Hasso-Plattner-Institut25 Jahre HPI
Hasso-Plattner-Institut25 Jahre HPI

Master of Science: Software Systems Engineering (phased out)*

Shaping the future with the latest information technology

The English-language Master Software Systems Engineering is the right program for anyone who wants to deepen their knowledge in one of the most state-of the-art fields in​​​​​​​ computer science. Explore the innovation potential of modern technologies at one of the top universities in Germany.


[Translate to Englisch:] M.Sc.: Software Systems Engineering

*The Master's degree program in Software Systems Engineering is being phased out.The new Master 's degree program in Computer Science will start from the winter semester 2024/25 (subject to approval by the MWFK). Prospective students can register here to receive information about the start of applications.


Close to the global metropolis of Berlin, the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) welcomes its students to the Griebnitzsee campus in Potsdam. Equipped with latest information technology, students explore topics such as AI, machine learning, data analytics, data engineering, software systems, online systems and interactive systems. Together with companies from business and industry, complex solutions are developed during the master's program that advance the digital transformation. Graduates draw the tools for innovative research or successful startup ideas from their areas of specialization.


Your career after graduation

As experts in one of the most state-of the-art fields in computer science, graduates continue their research as sought-after scientists beyond their studies. At HPI's Research School,with its branch offices in Cape Town, Haifa, Nanjing and Irvine, research is done on the technologies of the future. HPI's Future Soc Lab provides the necessary IT resources.

Thanks to the in-depth specialist knowledge and the professional skills imparted, the degree program at HPI qualifies students to found their own startups and to implement innovative business ideas. The HPI E-School and the HPI Seed Fund support these projects during and after the studies.

Graduates are able to shape digital transformation and initiate the necessary change processes in business, science and society. This makes graduates  sought-after employees in all areas in which IT solutions play an essential role. HPI prepares students for key positions in management and leadership.

Module groups

Model Curriculum: Master Software Systems Engineering

Scope of the Master’s Program