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Software Engineering for Managers

In the University Course Software Engineering for Managers, you will acquire essential basic knowledge in the field of software development. This will enable you to understand software engineering principles, to communicate efficiently as a manager with trained computer scientists and to recognize the state-of-the-art opportunities that computer science offers for digitalization. This helps you to build up an important, practical knowledge base regarding the results that are expected and learn how to estimate costs, as well as how to define quality requirements and project schedules for software development and application.


The University Course Software Engineering for Managers includes two modules with 5 ECTS each:

  • Software Engineering (5 ECTS)
  • Applied CS: Applied Software Engineering und Artificial Intelligence (5 ECTS)

Target Groups and Admission Requirements

Target groups

The University Course Software Engineering for Managers provides you with basic knowledge about software development and has been developed for everyone who is involved with business areas where innovations are driven by software on a large scale or who is involved in the digital transformation.

The course is especially suitable for professionals from the following sectors:

  • Industry, R&D
  • Consulting services
  • Trade and logistics
  • Energy industry
  • Marketing & IT

Admission requirements

To apply for this university course, you need to have qualifications specific to the target group, e.g. those of a project manager, quality engineer, business economist and comparable qualifications. Admittance to the course is made by the academic course management based on the qualifications submitted.

Dates and Deadlines

Next course starts: November 2024
Application Deadline: 1 November 2024

Modules Software Engineering and Applied Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence (offered parallel):

  • dates follow

Quick Facts

  • Duration: 1 semester
  • ECTS credit points: 10
  • Certificate: TU Graz confirmation of participation
  • Language of instruction: German or English
  • Participation fees: 2.500 Euro


Next start date: November 2024
Application deadline: 1 November 2024

Required documents:


Please send your application by e-mail to helmut.aschbachernoSpam@tugraz.at.

Software Engineering Module

  1. Software engineering
  2. Software development processes
  3. Programming
  4. Digitalization

Applied CS: Applied Software Engineering und Artificial Intelligence Module

  1. Software development process
  2. Variability modelling
  3. Engineering requirements
  4. Domain modelling
  5. Prioritization requirements
  6. Effort estimation

Future Career Options

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Digitalization experts
  • Innovation managers
  • Managers in the operational area

Programme Director

Franz Wotawa
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.
Phone: +43 316 873 5724


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