The objective of the MSc in Distributed Systems Engineering at TU Dresden is to provide an advanced training and prepare students for a future career in the very broad and rapidly developing field of distributed systems and their applications.
This field is characterized by continuously emerging technological advancements and a highly active research community. Students need to be aware of both the fundamentals of distributed systems and their practical application in realistic scenarios.
Therefore, the programs structure ensures that students first acquire the necessary theoretical knowledge and expertise before they will get the opportunity to apply their skills in practice in the context of an internship, various practical courses and, if desired, even in their Master's thesis. Graduates will acquire advanced knowledge in the design of large software systems, distributed systems and middleware technology.
By graduating from the DSE programme, you will be an expert of distributed software systems. Your newly learned key qualifications make you a wanted expert in the core areas of distributed system, namely conception, development and maintenance, as well as security assessment and enforcement. Depending on your profile, your expertise can cover a wide range from Internet services over software fault tolerance to wireless sensor networks. This makes you a versatile addition to any team; e.g., as an application developer, a security consultant, or as a compliance consultant.
- Foundations of Systems Engineering
- Advanced Concepts of Systems Engineering
- Ubiquitous Systems
- Transactional & Secure Platforms
- Foundations of Security and Cryptography
- System Design
- 24 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- a university degree in Computer Science,
- Certificate of English Language Proficiency of at least CEFR C1 (for non-native speakers only). Since the language of instruction in the master's program is English, students whose first language is not English must prove proficiency in English language. We recognize many different tests, for instance, TOEFL iBT (institutional code1) or IELTS will be accepted.
- The proof of special specialist knowledge in the fields of Practical, Theoretical and Applied computer science shall be provided by an aptitude test or if necessary by an aptitude interview.
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EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
EUR 276.10 semester fee
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