High Integrity Systems, Fh Frankfurt

Master of Science in High Integrity System (HIS) program is taught in English in Fachhochschule University of Applied Sciences, Frankfurt am Main. To be very honest, this FH is not very well reputed in Germany but the course structure is awesome. But if you are not comfortable of maths then this course is strictly NO NO to you. 😉 The plus point this FH is that this is the only university in the Frankfurt where Technical studies are there. Sometime it is also refered by Frankfurters are Frankfurt technical university.

This course is having too much mathematical stuffs like logics, Full of Statistics etc. When you start your studies in this HIS program, Professors assume that you work every day. One thing I get to know about this course is that you cannot F*** around. It will give you a toll on your master’s studies. But yaa, Enjoyments on Weekends is must but if you stretch to long time then it will become problamatic. 😉

This Master’s High Integrity System is having great future prospects. It can be categorized in two Parts:-

1. Safety critical system:    Safety critical systems deals with the softwares which directly impact    the human lives if it fails like softwares for Aerospace, Aeroplanes, medical    field, Nuclear energy etc. If these software fails then it will be very    dangerous for human life or loss human life.

2. Mission Critical Systems:    This is part impacts the day today life of the people. Mission critical    softwares are banks, databases, mobile technologies, aerospace unmanned vehicles etc.

so you can see, this HIS master program is having wide prospects and you can choose your field of interests.

Following are the List of latest Curriculum taught in HIS.

Semester I
1. Safety Critical Systems
2. Advanced Formal Modeling
3. Introductory Data Analysis
4. Real-Time Systems
5. Implementation of DBMS
6. Pattern Oriented Software Architecture

Semester II
7. Elective I: Data Mining or
Distributed Systems
8. Advanced IT security
9. Advanced Testing Methods
10. Formal Specification & Verification
11. System theory & Modeling
12. Transaction Management

Semester III
13. Multivariate Data Analysis
14. Elective II: Standards and certification or
Current topics in High integrity Systems
15. Elective III: Human Machine Interface Design for
Safety Critical Systems or
Intelligent Sensor Network Systems
16. Simulation Methods
17. HIS Project

Semester IV
18. Master Thesis

Hope that is enough information. For rest of the question about study, job prospects in Germany. Please refer my Previous post – Study in Germany

If you need some more information about HIS then leave comments. I try to answer to the best of my knowledge. :)

Wish you all the best for future ahead!!

  41 comments for “High Integrity Systems, Fh Frankfurt

  1. October 21, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Hi Ankit,

    Thank you for the information.
    I am planning to apply for HIS, and I have 5 years of IT experience in Data analysis, Data warehousing and other web technologies. But my engineering degree is in Industrial Management, and I did study CS and Statistics subject like, MIS, Software Engineering, Operation Research, Simulation, ERP system etc. Do you think it will give edge

  2. Pradeep Kumar
    October 30, 2010 at 4:49 am

    hi ankit,
    i got admission into this course ,
    can u tell me the job opportunities after completion of this course.

  3. November 4, 2010 at 11:26 am

    First of all, sorry for replying late.
    @Ranjan You have tremendous amount of exp. & well suited for High Integrity System. We learn here to develop softwares for interdisciplinary fields. The course is very promising. Data Analysis exp. is a Plus for this course as Data Analysis & statistics is used in every fields for software development. I struggle a lot to learn core statistics

  4. February 3, 2011 at 7:19 am

    Venkatesh said…
    hi ankit,
    i got admission into this course ,
    can u tell me the job opportunities after completion of this course.& HIS is the best course in fh

  5. Anonymous
    May 21, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Hi Ankit

    I got admission in this course for winter 2011. My goal is to do PhD in same kind of stuff after completing this Masters. Can you comment on getting PhD opportunity with funding in this university in same disciplines or anywhere else in Germany?

  6. May 23, 2011 at 8:51 am

    Hi @anonymous, Congrats for the admittance. First of all,
    -The university of applied sciences (FH) do not give Phd opportunities and generally, its bit tough to get Phd position, if you have a Masters Degree from FH in Germany. Generally, Universities and Technical universities degree’s are considered first for Phd. I also wanted to do this but I came to know about this terms and condition when I came here. :( But I believe that if you have good background then also it will help you in getting Phd position and its easy to get Phd Position outside Germany with FH masters than in Germany.
    – As you can see from curriculum, masters in High Integrity System is not a specialization in one particular field of Computers but they are teaching all so that you can have firm idea to design and make a strong and robust IT system and software. So, you need to decide your field of specialization upon on your interest.

