Master’s Programme in Software Engineering

120 credits

  • Period : 2022-August-29 until 2024-June-02
  • Location: Karlskrona
  • Type of instruction: On campus, day, full-time
  • Language of instruction: The teaching language is English.
  • Programme syllabus: Download

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Analyse, adapt and apply. Meet future needs with an education that gives you a wide capacity to understand software engineering – from start to finish, and every step in between.

The programme is developed to meet the needs of students, industry, and academia. It has a strong focus on preparing you for employment in both business and research organisations, and elective courses enable you to create your unique profile of skills.

The tuition fee is SEK 60 000 per semester, one semester corresponds to 30 ECTS credits. EU/EEA citizens are not required to pay fees.

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Programme content

Software Quality Management 7.5 hp

Software Testing 7.5 hp

Seminar Series in Software Engineering 7.5 hp

Software Architectures and Quality 7.5 hp

Software Evolution and Maintenance Project 7.5 hp

Requirements Engineering and Product Management 7.5 hp

Agile and Lean Software Development 7.5 hp

Software Metrics 7.5 hp

Master's Thesis (120 credits) in Software Engineering 30 hp

Applied Cloud Computing and Big Data 7.5 hp

Advanced Topic in Software Engineering 7.5 hp

Programming in UNIX Environment 7.5 hp

Applied Artificial Intelligence 7.5 hp

Software Security 7.5 hp

Machine Learning 7.5 hp

Performance Optimization 7.5 hp

Multiprocessor Programming 7.5 hp

Mathematical Statistics 7.5 hp

Decision Support Systems 7.5 hp

Social Sustainability in Product- and Service Development 7.5 hp

Research Methodologies in Software Engineering and Computer Science 7.5 hp

Note! The course list is tentative. See the programme syllabus for an established course list.

Courses autumn semester 2022

, 7,5 credits

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, 7,5 credits

, 7,5 credits

Courses spring semester 2023

, 7,5 credits

, 7,5 credits

, 7,5 credits

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* Valbar kurs

Courses autumn semester 2023

, 7,5 credits *

, 7,5 credits *

, 7,5 credits *

, 7,5 credits *

, 7,5 credits *

, 7,5 credits *

, 7,5 credits *

, 7,5 credits *

, 7,5 credits

, 7,5 credits

* Valbar kurs

Courses spring semester 2024

, 30 credits

The programme is focused on the software development process currently used in industry and practical knowledge that software engineers need today.

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BTH is one of the highest ranked universities in the world in the research area applied software engineering. The focus of the work is to develop software that helps companies become more competitive. This Master’s programme is strongly linked to that research.

Learn more about our research in software engineering

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Programme manager:

Mikael Svahnberg

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Study counselling:

+46 (0)455-38 53 00

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On BTH’s main campus in Karlskrona, you will find our programmes and courses in engineering, IT, spatial planning, industrial economics and health sciences.


Campus Karlskrona is located right next to the water, and there is even a swimming jetty 50 meters from the lecture halls. From the modern library’s study areas, you have a nice view of the sea and outside there are exercise trails that take you through the woods and along the beach.


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