Entrepreneurial Cybersecurity (M.Eng.) (phased out)

Please note:

This degree programme is being phased out. Application/enrolment is no longer possible.
Please apply for the Cybersecurity (M.Sc.) degree programme instead.


The Master's degree programme 'Entrepreneurial Cybersecurity' combines the subjects of cybersecurity and computer science with a business start-up project. After completing the programme, students will not only have a Master's degree, but will be ideally placed to start their own business.

One half of the programme consists of lectures and seminars in cybersecurity and computer science. In the other half, students work in groups over a period of three semesters to develop a business idea in the field of cybersecurity. The ultimate objective is enable students to turn current research topics into marketable products by launching a company either during the Master's programme or immediately after graduating. The business concept will be developed by the students themselves with the support of mentors from the world of science and business. All start-up ventures will receive sustainable support from the university and CISPA.

The Saarbrücken Computer Science Faculty is an international hub for research in computer science. It is one of Germany's highest ranking faculties and is considered one of the most prestigious names in informatics research worldwide. The scientists at the university departments work in close collaboration with the numerous research institutes on campus. The new CISPA Helmholtz Center for IT Security will be one of the largest research centres for cybersecurity in the world.

Interested? If you like this degree programme but are not sure if it is really the right one for you, take a look at our Master's programme Cybersecurity.


The M.Eng. programme 'Entrepreneurial Cybersecurity' offers the same modules as the M.Sc. Programme 'Computer Science' but also includes the following supplementary lecture courses:

Core lecture courses in cybersecurity
Security, Cryptography, Software Engineering, Verification, Machine Learning, Embedded Systems, Data Networks, Operating Systems

Advanced lecture courses in cybersecurity
Privacy-Enhancing Cryptography, Advanced Cryptography, Malware Analysis and Intrusion Detection, Theoretical Foundations of Cybersecurity, Web Security, Mobile Security, Cyber Attacks and Defenses, Security Testing

Module catalogue
Entrepreneurial Cybersecurity


Course adviser

Study coordination
of Computer Science
Dr.in Rahel Stoike-Sy
Barbara Schulz-Brünken
Saarland Informatics Campus
Building E1 3, Room 207-209
Saarland Informatics Campus

Central Student Advisory Service

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Phone: +49 681 302-3513

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