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.
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 programme from 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:
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.
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.
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Non-EEA:140 000 SEK/academic year;EU/EEA Citizens are not required to pay fees.
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.
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
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International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to universities in Sweden when:
No work experience is required.
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