    I hope I answered your Question. Please let me know if you have other queries which are not been cleared or mentioned in this posts, comments and other posts related to studies in Germany. Regards….

  7. Anonymous
    May 23, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Dear Ankit
    Thanks @ good, quick and to the point reply.
    I might go for deffer this time and apply again in summer, in the mean while I will try my luck at some TU, as I have fix 5 years to do both, Masters and then PhD.
    Thanks once again

  8. Anonymous
    June 2, 2011 at 6:00 am

    hello Ankit,
    I have secured admission in HIS frankfurt and MSc Computer Science (SAP) Heidelberg. I am confusion that which university I should select, I do have 1.5 years experience in SAP in India and have done B tech Computer engg.
    Please suggest.


  9. June 2, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Hi Parwinder,

    First of all congrats for getting admitted to both course.

    And 2nd, there should be no second thought for MSc Computer Science (SAP) Heidelberg. I strongly recommend for this course over HIS. And u must be knowing that Heidelberg is the birth place of SAP and u r having experience as u mentioned above. So, I am sure the SAP masters will be best for u and as far as I know, they also give u opportunity to work in the firm along with studies during the course. And paying fees is worth than studying free in Frankfurt as at the end opportunities matters at the end of the course.

    You might get an idea about HIS from previous discussion above as this is not any specialization course but mixture of all. And classes r like schools in India. At masters level, studying everything sometimes makes things difficult and useless. As at the end, you will not be masters of anything like in Bachelors.

    But last not the least, As I always keep on saying “it totally depends on the interest of an individual for the area of specialization”.

    I hope my suggestion will help u coming over confusion.

    Have a nice day!

  10. Anonymous
    June 12, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Hi I got admitted in Frankfurt HIS and Computer Science in Paderborn, I have 3+ years experience in network protocol development. I am confused in choosing between these two. Please help.

  11. June 13, 2011 at 10:08 am

    I have received an admit for winter 2011 intake. Please could someone shed a little light on the career opportunities after the completion of HIS and what type of placements the ex-graduates have had. I have tried looking up a lot but hv not obtained any info about the placements till now.Is it worth doing this HIS masters degree in ffh.Im from India.

  12. June 13, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    @anonymous Computer science in Paderborn is better than HIS Fh frankfurt. But depends on your interest.

    @Jaya Please follow above question & answer. All your queries are answered several times and on the other post too.

  13. Anonymous
    July 28, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Hello Ankit,

    I got acceptance both from HIS and University of Trento Master in Computer Science. I don’t have much idea about the program in Frankfurt and about the university, but Trento seems to be a more reputable place. I am hesitating to choose Trento because I was once in Germany as an Erasmus exchange student and had experience in Saarbrücken. But I am not sure if the HIS program would meet my interests.. As you told there are much logics and maths and the specialization area is not restricted to one point.

    Also there is one more point I wonder. FHs are more focused on practical work than theoretical work, so I expect the program to have strong connections in industry. What are the company options can a student find to write his/her master thesis? After completing the studies, is getting a work permit too hard in Germany?


  14. August 10, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Hi Ankit,

    My UG branch was Electronics engineering. I have total work ex of 3.5 years including 1.5 as .net developer in patni computer system and then 2 years of RF enginner with alcatel-lucent. I have both the admits of frankfurti i.e. HIS and IT and seriously mess up to choose one. I am quite impress with the HIS syllabus. IT looks very good but as my background and exp differs i am influencing a lot. I would like to take your opinion on this. as a current scenario i am good in maths but dont have programming exp of JAVA and C but i do know SQL and ORACLE. thanks in Advance…

  15. Anne
    October 12, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Hi, Could you please tell me by when we get to know we have secured an admission to this course? I applied for the summer intake2012. I have 6 years of exp in IT industry and am from computer science background. What is the criteria for getting selected?


  16. October 12, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Hi Anne,

    I am sorry to say this but I am not in the management for admission. So, I cannot comment anything like that But I am optimistic that you will secure admission in this course on looking at your profile given above.

    All the best! :)

  17. Anonymous
    October 25, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Dear Ankit
    I hope I will get admission for summer 2012 in HIS. Can you guide me how to get help on getting accommodation? I will bring my wife and two kids along with me. And what about English medium schools?
    Thanks for such great helping page…

  18. October 25, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Hi Ankit,
    Hope your are doing well. I have got the offer for HIS,can u plse tell me hows the course and job prospects.I know u have answered these questions already but I have applied to fh stuttgart for masters in software technology and waiting for the offer.Could you suggest me which one to choose if I get frm fh stuttgart?

