Master’s Programme in Software Engineering
- Period : 2024-September-02 until 2026-June-07
- Location: Karlskrona
- Type of instruction: On campus, day, full-time
- Application code: BTH-90592
- Language of instruction: The teaching language is English.
Follow your curiosity and ongoing development by acquiring a degree that gives you knowledge in software engineering. With a Master’s degree, you get better opportunities to choose different professional fields and tasks in the future.
This Master’s programme provided you with the skills needed to work as a software engineer or software architect in world-leading companies or as a leader of development teams in software development. The programme also includes research preparation courses in the field of software engineering.
Analyse, adapt and apply
This programme provides you with the knowledge needed to develop software for future products and services where high demand is on efficiency and quality. You will also learn to build and test software products that use modern technology and how to improve development processes.
Build your competence – from beginning to end
The courses in the programme range from early planning with requirements gathering to final implementation, testing and introduction. In this way, you get a holistic view of the complex process that software development entails. You gain knowledge and experience in technology and work methodology and familiarise yourself with modern development processes and how to constantly improve them.
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.
Programme manager Mikael and the student Inshal share their views on the programme. (3:08)
Engineering and research methodology
Create software that meets future challenges – from start to finish
The programme deals with the complex challenges facing the software developers of the future and prepares you to develop software that solves these problems, where the software works with other new technologies.
You learn how to construct and test software products to meet the challenges of tomorrow, with high demands on efficiency and quality. You also learn how to reflect upon and improve modern development processes. Furthermore, you acquire a wide understanding and base of knowledge through education and training in advanced concepts within software engineering, covering the entire development process.
The education provides you with the skills and knowledge required to engineer software systems from the initial planning and scoping of projects to the process of development, testing and delivery of the software system itself to final implementation, testing and introduction. The courses cover engineering and working methodology, and you will study subjects such as project planning, software quality, and research methodology.
Note! The course list is tentative. See the programme syllabus for an established course list.
Courses autumn semester 2024
Software Architectures and Quality, 7,5 credits
Requirements Engineering and Product Management, 7,5 credits
Seminar Series in Software Engineering, 7,5 credits
Agile and Lean Software Development, 7,5 credits
Courses spring semester 2025
Software Testing, 7,5 credits
Software Metrics, 7,5 credits
Decision Support Systems, 7,5 credits *
Mathematical Statistics, 7,5 credits *
Social Sustainability in Product- and Service Development, 7,5 credits *
* Valbar kurs
Courses autumn semester 2025
Advanced Topic in Software Engineering, 7,5 credits
Software Quality Management, 7,5 credits
Software Evolution and Maintenance Project, 7,5 credits
Applied Cloud Computing and Big Data, 7,5 credits *
Performance Optimization, 7,5 credits *
Applied Artificial Intelligence, 7,5 credits *
* Valbar kurs
Courses spring semester 2026
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The programme is focused on the software development process currently used in industry and practical knowledge that software engineers need today.
Student, Master’s Programme in Software Engineering
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.
Ericsson Space Lab
As a student within the programme, you will get access to Ericsson Space Lab (2:26)
You will study here
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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