Master's programme in Software Engineering
In this programme you learn how to develop and maintain high-quality software systems that matches the increasing demands of today’s digital society. After your studies you will be able to work as a software architect, developer or project manager in industry or as a researcher in academia.
Watch the video to see where Dzana Kujan, former student, works today.
The programme gave me experience of working with real projects and clients while still studying. The contacts I made in connection with these projects helped me later to get jobs. Everything I learnt at MDH I’ve been able to apply in my work.
Software is playing an increasingly important role, in our daily life as well as in industry and in society at large, and thus software engineering has become a crucial area of computer science. Here you learn methods to effectively develop and maintain complex software that meets stringent quality, and e.g. safety requirements.
During the programme you acquire knowledge and a deeper insight into software engineering in both industry and research. You meet industrial guest lecturers, get an insight into how a modern hi-tech company works and have the opportunity to do your degree project in collaboration with one of our industry partners, such as ABB, Bombardier Transportation and Volvo Construction Equipment.
As a student in this programme, you also work closely with our researchers and doctoral students. Most of the courses in the programme are led by active researchers at MDH in primarily industrial software engineering, model-based development, software verification and development of reliable systems. In addition, about half of the degree projects are done within research projects.
There are also many opportunities to study parts of the programme abroad, either as an exchange student for one or two semesters or by studying the second year at one of our partner universities in Europe, thereby taking a double degree.
Employment and Future Prospects
The programme gives you in-depth knowledge of the development of high-quality software, which is necessary for programmers, project managers and technical specialists. After your studies you will be able to work nationally or internationally as a software architect, developer or project manager in industry, or as a researcher in academia.
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Course overview for programme
Mathematics/Applied Mathematics 12.5%
Occasions for this programme
Master's Programme in Software Engineering, 120 credits
Autumn 2021 (start 2021-08-30)
Time and study pace
2 years (full time)
SyllabusView syllabus (ZCS24)
A completed Bachelor's degree from an institution of higher education of three years or more, equivalent to 180 credits, of which at least 60 credits are within Computer Science or Computer Engineering including programming corresponding to 15 credits, and at least 22.5 credits in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics. A TOEFL test result, with a minimum score of 575 with a TWE score of at least 4.5 (PBT) or 90 with a TWE score of at least 20 (iBT) or an IELTS test result with an overall band score of at least 6.5 and no band score below 5.5 or equivalent is required.
For students outside EU/EEA
Per installment prior to each semester: 67500 SEK
Annual tuition fee: 135000 SEK
Total programme fee: 270000 SEK
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