Master’s Programme in Computer Science
- Period : 2024-September-02 until 2026-June-07
- Location: Karlskrona
- Type of instruction: On campus, day, full-time
- Application code: BTH-90588
- Language of instruction: The teaching language is English.
A Master’s degree that covers a broad scope of fields in computer science – with a customed front-edge competence of your own choice.
Computer science includes subjects such as programming, data structures, distributed systems, network technologies, algorithms, and complexity, and the programme has three main directions – IT security, intelligent systems, and distributed and parallel systems. The programme gives you both width in the field of computer science as well as the opportunity to profile your knowledge through elective courses.
Mandatory courses deal with subjects such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, computer system security and software security, but also in multiprocessor systems and performance optimisation.
Focus on research and future security
The programme places great emphasis on research preparation, and the courses focus on aspects close to the research front within computer science and different ways of applying these. The teaching consists of lectures, seminars and laboratories in groups or individually and at the end of the programme, you will conduct a degree project.
The programme consists of 120 credits and leads to a two-year Master’s degree.
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.
AI, machine learning and data science
Engineering and research methodology
The Master’s programme in Computer Science is a broad programme that allows you to profile yourself within a specific area and deepen your knowledge through elective courses within the field of computer science, choosing from three main directions: IT security, Intelligent Systems, and Distributed and Parallel Systems. The programme requires significant knowledge of programming.
During the first year, you will learn how to apply methods and skills that prepare you for future elective courses within your chosen direction. This includes courses in artificial intelligence, modelling and decision support – but there are also courses in cloud computing, IT security, statistics, research methodology and multiprocessor systems. Many of the courses are already optional in the first year. Mandatory courses in the first semester are artificial intelligence, Unix programming, cloud computing and network security. In these courses, the practical assignments are based on programming, i.e. you will be required to program your own solutions.
During the second year, you have the opportunity to study courses that are linked to different areas of application and current research projects. Here, you are encouraged to work on current challenges in areas such as pattern recognition, machine learning, image processing, simulation and game development. Other examples of areas of application are various techniques for decision support systems in, among other things, the police’s crime prevention and crime investigation work, as well as resource planning in the energy sector, healthcare and the transport sector.
In the last semester, you conduct your degree project based on the methods and skills you have learned and the profile you chose via optional courses. Ambitious students are offered the opportunity to carry out their degree projects within ongoing research projects in collaboration with businesses.
Subjects covered by the three main directions:
- The focus of the IT security specialisation includes courses in safe software development, software security and analysis of malicious software.
- In the field of parallel and distributed systems, we work a lot with performance issues, parallel programming, virtualisation and cloud-based systems.
- Within the field of intelligent systems, you will learn techniques for how to develop computer-based functionals that are capable of complex processing and data analysis. This field includes courses in machine learning, simulation and decision support.
Note! The course list is tentative. See the programme syllabus for an established course list.
Courses autumn semester 2024
Machine Learning, 7,5 credits
Introduction to Cloud Computing, 7,5 credits
Applied Artificial Intelligence, 7,5 credits
Programming in UNIX Environment, 7,5 credits
Courses spring semester 2025
Advanced Machine Learning, 7,5 credits *
Usability and Interaction Design, 7,5 credits *
Advanced Networking, 7,5 credits *
Secure Software Engineering, 7,5 credits *
Decision Support Systems, 7,5 credits *
Mathematical Statistics, 7,5 credits *
Network and Service Operations, 7,5 credits *
Deep Machine Learning, 7,5 credits *
Software Metrics, 7,5 credits *
Research Methodology in Computer Science, 7,5 credits
* Valbar kurs
Courses autumn semester 2025
Multiprocessor Programming, 7,5 credits *
Software Security, 7,5 credits *
Applied Cloud Computing and Big Data, 7,5 credits *
Performance Optimization, 7,5 credits *
Capacity Analysis, 7,5 credits *
Malware Analysis, 7,5 credits *
Advanced Topic in Computing, 7,5 credits
* Valbar kurs
Courses spring semester 2026
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