European Master on Software Engineering
120 ECTS (2 years)
Degree of Master of Science in Software Engineering
The objective of the two year European Master on Software Engineering, EMSE, is to educate software engineers to meet the requirements of today's international software practice.
The specifics of the EMSE programme is that the master studies are divided into two parts, where you study the first year at one university and the second year at another university. EMSE partner universities are: Blekinge Institute of Technology (Sweden), Free university of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy), and the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (Germany).
Programme Start: September 2, 2013 (if you start the programme at Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden).
Programme End: June 7, 2015 (if you finalize the program by studying the second year at Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden).
Rate of Studies: Full time
Type of Programme: Master's level
Language of Instruction: English
We also offer a national version of a Masters Programme in Software Engineering (1 or 2 years) with local admission. Please find more information in the left hand column.
3 good reasons for applying
- A chance to study at two different universities in Europe (with a chance to receive a scholarship)
- To meet students from all over the world.
- To study software engineering at some of the best universities in the world with close ties to industry
Software has become an increasingly important element of many products that are developed today. There has been a shift in development costs from hardware development to software solutions. This increases the need to be able to develop software products with the right functionality, quality, on time and on budget.
The European Master on Software Engineering is constructed to meet these challenges by educating software developers in advanced software engineering concepts that covers the entire development chain, from the business management perspective to the technical management and the development perspectives.
The programme spans two years, and is organised around a set of mandatory and optional courses. The mandatory courses provide a broad basis and cover several advanced topics, which the software engineering industry currently requires. Moreover, they ensure a common ground for all students. The optional courses enable you to specialise within a specific perspective and thus to increase their attractiveness to future employers in a way that they see fit. All courses are designed to present a blend of state-of-practice and state-of-the-art. This is further strengthened by the fact that the university hosts active research within the areas of all the mandatory courses.
The EMSE programme is given in collaboration with University of Kaiserslautern (Germany) and Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy). The partner institutions have strong relationships with European software companies that guarantee that you will be able to deal with industry's real problems. The main idea with the programme is that you study one year at e.g. BTH and during the second year move to another university.
Working areas after exam
With a double diploma in software engineering you will most likely work in the European software industry.
Research at BTH
The EMSE programme has strong ties to the research groups at the different partner universities and as such it is common that theses work is performed with industry partners and research groups.