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Master's Degree Programme Software Engineering and Management

In the master's programme Software Engineering and Management taught in English at TU Graz, you deepen your knowledge of these fields. Select 2 elective subjects in which you want to gain expertise. You learn from internationally-recognized scientists and benefit from collaborations with top universities in the US. You will, for example, be included in research projects and work together on current issues.


Compulsory Subjects

  • General Management and Organisation
  • Industrial Management and Innovation
  • IT Security
  • Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining 1
  • Verification and Testing

Elective Subjects

Select 1 of the 4 catalogues of electives in the field of SOFTWARE ENGINEERING and 1 of the 4 catalogues of electives in the field of MANAGEMENT:

Software Engineering

  • Intelligent Systems
  • Secure and Correct Systems
  • Visual Computing
  • Web and Data Science


  • Business Informatics
  • Industrial Management and Innovation
  • Management and Strategy
  • Management Control, Accounting and Finance

In cooperation with the University of Graz, students may also take courses in the fields of Cognition and Behaviour, Current Societies and Digital Entrepreneurship (Route 63).

New: Information Security
As an international leader in the field of information security, TU Graz is placing a new focus on the training of information security experts. You may choose a major or minor in Information Security beginning in the academic year 2020/21.

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  • Duration of study: 4 semesters
  • ECTS credit points: 120
  • Academic degree: Diplom-Ingenieurin or Diplom-Ingenieur (Dipl.-Ing. or DI), equivalent to the Master of Science (MSc)
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Admission requirements


Semester plan

Camilla Reis. Source: Kanizaj – TU Graz
Camilla Reis, master's degree student in Software Engineering and Management

I study Software Engineering and Management because, using my creativity, I can develop something which makes life easier for people.

Fjolla Hasani
Fjolla Hasani, master's degree student in Software Engineering and Management

My study field Software Engineering and Management is composed of IT and economy modules. What especially fascinates me are the interconnections between the two disciplines and how they affect each other. Furthermore it opens different career path possibilities, after finishing your studies you can work as a software developer, a project manager, a business developer to name a few of the many opportunities.

Fjolla supports international prospective students as International Student Ambassador.

Admission Requirements

According to the curriculum, graduates of the following bachelor’s programmes offered at TU Graz will be accepted without an admission procedure:

Graduates of all other degree programmes offered at the TU Graz or, in the case of a NAWI Graz programme, the University of Graz, as well as graduates of the programmes listed on www.tugraz.at/fakultaeten/infbio/studies/starting-a-masters, also do not have to undergo the admission procedure. You can apply for admission at the Registration Office.

All other programme applicants must undergo the admission procedure.

Registration period for the academic year 2020/21: 15 October to 15 December 2019

More about the admission procedure

Regulations for the admission procedure

Admission Deadlines

Summer semester 2020:

7 January to 30 June 2020

Winter semester 2020/21:

13 July to 30 November 2020

Please note: You may need to complete an admission procedure before you can register for the programme.

Further informationen on admission

International degree programme applicants: admission and application deadlines

Kristina Popova
Kristina Popova, master's degree student in Software Engineering and Management

I chose to study Software Engineering and Management because it allows me to improve both my technical and soft skills and gets me prepared to face the newest challenges of the IT indistry. The programme is the perfect choice for all the ambitious students who want a high degree of freedom in creating their professional profile as both skilled software engineers and future managers or leaders.

Career Options

Graduates acquire a broad base of knowledge in the field of software development as well as advanced management and leadership skills.


  • develop technologies and information theories,
  • advance to leading positions in management, and
  • develop high-quality and high-performance software systems.
Dean of Studies Denis Helic, Master's Degree Programme for Software Engineering and Management at TU Graz. Photo source: Helic
Dean of Studies Denis Helic

Our national and international industrial partners are constantly looking for good software developers. Through the programme Software Engineering and Management, students acquire both in-depth technical expertise in software development and industry expertise in management. Graduates with these useful skills represent highly qualified professionals in the industry.

Information and Advice for Prospective Students