The focus of the study is on a holistic view of the software life cycle, with special consideration given to the requirements of the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0. In addition to software development, emphasis is placed on promoting skills in software design and architecture.
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Application period for academic year 2021/22
1st October 2020 to 15th June 2021
tuition fee / semester: € 363,361 + ÖH premium + contribution2
1 Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727,- per semester
2 for additional study expenses (currently up to € 83,- depending on degree program and year)
Would you like to help shape innovations in the software field and apply the current methods and technologies for modern software development in your profession? With this master degree program, you will deepen your existing IT knowledge and benefit from the experience of numerous recognized experts from the business and research fields.As a technical basis, you already have advanced programming skills and a technical bachelor's degree. You are curious and goal-oriented, you want to complete your skills and expertise in software engineering and have the option to also pursue a scientific career.
Just as important as the "what" is the "how". Therefore, we are constantly developing our program contents and didactic methods for teaching. We presented our innovative didactic concepts at several international conferences, most recently by invitation at Columbia University in New York City. In addition to teaching, practical experience is very important to us. We maintain partnerships with renowned IT companies that also attend our annual Technology Career Fair. Take the opportunity to make important contacts for your future career and to get in touch with potential employers. We also offer you the chance to extend your contacts abroad through exchange programs. You benefit from our large network of international universities. If you want to realize your ideas in exciting projects, we will support you. With us, you also have the opportunity to actively participate in R & D projects. In addition to consultation, information and an excellent network, access to the innovative Start-up Corner is also made possible for selected parties interested in founding a start-up company.
We place great importance on integrating our program and field of work with other disciplines at FH Campus Wien, just as it is in practice. Our individual continuing education opportunities offered during your studies will also greatly benefit your future career. You can gain important certifications for the industry, such as Oracle Java, Oracle SQL, ISTQB (Software Testing), ISAQB (Software Architectures), IREB (Requirements Engineering) and PMA Project Management Austria Level D.
In Austrian and international companies, there is an increasing demand for qualified personnel in every area of software engineering. The focus of the degree program is on technical content and is rounded out with management content, which enables you to take on responsibilities in technical project management and software quality assurance. The architecture and the production of software are combined in concrete projects. In addition, the combination of both aspects with the practical and scientific modules contributes to the interdisciplinary nature of the entire degree program. In this master degree program, the architecture and implementation of software solutions are clearly in the foreground. A central focus is the support and consultation of users with the added value of providing a translating interface between users and professional experts.
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Gerhard Schmidmayr
Project management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities in order to meet project requirements. Project managers have the task of fulfilling the expectations of stakeholders. The LV covers in particular the following contents: - The deepening into the knowledge areas of project managementIntegration managementContent- and scope managementTime managementCost managementQuality managementPersonnel managementCommunication managementRisk managementProcurement managementProject - Stakeholder - managementThe project management across cultural boundariesThe - management of virtual - teamsUse - agile - approaches in projects
Final exam Module examination, elaboration of a case study
Case studies, lecture
Lector: Mag. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Wolfgang Radinger-Peer, MBA
Software is subject to an ageing process that can be assessed by key figures. In the course of the Advanced Software Development course, concepts are taught on how code quality can be assessed. On the basis of key figures methods are shown with the help of tools to improve the code quality. These measures can only be implemented meaningfully with the help of configuration management. The LV covers in particular the following contents: - Configuration Management (SVN/git) - Setting up a project in Configuration ManagementBasic - concepts when working with a configuration management toolOverview of - Software Design PatternsRefactoring - , Bad SmellsCode - QualitySoftware - Key Figures
Final exam Group work
Lecture with slides, hands on training on a software project in the group.
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Mag. Christian Ploninger
The content corresponds to the current curriculum published by the International Requirements Engineering Board (IREB®): - Fundamentals and concepts of requirements engineering o Influencing factors of requirements engineering o Profile of a requirements engineer o Fundamentals of communication theory - Integration in development processes o Agile process models o V-model - Types of requirements and description o Requirements for functions, behavior and structure o Non-functional requirements o Interface requirements - Requirements collection, analysis and documentation o Definition of objectives o System context and system boundaries o Survey techniques, z.B. Interviews, workshops and use cases o Structure and content of requirement documents o Documentation with natural language as well as graphic and formal methods - technical analysis model o Object-oriented analysis models - validation of requirements o Acceptance criteria o Quality features o Reviews and inspections - requirements management o Traceability o Status tracking and measurements o Prioritization of requirements o Change management - Best practices and tools
Lecture, practical exercise of the contents in groups.
