Master in Software Engineering - 2 years

Mälardalen University

Program Description

Master in Software Engineering - 2 years

Mälardalen University

Master in Software Engineering - 2 years

The growth and influence of software in business and our daily lives have been phenomenal. Software Engineering deals with design and development of high quality software systems and hence an increasingly important area in computer science. In these programmes you will gain theoretical knowledge and excellent practical skills in software engineering.

The Programme

During these programmes, students will acquire fundamental knowledge and excellent expertise in engineering software intensive systems, which imply the ability to cope with the complexity of understanding, designing and implementing such systems in the global workplace. The students will obtain knowledge of the principles for the analysis, design and implementation of large and complex software systems. The modern trends that will dominate future software development, including component-based software engineering, service-oriented architectures, interoperability and global system development will be taught.

Our programmes reached new heights of excellence with recent successes at the software engineering project contest (SCORE) in ICSE, the topmost software engineering conference. During 2009, four of the ten teams that reached the finals, including the final winning team, were from our programmes. During 2011, two of our teams reached the finals, including the runner-up in the competition, and during 2013 one of our teams won again, hence making MDH the first university winning the competition three times.

A special feature of the programme is its four different tracks known as industrial, research, general and international tracks. The industrial track will involve mentoring and thesis projects related to partner industries, whereas the research track provides enhanced exposure to the state-of-the-art research themes. In the international track, a student has the opportunity to study the second year at one of our partner universities in Europe and obtain a double degree or at a partner university around the world. There are also opportunities to study one semester abroad fully funded through for example the Erasmus Mundus mobility programmes.


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 education as far as possible. Most of the advanced level courses in the second year will cover state-of-the- art research in software engineering, and they will be taken jointly with the PhD students of the department.

Employment and Future Prospects

The Master's programme in Software Engineering provides you with advanced knowledge concerning the development of high quality software systems, which is essential for software architects, project leaders, and technical specialists especially within a global development context. The extensive research elements in the programme provide you a headstart for an academic research career as well. After your studies you will be able to work nationally or internationally as a software architect, developer or project manager in industry or as an academic researcher.

Tuition fee

  • For studens outside EU/EAA
  • First semester fee: 67500 SEK
  • Total programme fee: 270000 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 TWE 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
2 years
Full time
270,000 SEK
Start date Sept. 2017
Sweden Eskilstuna
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Duration 2 years
Price 270,000 SEK
For students outside EU/EAA