Joint International Master's Degree (JIM-CS)
Three universities, which are University of Wisconsin-Platteville, USA; Hochschule Darmstadt, Germany; and James Cook University, Townsville, Australia, have joined together to offer an international master's degree in computer science. Students take classes from at least two schools: their "home" institution and one of the partner institutions. Depending on the student, the program can be completed in three or four semesters. There is a wide variety of courses available ranging from the traditional, such as advanced networking and computer graphics to newer courses, such as computer security and mobile computing. Students obtain a truly international experience, both from living abroad and from studying and working with students from other cultures.
Students can enter the program at UW-Platteville in either the fall or spring semesters. Students typically spend a semester in Platteville and then go to either Townsville, Australia or Darmstadt, Germany. They then return to Platteville to finish the program.