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 in GS3D research groups.
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 in information processing science or minor studies in other sciences. Courses range from 1 to 7 ECTS composing a wholeness of 25 ECTS.
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.
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Last updated January 31, 2018