M.Sc. Computer Science

Geneva Summer Schools-University of Geneva | Geneva, Switzerland
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Description of Computer Science

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The Master in Computer Science provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary training in the information and communication sciences. It includes courses in various areas, such as science, economics and social sciences, on subjects like data-mining, information research, man-machine interfaces, cryptography and security, distributed computing, automatic language processing and knowledge modelling. The programme benefits from the excellent synergies that exist within the Computer Science Centre (CUI). Students may also enhance their training with a three-month work placement in a company.

This Master´s programme provides students with solid skills in computer science as well as special expertise within their chosen area of specialisation.

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Programme outline

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Master in Computer Science

Required courses, 30 credits

· Information processing and analysis

· Metaheuristics for optimisation

· Software modelling and verification

· Systems modelling and design

· Semantic web technology

· Seminar of introduction to research

· Linguistic and empirical approaches to language processing

ELECTIVES, 30 credits, with a choice among courses such as:

· Advanced tools

· Modelling and simulation of natural phenomena

· Security of information systems

· Techniques in man-machine interaction

· Seminars on emerging industrial and scientific topics

· Service innovation lab

· Services from concept to market

· Knowledge organisation systems

· Project on new information and communication technologies (NTIC)

· Topics in natural language processing, etc.

Dissertation, 30 credits

Mobility

Students may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. They may also conduct research outside the university under the supervision of a faculty member, or do a work placement at a leading external laboratory in order to complete their Master´s degree.

Career opportunities

A Master in Computer Science leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad, in areas such as:

  • Development of applications for database management
  • Network management
  • Project management
  • Teaching
  • IT firms
  • Banks
  • Service industry
  • Administration and public services.

Contacts

Faculty of Science: Sciences II, 30 quai Ernest-Ansermet, 1211 Geneve 4

Student affairs:

T. +41 (0)22 379 66 61/62/63

secretariat-etudiants-sciences@unige.ch

Academic advisor:

Mr Xavier Chillier

T. +41 (0)22 379 67 15

conseiller-etudes-sciences@unige.ch

IT department:

Computer Science Centre

Mr Stéphane Marchand-Maillet

T. +41 (0)22 379 01 54

Stephane.Marchand-Maillet@unige.ch

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 30 April
Tuition fee
  • EUR 700 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 700 Year (EEA)
500 CHF / semester During the online application process, applicants with a foreign degree will be charged an administrative fee of 65 CHF, to be deducted from the first-semester tuition fees.
Start date September  2015 Students who require an entry visa to Switzerland are strongly advised to apply by 28 February 2014.
Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS

1.5 years: 3 semesters (max. 5 semesters)

Duration full-time 15 months
Languages
  • English
  • French
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

Master in Computer Science

Required courses, 30 credits

· Information processing and analysis

· Metaheuristics for optimisation

· Software modelling and verification

· Systems modelling and design

· Semantic web technology

· Seminar of introduction to research

· Linguistic and empirical approaches to language processing

ELECTIVES, 30 credits, with a choice among courses such as:

· Advanced tools

· Modelling and simulation of natural phenomena

· Security of information systems

· Techniques in man-machine interaction

· Seminars on emerging industrial and scientific topics

· Service innovation lab

· Services from concept to market

· Knowledge organisation systems

· Project on new information and communication technologies (NTIC)

· Topics in natural language processing, etc.

Dissertation, 30 credits

Requirements for Computer Science

Level of French required

No French proficiency test required for non-Francophones

Admission criteria

A Bachelor in Computer Science or an equivalent degree, as determined by a review of the candidate’s application. Prerequisites may be required.

Work Experience for Computer Science

No work experience is required.

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Geneva Summer Schools-University of Geneva, Switzerland

Switzerland The University of Geneva is a French-speaking comprehensive University with a wide range of programmes in English. In addition to its nine faculties, it also boasts six National Centres of Competence in Research (PlanetS, SwissMap, Chemical Biology, Affective Sciences, Synaptic Bases of Mental Disease, LIVES Overcoming vulnerabilities) and is a co-founder of the Swiss Network for International Studies.