Software Engineering and Technology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    14755
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
The Software Engineering and Technology programme at the Chalmers University of Technology offers a mixture of conventional lectures, seminars, and project work in close collaboration with real industrial projects and industry representatives. Projects, group work, and student presentations are important parts of the programme.
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About

Society is increasingly focusing on embedded and combined hardware and software solutions that are dynamic rather than static, which can grow and develop during their life cycle. Software is therefore rapidly becoming the main driving force for innovation and the future development in many different industries such as the automotive industry, the telecom industry, the defence industry and the software industry itself.

Programme description

The current evolution is creating a growing importance of software in several areas of society. At the same time, the size and complexity of software is constantly increasing alongside the pressure of speedy supply in turbulent environments with rapidly changing demands. To meet these challenges and the demands of delivering reliable and high quality software, this programme offers a unique combination of advanced technical knowledge and required management skills.

Your studies will benefit greatly from the use of real industrial projects and collaboration with industry representatives from for example Ericsson, Volvo AB, Volvo IT, Volvo Cars, Saab and Astra Zeneca. In your future career you will be the team player with the important holistic software engineering perspective the industry demands for, able to handle technical and organizational challenges.

The Software Engineering and Technology programme at the Chalmers University of Technology combines a number of perspectives on software engineering, all of which promote the common goal of educating engineers who are skilled in designing quality software at low development and maintenance costs. Software Engineering is also a platform for future researchers who get qualified to perform advanced technological and methodological experiments in software engineering.

The programme focuses on three main competences in software engineering:

  • Avanced technical knowledge and skills
  • Advanced knowledge of methods and processes
  • Advanced knowledge of industrial activities and practices

The combination of this knowledge is highly valued and in great demand in the software industry in order to support, innovates, and improve practices with new methods and tools.

Career opportunities

Studying software engineering opens up a wide range of career opportunities within development, design, management, and research at manufacturing and engineering companies, consultant organizations, and supplier companies. Examples are:

  • Software Developer: Design and implement the software modules of a system.
  • Test Engineer: Design test cases and carry out system testing.
  • Project Manager: Organize and lead software development projects.
  • Software Architect: Design system architecture and make key technical decisions.
  • Software Quality Manager: Select processes and check software quality.
  • Doctoral Student/Scientist: Study and conduct research to obtain a PhD degree in software engineering.

In these roles, graduates contribute to the technological devel­opment of society, its well-being, and competitiveness.

Programme Structure

Courses included
  • Requirements engineering
  • Software quality
  • Empirical software engineering
  • Project management
  • Advanced software architecture
  • Model-driven engineering

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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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: 575

    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: 90

    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

Bachelor´s degree (or the equivalent) with a Major in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mechatronics or Industrial Engineering and Management.

Prerequisites: Programming (at least 7,5 credits), Algorithms and/or Data structures (at least 7,5 credits) and Basic software engineering or Software engineering project (at least 7,5 credits).

Preferable course experience: Mathematical statistics, Discrete mathematics and Model driven software development.

English Language Proficiency

The most common and important scores that are accepted are

  • IELTS (academic training), 6.5 (with no part of the test below 5.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet based): 90 (with a minimum of 20 on the written part)
  • TOEFL (paper based): 575 (with a minimum of 4.5 on the written part)

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 14755 International
  • Free EU/EEA

Non-EEA:140 000 SEK/academic year

EU/EEA Citizens are not required to pay fees.

Funding

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