  19. October 26, 2011 at 12:08 am

    Dear @anonymous,

    Thanks a lot. Well, to be very honest, I have no idea in accomodation for family. But I know that in my student hostel there are also rooms for students with family. You may apply there in advance. Its very hard to get good & cheap accomodation in Frankfurt. But you may get some accomodation outside Frankfurt area which doesn’t matter due to good tranportation connectivity. Below is the link of my hostel company’s website: http://www.fdh-studi.de/fdh_haus.html. You can checkout and apply there. In the mean time if I get some information, I will let you know. Please contact me personally via social sites mentioned in my blog profile. And I have no idea about English medium schools. Mostly, its in German.

  20. October 26, 2011 at 12:18 am

    @Chaubey Jee,

    Should go for Fh-Stuttgart for masters in Software Technology. I just saw the course overview. Its very nice and its Hocschule which is considered better than FH. 😉 Now, you can decide where is your interest lies. :)

  21. October 27, 2011 at 6:56 am


    Thanks for the reply man. HIS course is very good and have more prospects in future that what I think though the course is very tough.Lets see if I get an admit from fh Stuttgart…hope for the best..:) thnx once again

  22. October 28, 2011 at 4:15 pm


    Can you tell me hows the scoring in HIS, I mean is it easy to score or very tough to score good marks?

  23. Rakesh gondaliya
    October 30, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    @Anil choubey- i have also got letter from HIS FRANKFURT UNI.I have got good feedback from one of my friend there…

    have u got the admission fir summer 2012 april intake?

    what other optikns do u have?

    where r u from? i mean eher in india.

    you can mail me at – rakesh20004u@gmail.com


  24. Anonymous
    December 5, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Hi Ankit
    Hope You are doing well .I am living in frankfurt and i got The offer letter from the univ. of applied science in ” H.I.S “.Before joining the classes I want to utilize my time in studies , so can u please tell me what books should i follow for the first semester subjects ,i shall be very thankful to you.

    list of the subjects:

    1 Safety Critical Computer Systems
    2 Advanced Formal Modeling
    3 Introductory Data Analysis
    4 Real-Time Systems
    5 Implementation of DBMS
    6 Pattern Oriented Software Architecture

    Isha Kamboj Kalra

  25. Anonymous
    January 4, 2012 at 7:24 am

    I also got admission in HIS for 2012 summer semester.
    Dear Ankit plz correct me if I’m wrong,

    To : Hi Isha Kamboj Kalra
    just want to tell that for this summer semester you don’t need to prepare the subjects you mentioned instead you need to study subjects of semester 2, which is summer semester, i.e
    Semester II
    7. Elective I: Data Mining or
    Distributed Systems
    8. Advanced IT security
    9. Advanced Testing Methods
    10. Formal Specification & Verification
    11. System theory & Modeling
    12. Transaction Management


  26. Rohit reddy
    February 9, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Hi, This is Rohit reddy from Frankfurt. I got admission for Summer 2012. Could you please advice me on below questions..

    1. is there any senior batches or groups to get their experices ?
    2. is there any facebook / blog community on HIS ?
    3. is library good enough to lend required books ?

    Thanks for updating.
    Rohit reddy

  27. February 11, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Hi Rohit,

    I am answering in the same order of your questions.
    1) Yes, u will find many senior batches (Indians too incase 😉 ) to get experiences now. :). So, you do not need to worry.
    2) I have no idea about that.
    3) Yes, Library will be more than enough. And I think more of the time you do not need to lend books but it depends on individuals.

    I hope the answers are upto your expectations. All the best!!! 😀

  28. Anonymous
    June 4, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Hi Ankit,

    My Sincere Thanks to you for Helping the Indians by answering all the questions so patiently.

    I would like to know the rate of Female students in FH University? What are the best universities/places for Indian girls in Germany?

    I am a B.Tech graduate with good academics ( 82%) from Electrical engineering. and also got almost 5 yrs of IT exp.
    Which Course & Uni is most suitable for me?


