MSc in Global Software Development

What is it about?

M. Sc. in Global Software Development is an international, practice-oriented Master's programme taught entirely in English. Graduates are able to work in a globally distributed team on the conception and realisation of complex, distributed software systems.

Depending on the Bachelor's degree obtained (6 or 7/8 semesters), the standard period of study is 3 or 4 semesters.

A stay abroad can be completed as part of the degree programme.

Your profile
  • Strive to approach a professional carreer as a software engineer
  • Work in international teams
  • Design and realization of complex…
Admission Requirements
  • Degree in computer science with 180 or 210 ECTS
  • German grade 2,5
  • If you have 180 ECTS you have to additionally 30 ECTS during…

Programme structure

The first two semesters include modules in infrastructure, programming, technologies, methods and application (in intercultural teams).  The third/fourth semester is reserved for writing the Master's thesis and participating in a seminar with a focus on intercultural topics.

A stay abroad is compulsory for students with a first university degree from Germany who have not yet completed a stay abroad.
In the three-semester study option, the semester abroad can be completed in the 2nd semester of the programme. In the four-semester study option, the semester abroad can be completed in the 2nd / 3rd semester or an internship abroad in the 3rd semester.

Students with a foreign first degree can choose between a 20-week internship in Germany, German courses and attendance of further courses equivalet to 30 ECTS in the four-semester study variant.

Academic calendar for students who have a 6 semester degree:

Programme structure (PO 2020)

Academic calendar for students who have a 7 semester degree:

Programme structure (PO 2020)

Examination regulations

The examination regulations including the module description (module manual) are staged on the websites of the examination office (select PO M.Sc. Global Software Development, only available in German). Please find an English translation (legally non-binding) here.

Modules from the topics of infrastructure, programming, technology, methods and applications (in intercultural teams) are offered in the degree programme. A lot of emphasis is placed on practical training with many hands-on sessions in our computer labs and project / group work.

In the third/fourth semester, the Master's thesis is written and a Master's seminar and a seminar on intercultural topics are offered.

Throughout your studies, we place great emphasis on working together in international teams. Students present their work in written and oral form, alone as well as in groups, in order to develop their communication and presentation skills.


One of the following modules must be choosen as elective course:

  • Advanced Big Data
  • Cryptography - Theory and Applications
  • Intercultural Project Management
  • Research Project
  • Software Development Project 
  • Special Topic of Global Software Development
  • User Centered Development

The international programme seeks to prepare graduates for careers as software developers, who are able to participate in conception and realization of complex, distributed software systems in a global team.

Successful graduates will be:

  • fluent in multiple programming languages
  • able to work in a broad range of software development processes (e.g. agile, model driven, test centered, user centered)
  • experienced with web infrastructure and web service technology
  • experienced with multi-layered client-server applications
  • able to work with multi-threading
  • sensible for usability and accessability. 
HOW TO APPLY
At a glance
  • Degree: Master of Science
  • Standard Period of Study: 3-4 Semester
  • Language: English
  • Start of the programme: Summer and Winter…

Head of study programme

Prof. Dr.

Martine Herpers

Applied Computer Science

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Prof. Dr.

Martine Herpers

Applied Computer Science

+49 661 9640-3106
+49 661 9640-3009
Building 51, Room 102
Consultation hours
Tue 11 am, regard course "Sprechzeiten" in moodle. Please request an…
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Merete Hirth

Study Programme Coordinator

Contact

Merete Hirth

Study Programme Coordinator

+49 661 9640-3011, 3010
+49 661 9640-3009
Building 31, Room 120
Consultation hours
Tue 4 pm – 5 pm (online and on site). Thu 9 am – 10 am (only online).…
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