Master's Degree in Computer Science in Oulu in Finland

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A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

There are several fields that make up the broader field of computer science. One of these fields is the computational complexity theory, which can be very abstract. Other fields, such as computer graphics, deal more with concrete and hands-on visuals.  

 

Higher level scholars in Finland easily access higher education courses at practically oriented polytechnics or universities. The Finnish culture is easy to learn since the government has set a ministry which is responsible for enhancing cultural, youth policies, sports and international cooperation.

As the most populous city in Northern Finland, Oulu has over 100,000 inhabitants. The city is home to the Oulu University of Applied Sciences, the University of Oulu, and a vocational college.

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Master in Software, Systems and Services Development in Global Environment

University of Oulu
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Finland Oulu

The Department of Information Processing Science at the University of Oulu organizes a two-year full-time Master’s degree programme in Software, Systems and Services Development in the Global Environment (GS3D). [+]

Masters in Computer Science in Oulu in Finland. Master in Software, Systems and Services Development in Global Environment The Department of Information Processing Science at the University of Oulu organizes a two-year full-time Master’s degree programme in Software, Systems and Services Development in the Global Environment (GS3D). Graduates from GS3D will have the competence to work as Experts and Managers in global ICT companies. The programme will provide multidisciplinary knowledge of software, systems and services development in a global context. Graduates will acquire the skills to understand and to analyze the dynamics of the software business environment. Students can progress with their studies to PhD and participate to GS3D research groups. Programme Outline The degree includes: Compulsory Studies - 95 ECTS Optional Studies - 25 ECTS Compulsory Master's studies include intermediate subject courses which will deepen into more advanced studies. The advanced courses form the core of the Master's programme, as they tackle the deeper aspects of the topics introduced in the earlier courses. Studies will have a basis in research and a significant portion of time will be used for the preparation of the Master's Thesis. Its purpose is to develop a student's readiness for the independent acquisition of scientific knowledge, identifying problems, analysing them, and forming a solution to them. Optional studies include either courses of information processing science or minor studies in other sciences. Courses range from 1 to 7 ECTS composing a wholeness of 25 ECTS. Learning outcomes By completing the Master’s level studies in information processing sciences a student can act as an independent expert in a goal-oriented project and is able to professionally manage such a project. The student masters typical research methods and can select the most appropriate research and data collection methods for a specific research problem. Students can develop the working methods and practices of their subject area by using a scientific approach and can communicate them clearly and fairly. After finishing Master's level studies in the GS3D programme a student can also: Apply existing and produce new IS and SE knowledge for organisational and software companies’ needs; Analyse and evaluate human activities in IT use situations, work practice and organisational functioning using conceptual means, and present the results of the analysis using suitable descriptive methods; Analyse and evaluate software solutions and processes from the perspective of software architecture, design patterns, established capability and maturity models; Evaluate the impact of the development of information technology to organisational functioning; Design IT solutions that solve identified problems and improve the efficiency of organisational practices; Design and construct software that satisfies specified functional and quality requirements; Act efficiently in global and distributed software projects or open the source community; Set targets to self-steer and work towards those goals; Communicate clearly and analytically using techniques derived from scientific practice. Students can progress with their studies to PhD degree and participate in GS3D research groups. Programme Admissions General Academic Requirements and Language Requirements are same for all of the Master's programmes. Programme Specific Academic Requirements The applicant should have a university level Bachelor's degree, or equivalent university level degree, suitable for studies of information processing science, with good grades. The degree may be from abroad or from other Finnish universities or from Universities of Applied Sciences (AMK). The programme is ideal for applicants who have background in Software Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Technology and Computer Engineering or nearby studies. Selection Process The selection is made by the selection committee based on the rankings of applications according to the selection criteria (see below). Detailed Selection Criteria The students are ranked based on these criteria. 