We teach software engineering as the professorship of open source software and as a member (and leader) of the research and teaching alliance applied software engineering (“Praktische Softwaretechnik”). We also contribute to basic (mandatory) course teaching in computer science and service German-style “business informatics” (information systems or “Wirtschaftsinformatik”).
Please also see our continuing education (postgraduate) courses.
|Code||Name and Link to Summary||Language||Regularity||Blog Posts|
|ADAP||Advanced Design and Programming||German||Winter semester||More info|
|AMOS||Agile Methods and Open Source||English||Summer semester||More info|
|AMSE||Continuous Software Engineering||German||Irregular||More info|
|ARCH||Software Architecture||German||Summer semester||More info|
|COSS||Commercial Open Source Startups||English||Winter Semester||More info|
|FLOSS||Free/Libre, and Open Source Software||English||Irregular||More info|
|KOLL||Research Group Colloqium||English and German||On demand||More info|
|NYT||Performing Scientific Research||English||Winter semester||More info|
|PROD||Software Product Management||English||Irregular||More info|
|PROJ||Informatics Master Project||English or German||On demand||More info|
|SAKI||Software Applications with AI||German||Summer semester||More info|
The German Wintersemester (“winter semester”) runs from October to March and constitutes the first half of the academic year. Teaching starts around Mid October and ends Mid February. The German Sommersemester (inaccurately translated as “summer semester”) runs from April to September and constitutes the second half of the academic year. Teaching starts around Mid April and ends Mid July.
If you encounter problems during the course registration period, please be in touch.
For Bachelor students of Informatik (computer science), we recommend you take AuD (algorithms and data structures) in your first semester, ISE (introduction to software engineering e.g. SoSy3 or PSWT) in your third semester, and ADAP (advanced design and programming) in your fifth semester. This should provide the basics of a Bachelor-level software engineering education. If you have an interest in scientific research, you may want to add NYT, our course on performing scientific research.
For engineering-oriented Bachelor students of Wirtschaftsinformatik, we recommend the same as for Bachelor students of computer science.
For Master students of Informatik, we recommend you take TEAM (high-performance teamwork, in development) and then AMOS, our course on agile methods with real industry involvement. Ideally you come in with ADAP capabilities or similar. You can also take ARCH, our course on software architecture. If interested in the business side of computer science, you may like PROD (software product management) and FLOSS (how open source is changing the industry).
For Master students of International Information Systems, we recommend you take PROD, our course on software product management. It is a requirement for AMOS. You may also like FLOSS, our course on how open source works, the business models it has created, their economics, and how this is changing the software industry and beyond.
The folllowing video provides a short 15min overview of our curriculum and the reasoning behind it.