Software Engineering Project

Software Engineering Project

Plan and implement a professional software project!

Together in a team of 5-8 students you will learn to plan, manage and implement a professional real-world software project. All project topics originate from industry partners, outside of the campus.

You develop your own solution strategy and learn to organize yourself as a team. You have to collectively specify requirements and define processes for your team. Other focusses of this course are to learn how to create a design for a large software architecture and how to assure the quality of such a project. Depart from the technical details you will acquire experience in communication with a client and you will develop invaluable soft skills.

The software engineering project is scheduled to run over one year. During this time, your team is directly supported by an experienced member of our group. If you need help, he will support you with experience and knowledge. In addition to this we offer team and presentation trainings in cooperation with the “Hochschuldidaktische Arbeitsstelle” (HDA).

Course Information


The details of the registration differ between different courses of studies. More information is available in the registration section.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mira Mezini


Sebastian Proksch, M.Sc., Dipl.-Inform. Ben Hermann

Learning goals

  • self-reliant realization of a real software project
  • using modern development methods
  • assessing tools and methodologies
  • assuming several roles in a software project
  • assessing individual competence and productivity in real-world situations
  • working in a team
  • communication with customers
  • project presentation

Kick-Off lecture

On the 26th of October the SE project fair takes place in the foyer of the Piloty building. The former teams present their results and are available for an exchange of experience. This event will include an introduction to the organization of the SE Project as well as an introduction to the new Project-Topics. The finished projects will be presented at October 25, 2013.

Supplementary Courses

Each team member should attend, or have already finished, at least one of the supplementary courses.


We are using a forum as the central communication channel and for all announcements. If the forum is inappropriate for a request, you can send a mail to Sebastian Proksch or to your individual group advisor.


Course schedule (.ics)


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