1. Previous Studies Relevance of the field in Bachelor degree Average grade in Bachelor degree 2. English Skills (documentation required) 3. Motivation a. Motivation letter, max. 2 pages (included in the electronic application form) Reasons for applying (expectations, career plans, interests etc.) and commitment to GS3D studies Qualifications to be a successful and prospective graduate (personal strengths, achievements, professional work experience etc.) Matching together earlier studies and GS3D Financing the studies and stay of living in Finland b. Reference letter(s) Original reference letter(s) must be attached to the application. Typically reference letters are academic references (professors, faculty officials) or references from employers. 4. Interview The selection committee invites maximum 80 applicants to personal interview based on the criteria 1-3. Interview is arranged with web based tools or locally at University of Oulu. Student Selection Applicants will be informed about the admission results by the end of April by email. Accepted applicants will also receive acceptance letter and an information package via post mail. University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship Scheme 2017-2018 Connected with the renewal of university strategy, the increased importance of internationalization and the introduction of tuition fees for non-EU/EEA citizens, the University of Oulu has assigned a significant amount of money for tuition scholarships for 2017 entry. The scholarships will be granted in the form of a tuition fee waiver. The tuition fee waiver awarded covers 100 % of the full tuition fee. Applicants can apply for the tuition scholarship as part of the admissions process. University of Oulu Scholarship Scheme in more detail The University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship Scheme (IM Scholarship) provides scholarships to academically talented international students. The scholarship is aimed at students studying for a Master’s degree in the University of Oulu two-year International Master’s programmes. The scholarship covers the full international tuition fee. University of Oulu IM Scholarships do not cover living costs. In order to retain the scholarship in the following year of study, a student must have completed 55 ECTS by the end of the previous academic year. If a student does not achieve this requirement during the first year of studies, they will be liable to pay the full international tuition fee for the second year if they wish to complete their Master’s degree programme. An exception to this rule can be made if a student has been granted approved leave from studies (e.g. due to serious illness). Eligibility Requirements to Apply for International Master’s Scholarship Applicants are eligible to apply for a University of Oulu IM Scholarship 2017-18, if they are: Non-EU/EEA* citizens who do not have a permanent residence permit in Finland. (Applicants not eligible for the International Master’s Scholarship are: 1) non-EU/EEA citizens who have a permanent residence permit in Finland, 2) EU/EEA citizens or comparable persons, 3) University of Oulu students who have been accepted to study BEFORE the academic year 2017-18.) Eligible to apply for a Master’s degree programme at the University of Oulu for academic year 2017 – 18. The applicant has obtained their first academic degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) from a recognised institution of higher education. The applicant proves a high level of proficiency in English language. Approved methods of demonstrating language proficiency. Applicants who are in their last term/semester of studies for their first academic degree during the application period, can apply for the scholarship. Applicants who receive a conditional offer of study placement for a Master’s programme will receive a conditional scholarship offer. The scholarship application will be processed in the selection procedure only if the applicant meets the admissions criteria. *European Union / European Economic Area member states are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein Republic, Denmark, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom. With the EU legislation, Switzerland is also comparable for EU member states. The nature of residence permit is indicated in the residence permit with a letter. A permanent residence permit bears the letter P or A and an EC residence permit for third-country nationals with long-term EC resident status bears the letters P-EY. Application for International Master’s Scholarship 2017-18 There is no separate application system for the International Master’s Scholarship. All applicants for University of Oulu Master’s degree programmes need to complete the Student Application Form. Those applicants who are applying for the University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship have to additionally complete the “Application for Scholarship,” section which can be found at the end of the Student Application Form. The International Master’s Scholarship application section cannot be completed and/or submitted without the Student Application Form. The application period for the University of Oulu Master’s degree programmes and International Master’s Scholarships is 15.12.2016-25.1.2017 Selection criteria for University of Oulu IM Scholarship 2017-2018 Admissions and scholarships decisions will be taken at the same time. Those students successful in obtaining an International Master’s Scholarship will be notified at the same time as their offer of admission to their International Master’s programme is confirmed. The selection criteria for the University of Oulu IM Scholarship are based on previous academic performance and academic potential. For questions concerning the University of Oulu IM Scholarship, please contact admissions.officer(a)oulu.fi [-]

