Software engineering in distance learning
For the past twelve years, the Distance and Independent Studies Center (DISC) has been training and educating engineers in their software development skills with the four-semester Master's distance learning programme Software Engineering for Embedded Systems. The programme takes into account the exponentially growing importance of software compared to hardware and aims to give the students a practical and theoretical understanding of software development, explains Professor Dieter Rombach, the scientific director of the distance learning programme. The complete interview with the persons responsible for the programme can be found here. For this purpose, the teaching and learning materials for self-study were created by international experts in cooperation with DISC, the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Development (IESE) and the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern. In addition to the self-study materials, which are based on real examples, students can also ask questions directly via the online campus, which has been set up especially for this purpose. In addition to the self-study, a one-week on-campus phase takes place at the end of each semester at the Fraunhofer Institute in Kaiserslautern. The contents of this phase include UML, requirements engineering, software architecture and Matlab/Simulink.
Applications for the Master's programme are still possible until 15 July 2020. Information on the requirements and deadlines can be found here.