• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    10000
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
University rank #251 ,
The Department of Information Processing Science at the University of Oulu organizes a two-year full-time Masters degree programme in Software, Systems and Services Development in the Global Environment (GS3D).

About

The international master’s degree programme in Software, Systems and Services Development in the Global Environment (GS3D) at University of Oulu is a two-year programme. The programme will give you relevant skills and core knowledge of the latest methods, tools and technologies to be an expert or manager in a global ICT company. You will also get skills to lead multicultural teams, projects and units.

ICT is highly international field. Students gain experience on multi-cultural working during their studies. The degree programme has strong traditions and good experiences in collaboration with companies in information industry. Working life oriented way of completing studies means that practical exercises and projects are conducted in collaboration with companies.

The project work at the end of Master's level studies integrates studies and is ordered and steered by a company or a research unit. Also the master's thesis is typically made for a company. With close cooperation with industry, the education is kept relevant and up-to-date, and visiting lecturers from industry are invited to courses.

The graduates will acquire solid academic training and essential knowledge and skills to analyse and evaluate different situations, such as

  • dynamics of the software business environment
  • human activities in IT use situations
  • software solutions and processes from the perspective of software architecture
  • design patterns
  • established capability and maturity models

Graduates have the capability to act as independent experts in goal-oriented projects and manage professionally projects in global ICT companies.

Possible titles include:

  • Project Manager
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Software Designer
  • User Experience Designer
  • Information Security Specialist

Students applying for the programme must possess an applicable B.Sc. degree in one of the following fields of study: Software Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, or nearby studies.

Programme Structure

Topics include:

  • system design methods for information systems
  • open source software development
  • service design
  • organisational change
  • software engineering management, measurement, and improvement
  • information security policy management
  • software business issues
  • research methods
  • project management
  • optional studies based on personal interests

Optional module makes it possible to widen your expertise based on personal interests, focusing for example on:

  • business
  • computer science
  • wireless communications engineering
  • electrical engineering
  • software engineering
  • information systems
  • human-computer interaction issues

Detailed Programme Facts

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • The applicant should have a university level Bachelors degree, or equivalent university level degree, suitable for studies in information processing science, with good grades (average 3,0 on scale 1-5). The degree may be from abroad or from other Finnish research universities or from Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS).
  • The programme is ideal for applicants who have background in Software Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, Information and Communications Technology, Computer Engineering or nearby studies.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 10000 International
  • Free EU/EEA

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.