University Of Freiburg - Faculty Of Engineering:
The University of Freiburg, founded in 1457, is one of the oldest universities in Germany and looks back on a long tradition of excellence in teaching and research. Whether in the humanities, the sciences or engineering, Freiburg's students and faculty have made a significant impact on the academic world. The 11th and newest faculty of the university is the Faculty of Engineering which was established in 1995. It comprises the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Microsystems Engineering offering undergraduate and graduate programs to approximately 1,200 students.
Freiburg - A Vibrant University City:
Most evenings it becomes clear that this is a college town, with The University of Freiburg (22,000 students) strongly integrated into the city. Located in southwest Germany at the foothills of the Black Forest, Freiburg benefits from a mild climate and its proximity to France and Switzerland. Freiburg offers Mediterranean style flair, open air cafés, lots of sports activities in the nearby Black Forest and great cultural diversity.
Faculty of Engineering:
Situated on a new campus at the edge of Freiburg, both departments feature modern facilities for research and teaching including a cleanroom, electronics, optics and chemistry laboratories, robotics laboratories, facilities for tele-teaching, mobile computer pools for students and an engineering library. The Faculty offers three international Master's programs.
International Master's Degree Programs (2 years):
- Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Computer Science - Taught in English and German: This program is designed for German and international graduates of a bachelor in computer science program.
- Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology - Taught in English and German: This program is designed for graduates who have a Bachelor's degree in Biology, Computer Science or any other Science. Basic knowledge in Mathematics, Informatics, Biology, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology is recommended.
- Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Embedded Systems Engineering - Taught in English & German: This program is open to graduate students who have obtained a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in computer science, embedded systems, electronic or electrical engineering, physics or in a closely related engineering field.
- Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Microsystems Engineering - Taught in English: This program is designed for highly qualified graduate students holding a Bachelor's degree in engineering or science.
- Mikrosystemtechnik (Taught in German): This program is designed for students from Germany and abroad with a bachelor degree in microsystems engineering or a related discipline (electrical, mechanical, electronics, biomedical engineering, mechatronics).
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Degree Courses (3 yrs):
- Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Embedded Systems Engineering
- Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science
- Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Mikrosystemtechnik (Microsystems Engineering)
The language of instruction for the bachelor's programs is German. Students receive ECTS credits for each module they complete with a passing grade. Bachelor programs at the University of Freiburg consist of 180 ECTS credits to be earned within a standard period of study of six semesters.
The Department of Microsystems Engineering:
The Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) at the University of Freiburg is unique in Europe. The scientific scope of the institute, with 21 professors and over 300 research and technical staff, encompasses nearly all technical fields relevant to the highly interdisciplinary world of microsystems engineering. Through the depth and range of our activities, we are one of the internationally leading academic research departments in this dynamic and innovative field.
The Department of Computer Science:
The Department of Computer Science (IIF) has some 18 professors, approximately 110 research assistants, and a total of 18 research groups spread over six divisions. They cover a broad spectrum of teaching and research topics which range from computer graphics to artificial intelligence, from algorithms to software technology, and from communication systems to applications in engineering and bioinformatics. The IIF also takes part in large interdisciplinary research projects and is active in special areas of research on both a national and international level.
The Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Computer Science has been accredited by ASIIN.
"Studying at the University of Freiburg is an unforgettable experience. The Department of Computer Science offers a wide range of courses covering cutting-edge topics. The infrastructure is very good, the professors are highly qualified and the teaching is of course excellent."
- Sergiy Bogomolov, Ukraine, Computer Science
"Studying in Freiburg is undoubtedly a unique experience that every student should live. I have studied electrical and computer engineering at the technical faculty of the Democritus University of Thrace and for me the “Master of Science in Microsystems Engineering” offered by the University of Freiburg was an ideal choice. It is a flexible programme and covers the entire range of Microsystems technology."
Dimitrios Papaioannou, Greece, Microsystems Engineering
"Being a graduate of the University of Freiburg is a great pleasure and honour for me, because with its unique research output and teaching quality, the University of Freiburg is one of the most esteemed institutions in Europe. The Microsystems engineering programme (MSE) offered at the University of Freiburg is a comprehensive programme covering every aspect of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS)."
- Yawar Abbas, Pakistan, Microsystems Engineering
“Studying at the University of Freiburg has been more challenging than in Mexico. However, it gave me the opportunity to be closer to research and to analyze and understand all the theories that make the tools work, computer scientists use every day. And, above all, I got the opportunity to meet those who developed these tools! The University of Freiburg is famous for winning several international robotic competitions, and yes, the same persons who won these competitions are the ones that teach the undergraduate and postgraduate students in Freiburg.“
- Christian Herrera Salazar, Mexico, Computer Science