  29. Anonymous
    June 7, 2012 at 3:51 am

    Hi Ankit,

    I have few queries regarding Frankfurt and other universities:

    1. I got a call from FH Frankfurt for HIS course. I want to go for Ph.D after sometime of my Masters. In this situation selecting HIS from FH Frankfurt will be a good idea? As from your Blog I came to know that Frankfurt is not very well reputed in Germany. I am still waiting for response from Paderborn-M.Sc Computer Science, Heidelberg-M.Sc Computer Science (Networking) and few Technical Universities.

    2. Any idea how much time do a unviersity take (approx.) to get back, as it is more than 2 months now and I did not get any response from ILMENAU.


  30. June 7, 2012 at 10:45 am


    @Madhu Thanks for the appreciation. First of all, Germany is one of the country where you can find more number of female over men every where you look around. Now, there are many Indian girls in our university in junior batches as far as I know. So, no need to worry in this matter. And I have no idea which universities are good for Indian girls. I do not get the point of this question to be honest. Looking at your profile, I would like to not recommend FH Frankfurt. Rather than you should try in TU’s and Universities for masters. But atlast you are at deciding end. All the best.

    @Navendu NO, NO, NO for any FH in Germany if you want to go for PhD after masters. I am facing the same problem as I did not knew before, that its very tough to get PhD position if you are from FH in German speaking countries like Germany itself, Austria and Switzerland. Now, I am plannig to find PhD outside these countries. So, I strongly recommend to look for Universities or TU’s for masters. Regarding your second question, I have no idea. Sorry!

    Hope this information may help you and others for making your decision.

  31. December 9, 2012 at 3:33 pm


    I am madhu from INDIA, I have secured admission(HIS), for the 2013 summer semester. I am seriously searching for accommodation there. I even saw the U have already provided. Can you say what the minimum charge for accommodation available frankfurt. Because stay seems to be costly everywhere. As scholarships are also not provided its really difficult to avail such costly stay over there. Please guide me through. I tried getting your email id but of no use. Please help me sorting out this.

    Thanks in advance

    • December 13, 2012 at 11:01 am

      Please contact ute kaboth directly for assisting you in initial accomodation. Her email is kaboth@aa.fh-frankfurt.de

      Finding accomodation in Frankfurt and nearby is sometime very hard. So, please book one initial accomodation where you can stay for somtime and look for good and cheap accommodation simultaneously.

      You can contact Indhira https://www.facebook.com/ipprabakaran and Priya for more help mentioning your queries.

  32. December 12, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    i have got admission from fh frankfurt(HIS) and TU KAISERSLAUTERN….which one should i go for

    • December 13, 2012 at 11:03 am

      If you ask me where I want to go then for sure I’ll go for TU Kaiserslautern. Rest is your interest of studies. I cannot suggest more than that.

      All the best. and Have fun.

  33. Kuldeep
    December 20, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Hi Ankit,

    Firstly I would like to thank you for so much of information on FH frankfurt HIS course and many other courses in Germany. How much monthly expenses comes in Frankfurt for the HIS course if a typical student life is followed ?
    Moreover, i have got admit from
    FH Frankfurt HIS
    Stuttgart Hochschule Software Technology
    Mannheim business informatics
    Web science Univ of Koblenz

    I am sticking to stuttgart so far, as its a 3 semester course. By the time i go to germany i would have around 8 years work ex, in product development and Telecom domains. My idea is to get back to industry asap, however I want to specialize myself in computer networking/Distributed Systems field. What would be your suggestion between Stuttgart and Frankfurt.
    also can u share your insights about Mannheim and Univ of koblenz? I mean about the repo for these two univs !


  34. Dinoop
    February 21, 2014 at 6:12 am

    Hi Ankit,

    I have BE degree in CSE and have 3 years experience in Cloud domain. I have applied for HIS Master program in FH FFM, but my academic performance is just above average i got 64% in BE. Is there any chance for me to get admission for FH FFM in HIS program.


  35. sharan
    March 13, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Hello Ankit,
    i got admit from tu chemnitz automotive software engineering course for this summer intake(april 2014) coz of financial problem i cant go this summer but i will postpone it into winter intake(september 2014) as i have got lot of time i will apply for fh frankfurt (HIS) and kiel (information technology) i need some help in deciding which university should i go ? My profile 70% BE(computer science) 2013 pass out 8 month working exp as software developer.

    • April 4, 2014 at 12:50 pm

      Hi Sharan,

      I would recommend TU Chemitz without second thought. Apply to TU Darmstadt too. The link of the course is given in above thread. But at the end its your decision.

      All the best!


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