Today, traditionally hardware-dominated product domains are increasingly turning into software-dominated ones. Many of the companies and organizations in these transitional domains still employ mostly traditional engineers without solid education and training in software engineering. Representatives in the industry have expressed great demand for a part-time training program to re-train the existing professional engineering work force in software engineering. With this in mind, the DISC has developed this high-quality part-time distance program. The program, offered by the DISC since 2008, imparts theoretical scientific background knowledge as well as practical methods, techniques, and tools that equip the engineer to deal with software development for embedded systems issues.
The distance education program is designed for professionals working in the field of software development who need to acquire advanced knowledge about emerging technologies and who wish to broaden their software engineering skills by pursuing graduate-level education in software engineering. The program targets graduates of engineering disciplines such as electrical, mechanical, and industrial engineering, graduates of IT disciplines such as computer science and business informatics, and graduates of non-engineering disciplines, such as mathematics and physics - all with at least two years of professional experience in the field of software development after the first degree.
Applicants may also be accepted who have relevant work experience but have not graduated for a university. They must hold a diploma qualifying for university admission, be able to prove several years of relevant work experience and pass an aptitude test.
The course is held entirely in English.
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The study fees for the distance learning program "Software Engineering for Embedded Systems" are 1,990 Euro per term. Added to this is a social contribution of 102 Euro per term. The one-off fee for the master's thesis is 500 Euro. Starting from the third semester over the regular study time of four semesters, a reduced fee of 30 % of the semester fee is levied. The fee for the master's thesis is not affected. These study fees cover all costs for teaching material, participation in the on campus events, term exams, and all administrative expenses. However, they do not include any travel, accommodation, or meal expenses for the on campus events. The study fees are not subject to German VAT and are tax-deductible.
The continuing education program "Software Engineering for embedded Systems" offered by the University of Kaiserslautern is aimed at university graduates with degrees in computer science or related courses of study (such as information systems), in mathematics, or in natural and engineering sciences who can prove a minimum of two years of professional experience in the area of embedded systems (with at least one year of pertinent experience, i.e., in the area of software development). The final decision about admitting candidates who fulfill the formal admission requirements shall be made by the Examination Board of the degree program.
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