MSC in Computer Science, 60 credits

60 ECTS (1 year)
Degree of Master of Science in Computer Science


Autumn 2012:
Programme Start: September 3rd, 2012
Programme End: June 9th, 2013
Rate of Studies: Full time
Type of Programme: Master's level
Language of Instruction: English
Campus: Karlskrona, Sweden

Role call meetings:

  • September 3, 2012, Room J1620, 10:00 - 12:00.
  • September 17, 2012, Room J1620, 10:00 - 12:00.

The education fulfils the goals set by the Swedish Higher Education Act.


Today, computer science is an enormously vibrant field, including topics such as programming languages, algorithms and complexity, data structures, intelligent systems, distributed systems, and network technologies. During its fifty years of existence, computer science has become a defining technology of our age. Computers are integral to many parts of our society and, moreover, the field continues to evolve at an astonishing pace. New technologies are introduced continually, and existing ones become obsolete.


Our master program in Computer Science offers a number of mandatory courses within areas such as information systems, intelligent systems, and research methodology. The courses focus on aspects close to the research front in computer science. The master program includes writing a master thesis under the supervision of a senior researcher in the field, which usually is based on current research and scientific articles.

The programme offers courses mainly at advanced level in computer science and related fields. The aim of the programme is to give the student capabilities and knowledge to pursue a career in the computer science industry. The courses offered within the programme include both practical software development and more investigating work.



Application to the programme is typically handled by





General Information

If the applicant already has taken a course that is mandatory within the programme the applicant has the possibility to replace that course with another suitable course in the computing field. Please contact the programme manager for further information regarding this matter.

Courses of study

Course name ECTS SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
DV1318 - Applied Artificial Intelligence 7,5 7,5      
PA2414 - Advanced Software Project Management 7,5 7,5      
DV2408 - Intelligent Descision Support Systems 7,5   7,5    
DV2406 - Machine Learning 7,5   7,5    
DV2401- Agent Systems 7,5     7,5  
PA2404 - Research Methodology 7,5     7,5  
15 credit Master Thesis in Computer Science 15       15




The entrance requirement for the study programme are a Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Systems or Computer Engineering. English language requirements are "Engelska B" or equivalent.

Specific eligibility in the English language from upper secondary school for non-Swedish students:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) test with a minimum score of 575/90 or IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) test with a minimum score of 6.5 no section below 5.5, or University of Cambrige and Oxford tests. Detailed information is available on

Special selection 
The base for ranking of applicants is previous university studies, GPA (grades from previous university studies) and English.

The first step of the ranking process is an assessment of the relevance of the area and specialisation of the applicants' previous university studies to the applied programme. This assessment is made in three categories: minimal relevance = merit points 0, average relevance = merit points 0,5, high relevance = merit points 1. Finally, the applicants' TOEFL or IELTS level in English is normalised to a value between 0 and 1, where 0 is the minimum level to pass the prerequisites of the applied programme and 1 is the maximum level of the test. Applicants' who are not required to prove their English skills with TOEFL or IELTS tests will get the merit point 1. These two merit point values are added to a total merit value between 0 and 2. A maximum of 2 merit points will be given, according to the above given details.




For more information about course details in the programme, please contact the programme manager: Kennet Henningsson


For further information about stydying at BTH find information under: and


The programme is an advanced level (second cycle) programme and results upon completion in the degree of Master of Science in Computer Science, 60 credits



Updated information for Autumn intake 2012.

Initially there are some good informaiton about being a new student at BTH on the following link:

Please have a look at that page. 

For your studies, you will start with two mandatory courses: 

PA2414 - Advanced Software Project Management

Schedule will be available here. (The schedule will be available a couple of weeks before the course starts)

Link to course descriptoris found here.
Course descriptor also contains litterature list for the course.  

DV1318 - Applied Artificial Intelligence

Schedule will be available here. (The schedule will be available a couple of weeks before the course starts)

Link to course descriptor is found here.
Course descriptor also contains litterature list for the course. 

Ways of communication:

To get the most correct responses, you should use the following e-mail address for communicatio: 

Also, there are some impotant information available in the welcome letter attached to these pages as well. 

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