M.Sc. Software Engineering 60 ECTS

Blekinge Institute of Technology

Application deadline: January 15
Tuition fee:
  • Free (EEA)
  • € 11,000 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 60 ECTS
Duration full-time: 12 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, 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)


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''.


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.

English Language Requirements

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


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