Data and Knowledge Engineering


Data and Knowledge Engineering

Degree Conferred Master of Science (M.Sc.) Duration 4 Semesters Enrollment Winter and summer semester Admission restriction No restricted admission Entry requirements The target group of the Master Data and Knowledge Engineering are better-than-average graduates with a Bachelor degree in Computer Science or a closely related field with a minimum grade point average of 2,30 on the German scale. The duration of the Bachelor degree must be at least 3 years (six semesters), the degree must contain one course on Databases and either 10 courses (60 ECTS) in CS or 6 courses (40 ECTS) in CS and 4 courses (20 ECTS) in applied statistics. These courses may not be exercises or praktika.

The Master DKE can be studied in German or English. Thus foreign students must prove knowledge of German or English on level C1 according to the Common European Framework (e.g. DSH, TestDaF or TOEFL, IELTS, CAE.) Detailed information about the Master DKE can be found here. application instructions here.

Candidates fulfilling these requirements are further subject to a process of eligibility assessment, conducted according to the regulations. Applicants have to fill out and submit the following form and the required documents.
Application deadline     Applicants with German Bachelor degree   an der OVGU Winter Semester: 15 July     Applicants with German Bachelor degree   an der OVGU Summer Semester: 15 January     Applicants with International Bachelor degree   über uni-assist Winter Semester: 07 June     Applicants with International Bachelor degree   über uni-assist Summer Semester: November 15 Language German/English


In the Master Data and Knowledge Engineering students acquire solid knowledge on the theoretical aspects and application areas of knowledge discovery, machine learning, data mining and warehousing, of the supporting database technologies, the languages and models for the representation of data, information and knowledge.The Master DKE offers interdisciplinary courses, practical exercises and project works, in which students become familiar with the challenges of applications in business, natural sciences, biotechnology, security, manufacturing and engineering. They obtain the expertise and skills necessary for the design and realization of innovative solutions - working in one-person projects and in teams.

Career Perspectives

  • Knowledge engineers in large institutions like banks, automobile industry and medical centers
  • Project leaders for interdisciplinary projects of large and medium enterprises
  • Consultants in such
  • PhD studies for an academic career

Competencies and Interests Required

see Entry Requirements

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Last Modification: 12.10.2021 - Contact Person: Dezernat Studienangelegenheiten