The education is focused on the following four central topics of modern Software Engineering (sensu lato):
Software Engineering (sensu stricto)
Human Computer Interaction
The courses take place in Gelsenkirchen (first and second semester) and abroad in the third semester. The master thesis is done in the fourth semester in Gelsenkirchen or abroad.
For foreign students it is the other way round: first and second semester at their home university and third semester in Gelsenkirchen.
The education in the planned course of studies is laid out in such a way that practice plays an important role. First of all the lectures are accompanied by exercises, which require the practical application of the concepts and techniques. Secondly the curriculum contains two practice projects, which will be done in student teams.
The following courses are regularly offered in the ISE programme for students starting this course in Gelsenkirchen:
1. term, winter semester term, September till February:
Non-Standard Database Systems
Computer Science and Society (Seminar)
Language Course 1
one or two more courses can be choosen freely, e.g. Mobile Networks, Embedded Systems or Computer Graphics (optional)
2. term, summer semester term, March till July:
Interactive Systems / Human-Computer-Interaction
Project 1 which includes Soft Skills and Software Engineering knowledge
Language course 2
Software Engineering Master Seminar
3. term , August till February, abroad:
Software Engineering (sensu stricto) course
Software Engineering (sensu lato) course
Project 2 which includes Soft Skills and Software Engineering knowledge
one more course can be chosen freely depending on the courses offered at the university abroad