Master in Computer Science and Engineering

University of Oulu
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Finland Oulu

This research-oriented degree programme provides an exciting opportunity to study in a leading-edge research environment. It gives students the flexibility to choose between two themes: Computer Vision and Signal Processing, and Ubiquitous Computing. Students are strongly encouraged to work closely with research groups in the faculty that are international leaders in their fields. [+]

Master in Computer Science and Engineering This research-oriented degree programme provides an exciting opportunity to study in a leading-edge research environment. It gives students the flexibility to choose between two themes: Computer Vision and Signal Processing, and Ubiquitous Computing. Students are strongly encouraged to work closely with research groups in the faculty that are international leaders in their fields. Research-oriented programme with two themes The first theme, Computer Vision and Signal Processing, provides students a solid theoretical understanding and practical skills on digital information processing and analysis. This information can be, for example, image, video, or audio signals that are perceived from the environment and processed using various operations such as filtering, compression and classification. The students are introduced to the essentials of computer vision as well as image and signal processing methods and technologies. The second theme, Ubiquitous Computing, focuses on the next generation of interactive systems that place humans at the focus of the technological development. Adopting a multidisciplinary real-world approach, students have to spend a substantial amount of time working in group projects to develop a variety of systems ranging from interactive online services to games and mobile applications, with a strong focus on innovation and design. Students gain experience in conducting usability tests with human participants, conducting experiments to evaluate their systems, and applying an iterative design approach to develop and improve their systems. The programme is provided by the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, which hosts multiple world-class research groups. The department is renowned world-wide for its expertise in computer vision, and among its key results is the Local Binary Pattern (LBP) method that has become one of the most widely used texture operators in computer vision. Signal processing is another core area where the department has carried out leading edge research, for example, on energy-efficient architectures for embedded systems in close collaboration with many companies. Finally, the department has created a unique research environment for Ubiquitous Computing including multitouch wall-sized displays, smartphone sensing middleware and sensor networks; coupled with a strong experimental approach to developing interactive systems. Programme Outline Computer Science and Engineering is a full-time two-year (120 ECTS) international Master's degree programme. A more detailed description of the content can be found from the course structure diagram. Learning outcomes After completing the studies with a focus on Computer Vision and Signal Processing, the student can: Utilize basic methods in digital image and video processing, statistical pattern recognition, computer vision, and computer graphics for solving various application problems, Apply numerical methods such as optimization algorithms in formally defining and solving problems appearing in science and technology, Analyse and design digital signal processing systems, and implement algorithms, for example, to modern signal processors, Realize applications to the Internet using a modern software architectural style. After completing the studies with a focus on Ubiquitous Computing the student can: Utilize basic methods in statistical analysis, distributed systems, experimental design, and iterative design to specify, implement and evaluate interactive technologies, Develop instrumentation technologies to collect in-situ data on deployed interactive technologies and how they are actually used by human users, Has gained experience with a variety of interactive technologies ranging from multi-touch surfaces including video walls and smartphones, to multimodal input techniques including accelerometer-based sensing, Work in groups to tackle substantial long-term projects, present and promote their work, effectively communicate their findings in speech, and effectively write in academic style. Graduate Profile The programme will provide the graduates with the competence to continue as postgraduate students aiming for a doctoral degree, or in a wide variety of positions offered by research institutes and companies mainly operating in the field of information and communications technology (ICT). The graduates are most likely to be employed in research and development related positions, but also management positions fit into the profile. Programme Admissions General Academic Requirements and Language Requirements are same for all of the Master's programmes. Programme Specific Academic Requirements Bachelor’s degree in computer science, electrical engineering or relevant fields such as physics or applied mathematics. Those who will receive their degree after the deadline of the application, but before June 15 / July 31 2016 are eligible to apply. Application Documents Selection Process An interview is arranged