Lector: Janos Pasztor, Dipl.-Ing. Peter Wenzl
Cloud Providers such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Exoscale, or Upcloud simplify the deployment of an IT-Infrastructure. This means that a compute network is available without having to provision these on your own local computer or your own datacenter. Cloud providers also offer a programmable interface to create these cloud resources dynamically. The course addresses the architectures listed above in theory and practice, as well as essential framework conditions for the use of cloud applications (underlying technologies, commercial models, cloud-native software development, data protection & data security). Specifically, the course covers the following topics: - Business context: The importance of cloud computing in the context of the "digital transformation of the economy", cloud business models (overbooking and sharing of resources with pay-as-you-Go & serverless computing approaches), organizational-legal framework conditions (data protection/GDPR) - Basic technologies: server virtualization, container technologies, and software-defined networkingcomparison of - established cloud platforms: Use of Amazon AWS & Lambda, Google Cloud Platform & App Engine, Microsoft Azure Stack & FunctionsDevelopment of - Cloud Applications - Theory: What makes a "Cloud native application" (Microservice concepts, 12-factor app method, automation of test/deployment/operation) - Development of Cloud Applications - Practice: Use of Cloud Development Toolboxes, including preparation of the virtual infrastructure (Terraform), application development with container virtualization and automated deployment (Docker, Kubernetes)
Continuous assessment Project work (Creating and presenting a cloud infrastructure) Final written exam
Case studies, practical exercises, project work with presentations of results, development of topics by self-study and webinars, lecture
Lector: DI Jochen Hense, MBA, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Sigrid Schefer-Wenzl, MSc BSc
The architecture of a software system describes the essential components of the system, their relationships and structure, as well as the behavior and dynamics of the relationships and structure of these components. Within the scope of software design, the requirements for the target software, its static and dynamic system properties as well as the selected software architecture are specified with the help of graphic and textual expression possibilities. The course covers in particular the following contents: - Basic building blocks and concepts of software architecturesRole - and function of software architectsDesign - and development of software architecturesSoftware architecture styles - and patternsProcedural models of - software architecture and software designSoftware architecture description languagesModeling of - software architectures and software systems using UML quality - in software architecturesFormal - and de facto industry standardsTools for - creating software architectures and software designs
Case studies, practical exercises, lectures.
Lector: Mag. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Lorenz Froihofer, FH-Hon.Prof. Priv.-Doz. Mag. DI. DI. Dr.techn. Karl Michael Göschka
Dependability and scalability form the basis of modern big data infrastructures and are therefore key capabilities for data engineering. Based on the principles of Dependability and Scalability, Group Communication, Replication and Transactions are developed, merged within the framework of the CAP principle and their implementation and multiple trade-offs are studied using current New SQL databases. A practical implementation project serves to consolidate what has been learned. - Dependability and fault tolerance, redundancy, consensus problem. - Group Communication, Group Membership, Message Ordering, Atomic Multicast, Virtual Synchrony. - Replication as Scaling and Dependability Technique, Consistency, Primary-backup Replication, Active Replication, Quorum Replication, Epidemic Protocols. - Transactions, Concurrency Control, Recovery, Locking, Distributed Commit. - Scalability basics, Tradeoff between Dependability and Scalability, CAP Principle. - Big Data Basics, NewSQL Datastores and their implementation of the CAP principle as Infrastructure for Data Engineering.
Continuous assessment Immanent assessment of student presentations, written test, practical project in small group.
Lecture, distance learning support and seminar presentations, practical project.
Lector: DI Dr. techn. Mugdim Bublin, FH-Hon.Prof. Priv.-Doz. Mag. DI. DI. Dr.techn. Karl Michael Göschka, DI Jochen Hense, MBA, Dipl.-Ing. Heimo Hirner, FH-Prof. DI Dr. Igor Miladinovic, Mag. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Wolfgang Radinger-Peer, MBA, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Sigrid Schefer-Wenzl, MSc BSc, Bernhard Taufner, BSc, MSc
Software Engineering Project 1 enables students to implement the knowledge acquired during their studies in a concrete project. In the first semester, a concrete problem is analyzed and a design for the software solution is worked out using Advanced Project Management methods. This solution will then be implemented in the software project in the second semester. The LV covers in particular the following contents: - Application of modern project management methods to a concrete project Formulation - , classification and prioritization of requirements for a concrete problem Use of - UML diagrams (Use Case, class, activity and sequence diagrams) for software design design to meet requirements Structured - and standardized documentation of results as a high-level design document that serves as a basis for implementation .
Final exam Module testing, project submission
Group work, practical project implementation accompanied by exercises and coaching
Lector: Mag. Dipl.-Ing. Peter Gerstbach, FH-Prof. DI Dr. Igor Miladinovic, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Sigrid Schefer-Wenzl, MSc BSc
In the LV Complex Problem Solving methods of the Theory of Constraints are applied to solve complex problems with a focus on software integration and engineering. Starting from a structured and prioritised definition of objectives, the existing situation is analysed and problems are systematically analysed and solved on the way to the desired situation. Finally, the change management methods for implementing the desired situation will be explained. In particular, the following contents will be discussed: - Introduction to the Theory of ConstraintsCategories of - Legitimate Reservation - Intermediate Objectives Map - Current Reality Tree - Evaporating Cloud
Continuous assessment group work
Case studies, lectures, practical exercises in groups.
