the online agency Diva-e in Munich. Afterwards I spent some months in Southeast Asia, India and Nepal before I returned to Munich and the agency in autumn 2019.

In my spare time I am also working with a team on a homework app. We designed it as part of the German government's hackathon #wirVsVirusHack. It is supposed to provide a quick and easy remedy against the homework chaos in times of corona and homeschooling.

Reminiscing allowed: remember your student days

I like thinking back to my days at DIT. I especially liked the fact that I could try out many things there. Whether in the courses, the optional subjects or in my part-time job in the MINT team. Due to the small course sizes and the strong support of my fellow students, professors and university staff, I was able to settle in quickly and learn a lot of new things. The fact that I had previously completed my Bachelor's degree at another university - the FH Upper Austria - was no problem. Although my degree there did not fulfil the necessary ECTS number for the Master, I was able to make up for the missing credits easily with an internship and the required PLVs.

What advice would you give to today's students?

Use your studies to try out lots of different things and stay curious!

Feel free to contact me via Xing if you have any further questions.

 

Alfred Watzl

1999 | Civil and Construction Engineering

Diploma programme in Media Technology, graduated in 2009 & Master Media Technology and Production, graduated in 2011.


Friedrich Münch was one of the last students to complete the Diploma in Media Technology at DIT. He now works in the German Bundestag. He told us what he does there, how he enjoyed his studies in Deggendorf and what he would like to pass on to current students as part of our Alumni Profiles.

Career Development

I grew up in the district of Deggendorf - more precisely in Winzer and in Hengersberg - and came here from Niederalteich primary and secondary school, via Schöllnach secondary school and the FOS in Deggendorf to the Deggendorf Institute of Technology. Fortunately, I was one of the last students to start my studies in the diploma programme Media Technology and fortunately I also had the option to continue my studies seamlessly in Deggendorf as one of the first students in the Master's programme Media Technology and Production.

During my studies, I always had the goal of entering the professional world in the film-video field - e.g. as a video journalist. But as is so often the case, things turn out differently than planned. I started my career in the university world at the Deggendorf Institute of Technology via a part-time job during my studies at DIT. I was able to gain my first professional experience in the university administration in the area of studies and teaching. Most recently, I was responsible for setting up the central facilities for teaching and learning at the newly founded European Campus Rottal-Inn in Pfarrkirchen. Just as a side note: I used my part-time job at the university to develop a media and marketing concept for the Deggendorf Institute of Technology in my Master's thesis. After six years at DIT, however, it was time to get to know something new. Even though I lost a lot of dear colleagues in the process. Fortunately, I am still in close contact with many of the DIT staff - whom I would like to greet warmly at this point.

In the next chapter, I was allowed to accompany the development of the TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability of the Technical University of Munich from the beginning in Straubing as a consultant for web design and marketing on the "green field". In addition to a web relaunch, I was responsible for student marketing, press and public relations, event management and web design at TUMCS.

For personal reasons, I then moved to Nuremberg. Professionally, I moved to the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt as a marketing officer and was responsible for the marketing of the Ingolstadt School of Management.

While working, I continued my education with an MBA in Business Management at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, primarily to gain in-depth specialist knowledge in the field of management.

Not planned and by chance, I got the opportunity to manage and organise a constituency office of a member of the Bundestag as a research assistant in the German Bundestag at the beginning of 2022. Specifically, I take care of the organisation of appointments, the preparation and follow-up of appointments with citizens, companies, institutes or associations. I deal with concerns from the constituency and answer enquiries on a wide range of topics. This also includes press and public relations work, event management, writing speeches and speech texts or producing photos and videos for the social media channels of the Member of the Bundestag.
 

Reminiscing allowed: remember your student days

In addition to the excellent teaching and practical training, I particularly like to think back on the time spent alongside my studies. Compared to Nuremberg, Deggendorf is rather a small town, which I actually find optimal for a Bachelor's programme. This means that students always meet each other on campus or in the city. Everyone knows everyone. When I think of the parties at Yusuf or the 2006 World Cup in Germany.... That was a really great time, especially since beer still cost a good two euros back then :D. I was able to gather so many different experiences during my studies, I was able to try things out during my studies and I still benefit from the network I gained today. It was a really nice time at the campus on the beautiful blue Danube.
 

What advice would you give to today's students?

As a passionate former student advisor, I can only recommend one thing to you: You need a common thread or a goal, motivation, diligence, patience, stamina and you should always be open to new things. Try things out, sometimes go left, sometimes right, or even shift down a gear, but always keep your eyes firmly on the goal.

Looking back, I think it's a shame that there weren't so many options for international exchange programmes, for example, when I was a student. By the end of my studies and especially through my professional activities at the universities, I was able to build up an international network. The intercultural exchange, a new language, alone for a longer time abroad and without parents - these are experiences for life. That's why I encourage everyone to invest one or even two semesters in a semester abroad during their studies. Nowadays, there are so many programmes and funding opportunities for a stay abroad. Take advantage of this unique opportunity. Normally, you will never again have the opportunity to study abroad for so long and so "cheaply". And some people have found the love of their lives through this. That's why I've been commuting back and forth between Germany and Brazil regularly for a few years now.

structure of the study programme

 

The Master's programme, which is designed as a full-time programme, comprises 3 semesters. It consists of a basic study programme with common subjects in the first semester.

In the second semester, the advanced study programme with specialisations in 2 focus areas begins:

  • Digital Media Production
  • Media Informatics

The 3rd semster consists of the Master's thesis with an accompanying seminar. 


subject overview

Overview of the courses, SWS (semester hours per week) and ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) of the Master's degree Media Technology.

 

1. Semester SWS ECTS
Compulsory basic modules    
Virtual Production 4 5
Media Theory and Management 4 5
Selective Subject 4 5
Event Conception 4 5
     
Modules focussing on Digital Media Production    
Facial Animation 4 5
Short Film Production I 4 5
     
Modules focussing on Media Informatics    
Special Tools 4 5
Scientific Project Sensors and Actors 4 5
     
2. Semester SWS ECTS
Compulsory Basic Modules    
Selective Subject 2 4 5
     
Modules focussing on Digital Media Production    
Advanced Topics Audioproduction 4 5
Hearing- and Psychoacoustics 4 5
Short Film Production II 4 5
Methods of Visualisation 4 5
3D Modelling for Additive Production 4 5
     

Modules focussing on Media Informatics

   
Machine Vision 4 5
Application Design 4 5
Extended Reality 4 5
Cyber Security 4 5
Simulation and Performance Optimisation 4 5
     
3. Semester SWS ECTS
Master Thesis - 27
Master Seminar 2 3
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