M.Sc. Software Engineering 120 ECTS

Blekinge Institute of Technology

Application deadline: January 15
Tuition fee:
  • Free (EEA)
  • € 11,000 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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Software has become an increasingly important element in many products being developed today. There has been a change in development costs from hardware development to software solutions. This increases the need to develop software based on the right functionality, quality, on time and in budget.

Master Programme in Software Engineering is designed to meet these challenges by educating software developers in advanced concepts within software engineering that covers the entire development chain, from management's perspectives to the technical and developing perspectives.

The programme is for two years and organised around a group of mandatory and elective courses. The mandatory courses provide a broad based and covers more advanced topics like software engineering industry is currently in need of. In addition, securing a general basis for all students. The elective courses give students with the opportunity to specialise in particular perspectives and thus helps to increase their attractiveness of future employers in a way as the student chooses. All courses are designed to offer a mix of latest practice and latest findings. This is strengthened further of the fact to higher education has active research in all of the mandatory course subjects.

Teaching is conducted of professionals who have extensive contacts in industry and many of them are also active in a research group in software engineering. This research group is internationally recognized within the field and members of the group have won several prestigious awards over the years.

One credit is equivalent to a score in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).


The students are expected to study full time during two academic years. The courses are on campus and in English.
Of the 120 credits required for the degree, no more than 30 credits are allowed to come from basic level.
The objectives of the program are achieved through the courses included in the exam. Assessment and grading is done at module level and details concerning assessment and grading is available in each course syllabus.
During the education each course is evaluated, and the course evaluations are the foundation for continued development.
NOTE! It is the start term of the course that is stated below. See each course to find out the actual length of the course.

Courses autumn semester 2014
Compulsory courses
* Advanced Software Project Management, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle.
* Software Architectures and Quality, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.
* Applied Software Project Management, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle.
* Practical Requirements Engineering, 7.5 ECTS credits, first cycle.


Admission to the programme requires a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering or Computer Science, which includes completed studies equivalent 90 credit points within the field Software engineering, as well as English B.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL paper-based test score : 575
TOEFL iBT® test: 90


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