|Application deadline:||Autumn semester: April 1; Spring semester: November 1; Non EU: October 1|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2014, February 2015|
|Credits:|| 120 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||24 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|More information:||Go to university website|
MSc in Software Development and Technology is a modern software development programme with strong relevance to industry, which builds on up-to-date solid theoretical foundations and close links with modern software research. The program lasts 2 years, during which you learn how to design, develop and maintain high quality software in a collaborative diverse and globally distributed environment.
The study programme is open both to students with an undergraduate degree in computer science or software development, and to graduates from other study areas. Whether you hold a bachelor in computer science, or in business and marketing, we help you to grow research level expertise in software science.
Software Development and Technology gives you access to cutting edge knowledge in software design, programming languages, databases, distributed systems, artificial intelligence, algorithms, software development processes, requirements, organisation and management. The programme gives you opportunity to work with all phases of the development process – analysis, design, development, test and launch, and you will learn how to design and program software systems of all scales, from mobile applications to web based business solutions.
The programme has an international perspective and is therefore taught in English. In 2011, 38 % of students admitted to Software Development and Technology were international students and 20 % were female students. All our students join courses taught in collaboration with other universities around the globe e.g. courses shared with universities in India, Switzerland, Brazil and Kenya.
The competencies of Software Development and Technology and the global perspective of the programme prepares you for a career in both Danish and global context, working as e.g.:
It can be a professional boost and an advantage on your CV to do part of your studies at a foreign university. The IT University has exchange agreements with universities around the world, and to students with software development as their core competence, we recommend:
NB: This track only accepts new students for the Autumn semester.
The Development Technology track is aimed at students who do not have an IT-related educational background. You enter the Development Technology track to supplement your excellent existing experience from your bachelor’s degree with software development skills in order to create a unique interdisciplinary mix.
The mandatory modules (45 ECTS) of this track form an intensive crash course in the basics of software creation, which allows you to explore deeper topics already in the second semester:
These mandatory modules are supplemented with a specialisation and two elective courses. If you are interested in combining your non-IT education with your specialisation, you can do this by creating your own individual specialisation. You can also spend elective course credits on courses or individual projects to create synergy with your prior background (for example from other programmes at IT University).
NB: This track accepts new students for both the Spring and Autumn semester.
The Software Engineering track is aimed at students who hold an IT-related bachelor degree. Combined with previous experience in programming and software development, you have the opportunity to design your own study programme to best fit you and your qualifications.
The mandatory content (30 ECTS) aim at giving you highly relevant skills in problem solving, delivering software solutions and collaborating with others – skills that will distinguish you from the majority of usual software developers. The study activities are gathered in one module:
The programme offers several specialisations, and you must choose at least one during your studies. Specialisations are well organised collections of courses that allow you to reach advanced level in a specific area, and prepare you to write an MSc thesis.
You also have an excellent opportunity of shaping your own profile through electives. You can choose between all the courses offered at the IT University at master’s level, and even take electives at a different university.
The teaching method for Software Development and Technology includes project work, which demands independent effort, collaborative skills and project management as well as ordinary lectures as you will find at any other university, and studying literature including books and research papers. Your teachers are the best in their field - therefore they will also make demands on your abilities and commitment.
Software Development and Technology is developed in close cooperation with the business community, and the programme is designed to give you the opportunity to collaborate with private companies. This means you will always be working with current challenges, and you will have an opportunity to make a network in the business community even before you graduate.
We integrate our research projects in our study programme, so the best candidates have the opportunity to try make their first steps into a research career and continue into a PhD programme.
Please note that the MSc programme has restricted competitive admission.
|TOEFL paper-based test score :||550|
|TOEFL iBT® test:||80|
The IT University of Copenhagen offers state scholarships to three or four exceptionally talented MSc applicants (full-degree students) from outside EU and EEA every year. The scholarships will be offered to the applicants who achieve the best scores according to the criteria in our admission rules. The state scholarships consist of free tuition and partly covering of living expenses.
Applicants cannot apply for the scholarships. The IT University considers all admitted MSc students for the scholarships and informs the students chosen for the scholarships in their letter of admission.
Please note that if you recieve a scholarship, you will have to follow and pass full time studies.