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What will I learn?

Society is increasingly focusing on embedded and combined hardware and software solutions that are dynamic rather than static, which can grow and develop during their life cycle. Software is therefore rapidly becoming the main driving force for innovation and the future development in many different industries such as the automotive industry, the telecom industry, the defence industry and the software industry itself.

Programme description

The current evolution is creating growing importance of software in several areas of society. At the same time, the size and complexity of software is constantly increasing alongside the pressure of speedy supply in turbulent environments with rapidly changing demands. To meet these challenges and the demands of delivering reliable and high-quality software, this programme offers a unique combination of advanced technical knowledge and required management skills.

Your studies will benefit greatly from the use of real industrial projects and collaboration with industry representatives from for example Ericsson, Volvo AB, Volvo IT, Volvo Cars, Saab and Astra Zeneca. In your future career, you will be the team player with the important holistic software engineering perspective the industry demands for, able to handle technical and organizational challenges.

Our programme combines a number of perspectives on software engineering, all of which promote the common goal of educating engineers who are skilled in designing quality software at low development and maintenance costs. Software Engineering and Technology is also a platform for future researchers who get qualified to perform advanced technological and methodological experiments in software engineering.

The programme focuses on three main competences in software engineering:

  • Advanced technical knowledge and skills
  • Advanced knowledge of methods and processes
  • Advanced knowledge of industrial activities and practices

Programme overview

The programme comprises of a number of compulsory courses that provide essential knowledge in order to become a highly skilled and advanced professional software engineer. Some of them are:

  • Requirements Engineering: focuses on capturing customer/market needs and defining technologies
  • Software Quality: focuses on modern methods of quality assurance in software development
  • Project Management: focuses on the skills required for planning and executing projects as well as for leading software development teams at small and large enterprises
  • Empirical Software Engineering: focuses on the frontline of research in software engineering – teaches you how to plan experiments and case studies as well as prepare reports for managers and scientists
  • Software Evolution Project: focuses on real-life software projects aimed at creating technological improvements in the area of software engineering and combines both innovation and engineering aspects

Career opportunities

Studying software engineering opens up a wide range of career opportunities within development, design, management, and research at manufacturing and engineering companies, consultant organizations, and supplier companies. Examples are:

  • Software Developer: Design and implement the software modules of a system.
  • Test Engineer: Design test cases and carry out system testing.
  • Project Manager: Organize and lead software development projects.
  • Software Architect: Design system architecture and make key technical decisions.
  • Software Quality Manager: Select processes and check software quality.
  • Doctoral Student/Scientist: Study and conduct research to obtain a PhD degree in software engineering.

Which department am I in?

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Study options

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
SEK140,000.00 (10,92,811) per year
EU/EEA Citizens are not required to pay fees.
Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

Lindholmen Campus

Hörselgången 4,

GOTHENBURG,

SE-412 96, Sweden

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To fulfill the general entry requirement for the second cycle (master’s level), the prospective student must either hold a degree of Bachelor or Degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering (minimum 3 years/ 180 hp) in Science, Engineering, Technology or Architecture from an internationally recognized university, according to the official guidelines by the Swedish Council for Higher Education published at universityadmissions.se. Programme-specific requirements include a bachelor’s degree (or the equivalent) with a major in (one or several alternatives will be listed) and prerequisites (one or several courses selected as necessary for the specific programme) and for three particular programmes a portfolio is required. English language requirement: IELTS (academic training): 6.5 (with no part of the test below 5.5); TOEFL (Internet based): 90 (with a minimum of 22 on the written part); TOEFL (paper based): 575 (with a minimum of 4.5 on the written part); Pearson PTE Academic - Score of 62 (writing 61).

For international students

Bachelor's degree with a major in: Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Automation and Mechatronics Engineering or Industrial Engineering and Management.

Preferable course experience: Mathematical statistics and Model-driven software development.

Accepted tests and minimum results required: IELTS Academic: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5; TOEFL Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test, total score of 575, TOEFL Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test, total score of 90; Pearson PTE Academic: Score of 62 (writing 61); C1 Advanced (CAE), Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English), or Cambridge ESOL Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International, Level C1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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