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Software Engineering for Embedded Systems

Degree awarded
Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

Rheinland-Pfälzische Technische Universität Kaiserslautern-Landau, Distance and Independent Studies Center (DISC), Postfach 3049, D-67653 Kaiserslautern, Germany

+49 631 205 5217

E-mail address

Type of course
Part-time (distance study)

Language of tuition

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. If you consider to access without a university degree, please be aware that we offer an aptitude test that will take place prior to the application phase. For information on the admission requirements and the application process please visit our website.

Cost / fees
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
E-mail: fernstudium-se(at)
Telephone: +49 631 205 5217

University of Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU)

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 University of Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU)

About University of Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU)

The University of Kaiserslautern-Landau offers attendance as well as distance learning programmes. The part-time continuing education distance learning programmes in the fields of social sciences, economics, law, natural sciences, and engineering include 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).