Information for CS, CE, CSE and EE students about the Course language offered

All of our lectures as well as the excercises are only offered in German.

However, for the modules Datenbanken I (or Datenbanken für Anwender), Datenbanken II and Datenbanken III, we may be able to provide additional English material. Nevertheless, the written exam for Datenbanken I (or Datenbanken für Anwender) will be offered in German only. The oral exam for Datenbanken II and Datenbanken III may be able to be offered in English on request. If you want to take an oral exam, you have to inform yourself about registration in your students office AND afterwards request a specific appointment per E-mail.

Regarding the other courses, no English material is available that covers the whole topic of the lectures. Therefore, these courses can only be studied in German. The exams are also offered in German only.

Course Name For Master Programme Course Language (oral presentation) Slides Textbook Exam Type Exam Language
Datenbanken für Anwender CE, CSE German German German / English written German only (English on request)
Datenbanken I German German German / English written German only (English on request)
Datenbanken II German German German / English oral German only (English on request)
Datenbanken III EE, CS German English English / German oral German only (English on request)
Objektorientierte und dokumentzentrierte Informationssysteme EE, CS German German German oral German only
Data Science (ISID) German German Parts in German / English oral German only
Theorie relationaler Datenbanken EE, CS German German English oral German only
Datenbank-Anwendungsprogrammierung German German parts in German oral German only
Digitale Bibliotheken und Multimedia-Information-Retrieval EE, CS German German   oral German only
Komplexe Softwaresysteme / Neueste Entwicklungen in der Informatik CS German German   oral German only
Grundlagen der Datenbankforschung EE, CS German German   oral German only

Prerequisites for the different courses

Some of our courses are dependent on each other. The dependencies are shown in the following graph. If you do not have basic knowledge in the required courses, you should visit those first. As an example: if you wish to attend "Datenbanken III", you should first gain basic knowledge in "Datenbanken II".

Prerequisites for writing a Master Thesis at our Research Group

For students in Computational Engineering, Computational Science and Engineering and Electrical Engineering (Specialization in Information Technology), we can only supervise a Master thesis if the following conditions apply:

  • mandatory: the student must have taken the courses Datenbanken I (or Datenbanken für Anwender) and Datenbanken II and passed them with minimum grade 2.3
  • optional: the student has taken the course Datenbank-Anwendungsprogrammierung

Since most of the theses at our research group are part of a larger project with German project partners and German applications (requirements;,documents, data, ...) as a basis, the biweekly meetings will be held in German and often the thesis has to be written in German, too.

Master theses with reviewer and supervisor Prof. Dr. Andreas Heuer

These master theses are advertised in the research areas Provenance and Privacy and are located in the area of fundamental research. In the master theses, he students are supporting the relevant research projects of the DBIS research group. Prerequisite for a master thesis with Prof. Heuer is the completion of the lectures Theory of Relational Databases (TRDB) and Fundamentals of Database Research (GDBF), alternatively relevant previous knowledge in bachelor theses or project courses.

Theses in an industrial cooperation

Students often contact external companies and ask for a topic for a bachelor and master thesis. This is not possible in the sense of the SPSO. Here a short text added, given by the administration of the University of Rostock, and approved by university lawyers:

Student research projects, diploma, bachelor, master and doctoral theses are university examinations, the supervision of which is part of the duties of university professors. Therefore, these university examinations cannot be carried out in a company. However, the company can assign projects to the UR, which are then processed there in connection with university examination work.