What will I learn?

Computer systems are becoming increasingly powerful and intelligent, and they rely on increasingly sophisticated techniques. To master the complexity of these systems, it is essential to understand the core areas of computer science.

This programme offers a comprehensive foundation in the science of programming. It gives the student a strong basis for developing the computer applications of today and tomorrow and for conducting innovative research and promoting development.

The core of the programme covers four main areas of computing science

  • Algorithms including artificial intelligence, machine learning and optimisation
  • Logic including applications in hardware and software verification
  • Programming languages with underlying principles, implementation techniques and advanced programming techniques.
  • Computer security including cryptography and programming language-based approaches to security.

The optional segment of the programme offers the student a broad range of courses in other areas of computer science, bioinformatics, software engineering, mathematics and other relevant areas.

Who should apply

The programme is intended for students who wish to study the core areas of computer science on an advanced level in order to prepare themselves for research and development in the software industry. It also provides an ideal basis for academic research in computer science.

Most students will have a BSc in computer science. However, the programme can also serve as a conversion course for students with BSc in related subjects, such as mathematics, physics or engineering sciences, provided they have basic knowledge of mathematics and programming, and have completed an introductory computer science course such as data structures or algorithms.

Why apply

You will acquire a strong computer science background and thus gain access to a wide range of opportunities in the information technology industry. Students acquire lasting subject knowledge and are in a good position to understand and contribute to technological advances.

Search engines such as Google and Yahoo are based on advanced algorithms research.
Examples of companies that employ technically skilled computer scientists include Ericsson and Volvo, and local companies such as Jeppesen, a leader in airline crew scheduling.

The programme also provides the student with an excellent background for future PhD studies in computing, which can lead to a career as an academic researcher or computing teacher.

Which department am I in?

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Study options

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
SEK140,000.00 (14,924 US$) per year
EU/EEA Citizens are not required to pay fees.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

31 August 2020

Venue

Chalmers University of Technology

Johanneberg Campus,

Chalmersplatsen 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: Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Automation and Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Mathematics, Software Engineering or related subjects.

Preferable course experience: Finite Automata Theory and Formal Languages, Mathematical Modelling and Problem Solving, Functional Programming.

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.

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About this uni

Students at Chalmers are highly sought after and a lot of students are offered jobs long before graduating.

  • Situated in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Home to 10,000 full-time students
  • Internationally sought-after teaching environment
  • Offers study options across 13 departments