M.Sc. On Campus

Distributed Software Systems

Darmstadt University of Technology

24 months
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Content of the Master of Science program Distributed Software Systems, offered at the Darmstadt University of Technology, is the design, development, and customization of flexible, secure, and reliable distributed applications.


Important aspects, of the Distributed Software Systems programme at the Darmstadt University of Technology, are the underlying software infrastructure as well as the data exchange via public supraregional networks. The curriculum covers a wide range of topics, including the development of distributed enterprise software and general web-based applications. Other topics include the development of social networks or virtual realities.

The choice areas Computer Networking and Systems Software , Distributed Systems and Formal Methods , Programming Languages and Software Engineering can be chosen as well. Numerous options allow students to follow their own personal preferences.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the master program Distributed Software Systems look to a labor market with a high demand for skilled workers - especially in Germany, one of the leading nations in the development of enterprise applications. 

Computer scientists in this field realize new software projects for innovative business ideas, or adapt existing systems to new challenges, in the form of the technical mapping of complex business processes. In addition, diverse perspectives open up outside of the classical area of ​​software development for companies, because what they have learned is also used in the development of general, web-based software, such as in the field of social networks or virtual realities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Elective area Distributed Systems
  • Elective area Computer Networking and Systems Software
  • Elective area Formal Methods, Programming
  • Languages and Software Engineering
  • Elective area course-related achievements

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree programme are comprised of a Bachelor of Science degree in the field of Computer Science or an equivalent degree. Admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements.
  • For the admission to the Master of Science programme in Distributed Software Systems,.
  • The Department of Computer Science has implemented an entrance examination for the study program Distributed Software Systems.

Tuition Fee

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  • Semester and administration fees are payable to TU Darmstadt every semester. 

Living costs for Darmstadt

792 - 1222 EUR /month
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