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Guidelines for the master profile “Interactive Systems“

The following recommendations apply if you have chosen the study profile “Interactive Systems“ (Prof. Reiterer, Human-Computer Interaction Group) and refer to the examination regulations (Prüfungsordnung) of the master program “Information Engineering”. Within this program you have to achieve 43 ECTS of courses from the compulsory section (Wahlpflichtbereich). In the compulsory section A, B, or C you have to achieve 17, 60, or 77 ECTS, respectively, from courses offered by the department of computer and information science. The profile “Interactive Systems” covers 43 ECTS of which 30 ECTS refer to the Master Thesis, 9 ECTS to the Master Project, 4 ECTS to the Seminar to the Master Project, and 17 ECTS to courses that are specific to the profile. Profile-specific courses are those that are offered by the Human-Computer Interaction Group (see 1).

The choice of these courses as well as the choice of courses from different departments has to be made in agreement with your mentor, Prof. Reiterer.

As the seminar to the Master Project introduces the last part of the master program it is highly recommended to begin with the seminar only if all (or nearly all) other necessary courses have been successfully attended (the preceding mentor conversation is thus compulsory).

Important notes referring to the proceeding of the “Seminar to the Master Project”, the “Master Project”, and the “Master Thesis”

The aim auf the master’s degree consists in acquiring HCI expertise and skills as well as the ability to apply scientific principles and methods independently (e.g. solving a complex problem by means of a scientific approach). Results are expected in such a quality that they could be principally published at scientific conferences, for instance in the form of a short paper (“note”) at the “Mensch und Computer” or the CHI conference (superscript). The master thesis is considered as a combination of the Seminar for the Master Project and the Master Project (see figure 1). Thus the combination is supervised and advised in close coordination with your supervisor (Professor Reiterer and the supervising PhD student).

Follow Up
Figure 1: Process Flow: ”Seminar for the master project” – “Master project” – “Master thesis“

1See Current Lectures

2See Student Design Competition

3See MS Word Style Package