M.Sc. Computer Science

University of Geneva

Application deadline: 30 April
Tuition fee:
  • € 700 / Year (EEA)
  • € 700 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014, September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 90 ECTS
Duration full-time: 15 months
Languages:
  • English
  • French
Location:
Disciplines:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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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

Contents

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

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 candidates application. Prerequisites may be required.

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