We teach software engineering as the professorship of open source software and as a member (and leader) of the research and teaching alliance applied software engineering (“Praktische Softwaretechnik”). We also contribute to basic (mandatory) course teaching in computer science and service German-style “business informatics” (information systems or “Wirtschaftsinformatik”).
The figure to the right describes our curriculum.
For Bachelor students of Informatik (computer science), we recommend you take AuD (algorithms and data structures) in your first semester, ISE (introduction to software engineering, in development, alternative to SoSy3) in your third semester, and ADAP (advanced design and programming) in your fifth semester. This should provide the basics of a Bachelor-level software engineering education. If you have an interest in scientific research, you may want to add NYT, our course on performing scientific research.
For technical Bachelor students of Wirtschaftsinformatik, we recommend the same as for Bachelor students of computer science.
For Master students of Informatik, we recommend you take TEAM (high-performance teamwork, in development) and then AMOS, our course on agile methods with real industry involvement. Ideally you come in with ADAP capabilities or similar. You can also take ARCH, our course on software architecture and/or MACH (machine learning, in development). If interested in the business side of computer science, you may like PROD (software product management) and FLOSS (how open source is changing the industry).
For Master students of International Information Systems, we recommend you take PROD, our course on software product management. It is a requirement for AMOS. You may also like FLOSS, our course on how open source works, the business models it has created, their economics, and how this is changing the software industry and beyond.
Short Explainer Video
The folllowing video provides a short 15min overview of our curriculum and the reasoning behind it.
|Code||Name and Link to Summary||Language||Regularity||Blog Posts|
|ADAP||Advanced Design and Programming||German||Winter semester||More info|
|AMOS||Agile Methods and Open Source||English||Summer semester||More info|
|AMSE||Continuous Software Engineering||German||Winter semester||More info|
|ARCH||Software Architecture||German||Summer semester||More info|
|FLOSS||Free/Libre, and Open Source Software||English||Summer semester||More info|
|KOLL||Research Group Colloqium||English and German||Every semester||More info|
|NYT||Performing Scientific Research||English||Every semester||More info|
|PROD||Software Product Management||English||Winter semester||More info|