Lector: Dr. Andreas Gerstinger
Software quality management deals with the planning, control and testing of the quality of software products and development processes. It includes management tasks for defining the quality policy, the quality objectives and the responsibility for quality, as well as measures for fulfilling specified quality requirements for software products and processes. The LV covers in particular the following contents: - basic terms "quality", "quality assurance" and "quality management". - Quality planningRequirements - EngineeringQuality requirements - (non-functional requirementsQuality control - and quality inspectionMeasures of - product-oriented quality managementMeasures of - process-oriented quality managementApproaches - for the implementation of value-oriented quality understandingContext - costs of defects (follow-up costs of defects and costs of remedying defects) and the opposing costs of prevention of defects (inspection costs and costs of preventive measures) - Standards and procedure models
Continuous assessment Module examination, preparation of a case study.
Lecture, Case Studies
Software Engineering Project 2 enables students to implement the knowledge acquired during their studies in a concrete project. In the second semester, based on requirements and design draft from the software design project, the software solution is implemented in the first semester using modern software development methods and tools. This implemented solution is then systematically tested and improvements are incorporated. The LV covers in particular the following contents: - Implementation of classes and data structures based on the High Level Design documentUse of - software algorithms for the implementation of activity and sequence diagramsDefinition - and prioritization of test cases under consideration of requirementsConduction of - test scenarios with current test tools
Continuous assessment Module testing, project delivery.
Lector: DI Jochen Hense, MBA, DI (FH) Thomas Höher, MSc
Secure software development is the discipline of designing computer software to protect against the introduction of security holes that could lead to malicious exploitation by a cyber threat. Software bugs and logical errors are deliberately used by adversaries to compromise the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the system. The LV covers the following contents in particular: - Basic building blocks and concepts of secure software developmentSecure - Software Development Lifecycle (S-SDLC) - Software attack scenario techniques - for secure software development in the areas - Authentication, Authorization, Session Management, Data Validation, Error Handling, Logging, Encryption & Secure Code ReviewSecurity - Testing
Continuous assessment Preparation of a case study, group work, final testing
Case studies, practical exercises, lecture
Lector: Prof. Priv.-Doz. DI Dr. techn. Slavisa Aleksic, Dipl.-Ing. Heimo Hirner
Software Integration is a method of implementing and integrating technical and business functions and processes across the enterprise, distributed across different applications on different platforms. The goal is to achieve integrated process management through a network of internal company applications and cloud-based services of different generations and architectures. Software Integration deals with the integration of existing systems (legacy systems) into a company-wide overall architecture (Enterprise Application Integration) and the integration of various new software systems into an overall architecture. The LV covers in particular the following contents: - Basic methods of software integrationSoftware - integration lifecycle managementNon-technical - criteria in software integrationService - oriented architectureSelection criteria - for the use of commercial, off-the-shelf software (COTS) or customer-specific software solutionsHigh-level - design of software integration solutionsIntegration of - open source solutionsIntegration of - cloud servicesTools - of system integration (Enterprise Service Bus, Web Services) - Role and function of software integrators
Continuous assessment Preparation of a case study, group work
Case studies, practical exercises, lecture.
Lector: FH-Hon.Prof. Priv.-Doz. Mag. DI. DI. Dr.techn. Karl Michael Göschka, DI Dr. Johannes Osrael
Starting from the development of classic middleware and EAI concepts, the current paradigms (service-oriented architecture) and technologies (software-as-a-service, microservices, REST services) are explained, with particular emphasis on engineering tasks in large, complex software systems. A practical implementation project serves to consolidate what has been learned. - Distribution, Layering, synchronous vs. asynchronous, Middleware, RPC/RMI, Transaction Processing. - Message-based Middleware, Queueing, EAI, Message Broker, Adapter, Workflow Management. - Web architectures, application server, XML, JSON. - Component-based Software Engineering, Metrics, Procurement-oriented Requirements Analysis, Software Engineering at large scale. - Services: SOA, Web Services, REST, Microservices, ESB, Service Integration.
