Formerly known as Service, Design and Engineering SDE)
Why study the EIT Digital Software and Service Architectures programme?
The EIT Digital SSA programme offers:
- Innovative and well-grounded education for the next generation of service designers and software architects.
- Studies at two of Europe´s foremost technical universities leading to a double degree.
- A good integration with tailored courses in Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
- A thesis work connected to interesting industrial challenges.
- Access to the competence of eight EIT Digital innovation action lines (link) not least through a summer school between the two years.
- Access to the co-location centres and innovation ecosystems of the nine EIT Digital nodes.
What is the programme all about?
The programme in Software and Service Architectures is an enhanced version of the previous programme on Service Design and Engineering and aims to educate the next generation of service designers and software architects capable of designing and engineering novel software systems to: (i) Drive digitalization of businesses, (ii) Create new businesses based on software intensive services, (iii) Be responsible for the elicitation and definition of what software products and services IT companies should create in order to be successful; (iv) Be responsible for the processes and methods for the effective development of modern software systems.
The SSA programme is an interdisciplinary programme that offers courses to enable graduates to take on the following challenges:
- What software-based businesses should be developed (user-centric needs and business-focused opportunities)
- How should software be developed (modern and agile software engineering methodologies integrated with design thinking and User-Centric/Service Design methods)
- How can software be used to generate and improve business benefits (Service Oriented Architectures, Internet of Things, etc.)
- SSA students will learn to work in teams to guide the software development process of complex information systems.
What are the career opportunities for graduates from the programme?
The SSA programme approach is multidisciplinary covering a wide range of topics from user studies, user-centred development and business process modelling to software engineering, data analysis, software security and highly distributed software system.
Graduates from the SSA master’s programme will qualify for jobs in international and local companies involved in digitalized business, in software and service design companies and in software consultancies with a service focus: Graduates will also be able to contribute to and start totally new businesses. Typical job descriptions or titles are;
- Software and services designer;
- Software architect;
- Information System architect;
- Systems designer/engineer;
- Business developer;
- Product manager;
How is the programme structured?
The programme is a double degree programme with studies at a university in one country the first year (entry) and studies at a university in another country the second year (exit). The programme has an integrated technical content (Technical major) and business content (Innovation & Entrepreneurship – I&E minor). The I&E minor is shared between all EIT Master's programmes (link). An integral part of the second year is a Final Degree Project (30 ECTS, including Master's Thesis).The structure and content of the technical major are given below.
Where can I study If I choose Software and Service Architectures?
Entry - 1st year
- UNITN - Trento
- Aalto - Helsinki
- ELTE - Budapest
Exit - 2nd year, specialisation
- Software and Services for Social systems (UNITN - Trento)
- Software and Services for Smart Spaces (Aalto - Helsinki)
- Scalable Systems (ELTE - Budapest)
- Business Process and Information Management (TU/Eindhoven)
- Software and Services in the Cloud (UPM - Madrid)
Specific Admission Requirements
A B.Sc. degree primarily in computer science, software engineering, information systems, telecom or digital media is required. In special cases bachelor degrees from areas like engineering, economics, or industrial arts and design with some potential complementary computer science studies etc. mathematics and programming can be considered.
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Last updated March 27, 2018