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Prospective Students

Master programme Software Technology

Characteristics  <<
Programme start: Yearly in March and October
Application Deadline:
  • for March
    • November, 2nd
  • for October
    • May, 2nd
  • Duration: 3 Semester (Full-time)
    5 Semester (Part-time, only for EU-citizens available)
    Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
    Dedicated Bachelor Programmes at HFT Stuttgart: Computer Science

    Short Description Master's Programme  <<

    This three semester, internationally-oriented course of study is designed to meet the demands of industry for highly motivated, team-oriented software experts. Students learn and apply state-of-the-art technology and standards in the fields of software development, information management, computer networks, and electronic commerce. All classes are given in English.

    Programme Structure <<

    The first and second semester covers advanced theories, methods and techniques in the fileld of software development, data mangement, project management and computer networking. Amongst others this comprises the lectures "Advanced Topics in Software Engineering", "System Design", "Advanced Topics in Databases", "Middleware Technology" and "Advanced Topcis in Software Project Management". An elective module each semester allows deepening the knowledge in formal methods (e.g. "Cryptographic Algorithms") and in newest technological issues (e.g. "Business Process Technology"). A large software-project – spanning the whole 2nd semester – gives practical foundation to the theories and methods above.

    Master's thesis

    The thesis is usually written in cooperation with local companies. The thesis comprises analysis, design, implementation and test of certain software components, this subject is related to the modules taught in the course.

    Requirements <<

    Applicants for the Master's Programme must possess a university degree with grades significantly above average
    either in computer science requiring at least 3 years of university study or equivalent knowledge degree with knowledge in

    • Object-oriented Programming
    • Software Engineering
    • Project Management
    • Distributed Systems
    • Algorithms and Data Structures
    • Human Computer Interaction

    Further, all applicants, except native speakers, must turn in results of an English language test either TOEFL or IELTS to demonstrate their ability to actively participate in English language classes and write a master thesis.
    TOEFL score of 550 points (paper-based test), 213 points (computer-based test), 85 points (IBT). If it is not possible for you to take a TOEFL test in your home-country, we accept a IELTS test with a score of Band 6,5 and higher.

    Career Perspectives <<

    Relations between businesses are increasingly interconnecting on an international scale. Graduates with an international degree Software Technology posses a distinct advantage on the job market. It is becoming increasingly important to employ university graduates who have studied abroad and can document their mobility and flexibility through the attainment of an international academic degree.

    Accreditation <<

    The international master's program "Software Technology", introduced in 2000, was accredited in 2004 by ASIIN for five years and was 2010 re-accredited till 2016. In 2016 the Master's programme was re-accredited till 2023

    Tuition and Fees <<

    The enrolment fee amounts to Euro 183,40 for each semester.

    Tuition fees of 1500 Euros per semester for international students coming from non EU-Countries
    Further details about the expected study fees are available on the official website of Baden-Württemberg.

    Contact <<

    Telefon +49 (0)711 8926 2526
    Telefax +49 (0)711 8926 2553
    Schellingstraße 24, 70174 Stuttgart