Lector: Bernhard Rauter, MSc
Software testing as an analytical part of quality assurance is an integral part of software engineering. The software test pursues the goal of finding errors in a systematic way and thus reducing inherent risks of software development in a timely manner. It must be prevented that errors in the operation of the software lead to damage for users or companies. The ongoing digitalization increases our dependence on software and thus the probability of being affected by errors. In view of the increase in complexity and development speed (keyword: Continuous Deployment) associated with digitization, the competence requirements for the role of the software tester are increasing, sometimes dramatically: more and more test cases must be mastered in ever shorter cycles. Without test design methods, tool support and automation, professional testing is no longer possible today. A solid basic education is a basic requirement for the contribution that software testing has to make in modern software development. This course therefore covers the following contents in particular: - Basics of software testingTesting - in the software life cycleStatic - testTest management - (organisation and test process) - Test toolsImpulse - on current industry trends: Agile testing and DevOpsThis course prepares for the examination for the ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation Level.
Continuous assessment Individual development of a test process, group work, final exam.
Lecture, practical exercises.
Lector: Leon Freudenthaler, BSc MSc, FH-Hon.Prof. Priv.-Doz. Mag. DI. DI. Dr.techn. Karl Michael Göschka, DI Jochen Hense, MBA, Dipl.-Ing. Heimo Hirner, FH-Prof. DI Dr. Igor Miladinovic, Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Herbert Mittermayr, Mag. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Wolfgang Radinger-Peer, MBA, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Sigrid Schefer-Wenzl, MSc BSc, Alexander von Franqué, BSc, Veronika Winter, MSc
Students work individually or in small groups on projects related to software design and software engineering technologies and applications in the context of university R&D activities or within the scope of their individual professional activities. These projects are the practice-relevant basis for the master theses.
Continuous assessment Project progress, proof of function, project presentation
Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Herbert Mittermayr
The process of innovation is paired with creativity on the one hand and precise analysis and evaluation on the other. Essential are methods and tools for the development of new ideas, their positioning and above all the recognition of critical success factors. The team aspect is very important here. The lecture also refers to psychological criteria. Entrepreneurial thinking is a constant sequence of evaluation, decision and correction. The lecture will focus on techniques that support decision making, enable assessment, and support metric-based management. Furthermore, the lecture refers to start-ups, in particular to the phases of a start-up, the financing possibilities, the critical aspects of growth and the management of business success. This LV contains in particular: - Methods for the development and evaluation of InnovationBlue - Ocean MethodThe - Vision-Mission-Value PyramidRainmaking - MethodBasics of - Hamming PrincipleApplication forms of - agile project management incl. ScrumLeading - and lagging Indicators for the application of decision techniquesTeam aspects - in the innovation cycleEvaluation options for - innovations, e.g. Gartner Hypecycle, Magic quadrantDynamics of - growth, cash flow and scalabilityStarting - a start-up, Business mechanismsFinancing options - , Angels vs. ventures and exit strategies
Final exam Elaboration of case studies, final testing
Lector: Mag.a Victoria Abplanalp, BA, Mag. Michael Cepic, Mag. Paul Eberstaller, Univ.-Ass. Mag. Ziga Škorjanc, Mag. Marie-Catherine Wagner, Mag. iur. Felix Zopf
Legal IT Aspects introduces students to the legal basics of the IT business. The focus is on contract law with a focus on IT and IT liability and data protection law. The course covers the following topics in particular: - Special features of contract law in the IT business (especially software contracts as well as usage and exploitation agreements) - E-Commerce and legal protection of databases - Data protection and data security - IT-liability law - E-commerce law - Consumer protection in distance selling
Final exam Preparation of a case study, final testing
- Presentation and discussion of the final thesis - Expert discussion
Final exam Master exam
- Independent work on a subject relevant topic based on the technical topics of the compulsory elective modules in the third semester at an academic level under the supervision of a supervisor - Elaboration of the master thesis
Final exam Seminar paper
Independent work supported by coaching
Lector: Leon Freudenthaler, BSc MSc, FH-Hon.Prof. Priv.-Doz. Mag. DI. DI. Dr.techn. Karl Michael Göschka, DI Jochen Hense, MBA, Dipl.-Ing. Heimo Hirner, FH-Prof. DI Dr. Igor Miladinovic, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Sigrid Schefer-Wenzl, MSc BSc
- Deepening the basic principles of scientific work - Reading, understanding and interpreting relevant scientific texts - Literature research - Formal methods of scientific work - Students present the current development of their Master's thesis at regular intervals and put it up for discussion in the plenum
Continuous assessment Presentations, home exercises
*The selection of elective modules listed only serves as an example and will be changed if necessary. The elective modules are only held if there is a sufficient number of participants.
Number of teaching weeks18 per semester
TimesThree evenings per week, 5:30-7:00 p.m. and 7:15-8:45 p.m. and occasionally on Saturday.
ElectivesAdmission and participation according to available places. There may be separate admission procedures.
Language of instructionGerman (at least 1/4 of the courses in English)
In addition to technical and scientific expertise, you will acquire skills in innovation, project and quality management. This enables you to take on leadership positions as well as responsibilities in project management or in research and development.
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