Master in Software Engineering - 1 year

Mälardalen University

Program Description

Master in Software Engineering - 1 year

Mälardalen University

Master in Software Engineering - 1 year

The proliferation and growing influence of software in business and our daily lives have been phenomenal. Software engineering deals with the design and development of high-quality software systems – and hence is an increasingly important area in computer science. In this programme you will gain advanced knowledge and practical skills in software engineering.

The Programme

During this programme, you will acquire good theoretical knowledge and excellent skills in engineering software-intensive systems, which encompass the ability to cope with the complexity of understanding as well as developing them. You will acquire knowledge of principles for the analysis, design and implementation of large and complex software systems. Students successfully completing this programme will be able to demonstrate understanding of the methodologies and techniques of software management and to apply them to a range of development scenarios. You will be able to transcend global diversity and work in international teams. The industrial track will involve mentoring and thesis projects related to partner industries such as ABB, Ericsson or Volvo.

One of the highlights of our programme is an industry-sponsored top-talents programme intended for educating software professionals. In 2009, our programme reached new heights of excellence when four of ten teams that reached the finals in the software engineering project contest at the ICSE-2009, the topmost software engineering conference in the world, were from Mälardalen University, including the final winner. In 2011, two teams from Mälardalen University reached the final which was conducted on Hawaii, out of which one team secured the second place and under 2013 one of our team won again, hence making MDH as the first university that wins the competition three times.


This master programme is hosted by the Division of Software Engineering at Mälardalen University. The division has several internationally acclaimed researchers with proven records of excellence and active involvement in world-leading conferences. The major areas of research at the division include Component-Based Software Engineering, Software Processes, Software Testing, and Dependable Software Engineering.

All research is performed in projects with specific goals with respect to publications, collaborations, and prototype tools. We transfer our research results to our educations as far as possible. Most of the advanced-level courses will cover state-of-the art research in software engineering.

Employment and Future Prospects

The Master's programme in Software Engineering equips you with the know-how to develop high-quality software systems, which is invaluable for presumptive software architects, project leaders, and technical specialists. The demand for high-skilled experts in software engineering is constantly rising, thus making you highly competitive nationally as well as internationally, in both the industrial sector and academic research.

Tuition fee

  • For studens outside EU/EAA
  • First semester fee: 67500 SEK
  • Total programme fee: 135000 SEK


A completed Bachelor's degree from an institution of higher education of three years or more, equivalent to 180 credits, of which at least 90 credits are within Computer Science or Computer Engineering and at least 22,5 credits in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics.

A TOEFL test result, with a minimum score of 575 with a score of at least 4.5 (PBT) or 90 with a TWE score of at least 20 (iBT) or an IELTS test result with an overall band score of at least 6.5 and no band score below 5.5 or equivalent is required.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated May 9, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
1 year
Full time
135,000 SEK
Start date Sept. 2017
Sweden Eskilstuna
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Duration 1 year
Price 135,000 SEK
For students outside EU/EAA