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Admission Requirements: Master IT Security

Master’s degree programs build on a completed bachelor’s degree program and allow students to specialize or focus on topics in more detail or to expand their existing expertise.

You must meet subject-matter requirements to be admitted to the IT Security master’s degree program. Prerequisites include a bachelor’s degree from a UAS in a relevant subject matter or an equivalent degree from a recognized post-secondary educational institution (at least 180 ECTS credits) in Austria or another country.

If basic equivalence has been established except for a few missing prerequisites, the program director can require students to take exams to establish full equivalence. These exams are taken during the master’s program.

The Bachelor’s certificate must be submitted no later than November 15, 2022.

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When is my bachelor’s degree considered relevant?

The relevance of bachelor degrees is determined as follows, with a distinction made between full and basic equivalence:

1. Full equivalence

Full equivalence is determined by completion of the following courses sorted by study program groups, by way of example:

Courses
Computer Science, Software: Software engineering, computer science, business informatics, mobile computing, information and communication systems, information management, information technology, information engineering, computer security, IT security, secure information systems


Students who have completed a course of study from these groups meet the requirements for the Master’s degree in IT Security.

2. Basic equivalence

Basic equivalence is established if approximately 60 ECTS credits have been completed in five to seven core subjects. The core subjects are key requirements that students should already have mastered in order to successfully complete the master’s degree program.

Core subject area
Fundamentals of natural sciences (e.g. mathematics)
Information and communication technologies (e.g. network technology, operating systems, software development, web engineering)
Information management and information security (e.g. databases, data management, process management, network security, cryptography, application security)
Special technical subjects
Soft skills (e.g. English, personality training, legal aspects)

If such equivalence basically exists, and only a few elements are missing to achieve full equivalence, supplementary exams amounting to a maximum of 30 ECTS must be submitted at a later date to achieve full equivalence. If the required supplementary exams exceed 30 ECTS, the admission criteria shall not be deemed met.

What prerequisites do I need to meet if I am applying from outside Austria?

Degree program applicants must have language skills equivalent to level B2 or higher of the Common European Framework Reference for Languages and must be able to submit a certificate of their proficiency. Applicants who have a diploma or university degree in the language of instruction are not required to provide a certificate of their proficiency.

A number of documents (e.g. leaving certificates) are required to show that you meet the admission requirements for a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. If your documents were issued abroad, you will need to have these certified in line with the relevant guidelines so that they can be recognized in Austria – and thus by UAS Technikum Vienna. If your documents have not been issued in German or in English, you must also submit a German or English translation which must also meet certain criteria. You can select the country in which your documents were issued on the following page, from which you are then forwarded to the associated legalization regulations and translation rules.

List of countries with legalization regulations

The program director can determine on an individual basis whether an applicant meets admission requirements.