Distributed Systems Engineering
- Winter semester
- Mode of admission:
- without admission restriction
- directly at University
- Study mode:
- On campus
Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in computer science.
Certificates indicating "very good" (based on scored marks and/or grades) achievements in the following computer science-related areas: operating systems, networks and distributed systems, database systems, software engineering, and at least "good" (based on scored marks and/or grades) achievements in subjects like algorithms and data structures, foundations of programming, computer architecture as well as mathematics and theoretical computer science. Your transcript must show a strong emphasis on these areas, i.e., you must have taken the majority of the corresponding courses during your bachelor's.
Additionally, you are expected to have some programming skills. Therefore, the university will count labs or assessments during your studies, internships, work experience as well as (open-source) projects and contributions to such or software which you have verifiably developed or contributed to.
Minimum standard period of study: 3 years.
If at the time of the application, proof of the first degree that qualifies for a profession cannot yet be provided, applicants will be admitted to the aptitude test procedure and the numerus clausus selection procedure if 80% of the achievable points of the university degree can be proven by a certificate of the university of origin (Examining Office), on the basis of a completed module exam, assignment paper or colloquium.
The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.
Application & Admission
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Application Procedure & Selection
- Signed application form (print out online registration of TU Dresden or uni-assist) with 1 passport photo.
- Signed aptitude assessment form.
- Copy of the passport or identity card.
- Curriculum vitae (CV) in tabular format.
- Statement of purpose regarding your goals, intentions, etc (letter of motivation).
- Letters of recommendation of at least two professors, supervisors, etc. related to the area of systems engineering (original letters including a [perhaps digital] signature).
- Your degree certificate(s) or a certificate of the home university about the expected end of studies (certified copies).
- Certified copies of reports on university examinations (transcripts).
- Secondary school graduation certificate (high school diploma) or higher education entrance qualification including transcripts (certified copies).
- Module or course descriptions of courses relevant to distributed systems engineering (if your university doesn't provide module or course description please provide a course outline yourself).
- English language certificate (see language requirements).
- If applicable: any proofs concerning work experience, internships or other activities related to distributed systems engineering.
- Chinese, Mongolian and Vietnamese applicants: original APS certificate from the Academic Evaluation Centre of the German Embassy.
Please use certified copies.
The university cannot accept uncertified copies of your documents except for module/course descriptions.
The university needs the documents in English or German respectively. If your certificates are in another language, please use a certified translation of your documents.
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