Internet of Things and Smart Systems (Master)

Create breakthrough innovations with software products and go beyond the obvious and the ordinary! Whether it‘s effectively monitoring industrial plants remotely, tracking a vehicle fleet, or maintaining logistical supply chains. The potential of digital value creation is huge: already now, many billions of devices around the world interact in the Internet of Things, as the IoT has long since arrived in all parts of the economy.

Its uses range from goods tracking in real-time to logistics, building management and predictive maintenance in industry and much more. The IoT accelerates business processes and is decisive for companies‘ success, enabling new business models and services. Creative minds are needed to develop just such applications and devices.

As an IoT student, you will learn the technical and business fundamentals to develop innovative products. You will gain the skills to tailor these products to your customers and make them user-friendly by focusing on one of three areas: design and usability, business, or advanced programming skills. The best way to predict the future is to invent it!

All courses are taught in English.

degreeMaster of Science (M. Sc.)
type of programme full-time programme
semester start winter semester
no. of semesters / ECTS-Credits 4 semesters / 120 ECTS
admission requirements
  • a previous degree with at least 180 ECTS points in computer science or related fields
  • language requirements for non-native speakers: English B2 or
    similar; German A1
  • personal statement (Explanation of motivation to study)
admission restriction restricted entry
tuition fees no tuition fees / semester fee only
course language

In many different fields, there is a great interest in professionals with technical, design, and business skills. With a degree in this special computer science program you qualify for essentially any industry as every business is looking for experts in digitalization creating breakthrough innovation.

As a graduate, you will therefore find jobs in many areas, e. g.:

  • Industrial engineering and design
  • Research and innovation
  • Software development
  • Media and business

Please note that the study schedule shown above is a simplified representation. You can find the detailed schedule, the module list as well as study and examination regulations in the Modulux database of the University of Applied Sciences Zwickau.

To the Modulux database

For questions about the content of the course, please contact:

Prof. Dr. Tina Geweniger
Professur Informatik / Anwendungssysteme
Studiengangsleitung Informatik

+49 (0) 375-536 1537


Ms Elke Kunze

International prospective students
International full-time students

Paul-Kirchhoff-Bau (PKB), room 230a
+49 375 536 1061



International Office

Katrin Jugelt
Paul-Kirchhoff-Bau (PKB), room 230
+49 375 536 1068
+49 375 536 1063[at]

Postal address
Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau
International Office
Kornmarkt 1
08056 Zwickau

Adress for visitors
Paul-Kirchhoff-Bau (PKB)
Dr.-Friedrichs Ring 2A
rooms 228/230/230a (above the canteen)