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Master Info Winter Semester 2021/22

Semester Notes

Newly Enrolled Students: Welcome Event: October 18, 2:15 pm, Takustraße 9, Lecture hall (Meeting link: https://fu-berlin.webex.com/fu-berlin/j.php?MTID=m8f4d933236f85e1ba4aec52a9698ad1e)
Orientation Events
for new (International) students
Further Information of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science : German and English
All Students:

Please follow the Corona Code of Conduct of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science!

  • Information session for advanced master students (third semester): October 18, 12:15, Arnimallee 6, room 031
  • In the winter semester 2021/22, slightly modified study regulations come into force.
  • Official registration period for all courses in Campus Management is October 1 - November 05, 2021
    Booking in Campus Management is required for all courses! Some classes consist of more than one course (...1/2, ... a/b/c). For recognition in the corresponding module all courses must be booked.
  • Some courses also require an additional registration in Whiteboard.(Guide to Whiteboard System). If you can't find a course in Whiteboard, a registration in Whiteboard is problably not needed. In case of doubt, please ask the lecturer.
  • The language of instruction in all master programs can be German or English. However, it has to be English if students without sufficient knowledge of German participate in a course. (There may be exceptions for courses that originate from other programs).
  • For more details on the study program, curriculum, study regulations and etc., please have look on the page Profile and Structure.
  • If you're looking for a research internship or thesis, here are some suggestions.
  • If you have any general questions concerning the stucture or organization of the program please contact the course coordinator or the examination office. Questions about individual courses should always be directed to the instructor. Please send mail requests always from your official FU account!
  • Currently, mostly face-to-face teaching is planned. Online participation might be possible in some cases. Please ask your instructor about this.

Course Catalog and Schedules

First Semester Student

  • Mandatory Modules: These courses are all for the first semester. However, in some cases it may be better to focus on fewer courses.
    • Foundations in Computer Science, 2 V / 2 PS, 6 CP (19404901/02)
    • Foundations in Mathematics and Statistics, 2 V / 2 PS, 6 CP (19405001/02)
    • Foundations in Bio-Medicine, 2 V / 2 PS, 6 CP (60102401/02)
    • Introduction to Focus Areas, 2 V / 4 PS, 12 CP (19405106, 19405152)
      Start: October 25, 2021

Advanced Students

Please note the changes to the study regulations.

Focus Area Complex Systems

Mandatory Modules:

Profile Modules:

Focus Area Data Science

Profile Modules:

Aditionally: Students who took "Data Science in the Life Sciences" last semester may enroll in "Machine Learning for Data Science" (lecture and exercise) this semester.
Please use the registration form provided by the examination office.
After successful participation, this course can be recognized for the following modules from the Bioinformatics program: V-module: "Machine Learning in Bioinformatics" (5 LP) + one cover module "Special aspects of Bioinformatics A/B/C" (5 LP). Recognition will be granted retrospectively by the examination office upon request.

Focus Area Advanced Algorithms

Mandatory Modules:

Profile Modules:

Elective Modules

Current research topics in Bioinformatics A/B/C (2 S, 5 LP)

Special aspects of Bioinformatics A/B/C (2 V / 2 Ü, 5 LP)

Selected topics in Bioinformatics A/B (2 V / 2 Ü / 2 S, 10 CP)

Elective modules are not assigned to Focus Areas. According to the study regulations, at least one V-module and one practical module (Praxismodul) must be chosen from the range of optional modules. This refers to the whole study program, the Focus Area is irrelevant.

If you cannot locate a specific course in Campus Management, check the list above to see to which module(s) it is assigned to!

Example: The course "Phylogeny Inference and Application" is assigned to the modules "Special aspects of Bioinformatics A", "Special aspects of Bioinformatics B" and "Special aspects of Bioinformatics C". Please choose the A module if possible. If A is not available (=already used by another course), the B module and if that is not available either, the C module.

Students Enrolled Under the Old (2012) Study Regulations

Please follow the rules of the old regulations and observe the transition and recognition rules.

Please note: The old order has expired. For the transition, degrees according to the old study regulations will still be admitted up to and including summer semester 2022, so that Master's theses, for example, can still be completed. From winter semester 22/23 on, no more degrees according to the old study regulations are possible!
Of course, credits for the old regulations are still possible for the new study regulations.