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Computer Science and Software Engineering


Master of Science - NEW Graduate Program

Beyond Education

Forging the Next Generation of Digital Leaders

The Master in Computer Science and Software Engineering allows you to graduate with the skills needed to drive innovation in industry, academia, or through your own startup. Through interdisciplinary learning and the development of strong skills in various functional areas, the knowledge gained throughout the master’s program will not only guide you to the career of your choice but will allow you to stand out as an exceptional candidate.

With scientifically up-to-date course content, the skills and knowledge required by the industry needs of today and tomorrow are expertly met. CSSE students profit from unique opportunities such as summer internships, employment through our network, research project participation, as well as opportunities to access the EU and Swiss job markets.

Taking Concrete Steps Towards the Career of Your Dreams

Use the writing of a master thesis to further enhance your career prospects or diversify into a different functional area.

  • Research project
    Develop research skills and specialties alongside a network of world-class scientists and researchers in computer science, software engineering, program verification, software testing and analysis, cybersecurity, smart software systems, and autonomous and self-driving vehicles.
  • Industrial project
    Use the unique skills learned in your course work to tackle a real-world industrial problem and make valuable connections.
  • Startup design
    Translate an innovative research idea into commercial products and services. SIT and Jacobs University Bremen enable you to pursue a startup project at the intersection of business and science.

Become a Leading Professionial and Global Citizen of the World

Graduates of MSc CSSE from SIT and Jacobs University follow a variety of professional and academic career paths all over the world. Their high academic, intercultural, and personal skills will prepare them to enter the most demanding positions in global, Swiss, or German engineering industries or advanced science institutes.

To account for the diversity in the student body and their tendency to work in Germany, Switzerland, or the EU, we convey country-specific information to best prepare them for the national as well as the international job market.

Our alumni are working in fields such as data management and IT sciences, consulting, higher education, research, finance, engineering, logistics, and health. Some students have made a leap into entrepreneurship and launched their own businesses. Start-ups founded by Jacobs alumni are active on the market worldwide. Many students also choose to pursue further research careers at some of the world’s most prestigious universities.

Applying Knowledge with the Capstone Project

The Capstone project allows students to apply the knowledge and expertise in technical, management and leadership skills gained throughout the master`s program in a “real-world” project that runs over the course of 3-semesters.  
The course teaches students how to effectively design reliable systems that meet the needs of producers and customers, by developing solutions to problems agreed with industry partners and SIT laboratories that act as clients. Working closely with instructors and assistants, students will be mentored and work in a modern environment supported by open-source IDEs and engineering tools.

“The quality of the students enrolled in the Capstone project surprised me: they are simply fantastic! I enjoy adding context to the course by sharing my experience in academia and in industry. I think this will help them in the future.“

Prof. Manuel Oriol
Capstone Project Instructor

Real-world Experience with Elective Internships

Internship opportunities are available to students during the summer semester, for those students seeking a real-world, on-the-ground experience in companies. Some of the possible company placements include our industry partners Acronis, Acumatica, and Parallels. These unique experiences in real companies allow students to practice the knowledge gained through the program.

Industry Partners


  • Acronis is a leader in cyber protection

  • Acumatica is a leading innovator in cloud ERP

  • Parallels is a global leader in cross-platform solutions

  • Plesk is a leading WebOps hosting platform

  • cPanel is an industry-leading hosting platform

  • Runa capital is a global venture capital firm built by serial entrepreneurs

Learn from the Best -

Lifetime Industry and Technology Relationships

At SIT and Jacobs University we believe that in order to prepare the next generation of leaders in science, students need to learn not only from renowned scientists but also from leaders in business.  Traditional technical education does not fully prepare students for a technical career. Our network of industry partners has experienced this first-hand. To this end, SIT and Jacobs University provide access points to several large software and IT organizations headquartered in Schaffhausen, providing a one-of-a-kind relationship with industry.


My Jacobs education helped me quite a lot to get to where I am right now in my career. The most important were the skills that I learned at Jacobs with respect to looking at problems and trying to find solutions to things that I haven't seen before.

Stefan Anca

Career Services Center

Today’s business world requires disciplinary knowledge from graduates as well as the ability to apply this knowledge. Career-related services at Jacobs University provide information, counseling and training, networks, and events. Jacobs University’s students participate in trainings on project management, business communication, job interview skills, and more. Digital job and internship portfolios help students to prepare for their career.

Contact the Career Services Center for more information
Email: csc [at]
Phone: +49 421 200-4225

Alumni Association

Studying at Jacobs University gives you connections – often for your whole life.

The JACOBS UNIVERSITY BREMEN ALUMNI ASSOCIATION E.V. was founded in 2004 by the first generation of graduates. Since then, around 4,500 students have obtained their degrees from Jacobs University.

Contact the Jacobs Alumni Relations Office
Email: alumni [at]
Phone: +49 421 200-4238