Master´s degree program at UAS Technikum Wien


Become a Professional in the Field of Information Security

Information security has become a key priority/requirement in recent years! Our modern, complex, globally networked systems represent a major challenge for the security of the data and systems of companies, organizations and public institutions. In addition to the previous challenges, data protection regulations, but also the convergence of IT and OT on the one hand, and security and safety on the other, provide additional necessary attention.


In order to guarantee the confidentiality, integrity and availability of our information infrastructures, we need a holistic approach and thus the analysis, conception and implementation of organizational, technical and social measures. The IT security study program was designed with these aspects in mind – the training spectrum ranges from information security management to the design of secure systems and processes, practical implementation of measures and technical analysis of security vulnerabilities.

Three Possible Career Paths:

The program is divided into a basic study program with courses that must be attended by all students and three career paths. The courses in the career paths are mostly topics that were covered theoretically in the basic studies and are now continued in a more in-depth and practice-oriented manner.

Security Consultant

  • ITIL: the best-known framework for IT security management
  • Professional crisis management & communication
  • Basics of computer forensics
  • Security Audit: Example Scenarios and Best Practice

Security Manager

  • Risk analysis from the perspective of safety specialists
  • Risk management in practice
  • Identity Management
  • Cloud Security
  • Information Security Operations Center (SOC/SIEM)

Technical Security Expert

  • White Hat – Offensive Security
  • Reverse Engineering and Malware Analysis
  • Security architectures with firewall techniques: Next Generation Firewalls
  • Web Application Security

Due to the technical depth of detail (in-depth analysis of applications and implementation of technical exploits like buffer overflows) there are participation restrictions for this career path!


  • Start of semester: Beginning of September
  • Duration: 120 ECTS credits, 4 semesters
  • Degree: Master of Science (MSc)
  • Mode: Part-time, german
  • Costs per semester: € 363.36 tuition fee, € 24.70 ÖH fee; € 3,000 Tuition fee for students from third countries: exceptions and information
  • Parts as remote learning supported lecture
  • Possibility for a semester abroad
  • ECTS in English: 4,5
  • Recommended semester abroad (optional): 2, 3
Attendance times (as a rule, exceptions reserved)

Career Prospects


Information security has become a central topic for all industries and types of companies in both the private and public sectors. Therefore, the areas of activity range from services in the field of information security to security positions in industrial companies, energy suppliers, financial service providers, software development companies, and activities in state departments or ministries.


For example, IT/information security specialist, data security expert,
penetration tester, software developer secure application software, web developer for secure web platforms, IT security or information security consultant, IT (security) architect


Graduates distinguish themselves by using their knowledge to analyze, plan and implement security & privacy concepts, secure ICT architectures or secure applications using a holistic approach and taking social aspects into account.


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.

News from this Program


Alexander Mense
FH-Prof. DI Alexander Mense

Head of Faculty Computer Science
Head of Department Applied Mathematics & Physics (interim)

+43 1 333 40 77-2535alexander.mense@technikum-wien.atDetails
Tamara Resch

Administrative Assistant

0664 / 888 494



The next step to study IT Security is to apply via our online application system:

  • The entire application process is handled via a dedicated application website.
  • Your data is stored securely and is being treated with strict confidentiality.
  • A registration system makes it possible to start an application and complete it at a later point in time.
  • Once you have entered your user data and uploaded documents, you can also use them for subsequent applications.

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