to test the most qualified applicants. There will be 30 students selected to the Master's programme. If two or more applicants score the same number of points, their order shall be determined on the basis of the relevance and the level of the applicant's overall study record in the Bachelor's degree. Detailed Selection Criteria The applications are evaluated based on the following criteria: The level and the relevance of the applicant's overall study record in the Bachelor's degree and other studies. Good mathematical and programming skills are appreciated. The quality of the applicant's Motivation Letter* The quality of the applicant's Research Interest* The quality of the CV Reference letters Interview *Motivation Letter and Research Interest are included in the online application form. University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship Scheme 2017-2018 Connected with the renewal of university strategy, the increased importance of internationalization and the introduction of tuition fees for non-EU/EEA citizens, the University of Oulu has assigned a significant amount of money for tuition scholarships for 2017 entry. The scholarships will be granted in the form of a tuition fee waiver. The tuition fee waiver awarded covers 100 % of the full tuition fee. Applicants can apply for the tuition scholarship as part of the admissions process. University of Oulu Scholarship Scheme in more detail The University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship Scheme (IM Scholarship) provides scholarships to academically talented international students. The scholarship is aimed at students studying for a Master’s degree in the University of Oulu two-year International Master’s programmes. The scholarship covers the full international tuition fee. University of Oulu IM Scholarships do not cover living costs. In order to retain the scholarship in the following year of study, a student must have completed 55 ECTS by the end of the previous academic year. If a student does not achieve this requirement during the first year of studies, they will be liable to pay the full international tuition fee for the second year if they wish to complete their Master’s degree programme. An exception to this rule can be made if a student has been granted approved leave from studies (e.g. due to serious illness). Eligibility Requirements to Apply for International Master’s Scholarship Applicants are eligible to apply for a University of Oulu IM Scholarship 2017-18, if they are: Non-EU/EEA* citizens who do not have a permanent residence permit in Finland. (Applicants not eligible for the International Master’s Scholarship are: 1) non-EU/EEA citizens who have a permanent residence permit in Finland, 2) EU/EEA citizens or comparable persons, 3) University of Oulu students who have been accepted to study BEFORE the academic year 2017-18.) Eligible to apply for a Master’s degree programme at the University of Oulu for academic year 2017 – 18. The applicant has obtained their first academic degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) from a recognised institution of higher education. The applicant proves a high level of proficiency in English language. Approved methods of demonstrating language proficiency. Applicants who are in their last term/semester of studies for their first academic degree during the application period, can apply for the scholarship. Applicants who receive a conditional offer of study placement for a Master’s programme will receive a conditional scholarship offer. The scholarship application will be processed in the selection procedure only if the applicant meets the admissions criteria. *European Union / European Economic Area member states are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein Republic, Denmark, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom. With the EU legislation, Switzerland is also comparable for EU member states. The nature of residence permit is indicated in the residence permit with a letter. A permanent residence permit bears the letter P or A and an EC residence permit for third-country nationals with long-term EC resident status bears the letters P-EY. Application for International Master’s Scholarship 2017-18 There is no separate application system for the International Master’s Scholarship. All applicants for University of Oulu Master’s degree programmes need to complete the Student Application Form. Those applicants who are applying for the University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship have to additionally complete the “Application for Scholarship,” section which can be found at the end of the Student Application Form. The International Master’s Scholarship application section cannot be completed and/or submitted without the Student Application Form. The application period for the University of Oulu Master’s degree programmes and International Master’s Scholarships is 15.12.2016-25.1.2017 Selection criteria for University of Oulu IM Scholarship 2017-2018 Admissions and scholarships decisions will be taken at the same time. Those students successful in obtaining an International Master’s Scholarship will be notified at the same time as their offer of admission to their International Master’s programme is confirmed. The selection criteria for the University of Oulu IM Scholarship are based on previous academic performance and academic potential. For questions concerning the University of Oulu IM Scholarship, please contact admissions.officer(a)oulu.fi [-]