M.Sc. Software Engineering 60 ECTS

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • EUR11000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
Blekinge Institute of Technology | Karlskrona, Sweden
The programme provides an insight to methods within software engineering, such as verification and validation, project management, and requirements engineering. The progamme ends with a 15 credit master thesis.

Description of Software Engineering 60 ECTS


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, 60 credits is designed to address these challenges by providing a base of advanced teaching educating software developers in advanced concepts within software engineering.

The programme is one year programme consisting of 6 mandatory courses and Master Thesis.

Students who chose to study and completed Master 60 credits is able to read the second year of the master's program if they wish to continue their studies after the master's degree. Masters gives 60 credits, while the master's program gives 120 credits. It is also possible to change between these two programmes during the first year.

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)

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15
Tuition fee
  • EUR 11000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • Free (EEA)

Concern most citizens outside the EU/EEA*.
Application fee: 900 SEK
Tuition fee: 100000 SEK
First payment: 50000 SEK

Start date September  2015
Credits (ECTS) 60 ECTS
Duration full-time 12 months
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

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.

Written Work

The programme concludes with a written degree project equivalent to 15 credit points.

Job Profiles

After graduation, students should be able to perform work in all parts of field of software techniques, when connected to the techniques and methodology for development of software systems in a general to specialist level. Roles may be a specialist in techniques or domain to the various management posts such as technical manager, architect, project manager or otherwise.

Further Studies

Student on the programme is able to during the studies apply for the 120 credit programme.

Programme Advisory Board

There is currently no established programme committee for the programme. A programme committee will be established during 2011 when we see that the education and the admission to education will change. The program committee will follow the general guidelines developed of BTH quality committee ''Programme and the Action Plan for Quality Improvement''.

Requirements for Software Engineering 60 ECTS

The entrance requirements for the Masters program are a Bachelor's degree - three years (180 ECTS) of study of Software Engineering, or a Bachelors degree in Computer Science. Completed studies corresponding to 90 ECTS points classified within the subject of Software Engineering. Bachelor's degree must include at least 15 credits in mathematics. English B.

Work Experience for Software Engineering 60 ECTS

No work experience is required.

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