Full-time Master Software Engineering for Industrial Applications (M.Eng.) - SE

A unique combination of theory and praxis

Our MEng program in Software Engineering for Industrial Applications is focused on extensive training assignments as well as theoretical courses, which are aimed at imparting technological and organizational knowledge. Students are trained for complex management and engineering tasks in the field of software development for industrial applications. Such applications range from low-level control of production processes to high-level management and logistic tasks. Managing projects in this field requires outstanding technological competence and excellent management and engineering skills, which have to be intensively developed before being applied in highly complex environments.

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We welcome all new students of Software Enginnering for Industrial Applications and wish a good start at Hof University.

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fast facts

degree awarded

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

duration4 semesters (2 theoretical, 2 practical)
application deadlines

April 15 to May 31 (winter intake)

October 30 to November 30 (summer intake)

academic dates including orientation session

mid-September - March 14 (winter semester)

March - September 30 (summer semester)


EUR 2,950 in tuition fees per semester (i.e.a total of EUR 11,800)

plus approx. EUR 100 student union fee per semester

language of instructionEnglish

program objectives

Chances to find attractive employment positions following graduation are excellent. The demand for skilled Software Engineers in Germany is high. That is why most of our students have found interesting and well-paid positions immediately after graduation with companies such as Siemens, ND SatCom, EADS, BOSCH or Texas Instruments, as well as with small and medium-sized companies in the local area of Franconia.

Graduates not only possess cutting-edge technological competence but also excellent management and engineering skills, which are the competitive edge for a high flying career in software engineering!

target group and prerequisites

The Master's program „Software Engineering for Industrial Applications” is designed for international oriented graduates of who already gained a profound knowledge of software engineering during their Bachelor’s program, and who ideally have professional experience.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in software engineering or similar from an accredited university - 210 ECTS or equivalent (depending on the home country)
  • Proficiency in English, proven by official test score documents (TOEFL minimum 90 or IELTS 6.5 or above.
  • One year of work experience
  • Motivation letter

Basic language skills in German, proven by official test score documents -minimum level A1 according to the CEFR (The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) can be proved during the first academic year at Hof University.

course structure

    • The standard period of study is 4 semesters.
    • The first two semesters provide practice orientated theory (case studies, working in labs, excursions, expert meetings…).
    • The third and fourth semester is spent working as an intern in a company to gain more practical experience,

      training modules will also take place at this time.The Master’s Thesis has to be written during this time as well.

    • After successful completion of the program, Hof University of Applied Sciences awards the academic degree Master of Engineering (M. Eng.).

      Course content

      The Mater's program consists of 12 modules, 5 ECTS per module (4 basic modules +4 core modules + 4 elective modules):


      Basic modules:

      • Project management
      • Component Oriented Software development
      • Software Engineering
      • Advanced Programming


      Elective modules (choose four):

      • Leadership and Change Management
      • Non-Relational Data bases
      • Analytical Information Systems
      • Semantic Web
      • Application Protocols
      • Mobile Computing
      • Cloud Computing
      • Independent Course Work I
      • Independent Course Work II


      The 3rd and 4th semesters are dedicated for an internship in a company, training modules (30 ECTS) will also take place at this time. During that period of study the Master's thesis (30 ECTS) has to be written as well.


      Master's Thesis

      • Application of the methodological procedures, which were obtained and trained during the entire program.
      • The thesis has to be written during the internship and should cover a current topic of the company.
      • Topic selection has to be done in accordance with the supervising professor.







      Core modules:

        • Recent trends in software engineering
        • Concept and Tools for Application Development
        • Language I ( German or English)
        • Language II (German or English)



        tuiton fees

        • Each semester costs EUR 2,950 in tuition fees plus an administrative fee of approx. EUR 100 per semester. 
        • These fees include organizational support before and during your studies at Hof University as well as continuing counseling. We provide assistance in finding accommodation, offer orientation sessions prior to the start of your studies and organize additional activities such as intercultural trainings, field trips, company visits. Also, transportation in Hof is free of charge.
        • Accommodation and living expenses in Germany are estimated at around EUR 450 to EUR 500 per month, which includes rent and food. Mandatory health insurance (price depends on company and age - www.deutscheinsurance.com), visa and transportation costs are not included in this estimate. For your student visa you will have to provide financial proof of EUR 735 per month.
        • For scholarship options, please check the funding guide of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) - www.funding-guide.de and our website.

        application process

        All applications must be done online. Please apply here.

        • The application period for winter intake is between April 15 and May 31.
        • The application period for summer intake is between November 02 and November 30.
        • An admission committee intensively scrutinizes all applications and decides about final admission. Admission letters will be issued in June for winter intake and December for summer semester intake.

        If you have any questions to the application process do not hesitate to contact admissonhof-university.LÖSCHEN.de 

        Contact person


            Kindly use our contact form if you are looking for further information about the Master's program "Software Engineering of Industrial Applications".

        Antje Lappann | University of Applied Science Hof

        Antje Lappann

        Institute for Continuing Education (ifw)

        Hochschule Hof
        Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
        95028 Hof

        Room: A 131
        Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 3357
        Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 3357
        E-Mail: antje.lappannhof-university.LÖSCHEN.de


        Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heym | University of Applied Science Hof

        Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heym

        Department of Computer Science
        Business Information Systems

        Hochschule Hof
        Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
        95028 Hof

        Room: C 118
        Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 4470
        Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 4470
        E-Mail: juergen.heymhof-university.LÖSCHEN.de

        Software Engineering for Industrial Applications (M.Eng.)


        Campus Hof

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