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Overview

Overview

 

This program focuses on the design and implementation of complex software systems, including their embedding in technical and socio-technical systems.

The program is designed to take full advantage of the scope and environment offered at RWTH Aachen University as one of the leading technological universities in Europe.

Students will gain knowledge of theoretical, practical, and applied aspects of computer science, which will allow them to adapt quickly to the constant changes in this fast-paced field. In addition, the students will gain the ability to understand the necessary depth and interdisciplinary skills by taking courses in several areas.

The program features the areas of theoretical foundations of software systems engineering, communication, data and information management, applied computer science, and software engineering.

Additionally, students take two seminars and a lab course, and write a Master's thesis to conclude their studies.

Programme Structure

 

The curriculum covers the areas of theoretical foundations of software systems engineering, communication, data and information management, applied computer science, and software engineering.

Students may take courses of no more than 35 credits in each of these areas but are required to take courses of at least twelve credits in theoretical foundations of software systems engineering as well as at least 16 credits in software engineering. This includes a mandatory four credits course on the management of large software system engineering projects and courses in the amount of twelve credits to be choosen from a specific set of lectures called Core Subjects both in software engineering and in theoretical foundations of software systems engineering.

Additionally, students need to take two seminars and a lab course during the program.

The Master’s examination consists of course-related exams, the two seminars, the lab course, an oral core exam on courses of twelve to 18 credits and the Master’s thesis.

The thesis typically takes the final six months of the program and can be written within the framework of an internship in the industry or at the university.

The course content will be structured according to the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). Each student will be assigned a professor from the Computer Science Department as a personal mentor.

Entry Requirement

 

  • First university degree, required qualifications according to the examination regulations
  • Proficiency in English

Career Prospects

Computer scientists have been in great demand in past years, a trend which is expected to continue into the foreseeable future. The ability to design and implement large computer software systems in an interdisciplinary environment opens the door to management and leadership positions, an aspect that distinguishes this program from other Master’s programs in Computer Science.


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