Blekinge Institute of Technology

Introduction

Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) is a globally attractive knowledge community within applied IT and innovation for sustainable growth.

At Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) education and research are of a very high international standard and learning is the focal point for students, teachers and researchers alike. BTH is a recognized university under government control. It is the most distinctly profiled higher education institution in Sweden, with a clear focus on applied information technology and innovation for sustainable growth.

BTH offers study programmes and single subject courses in first, second and third cycles. 5100 students study at BTH. Around 42 professors and more than 100 associate and assistant professors work on our two campuses.

Top reasons to study at BTH

  • BTH has been awarded the ECTS Label and the Diploma Supplement (DS) Label in 2011
  • Ranked #6 in the world within Systems and Software Engineering - #1 in Europe by the Journal of Systems and Software
  • BTH has been named the best university in Sweden, and third in Europe, in sustainable development, by the EESD report issued by the "Alliance for Global Sustainability".
  • Ranked #1 among all Swedish universities by PhD students
  • Over the last four years, around 50 of our research students were awarded the doctoral degree
  • Sweden is a country where natural luxuries like wide-open spaces, fresh air, clean water and beautiful, pristine nature and wilderness exist in abundance
  • There are some 70 nationalities represented on faculty level and among the students at BTH. This gives us a truly international environment
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Joint Masters Programme in European Spatial Planning, Environmental Policies and Regional Development

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Karlskrona

The Joint Masters Programme in European Spatial Planning, Environmental Policies and Regional Development (‘PLANET Europe’) is the first integrated European Masters programme that offers a comprehensive education in the rich and dynamic area of European... [+]

Joint Masters Programme in European Spatial Planning, Environmental Policies and Regional Development The influence of EU policies and actions on spatial and environmental planning in the EU member states is ever increasing. European regions are more and more interlinked, and cooperation across national borders is now a routine aspect of the work of spatial and environmental planners. There are considerable differences in how planning is conducted across Europe, and planners are increasingly required to communicate across cultural and institutional boundaries. This European dimension of planning requires a new generation of spatial and environmental planners, who are aware of and can respond to as well as influence EU and international policy, are sensitive to cultural and institutional differences across Europe, and are capable to cooperate with spatial planners in other European countries. The Joint Masters Programme in European Spatial Planning, Environmental Policies and Regional Development (‘PLANET Europe’) is the first integrated European Masters programme that offers a comprehensive education in the rich and dynamic area of European spatial planning. PLANET Europe gives students from all over the world the opportunity to acquire important skills and knowledge in European spatial planning, while at the same time benefiting from Europe’s cultural and linguistic diversity. Learning outcomes In addition the nationally regulated goals, which can be found in paragraph 8, the following goals apply for the education. After completion of the programme the student will: be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge and a theoretical understanding about the European dimension of planning, as well as the role EU policy and regulations play for planning and regional development in European countries and regions. be able to demonstrate an understanding about planning for Europe (on the EU-level) and about the differences in planning systems and practice in different European countries. be able to show a theoretical understanding about planning and EU policy in the field of regional development, innovation and cohesion. be able to demonstrate methodological skills, in particular to be able to undertake independent study of European planning and/or regional development. be able to show experience from and a theory-based reflection of planning practice in the field. be able to demonstrate an insight into the possibilities and limitations of planning in the subject field and continued professional practice. command an ability for critical analysis of planning documents. Mode of delivery The students are expected to study full time during two academic years. The courses in semester 1 and 2 are on campus and in English. The courses in semester 3 are based in professional practice and as an intensive seminar programme at a selected European location. The Master thesis in semester 4 can, subject to agreement with the supervisors, be studied as a distance course. The objectives of the program are achieved through the courses included in the exam. Assessment and grading are 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. Prerequisites If you wish to enrol in the PLANET Europe programme, you should meet the following requirements: At least a bachelor degree (first cycle) in spatially oriented social science disciplines such as spatial planning, human or economic geography, environmental planning, or other relevant social sciences. English language proficiency: If your first language is not English, you will be required to provide proof of English language competency, for example a GCSE or equivalent qualification, a first degree at a University where English is the language of the education programme, IELTS (International English Language Testing System), Cambridge EFL examination, or TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). The programme accepts the following scores for English language tests: IELTS: If you take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), you need to score an overall minimum test score of 6.5,with all sub-scores equaling a 5.5 score or above. CAE/CPE: For the Cambridge English as a First Language examination (EFL), you should have a Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) with a minimum score of B or a Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a minimum score of C. TOEFL: For the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) PLANET Europe requires a minimum test score of 90 for the internet-based test. Due to regulations we cannot accept computer-based or paper-based TOEFL tests. For the internet based TOEFL test, we furthermore require all sub-scores equalling the following or above: Listening (21), Speaking (23), Reading (22), Writing (21) [-]

Master's programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 Sweden Karlskrona

This programme extends over two semesters and concentrates on two integrated themes. The first of these themes is an internationally recognized and scientifically reviewed model (framework) of systematic work towards an attractive and sustainable society (strategic... [+]

Master's programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability The society within the biosphere is to its nature a much complex system. To achieve success in this system, i.e. a sustainable society, knowledge of how success is defined and how it can be achieved is required. On the basis of a fundamental vision of a sustainable society, one can through “backcasting” formulate a strategy to reach the desired aim. This programme extends over two semesters and concentrates on two integrated themes. The first of these themes is an internationally recognized and scientifically reviewed model (framework) of systematic work towards an attractive and sustainable society (strategic sustainable development). This is a universal model which can be used to work with sustainable development within many different fields globally, nationally, in companies, in municipalities, in whole societies and on the individual level. This model gives a systematic method for: analysis of the present, visualization of solutions, finding strategies to reach sustainable solutions, choosing and developing general and supplementary tools to develop indicators for a sustainable development. The other theme in the education consists of concepts related to organizational learning and leadership. These concepts are developed through studies of how different groups of people (for example organizations and societies) can use the framework that is described above to identify strategies to reach sustainability. The above aspects and concepts will not only be described theoretically but will also be practiced during the programme. In addition to this, the students will find new paths to knowledge by using the framework. Learning outcomes The aim of the study programme is achieved through the courses that are included in the higher education qualification. Assessment and examination take place at course level, and details concerning examination and grading are found in respective course syllabus. In addition to the nationally regulated aims the following aims apply to the education. After completion of the education, the student should: - have knowledge about and be able to apply the framework for sustainable development that is taught in the courses of the programme. - have developed leadership skills and ability to inform and explain through an increased consciousness of organizational and personal learning. - have developed his/her presentation, facilitation and coaching skills. - be able to apply the two themes of the programme in different situations to analyze problems, create solutions and choose or develop supplementary tools and concepts. By helping the students to reach these aims, the programme will contribute to create a worldwide network of professional actors within strategic sustainable development. Mode of delivery The implementation of the education follows the “non-linear approach”. This means that the five system levels that the programme is built up around and which build on principles for organizational learning will be presented during the first day of the programme. A gradual deepening of these will then take place during the following 4½ months. This leads to a learning method as the programme progresses. The concluding 4½ months of the programme will be primarily devoted to a degree project where the students in small groups obtain the possibility to apply their knowledge of the framework in a real company, in an organization or another project. This non-linear method also gives a certain possibility to adaptation of how the courses are carried out through a continuous dialogue with the students. As the programme progresses, the students will obtain the possibility to specialize in all the levels of the framework while a connection of how the five levels are connected with each other will be discussed. Extensive group assignments and learning in groups will be encouraged. Learning takes place primarily through application of concepts instead of through traditional lectures. Through this working method, the students are urged to mutually exchange knowledge and experiences with one another which also is a part of the assessment of the students' achievements. Simply expressed, powerful traits of character such as optimism and creativity will be openly encouraged as being a fundamental aspect in the development of leadership. The programme will use the following methods for learning: - Introductory lectures - which comprise lectures, break-out groups and informal insights and discussions about concepts and their usages. - Both self-organized and structured group assignments and role play. - Individual studies - eLearning and reviews of relevant material. - Supervision and workshops. - The students teach one another and evaluate one another. The students will take both compulsory and elective courses which are listed below. The programme is divided into four study periods of the same length. The two first study periods contain courses, of which the second period also contains elective courses, and the two last study periods a degree project. Admission Criteria In the case of more qualified applicants than available positions for the current programme start, a selection is made. This is done in the following way: METHOD 9 Master’s Programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability GENERAL This method is intended to assess the applicant’s motivation and preconditions for studies at the programme ”Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability”. SELECTION CRITERIA - Curriculum Vitae - An essay explaining the applicant’s interest in the programme, providing information about her or his relevant personal or professional experiences (maximum 5 pages, font size 12, double-spaced) - 2 letters of reference (recommendations from two people who are familiar with the applicant’s ability and skills) - Higher education grades SPECIFICATION OF SELECTION CRITERIA Ranking of the applicants will be based on the relative qualification level as regards: - Academic results at prior higher education studies - Relevance of degree (and of courses included) for scientifically based studies at Master’s level in strategic sustainable development - Relevant professional experience - Demonstrated interest in ”Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability” (e.g. through choice of work, voluntary work, other community services or in other way) [-]

Master Programme in European Spatial Planning and Regional Development

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Karlskrona

The focus of the programme is on the European level and on skills and abilities that are applicable and useful in professional live: the programme will give you experience of practical tools as well as policies and regulations. You will also become familiar with several... [+]

Master Programme in European Spatial Planning and Regional Development

The importance of the European Union within the fields of planning and regional development has increased. The European Spatial Planning and Regional Development programme is a problem-based education covering fundamental subjects of European spatial planning and regional development, such as governance, innovation, economic development and sustainable development. The programme rests on two, interconnected pillars within the field of European spatial planning and regional development: economic, social and territorial cohesion as well as sustainable development. These two pillars reflect the policy and practice of the European level in the courses and the structure of the programme. The focus of the programme is on the European level and on skills and abilities that are applicable and useful in professional live: the programme will give you experience of practical tools as well as policies and regulations. You will also become familiar with several European planning and development projects and get the chance to analyse and formulate concrete proposals the aim of which is to foster the development of a region. The programme is in English and for students from Sweden, Europe and the rest of the world. Education and tuition has a high priority and students and faculty have a close connection in an informal atmosphere throughout their educational period. In addition to qualified teachers and professors, you will encounter many international guest lecturers, such as Andreas Faludi and Stefanie Dühr, and individuals working within planning and regional development. This means that the connections to professional practice and to the latest research are good.... [-]


Master Programme in Sustainable Urban Planning

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 Sweden Karlskrona

The programme focuses on two central themes of urban planning and design of the built environment in Sweden: from post-war urban planning up until the 1980s, and sustainable urban planning from early 1990s up until today. There is a great interest in Swedish experiences of... [+]

Master Programme in Sustainable Urban Planning \ge of Swedish experiences of urban planning. These experiences are highlighted by the various courses in the programme, where they are contextualised and problematised with the objective of developing amongst the students a reflective and critical perspective on planning and sustainable urban development in Sweden. Students are also supposed to put their newly acquired knowledge into practice in various projects and assignments. By integrating theory in the design of urban environment on different levels, the programme aims to provide students with an advanced insight and understanding of the context and complexity of Swedish urban planning. Learning outcomes be able to demonstrate broad knowledge and understanding of the interdisciplinary field to which spatial planning belongs, where social science, natural science and technology meet and are amalgamated into spatial planning. be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of subjects, disciplines and knowledge areas applicable for solving qualified assignments and to critically examine design plans and written documents. be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of research and development issues in spatial planning. be able to demonstrate advanced methodological knowledge in planning and design of the spatial environment, and of tasks included in the working field of spatial planning. in a reflective and analytical way, be able to demonstrate ability to integrate knowledge from tested practice, subject areas and science fields which are relevant for processing of complex planning problems. Working with planning and design of the spatial environment requires the ability to tackle and evaluate situations and issues where information may be limited. be able to demonstrate ability to independently and creatively identify and formulate problems related to the field of planning and design, such as social, economic, ecological, democratic and aesthetic issues, and with appropriate methods in these areas plan and conduct qualified assignments on a level that promotes development of the professional area of spatial planning. be able to demonstrate ability to communicate and argue knowledge and conclusions in the field of spatial planning with groups and actors affected or involved in spatial planning. be able to demonstrate ability to make assessments with regard to social, economic and ecological sustainability within the area of spatial planning based on tested practice and available scientific knowledge. be able to demonstrate ability to take ethical aspects in consideration when working with people, institutions, organisations and associations which are affected of science and development in spatial planning. Courses autumn semester 2014 Compulsory courses: Introduction to Swedish planning system, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle. Suburban development and transformation, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle. Sustainable urban form, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle. Urban Landscapes Courses spring semester 2015 Compulsory courses: Theory and methodology of research, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle. Sustainable urban planning and design, 7.5 ECTS credits, second cycle. Master's Thesis (60 credits) in Spatial Planning with an emphasis on Sustainable urban planning General entry requirements To meet the entry requirements for master's level (second cycle or graduate) studies, you must: have been awarded a Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) from an internationally recognised university. be able to demonstrate proficiency in English by means of an internationally recognised test, e. g. TOEFL, IELTS or the equivalent. Check the website of the university where you would like to study for more information about language requirements. [-]

Master’s Programme in Mechanical Engineering with Emphasis on Structural Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Karlskrona

The aim of the program is to have the student prepare for participation in advanced product development or research within mechanical engineering. The aim is that the student after completed degree should master a coordinated working method at analysis for... [+]

Master’s Programme in Mechanical Engineering with Emphasis on Structural Engineering The aim of the program is to have the student prepare for participation in advanced product development or research within mechanical engineering. The aim is that the student after completed degree should master a coordinated working method at analysis for decision support in the product development process, the extensive modules of virtual and physical modelling, simulation and experimental investigation and optimisation. Coordinated working method at analysis for decision support. The student is expected to inform herself/himself about current field-relevant research and considerably increase her/his ability to communicate her/his own contributions with scientific facts and relations both orally and in writing by means of modern tools for visualisation and documentation. The coordinated working method can in short be described according to: Virtual models for description of interesting product properties and behaviours are developed, verified and used for simulations of the functionality of the system. The Simulation result is compared with experimental results of studies on delimited parallelly developed physical models, or with experiences from earlier development, with the aim of validating the virtual models. The coordination also implies that the virtual models are used to design good physical models and measurement strategies. This process is repeated until sufficient agreement is achieved. Simulation with the virtual model can then be used for optimisation. If the optimisation shows a need for changes that influence the relevance for the current model, the whole procedure is repeated. More detailed descriptions are, when necessary, gradually added to the model during the ongoing development of the analysed product. At the development of a completely new product, several iterations are usually required. When a new variant of a product is developed, earlier experiences can largely be reused. Learning outcomes In addition to the nationally regulated aims, which are found under point 8, the following aims apply to the education. After completion of the education, the student should: - be able to formulate and validate numerical and analytical models of mechanical systems by means of both advanced software and by means of strong simplified relations for important characteristics - be able to specify, carry out and interpret measurements and analysis of vibrations for rotating machines and other mechanical structures - be able to specify, carry out and interpret experimental modal analysis on mechanical structures - be able to carry out simulation of mechanical systems with parameters received from numerical models and/or experiment, for example regarding effect from imposed load and/or simple structural changes - be able to carry out optimisation of mechanical systems based on results of numerical models, simulations and measurements to meet the market needs and draw use of technological progress - be able to coordinate activities and report received results in an understandable way under the observing of general rules and practice for scientific writing - understand effects on society and environment of the student’s own activities Mode of delivery The program is constituted by, in substance, compulsory courses that build on each other in a given order. Only one of the concluding courses is chosen dependent on expected specialisation of the following degree project. The intended study path for the programme is illustrated below, followed by a brief description of compulsory courses and elective courses. More detailed descriptions are found in respective course syllabus. The study programme goes through continuous evaluation and development which can mean that the range of courses offered and placing of courses in time is changed. Prerequisites For admission to the study programme, a Bachelor's degree or a Bachelor of Science in Engineering within mechanical engineering are required, preferably with specialisation in structural mechanics. A higher education qualification should contain mathematics including matrix algebra, multivariable analysis and transform theory, basic mechanics and programming. The requirement in English is English B. Admission Criteria For second-cycle programmes, special selection is applied. The special selection implies that one or several selection criteria are weighted together according to a method that results in a tariff. Method 12: special selection for master's programme within the field of technology. Selection steps: Academic degree - The first stage of the assessment process consists of an assessment of how relevant the field and specialisation of the applicant's earlier higher education qualifications is for the specialisation of the programme applied to. The assessment is made in three categories: minimum relevance given the entry requirements = tariff 0, medium-high relevance= tariff 0.5, high relevance = tariff 1. TOEFL - Finally the applicant’s TOEFL is standardised; respective IELTS-levels in English to a value between 0 and 1, where 0 is the minimum level to be qualified and 1 is the maximum level on the test. Applicants that are exempted from showing their levels in English with TOEFL/IELTS-levels are given the tariff 1. These three values are added to a collected tariff that can vary between 0-3. Qualified applicants with the same qualifications: If two or more applicants to a first - and second-cycle alternative have the same tariff, lots are drawn. [-]

MSc

Master of Science in Sustainable Product-Service System Innovation

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Karlskrona

The main field of study of the program is mechanical engineering with emphasis on the profiling areas at BTH: sustainability, innovation and systems engineering (applied IT). Supporting fields such as natural sciences, strategic leadership, entrepreneurship and... [+]

Master of Science in Sustainable Product-Service System Innovation For product and service system innovation, there is a unique possibility to support and speed up society’s development towards sustainability. The effects of resource extraction, production, distribution, usage and disposal of products that we see today on ecological and social systems show that current methods for product and service innovation are not sufficient. Positive and negative consequences during the entire life cycle of a product are largely decided through the decisions that are made already during early phases in the innovation process. Therefore, it is important to integrate a sustainability perspective in the methodology for product and service system innovation. Increasingly more companies request skills for sustainable product and service system innovation to strengthen their competitiveness on an increasingly sustainability-driven global market. There is today a shortage of such competence and this programme aims to decrease this shortage. The main field of study of the program is mechanical engineering with emphasis on the profiling areas at BTH: sustainability, innovation and systems engineering (applied IT). Supporting fields such as natural sciences, strategic leadership, entrepreneurship and project management are also included to a certain extent. A credit corresponds to a credit point in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Learning outcomes The programme includes concepts, methods and tools within the subareas of strategic sustainable development, strategic life-cycle modelling and simulation, creativity methodology, entrepreneurship, business development, product planning, product development, product design, modelling - and simulation-driven design and product implementation. Those who work with product innovation (product manufacturing) must have skills in strategic sustainable development and have the ability to evaluate the positive and negative socio-ecological influence of a product during its life cycle, as well as the related economic preconditions and implications. It is, therefore, necessary to have a structured overview of the system “society in the biosphere” and its innovation system. Furthermore, specialist competences that are put in service for a sustainable development of this system are needed. In addition to the nationally regulated aims, further academic aims apply to the education. More specifically, this means that the student should be able to: analyse sustainability challenges for an organisation in a scientific way. introduce a strategic sustainability perspective in a product innovation process in a company. use new methods and tool and earlier engineering specialties, to work with sustainable product and service system innovation in the industry. support a change towards a more service-oriented economics. An important aim with the programme is that the students should obtain good insight in and knowledge of how different companies work. The students will already at an early point during the education complete course modules in companies. During the course, the work together with the companies will increase in order to, during year two, result in a Master’s project or a degree project that is carried out in a company. Mode of delivery The programme is focused around BTH’ profiling areas: sustainability, innovation and systems engineering (applied IT). Supporting fields such as natural sciences, strategic leadership, entrepreneurship and project management are also included to a certain extent. Certain courses are coordinated with students from the master's programme “Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Business Development”. For example, courses about strategic sustainable development and innovation will be introduced early for both the master's programmes so that all the students from these programmes will obtain the same platform. Thereafter, an advanced study of product and service system innovation will characterize the first year on this master's programme. During the second year of the programme it is possible to choose between two specialisations. One of the specialisations is more research-oriented and is intended for students who want to continue as doctoral students or specialists in a company. The other track is for students who want to have a more practical specialisation and learn how one can substantiate a business concept with an orientation towards sustainable product and service system innovation. In the second track, coordination of some courses will take place with master students from the programme “Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Business Development”. Admission Criteria If there are more qualified applicants than available places for the current programme start, a selection is made. This is done in the following way: GENERAL This method intends to assess the motivation of the applicant and her/his preconditions for studies on the Master's Programme in Sustainable Product - Service System Innovation. Selection criterion Curriculum Vitae An essay that explains the applicant's interest in the programme and that gives information about his or her relevant personal or professional experiences (as a maximum 5 pages, 12 pt. font, double spacing) 2 reference letters (recommendations from two individuals who are familiar with the applicants' abilities and skills) higher education grades SPECIFICATION OF SELECTION CRITERION The ranking of the applicants will be based on the relative qualification level with respect to: Academic results from earlier higher education Relevance of higher education qualification (and the courses that are included) for scientifically based studies on master's level in sustainable product and service system innovation Relevant professional experience Manifestation of interest in “Sustainable Product-Service System Innovation” [-]

Master of Science Programme in Computer Science (60 ECTS)

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Sweden Karlskrona

Master's in Computer Science offers a number of courses with an emphasis on information systems and intelligent systems. The courses focus on aspects close to research within computer science. The student will write a master thesis, which must be based on current research and... [+]

Master of Science Programme in Computer Science (60 ECTS) Computer science is a broad area that includes topics such as programming, algorithms and complexity, data structures, intelligent systems, distributed systems and networking technology. Science area continues to develop at a fast pace. New technologies are introduced continually, and existing ones become obsolete. Master's in Computer Science offers a number of courses with an emphasis on information systems and intelligent systems. The courses focus on aspects close to research within computer science. The student will write a master thesis, which must be based on current research and scientific articles. After acquired master's degree the student is well prepared for work in the industry. Teaching is conducted through lectures, seminars and laboratory work. Depending on the nature of the labs one carried out either independently or in groups. Opportunity to study after Master's degree and take the master's degree 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. What is the difference between the Master and the Master's program? The main difference between the learning outcomes of the Masters program and learning objectives of the Master's program is that students who choose to study for master's degree in the second year is expected to develop a deeper scientific approach in their work and to develop and demonstrate advanced knowledge in a specific application area One credit corresponds to one point in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Learning outcomes In addition the nationally regulated goals, which can be found in paragraph 8, the following goals apply for the education. After completion of the programme the student will: be able to understand advanced software systems master advanced technologies in the Computer Science field. carry out an independent research-related project. be able to lead the computer science work in a medium or large business. Job Profiles After graduation, students should be able to perform work in all parts of computer science field, when connected to software and systems development in a general to specialist level. Roles may be a specialist in techniques or domain to various management posts such as technical manager or project manager. Further Studies Student on the programme is able to during the studies apply for the 120 credit programme. Prerequisites A Bachelor’s degree - three years (180 Swedish credit points, 180 ECTS) of study in science or engineering in an aspect of computing, e.g.: computer science, software engineering, information systems or computer engineering is required. Bachelor's degree must include at least 15 credits in mathematics. English B. Admission Criteria METHOD 12 Master’s Programme in Engineering GENERAL This method is intended to assess the applicant’s suitability for the Master’s Programmes, among others in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Software Engineering. SELECTION CRITERIA Prior higher education and English. [-]

Master of Science Programme in Computer Science (120 ECTS)

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Karlskrona

Our Master in Computer Science offers is a number of elective courses with an emphasis on information security, information systems and intelligent systems. Courses focus on issues closely related to research frontier in Computing Science. It is included in the master's program to... [+]

Master of Science Programme in Computer Science (120 ECTS) Today Computing Science is a huge field including topics such as programming languages, algorithms and complexity, data structures, intelligent systems, distributed systems and net-work technology. Over the fifty years that computer science has existed, it has come too defined as the technology of our time. Computers are integrated in many parts of our society and scientific field continues to develop at an astonishing pace. New technologies are constantly is constantly being introduced and the existing ones become obsolete. Our Master in Computer Science offers is a number of elective courses with an emphasis on information security, information systems and intelligent systems. Courses focus on issues closely related to research frontier in Computing Science. It is included in the master's program to write the master's thesis, which must be based on current research and scientific articles. After the student has obtained master's degree the student is then well prepared for work in industry as well as to make scientific careers at university. Teaching is conducted through lectures, seminars and laboratory assignments. Depending on the nature of the laboratory assignments they are carried out either individually and in groups. A credit point is equivalent to a point in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Learning outcomes In addition the nationally regulated goals the following goals apply for the education. After completion of the programme the student will: Have understanding for problems, theories and challenges within computer science. Have broad understanding for methods and techniques within computer science. Have deep knowledge about methods for parts of the computer science area. Have the ability to master techniques within computer science. Have the ability to choose and adapt methods according to the problem presented. Have the ability to perform scientific work following research principles. Have the ability to individually being able to contribute to research projects. Be able to address problems with a scientific approach. Have the ability to critically assess problems and suggested solutions. Have the ability to reflect over ethical and social aspects of computer science. Mode of delivery 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 are done at module level and details concerning assessment and grading are available in each course syllabus. During the education each course is evaluated, and the course evaluations are the foundation for continued development. Prerequisites A Bachelor’s degree - three years (180 Swedish credit points, 180 ECTS) of study in science or engineering in an aspect of computing, e.g.: computer science, software engineering, information systems or computer engineering is required. Bachelor's degree must include at least 15 credits in mathematics. English B. [-]

Master of Science Programme in Electrical Engineering with emphasis on Signal Processing

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Karlskrona

The programme is mainly focused on adaptive- and acoustic signal processing and image processing as well. You will learn to implement methods in industrial areas in the field of noise and vibration control, speech coding, speech enhancement, image processing... [+]

Master of Science Programme in Electrical Engineering with emphasis on Signal Processing The objective of the programme is to prepare for qualified development work in industry as well as provide a basis for research studies. You will meet and work closely with researchers in the field of Signal Processing and get a thorough understanding in the area. After finishing the studies, you will be able to apply the knowledge in a range of situations for an analysis of problems as well as creation of solutions. You will be able to select, design and apply a range of complimentary and cohesive tools and concepts in the area. The programme is mainly focused on adaptive- and acoustic signal processing and image processing as well. You will learn to implement methods in industrial areas in the field of noise and vibration control, speech coding, speech enhancement, image processing, etc. Example of important courses: Multidimensional Signal Processing, Sound- and Vibration Analysis, Adaptive Signal Processing, Optimal Signal Processing, Neural Networks, Computer Vision and Digital Image Processing and Analysis. The studies will mainly be carried out on campus to make it possible for you to work close to the researchers. The education will include both theory and practical applications and you will work both independently and integrate into teams as well. The programme will be finished by a Master’s thesis (30 credit points) which normally will be done at the industry or in close cooperation with the industry. In order to get the master’s degree, you have to complete 90 credit points (1.5 years) courses plus a 30 credit points (0.5 year) Master’s thesis, totally 2 years. One credit point (högskolepoäng) in the Swedish system corresponds to one credit point in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The programme is based on that you have obtained a Bachelor of Science in the area of either electrical engineering or computer engineering. For further information, please see the programme descriptor of the programme. Learning outcomes In addition to the aims regulated nationally the following aims have been set for the programme. On completion of the programme you will be able to: apply gained knowledge and understanding in the area of Electrical Engineering, mainly in the area of Signal Processing. show knowledge and understanding of current trends and problems within the area of Signal Processing. have the ability to search, evaluate and use information in an independent way to be able to learn during both future studies and at working life. broaden gained knowledge in an independent way into new areas within the field of Signal Processing. analyze problems and develop new methods within the field of Signal Processing. From the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance; System of Qualifications: “A Degree of Master (Two Years) is obtained after the student has completed course requirements of 120 higher education credits with a certain area of specialisation determined by each higher education institution itself, including at least 60 higher education credits with in-depth studies in the main field of study. In addition, the student must hold a Degree of Bachelor, a Degree of Bachelor of Arts in…, a professional degree worth at least 180 higher education credits or equivalent foreign qualification”. “For a Degree of Master (Two Years) students must have completed an independent project (degree project) worth at least 30 higher education credits in their main field of study, within the framework of the course requirements. The independent project may comprise less than 30 higher education credits, but not less than 15 higher education credits, if the student has already completed an independent project at the second level worth at least 15 higher education credits in their main field of study, or an equivalent project in a foreign educational programme.” Specific for BTH, as an institution: The Degree of Master (Two Years) requires at least 60 higher education credits (ECTS) at A1-level in the main field of study, of which at least 30 higher education (A2E-level) higher education credits (ECTS) shall consist of an independent project in the main field of study. Of the 120 higher education credits, no more than 30 may be from the basic level. Mode of delivery The programme includes course work of 90 ECTS and a Master’s thesis of 30 ECTS. Total duration of the programme is 2 years that include four semesters. Each year is divided into four lecture periods (Lp1, Lp2, Lp3 and Lp4). There are twelve courses at the programme and each course is 7.5 ECTS. During the first year, Lp1, the first two courses Complex Analysis and Transforms and Signal Processing II will form a base for nearly all the courses at the programme. In the next lecture period, Lp2, the course Random Processes will be used in four courses. The course Multidimensional Signal Processing is basically a generalization of the course Signal Processing II into higher dimensions and will give a better understanding of this course. Multidimensional Signal Processing is not a formal prerequisite for future courses but will be an advantage for the coming courses at the programme, especially the image processing courses. During Lp3 at the first year, the two courses Adaptive Signal Processing and Digital Transmission and Radio Communications will complete the base of fundamental knowledge in the signal processing area. You now have a large set of advanced tools for continuing at the programme. The programme has three main areas (where some courses belong to the base of fundamental knowledge already studied above). Adaptive signal processing area: - Adaptive Signal Processing, Lp3, first year (mandatory) - Applied Adaptive Signal Processing, Lp4, first year (mandatory) - Optimal Signal Processing, Lp1, second year (optional) - Neural Networks, Lp2, second year (mandatory) Image processing area: - Multidimensional Image Processing, Lp2, first year (mandatory) - Digital Image Processing and Analysis, Lp4, first year (optional) - Computer Vision, Lp1, second year (optional) Sound and Vibrations area: - Sound and Vibrations Analysis, Lp4, first year (optional) - Experimental Modal Analysis, Lp1, second year (optional) In the next lecture periods (first year, Lp4, second year Lp1 and second year Lp2) you will select from these main areas. During Lp1, second year, the course Research Methodology with emphasis on Electrical Engineering will focus on how to prepare for the Master’s thesis. During the next lecture period, Lp2, second year, you can choose between three optional courses that are useful for all areas above: - Advanced Filter Design (optional) - Digital Signal Processors (optional) - Applied Signal Processing (optional) During the last semester at the programme (Lp3 and Lp4, second year), the Master’s thesis will let you apply your theoretical and practical knowledge from all the previous courses at the programme in a major project within radio communications. Prerequisites For admission to the study programme, a Bachelor's degree (180 credits) with one of the main fields of study Electrical Engineering or Computer Technology is required. The Bachelor's degree should comprise at least 30 credits mathematics where multidimensional analysis, transform theory and mathematical statistics are included. Further, a higher education qualification should include signal processing, programming, computer network and telecommunications. English B. [-]

Master of Science Programme in Electrical Engineering with emphasis on Telecommunication System

Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Karlskrona

The objective of the programme is to prepare for qualified development work in industry as well as provide a basis for research studies. The students meet and work closely with researchers in the field of telecommunication systems and will get a thorough understanding in... [+]

Master of Science Programme in Electrical Engineering with emphasis on Telecommunication System

The objective of the programme is to prepare for qualified development work in industry as well as provide a basis for research studies. The students meet and work closely with researchers in the field of telecommunication systems and will get a thorough understanding in this area. After finishing the studies the student will be able to apply the knowledge in a range of situations for an analysis of problems as well as creation of solutions. The student will be able to select, design and apply a range of complimentary and cohesive tools and concepts in the area. During the programme studies the student will acquire an understanding of basic definitions and concepts, construction principles and construction methods and the practical application of these within the area of telecommunication systems and computer networking. The student will also obtain knowledge of important protocols, methods of system evaluation, current trends and problems in the context of mobile and broadband communications including security. The studies will mainly be carried out on campus to make it possible for the students to work close to the researchers. The education will include both theory and practical applications and the student will work both independent and integrate in to team as well. The programme will be finished by a master thesis work (30 credit points) which normally will be done in close cooperation with the industry and/or research projects. In order to get the master’s degree a student has to complete 90 credit points (1.5 years) courses plus a 30 credit points (0.5 year) master thesis work, totally 2 years. One credit point (högskolepoäng) in the Swedish system corresponds to one credit point in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The programme is based on that the student has a bachelor of science in the area of either electrical engineering or computer engineering. For further information, please see the programme descriptor of the programme.... [-]


Master of Science Programme in Software Engineering (60 ECTS)

Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 Sweden Karlskrona

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... [+]

Master of Science Programme in 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). 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. Prerequisites The entrance requirements for the Master’s program are a Bachelor's degree - three years (180 ECTS) of study of Software Engineering, or a Bachelor’s 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. Admission Criteria METHOD 12 Master’s Programme in Engineering GENERAL This method is intended to assess the applicant’s suitability for the Master’s Programmes, among others in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Software Engineering. SELECTION CRITERIA Prior higher education and English. SPECIFICATION OF SELECTION CRITERIA The first step of the assessment process consists of an assessment of how relevant the field and specialisation of the applicant’s prior degrees from a higher education institution or university are to specialisation of the programme applied for. The assessment is done in three categories: minimal relevance given the admission requirements = tariff 0, medium relevance = tariff 0.5, high relevance = tariff 1. Finally, the applicant’s TOEFL and IELTS levels in English are standardized to a tariff between 0 and 1, where 0 is the minimal level for qualifying and 1 is the maximal level of the test. Appli-cants who are exempted from demonstrating their level of English through TOEFL/IELTS tests receive the tariff of 1. These two values are added together to a total tariff that may vary between 0 and 2. HIGHEST TARIFF A maximum of 2 points is given, according to the description above. WORKING METHOD Applications that are accepted for examination based on the general admission requirements for the programme will be ranked according to the above. If all applicants with the lowest equal tariff cannot be offered a place, lots will be drawn. [-]

Master of Science Programme in Software Engineering (120 ECTS)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 Sweden Karlskrona

The programme is for two years and organised around a group of mandatory and elective courses. The mandatory courses provide a broad based and cover more advanced topics like software engineering industry is currently in need of. In addition, securing a general basis for... [+]

Master of Science Programme in Software Engineering (120 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 is designed to meet these challenges by educating software developers in advanced concepts within software engineering that cover 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 cover 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). Learning outcomes After completion of the programme the student shall: Have understanding for problems, theories and challenges within large scale software engineering. Have broad understandings for methods within software engineering. Have deep method knowledge within parts of software engineering. Have necessary skills to adapt available methods to the problem at hand. Have the ability to identify strengths and weaknesses within methods, results as well as prepare improvement suggestions. Have the ability to lead investigations using appropriate scientific methods. Have the ability to critically assess problems, solutions and results. Have the ability to take a scientific approach to the work performed. Have the ability to reflect over ethical and social aspects of Software Engineering. Mode of delivery 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 are 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. Prerequisites The entrance requirements for the Master’s program are a Bachelor's degree - three years (180 ECTS) of study of Software Engineering, or a Bachelor’s 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. Admission Criteria METHOD 12 Master’s Programme in Engineering GENERAL This method is intended to assess the applicant’s suitability for the Master’s Programmes, among others in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Software Engineering. SELECTION CRITERIA Prior higher education and English. SPECIFICATION OF SELECTION CRITERIA The first step of the assessment process consists of an assessment of how relevant the field and specialisation of the applicant’s prior degrees from a higher education institution or university are to specialisation of the programme applied for. The assessment is done in three categories: minimal relevance given the admission requirements = tariff 0, medium relevance = tariff 0.5, high relevance = tariff 1. Finally, the applicant’s TOEFL and IELTS levels in English are standardized to a tariff between 0 and 1, where 0 is the minimal level for qualifying and 1 is the maximal level of the test. Appli-cants who are exempted from demonstrating their level of English through TOEFL/IELTS tests receive the tariff of 1. These two values are added together to a total tariff that may vary between 0 and 2. HIGHEST TARIFF A maximum of 2 points is given, according to the description above. WORKING METHOD Applications that are accepted for examination based on the general admission requirements for the programme will be ranked according to the above. If all applicants with the lowest equal tariff cannot be offered a place, lots will be drawn. [-]

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