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Study Guide

Master in Computational Data Science and Master in Computer Science


In our Master Programmes a set of common mandatory courses ensures the delivery of fundamental competences, while curriculum-specific mandatory and optional courses convey specialist knowledge.

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The Master in Computational Data Science (active from 2018/19) offers two curricula:

The Master in Computer Science (active until 2017/18) offers two curricula:


Your Study Plan Advisor / Tutor

Each Master student has an individual Study Plan Advisors / Tutor.

Study Plan Advisors / Tutors are researchers of the Faculty that help you to get information and take decisions related to their study career. More details can be found under Tutoring.


Choosing and changing your Curriculum

When you enrol to the study course, you have to choose one of the two Curricula.

Should you wish to change to a different Curriculum, you may do so within your first year of study.

You have to use the following forms and the changes must be approved by your Tutor and by the Degree Course Committee:

optional courses

Adding and deleting optional courses in the study plan

You choose your optional courses from the lists of mandatory optional courses available for the current academic year. If you need help in the selection, you can consult your Tutor / Study Plan Advisor.

Before each exam session, you can add or delete the optional courses from your study plan by yourself in your Cockpit.

You will receive an e-mail when the compilation of the study plan opens.

Only after you have added the course to your study plan you will be able to enrol to its exam (see Exams enrolment and cancellation).

Students with an Individual Study Plan

If you have an Individual Study Plan, you have to make sure that the optional exams you choose are compatible with your approved Individual Study Plan; otherwise you have to ask your Tutor / Study Plan Advisor to change your Individual Study Plan accordingly.

Free Choice credit points

Free Choice credit points

"Free Choice" Credit points are the perfect opportunity to deepen your specialization, explore unusual facets of computer science or make up for gaps in your previous academic preparation. Therefore we invite you to consult your Tutor when making your choice.

To achieve your "Free Choice" Credit Points, you can choose:

  • lectures of Master Degrees the Faculty of Computer Science
  • other lectures previously approved by your Tutor
  • an Internship
  • a Capstone Project (Master in Computational Data Science only)

If you choose lectures of Master Degrees of the Faculty of Computer Science:

well before the exam session, send an e-mail from your unibz account to the Faculty Secretariat indicating:

  • your name
  • your student ID
  • the lecture title
  • the lecture code

This way the course can be added to your on-line study career and labeled "Free Choice".

If you choose other lectures:

well before the exam session, send an approval request via e-mail from your unibz account your Tutor (Faculty Secretariat in cc), attaching the Course Presentation Form of the lecture and indicating:

  • your name
  • your student ID
  • the lecture title
  • the lecture code
  • the credit points assigned to the lecture
  • the name of lecturer
  • the Faculty, Degree Course and University offering the lecture

Before approving, the Tutor evaluates if the chosen lecture is consistent with the study path of your degree course.

If the lecture is approved:

  • your Tutor sends an approval e-mail to the Faculty Secretariat, attaching the Course Presentation Form and putting you in the cc;
  • you have to arrange your attendance with the respective University / Faculty / Professor

If you choose an Internship:

  • you have to follow all deadlines and regulations set for internships

Remember that you can also choose lectures from other universities: in particular, unibz is part of the Euregio Universities together with the University of Trento and the University of Innsbruck.

modification and individual study plans

Modifications of Study Plans and Individual Study Plans

You have the possibility to discuss your study plan or propose exam recognitions.

If you already took courses of your chosen Master curriculum during your Bachelor, you must always contact your Tutor / Study Plan Advisor in order to discuss the substitution of these courses.

Modifications of the regular study plan other that the one mentioned above mean that you leave the curriculum and switch to an Individual Study Plan, which then you must strictly follow.

All modifications to the study plans, Individual Study Plans and exam recognitions have to be agreed upon with the Tutor / Study Plan Advisor and approved by the Degree Committee of the Master.

You can ask your Tutor / Study Plan Advisor to modify your Individual Study Plans (add, delete or change exams) twice a year:

  • in October-November
  • in March-April

enrolments before 2018

Enrolments before 2018/19 - Master in Computer Science

If you enroled before 2018/19, you are enrolled in our previous Master in Computer Science. Some lectures might not be offered any more, but you still have the right to pass all the exams of your original study plan.

NB: If you plan to take an exam, you have to contact the Faculty Secretariat within one month from the beginning of the semester: this allows us to let you have all the necessary information and organise the exam for you. If you do not contact us in due time, you will not be able to take the exam.

Please contact us also for all other questions on Study Plans and Study Career. Changes of  Study Plan can be made with the approval of the Degree Programme Committee.

If you have not taken many exams, we strongly encourage you to switch to our new Master in Computational Data Science: previous exams will be recognised as favourably as possible.

NB: requests for transfer to another study course at unibz follow the same deadlines as the applications of prospective students.

For general information see the Manifesto of Studies of your enrolment year below:

Students enroled from 2004/05 to 2008/09

If you enroled from 2004/05 to 2008/09, you are studying under the previous university legislation (DM 509/99). Please contact the Faculty Secretariat for questions on Study Plans and Study Career.

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