Distributed Software Systems
Master of Science

A Master of Science in Distributed Software Systems gives you the necessary knowledge and skills to develop highest-quality business applications. Thus, you will learn how to develop business applications that are scalable, flexible, secure and reliable. These applications enable the secure and reliable data exchange between widely distributed locations while also meeting (foreign) legal requirements. Furthermore, you will learn to develop applications that can be adapted to changing external conditions in order to meet the demand of the future.

Important information

The M.Sc. Distributed Software Systems program will be closed as of September 30, 2023. Students can enroll in this program for the last time in the summer semester 2023. All students will be given sufficient time to complete their degree.

Further infomation

The knowledge and experiences gained in this course of studies can also be applied directly to the development of general-purpose web-based applications far beyond classical business applications. Examples of such applications can be found in the area of social networks (e.g. “Facebook”, “Instagram”, “Snapchat”, “Twitter” or “Slack”) – These systems are also distributed systems that use databases with extremely high-numbers of concurrent users, which is why flexibility, scalability, reliability and security requirements are also of outmost importance. The knowledge and skills to develop and maintain such applications are also taught in the Master Programme Distributed Software Systems.

You can find more information about the programme on the website of the Central Student Advisory.


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Application and Admission

Please note that there is a multiple-stage entrance examination for applicants to the Master course Distributed Software Systems.

General information regarding the application and admission.

Specific questions regarding the Master in Distributed Software Systems are answered by the department’s student’s office.

Examination Regulations

German Language Courses

Mentoring Programme