Master’s Programme in Software Engineering

60 credits

  • Period : 2023-January-16 until 2025-January-19
  • Location: Some or all of education and examination is held at distance.
  • Type of instruction: Distance, mixed-time, part-time 50%
  • Language of instruction: The teaching language is English.
  • Programme syllabus: Download

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Welcome letter (published 3 weeks before start)

A Master's degree for professionals focusing on rigorous and data-driven approach to software engineering.

The programme is a possibility for software professionals to complete a university degree on distance in software engineering at a 50% pace during four semesters.

Enhance your  skill set and take on new challenges and responsibilities in software development projects and enterprises.

Together with its delivery on distance, the programme presents an excellent option for combining education and work.

In order to fulfil programme requirements regarding the working experience, you need to attach employer certificate (in Swedish or in English) to your application at Universityadmissions. Please find the template certificate here.

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.

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

Courses autumn semester 2023

, 7,5 credits

, 7,5 credits

Courses spring semester 2023

, 7,5 credits

, 7,5 credits

Courses spring semester 2024

, 6 credits

, 6 credits

, 18 credits

Being a software professional requires constant learning. This specialization promises to give you deeper insights into the different phases of software development, from requirements definition, through delivery and verification, including crucial knowledge in security and machine learning. Using this knowledge, you should be well set up for your future development as a software professional.

Anders Sundelin, Senior System Architect, Ericsson


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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

Contact information

Programme manager:

Deepika Badampudi

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Study counselling:

Do you have questions regarding the program?

You will find a detailed guide to the admission process at If you have questions regarding admission and eligibility please have a look at our admissions website.

Yes, you can find the template here. The document needs to be signed by your employer.

The lecturers are pre-recorded and available for the students to watch in their own pace. There may be some online interactive sessions.

The program is conducted on a 50% pace. You are expected to put approximately 20 hours per week.

No. The program is offered 100% on distance.

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