This program focuses on the development of complex software systems – large software projects featuring millions of lines of code and advanced techniques such as web services, distributed systems, component-based development, and parallel processing.
Within software technology, you study theories, methods, and tools for the efficient development of complex and high-quality software. The program emphasizes both theoretical and practical aspects of software development. It prepares you for a career as a professional in software engineering, specifically as a specialist in the efficient development of complex software systems, but you will also have the opportunity to pursue an academic career.
During the first year of the program (shared with the one-year master program), you will get a solid foundation in software technology through a number of general courses in computer science at an advanced level. This is supplemented by studies in scientific methods and in agile software development.
In the second year, we focus on the practical aspects of software technology. We present the latest tools within software development and often do project work together with industry or research groups. The education ends with thesis work, either in the industry or at the university.
General entry requirements for second-cycle studies and specific entry requirements:
- Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or the equivalent, and solid practical experience of object-oriented programming.
- English B/6 or the equivalent.
Alternative selection: The selection of students who have applied is based on academic excellence and individual assessment.
Click here for the 1-year program syllabus.
Click here for the 2-year program syllabus.
A first job will likely mean that you work as a programmer within a larger organization. You may then go on to work as a project manager, consultant or educator. Regardless of where you work, you will probably be working in a team with other persons. The IT world is global, so work abroad may be just as likely as work in Sweden.
Master of Science (one or two years) with a specialization in software technology. The major subject: Computer Science.
About the School
Linnaeus University is a modern, international university named after Carl Linnaeus – a world-renowned Swedish scientist who was born in the Småland region where the university is located.