Computer Science and Software Engineering

Master of Science - Graduate program
Study alongside the world’s leading scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs

Combining a research-driven approach, strong academic culture, and direct connections to the business world, Constructor University in Bremen offers a Master in Computer Science and Software Engineering (MSc CSSE) program.

Learning and working alongside a network of world-class experts will help you gain cutting-edge knowledge and equip you with the most up-to-date tech skills. The students have the opportunity to participate in research, summer internships, and industry projects, all of which prepare them for international careers.

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From Switzerland to Germany: a global academic journey for the digital leaders of tomorrow

A core emphasis of the study programs in two places, studying at the Constructor Institute in Schaffhausen and Constructor University Bremen international private University, is placed upon supporting the participants’ personal development in terms of soft and intercultural skills. According to THE, Constructor University is one of Germany’s most international campuses where you meet students from over 120 countries.

The program includes activities in both Schaffhausen and Bremen, giving you the opportunity to travel and meet colleagues, professors and business partners. All travel expenses between the two campuses are covered by Constructor University.

Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Constructor is a global institution dedicated to promoting Science, Education and Technology. The growing ecosystem comprises education and research as well as commercial technology spin-offs, consulting services and investment funds.
Constructor University
Bremen, Germany
Constructor University Bremen, Germany – offers a comprehensive range of interdisciplinary Bachelors, Masters and PhD programs and the academic and research excellence that grant students the qualifications that are required to work and excel in the most needed global careers of our digitalized world.
Key facts
Program Start Date 2023
last week of August (orientation week), first week of September (classes)
Application Deadlines 2023
June 1 (global) and July 15 (for applicants who do not need a visa)
2 years full-time
Over 2 campuses: Switzerland and Germany
€ 20,000 per academic year
Full scholarships and financial aid support is available
Top 30 %
Constructor University ranks among the top 30 % of universities worldwide
private university in Germany
young university in teaching in Germany
small university worldwide
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The Master of Science in Computer Science and Software Engineering at Constructor University Bremen is a research-oriented consecutive master program that complements a broad spectrum of research-oriented technological education with essential management and leadership skills to educate the future technology leaders in research and industry. To prepare students for this role of technology leaders in research and industry, it offers a solid training in Software Engineering regarding development and management, as well as technical core courses in three subject areas that are presently at the utmost importance

  • Software Engineering,
  • Cybersecurity, and
  • Artificial Intelligence.

These offers mirror the Constructor University's research-centric approach. Thereby, excellent teaching competence is guaranteed and hands-on experiences from the forefront of the state-of-the-art in research and industry are provided.

Students have seamless access to the educational offer at both sites. Many courses in the software engineering subject area will be taught by distinct experts in the field at Constructor University which are also adjunct faculty of JUB. Moreover, this cooperation will enable quick access to real world applications and the IT job market via Constructor's excellent international network. On the Constructor University side, this comes together with excellent support via the Career Center and offers towards start-ups (local support, incubators, etc.). Finally, due to the approach to have the Master of Science being taught at two sites (Bremen, Schaffhausen), students have access to both locations but will also become “native” in modern remote collaboration approaches.

Overall, by completing the master study, students will acquire the core expertise of digital leaders, with a solid technological backbone developed along three complementary areas, with additional core management and leadership skills that characterize the educational journey. They will acquire the essential soft skills for an active digital technology leadership in the contemporary global and multiethnic society, thanks to the international environment that characterizes Constructor. Overall, this education will enable them to enter research via Ph.D. programs and to succeed in the job market in high profile roles.

Study program structure

The Curriculum at a Glance
The curriculum of the Computer Science and Software Engineering master program is divided into four semesters and takes two years to complete. Each semester is composed of a mixture of core technical content, project/seminar work, management & leadership education and academic skills work, leading to a master’s thesis that can cover academic research, industrial applications or developments towards a start-up.
The modules are grouped into several domains, as outlined in the Schematic Study Plan.
In order to graduate, students take out of these modules a total of 120 ECTS with

  • Technical CORE Modules: 45 ECTS,
  • Management Modules: 15 ECTS,
  • Leadership / Academic Skills Modules: 15 ECTS,
  • Capstone Project: 15 ECTS,
  • Master Thesis module: 30 ECTS.

If of interest, students can replace 5 ECTS of Technical CORE Modules by a Research Project module.

Schematic Study Scheme

All students take 15 ECTS of lecture modules from the Software Engineering subject area. It is also mandatory to take at least one main content module (5 ECTS) from Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence each.   
The software engineering area exposes a broad range of methodological and systematic approaches for developing software and related applications in a professional environment. All three main content modules are mandatory. At least one further core module can be taken to make this area the specialization of a student. A majority of the modules in this area are taught in presence at Schaffhausen. 


In the Cybersecurity specialization, Cryptography is the entry module into the field. This content is complemented by extended courses on security methods, tools and technologies both on system and on network level.

The Artificial Intelligence specialization covers a spectrum of the field ranging from methods in machine learning over (symbolic) artificial intelligence techniques up to applications in cyberphysical systems.

To equip students with market-relevant management skills they take modules in the fields of product development, marketing and change management. All modules are mandatory for the program.

Success in industry and research is further strengthened with a set of Leadership and Academic Skills Modules. All modules below have to be taken in order to graduate.

To explore the full development process of a software application with relation to the areas of specialization of the program, all students take the three modules of the Capstone Project. It is highly recommended to take the three modules in their numerical order, to gain full experience of the project. Students with a strong drive towards academic research can replace in their third semester one Technical CORE Module by the Research Project, which is carried out in one of the research areas of the Faculty.
The master studies are concluded by a 6-month Master Thesis, which extends over the fourth and final semester.

Computer Science and Software Engineering (MSc) program handbook Fall 2022
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A network-oriented education

Build a multi-location network of experts and leaders early in your program

Join a community of like-minded people who believe that technology can help us to strive toward building a better, more sustainable future. With more than 110 countries represented on the Schaffhausen and Bremen campuses, you will create lasting connections across the globe that will follow you throughout your career.
We seek to immerse our program participants in science, technology and business from day one of the program – through courses designed and mentored by a powerful network of leading scientists and entrepreneurs and unique projects promoting active learning, such as the Capstone Project.

The Alumni and Career Services Center accompanies students through all stages of their career development in order to enable them to achieve their professional goals. The Career Services Center organizes career fairs, company recruiting events, as well as training on project management, business communication, job interview skills, and more.

School of Computer Science & Engineering

This study program is part of the School of Computer Science & Engineering.

The School of Computer Science and Engineering focuses on research and development in information, communication, and production technologies, intelligent and autonomous systems, as well as the flow of goods.

Key disciplines in the school include Computer Science, Robotics, and Electrical Engineering.

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