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Additional Certificate for graduate students

Additional Certificate “Software Innovations for Digital Enterprises”

 

German companies play a leading role in the global market for enterprise software. Since the 1970s the Software-Cluster region between Darmstadt, Kaiserslautern, Karlsruhe Saarbrücken, and Walldorf produces regularly pioneering software innovations. Europe’s largest software company, SAP AG, and Germany’s second largest software company, Software AG, are located in this area – as well as numerous innovative small and medium sized businesses and start-ups in the enterprise software industry.

The Software-Cluster provides the foundation for the next generation of enterprise software by uniting business and academia. Purpose of these activities is to maintain and expand Germany’s leading role in the field of enterprise software. The universities of Darmstadt, Kaiserslautern, Karlsruhe, and Saarbrücken offer excellent courses in computer science and qualify their graduates for attractive and exciting careers in the software industry.

Beginning with the winter semester 2013/14, graduate students studying computer science at the universities of Darmstadt, Kaiserslautern, Karlsruhe, and Saarbrücken can obtain the additional certificate “Software Innovations for Digital Enterprises” by focusing their studies on this field. This certificate opens the door to excellent employment opportunities in innovative software companies based in this region or elsewhere in or outside of Germany.

Additional Certificate “Software Innovations for Digital Enterprises”

About

“Software Innovations for Digital Enterprises” certifies that special qualifications in the field of enterprise software were obtained during the Master’s programme. This additional certificate is only available to graduate students studying computer science at the universities of Darmstadt, Kaiserslautern, Karlsruhe or Saarbrücken. What is interesting is that course credits from all four universities may be combined to meet the requirements of this additional certificate.

Target Group

This additional certificate is only available to graduate students studying computer science in the following Master’s programmes:

• Master of Computer Science, KIT Karlsruhe
• Master of Computer Science, TU Darmstadt
• Master of Computer Science, TU Kaiserslautern
• Master of Computer Science, UdS Saarbrücken
• Master of Distributed Software Systems, TU Darmstadt
• Master of IT Security, TU Darmstadt
• Master of Internet and Web-Based Systems, TU Darmstadt

Requirements

The additional certificate “Software Innovations for Digital Enterprises” is graded and attests specialisation in the following modules:

• Software Engineering
• IT-Security
• Pervasive Computing
• Cloud Computing

A total of 20 Credit Points must be obtained with classes from these modules. All four participating universities offer classes from each module which can be viewed in our course catalogue. Currently, there are more than 170 classes offered. The certificate “Software Innovations for Digital Enterprises” is obtained by completing the Master’s degree and issued separately

Application

The certificate can be applied for at the university, where the Master’s degree is obtained. Please apply online via our online-form for the certificate. Each of the four universities has a contact person and adviser able to answer questions or assist with the formalities:

• Karlsruher Institut für Technologie: Prof. Dr. Stefan Tai (tai@kit.edu)
• Technische Universität Darmstadt: Prof. Dr. Stefan Katzenbeisser (katzenbeisser@seceng.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de)
• Technische Universität Kaiserslautern: Prof. Dr. Dieter Rombach (rombach@informatik.uni-kl.de)
• Universität des Saarlandes: Prof. Dr. Antonio Krüger (krueger@cs.uni-saarland.de )

Fees

Issuing of the certificate dos not incur any costs or fees.

Additional Certificate “Software Innovations for Digital Enterprises”

Prerequisites

The prerequisite for obtaining the certificate is an enrolment in one of the following Master’s programmes:

• Master of Computer Science (KIT Karlsruhe)
• Master of Computer Science (TU Darmstadt)
• Master of Computer Science (TU Kaiserslautern)
• Master of Computer Science (UdS Saarbrücken)
• Master of Distributed Software Systems (TU Darmstadt)
• Master of IT Security (TU Darmstadt)
• Master of Internet and Web-Based Systems (TU Darmstadt)

It is strongly advised for interested students to already possess basic knowledge in software engineering, IT-security and networks.

Requirements

Valid are all classes that can be found in the course catalogue, have been attended not before the winter semester 2010/11 and were held at one of the four participating universities: university of Darmstadt, Kaiserslautern, Karlsruhe or Saarbrücken.

In order to obtain the certificate, all four modules from the course catalogue must be covered:

• Software Engineering
• IT-Security
• Pervasive Computing
• Cloud Computing

To achieve the required amount of Credit Points for this certificate, students may visit the classes offered by all four participating universities. It is not mandatory to get all the necessary Credit Points from the same university.

If a student wishes to apply for the certificate with a range of classes all taken at different universities, classes must not overlap in content!

During the Master’s programme, a total of 20 Credit Points must be obtained with classes from these four modules. Each module must be covered with at least 3 Credit Points. A single lecture may not exceed the maximum amount of 6 Credit Points.

Only half of the Credit Points, i.e. 10 CP, can be achieved via practical courses.

 

Themenmodule

Credit Points

Thematically

Software-Engineering

min. 3 CP to max. 6 CP

IT-Security

min. 3 CP to max. 6 CP

Pervasive Computing

min. 3 CP to max. 6 CP

Cloud Computing

min. 3 CP to max. 6 CP

required total

min. 20 CP

Types of academic activitiy

Lecture

10 CP

Seminar or practical course

max. 10 CP

required total

min. 20 CP

 

The Credit Points of passed classes can be used to fulfil the requirements of the Master’s programme and can – at the same time – contribute to the required amount of Credit Points for the certificate “Software Innovations for Digital Enterprises”.

The university concerned has to verify the results of exams and the amount of obtained Credit Points. The Software-Cluster can only accept verified transcripts of record to issue the additional certificate “Software Innovations for Digital Enterprises”.

Additional Certificate “Software Innovations for Digital Enterprises”

 

Please use our electronic tool for application.

The guide provides a step-by-step help for the electronic application.

 

An application follows the following steps:An application follows the following steps:

Additional Certificate “Software Innovations for Digital Enterprises”

 

For further information or questions, please contact our local advisors:

 

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology: Prof. Dr. Stefan Tai
tai@kit.edu
Technical University of Darmstadt: Prof. Dr. Stefan Katzenbeisser
katzenbeisser@seceng.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de
Technical University of Darmstadt: Prof. Dr. Dieter Rombach
rombach@informatik.uni-kl.de
Saarland University: Prof. Dr. Antonio Krüger
krueger@cs.uni-saarland.de

 

For technical support or problems, please contact:

Dirk Heuse

Software-Cluster Koordinierungsstelle
dirk.heuser@software-cluster.org
Tel.: +49 6151 16-70712

 

For questions relating to user database administration, please contact:

Yvonne Walter
Software-Cluster Koordinierungsstelle
yvonne.walter@software-cluster.org
Tel: +49 6151 16-76072

Course catalogue for “Software Innovations for Digital Enterprises”

 

Course catalog:

  • IT-Security
  • Cloud Computing
  • Pervasive Computing
  • Software-Engineering

Our local advisors

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Anne Koziolek
koziolek@kit.edu

Technical University of Darmstadt

Prof. Dr. Stefan Katzenbeisser
katzenbeisser@seceng.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de

University of Kaiserslautern

Prof. Dr. Dieter Rombach
rombach@informatik.uni-kl.de

Saarland University

Prof. Dr. Antonio Krüger
krueger@cs.uni-saarland.de