M.Sc. Software Engineering

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Mastering Code, Crafting Tomorrow

Most innovations in the automotive sector have been based on electronics and software. Developments such as mobility services, autonomous driving or automated driving, networking, infotainment and e-mobility contribute significantly to the industry.

With the number of software-controlled functions in an automatic car, its IT architecture is also changing towards central, virtual high-speed computers. Our goal is to provide students with the most the state-of-the-art technology that will enable them to work and innovate in the automotive domain and any other business domain available in the market today.
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Our Locations

Find out everything about our locations in UE Innovation Hub & Dubai!

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  • EU applicants standard: € 820 monthly
  • Non-EU applicants standard: € 10,938 yearly
  • Dubai applicants:
    AED 73,500 (1.5 Years)
    AED 91,875 (2 Years)

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Studying in Dubai: Dubai is an extraordinary city, pulsating with life, innovation, and opportunity. A dream destination for students who aspire to global success, Dubai provides the ultimate backdrop for students to live and learn. From its dynamic culture to its limitless possibilities, Dubai promises to exceed your wildest aspirations.

Admission Requirements

Here are some things you will require for your application at the UE:

  • Completed admission form
  • CV & Copy of passport
  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree
  • Good English language skills (at least B2)
  • Basics in Statistics (at least 3 ECTS or a pre-master course at UE)
  • A portfolio is not required

Hear what Iman, a recent graduate from our MSc. in Software Engineering has to say about his experience at the UE. He discusses the different aspects of studying Software Engineering at the UE Innovation Hub in Potsdam

Semesters & Credits

  • 120, 90 or 60 ECTS
  • Master of Science MSc
  • Teaching language: English
  • The programme starts in both the winter (September) and summer (March) term each year.

Dual Degree Programme in BSc Business Informatics & Data Science

Spotlight Module "Vehicular Technology"

This Vehicular technology module is an advanced automotive technology
course that focuses on technologies used in modern automotive technology
software systems. Students will learn to train, deploy and validate ML-based autonomous driving
in in a simulation environment. Bellman equations, policy iteration, and value iteration. Monte Carlo methods, greedy and epsilon-greedy policies, and tradeoffs in the exploration-exploitation dilemma. Students will know how to train, deploy and validate RL/DRL-based autonomous driving algorithms in a simulation environment.

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What happens after your studies?

After your studies, you will not only be an expert in business issues, but above all you will have the best qualifications and thus be decisive for the success of projects in various industries and organisations.
  • Expected Salary: €60,000 to €100,000 annually depending on the experience, industry etc.
  • Career Opportunities: Software architect, Smart car software developer and designer, Software development engineer.
  • Skills: UX/UI Design, Product Management, Machine Learning & more

If you’re still uncertain about whether an MSc Software Engineering is the right choice for you, our blog post discussing the “typical day in the life of a software engineer” could help you out.

Content of the Course

The Software Engineering Master's program focuses on various key areas, including:

- Advanced software development and analysis techniques
- Handling large datasets
- Vehicular technologies, including sensors and networks
- Intelligent systems and decision-making systems
- Developing parallel or distributed software (Internet of Things, mobile applications)
- Pattern recognition for object detection in intelligent systems and autonomous driving
- Creating and maintaining complex software products
- Security and reliability issues
- Transition to and operation of software products

In addition to program-specific modules, students can customize their curriculum by selecting additional modules from the UE faculty based on personal interests and desired specialization. These additional modules may include Media & Marketing, Business Coaching, Product Management, UX/UI Design, or Leadership. While not mandatory, international semesters and internships can be integrated into the Software Engineering Master's program.
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UE Master's Reform

More flexible, more interdisciplinary, and more practice-oriented – the new Master’s programmes make the University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) even more attractive! Students of selected MA programmes at UE have the choice of a Master’s degree in 60, 90, or 120 ECTS which gives them full flexibility. Students can apply for one of the three options depending on the education they’ve already achieved and how many ECTS they’ve already accumulated in their previous Bachelor’s (or Master’s) courses. Practical experience will also be taken under consideration.

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Cooperation Partners

Gain access to internships and real- life business projects in a range of leading companies.

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    Digital start-ups

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    Innovation hubs


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Learn from our Experts

Here you will find further valuable information about our professors and their career.

Prof. Dr. Rand Kouatly

Prof. Dr. Rand Kouatly

Prof. Dr. Rand Kouatly is the programme Director for Software Engineering / Bachelor & Master of Software Engineering at UE Germany.

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