|Application deadline:||January 15|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2014|
|Credits:|| 120 ECTS |
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
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.
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.
The programme focuses on three main competences in software engineering:
Advanced 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.
Our programme 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.
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:
In these roles, graduates contribute to the technological development of society, its well-being, and competitiveness.
Our programme offers a mixture of conventional lectures, seminars, and project work. It benefits greatly from the use of real industrial projects and collaboration with industry representatives. Projects, group work, and student presentations are important parts of the programme.
The programme is closely linked to the newly established Software Center at Lindholmen Science Park in Gothenburg. Research, innovation, and contact with industry are of major importance at the center and our master’s programme. The research group behind the programme has a long-term, and established, track record of performing industrial research with partners such as Ericsson, Volvo AB, Volvo IT, Volvo Cars, Saab, RUAG Space, and Astra Zeneca. As a student, you will take part in the group’s research through seminars, thesis projects, and individual research projects. The program offers various ways for participation in international research opportunities.
The programme comprises of a number of compulsory courses that provide essential knowledge in order to become a highly skilled and advanced professional software engineer. Some of them are:
Requirements Engineering: focuses on capturing customer/market needs and defining technologies
Project Management: focuses on the skills required for planning and executing projects as well as for leading software development teams at small and large enterprises
Empirical Software Engineering: focuses on the frontline of research in software engineering – teaches you how to plan experiments and case studies as well as prepare reports for managers and scientists
Advanced Software Architecting: focuses on the skills necessary to develop, evaluate and evolve architectural designs in software systems
Software Evolution Project: focuses on real-life software projects aimed at creating technological improvements in the area of software engineering and combines both innovation and engineering aspects
The elective courses in the program along with the master thesis enables students to specialize with profound knowledge in certain areas. Examples of recommended specialization areas are software architecture, software modelling, software quality assurance, software product and process management, and software entrepreneurship.
Bachelor´s degree (or the equivalent) with a Major in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mechatronics or Industrial Engineering and Management.
Prerequisites: Programming courses (at least 7,5 cr.), Algorithms and/or Data structures (at least 7,5 cr.) and Basic software engineering/Software engineering project (at least 7,5 cr.)
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
|CAE score:||60 (Grade C)|
|TOEFL paper-based test score :||575|
|TOEFL iBT® test:||90|
Note: Being granted alternative funding from external patrons does not affect the possibility of obtaining scholarships from Chalmers, as an applicants financial status is not taken into account during the nomination process.
Adlerbert Foreign Student Hospitality Fund - Only open for international students who have been admitted to, and enrolled on, a Master's Programme at Chalmers. Thus, prospective students cannot apply. Students can be awarded the scholarship a maximum of two times. The application period opens in late January and closes in late February. Consequently, it is only possible to apply during this period of a student's first and second year.
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