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Software Engineering for Embedded Systems

Degree awarded
Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

Postfach /P.O. Box 3049, D-67653 Kaiserslautern, Germany

+49 631 205 5217

E-mail address

Web address
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Type of course
Part-time (distance study)

Length of course
4 Semesters (2 years)

Date of commencement
Winter semester (October)

Application deadline
The distance learning programme starts in the winter semester (October) of every year. The application phase usually opens in mid-May of the respective year. For information on the admission requirements and the application process please visit our website.

At the moment, the tuition fees amount to EUR 2,450 per semester. In addition, a social contribution of currently EUR 124 is due each semester. As of now the one-time fee for the Master's thesis amounts to EUR 720. Not included are travel and accommodation expenses or meal allowances during the on-campus phases.

Contact details for application
Dr. Juliane Brauch
Programme Management Software Engineering for Embedded Systems
Phone: +49 (0)631 205 5217, Fax: +49 (0)631 205 4940
Telephone: +49 631 205-5217

RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau
Distance and Independent Studies Center

Software Engineering for Embedded Systems, M.Eng.

Objective and Target Group

Software plays a dominant role in most areas with embedded systems (for example in the automotive sector). Businesses are faced with the challenge of tasking experienced engineers with software engineering more and more frequently.

The distance learning programme is aimed at professionals in the field of software development and provides the participants with well-founded theoretical knowledge and the ability to acquire according practical methods, techniques and tools in the field of software engineering.


The teaching-learning-format consists of comprehensive, scientifically sound and practice-oriented self-study materials that have been developed by experts especially for distance learning, an online campus as an interactive learning platform and on-campus phases to consolidate the knowledge that is acquired through self-study in theory and practice.

Mandatory on-campus phases take place once per semester at IESE in Kaiserslautern. In general, there is a three-day on-campus phase from Friday to Sunday in the first semester and a one-week on-campus phase (from Saturday to Friday) in each of the second and third semesters.

Other Programmes offered by the Distance and Independent Studies Center

About the Distance and Independent Studies Center (DISC), RPTU Kaiserslautern-Landau

The Distance and Independent Studies Center is one of the central academic facilities of the University of Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU). It offers part-time continuing education distance learning programmes in the fields of social sciences, economics, law, natural sciences, and engineering. This includes Master‘s programmes and Certificate programmes and courses in German and English.

The postgraduate distance learning programme “Software Engineering for Embedded Systems” is offered in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE).