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 an understanding of the methodologies and techniques of software management and to apply them to a range of development scenarios. You will be able to take advantage of global diversity and work in international teams. Close industrial collaboration, including for example industrial guest lectures and thesis projects related to partner industries such as ABB, Ericsson or Volvo, links theory to practice.

Employment and Future Prospects

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, Model-Driven Development, 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 cover state-of-the-art research in software engineering, and many are taken jointly with the PhD students of the department.

Tuition fee

For students outside EU/EEA

First-semester fee: 67500 SEK

Total programme fee: 135000 SEK

Specific entry requirements

A completed Bachelor's degree from an institution of higher education of three years or more, equivalent to 180 credits, of which at least 60 credits are within Computer Science or Computer Engineering including programming corresponding to 15 credits, 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.

Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated November 20, 2018
This course is Campus based
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Sep 2020
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