Starting in Autumn Semester 2021, we offer you an innovative curriculum for the MSc (HSG) in Computer Science, either with a specialisation on Data Science or Software and Systems Engineering. Our modern curriculum, which combines Computer Science with relevant skills in business models, digital innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership, will prepare you for a career as a Computer Science entrepreneur or an executive position in a technology company. Benefit from direct contact and close mentoring by faculty, our unique campus culture, the clubs and associations of HSG's Student Union, and the many opportunities that St.Gallen offers. This degree program has been set up as part of the IT Education Initiative of the Canton St.Gallen.
The MSc programme in Computer Science will equip you with solid competencies – in both theory and application. The specialisations of our programme in Data Science or on Software and Systems Engineering will be complemented by master foundation courses such as Cybersecurity and Human-Computer Interaction.
Together, these courses will equip you to:
extract knowledge from data and use it to understand markets, products, and people.
- gain expertise in Natural Language Processing and its application, such as chatbots, voice assistance, competitive analysis, market research, and social media analysis.
- learn how to build self-learning systems to change the world with artificial intelligence.
- create autonomous, adaptive, and interactive systems that can cope with real-world complexity at planet-scale.
Tailored courses on entrepreneurship topics are integrated into the curriculum as well. These will help you to develop a personality and a skill set not only as a Computer Scientist, but also as a leader or entrepreneur in a world that is driven by Computer Science and Information Technology and an integral part of innovative companies on local and international scale. You will learn to innovate, design, and implement cutting-edge technology and use it to create proofs of concept, prototypes, and products that will be successful on the market! You will benefit from small student groups, close interaction with the Computer Science faculty, and plenty of possibilities for being part of the university’s research projects in Computer Science and multidisciplinary settings. A wide range of events offers you the great opportunity to expand your personal network with the various student communities at HSG.