Master of Science Programme in Computer Science 120 credits

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Computer science is today a vast field including topics such as programming languages, algorithms and complexity analysis, data structures, intelligent systems, distributed systems and network technology.

The Master’s programme in Computer Science is a broad programme that will provide you with knowledge of core methods within the field of computer science. If you are interested in a specific sub-field, you will have the possibility to design your own programme. The programme includes a number of elective courses to choose from.

Core courses include artificial intelligence, machine learning, simulation, performance optimisation, multi-core programming, security and development of decision-support systems for different application areas such as the ones listed above.

The programme will offer lectures, seminars and labassignments. The assignments are conducted either individually or in groups.

The study programme consists of 120 credits and leads to a two-year Master’s degree in Computer Science.

Facts

  • Type of instruction: On campus, day, full-time
  • Application code: BTH-90530
  • Study period: 2018-September-03 until 2020-June-07
  • Education level: Second cycle
  • Main field of study: Computer Science
  • Application: Apply via universityadmissions.se
  • Welcome letter: Link to welcome letter from responsible teacher will be posted here no later than 3 weeks before the course begins.
  • Location: Karlskrona
  • Language of instruction: The teaching language is English.
  • Entry requirements: A Bachelor’s degree - three years (180 Swedish credit points, 180 ECTS) of study in science or engineering in an aspect of computing, e.g.: computer science, software engineering, information systems or computer engineering is required. Bachelor's degree must include at least 15 credits in mathematics. English B/English 6.

    Specific eligibility in the English language from upper secondary school for non-Swedish students:
    TOEFL 575/90; IELTS 6.5 no section below 5.5, or University of Cambridge and Oxford tests.

Computer science is today a vast field including topics such as programming languages, algorithms and complexity analysis, data structures, intelligent systems, distributed systems and network technology.

Computer science has been around for fifty years, and has been defined as the technology of our time. Computers are integrated in many parts of our society, and the scientific field continues to develop at an astonishing pace. New technologies are constantly introduced and existing ones are becoming obsolete.

The Master’s programme in Computer Science offers a number of elective courses specialising in intelligent system, information security and computer performance. The courses focus on issues closely related to the research front in computer science. The programme includes a Master’s degree project which must be based on current research and scientific articles. On completion of the programme, the student will be well prepared for working in the industry or for a future career in academia.

The teaching consists of lectures, seminars and laboratory exercises. Depending on the nature of the laboratory assignments, they are carried out either individually or in groups.

Many of the teaching staff involved are active researchers and will teach you a range of methods on how to describe, analyse and solve relevant problems in various application areas, such as game development, image processing, law enforcement, surveillance and resource scheduling in for example the energy sector, the health sector and for traffic and transport systems.

Core courses include artificial intelligence, machine learning, simulation, performance optimisation, multi-core programming, security and development of decision-support systems for different application areas such as the ones listed above.

Already during the first year, you will have the possibility to focus on a specific sub field within computer science through a numver of elective courses to choose from. Examples of courses are artificial intelligence, simulation, statistics, security and multicore processing and many more.

The fourth semester of the programme involves writing a Master’s thesis, in which you will need to apply the knowledge and skills you have acquired on the previous courses. Ambitious students may be offered to do their degree project as part of one of our research projects which can help launch you into a successful postgraduate career.

The study programme consists of 120 credits and leads to a two-year Master’s degree in Computer Science.

QUALIFICATIONS AWARDED

On completion of the programme, students will be awarded the second cycle degree
Master of Science (120 credits).
Main field of study: Computer Science

Admission

Admission Criteria

(This paragraph is a translation from Swedish of the approved method, “Antagnings¬ordning”[Admission regulations], Dnr; BTH-1.2.1-0223-2017.)


GENERAL

This method has the purpose of assessing the applicants’ competency for studies at, among others, the Master Programmes in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Software Engineering.

BASES FOR RANKING OF APPLICANT

Previous university studies and English.

DETAILS ON BASES FOR SELECTION:

The first step of the ranking process is an assessment of the relevance of the area and specialisation of the applicants’ previous university studies to the applied programme. This assessment is made in three categories: minimal relevance = merit points 0, average relevance = merit points 0.5, high relevance = merit points 1. Finally, the applicants’ TEOFL or IELTS level in English is normalised to a value between 0 and 1, where 0 is the minimum level to pass the prerequisites of the applied programme and 1 is the maximum level of the test. Applicants’ who are not required to prove their English skills with TOEFL or IELTS tests will get the merit point 1.
These two merit point values are added to a total merit value between 0 and 2

MAXIMUM MERIT RANKING:

A maximum of 2 merit points will be given, according to the above given details.
WORK METHOD:

Applications that are accepted for review based on the basic requirements for the programme will be ranked according to the details above. If not all applicants with the same lowest merit point can be admitted, a preference is given to the gender that is least represented at the programme, and if further selection is needed lots will be drawn.

Prior learning arrangements

No preparatory studies before the programme start is offered as the basic requirement is a bachelor degree.

Qualification Adwarded

Degree of Master of Science (120 credits).
Main field of study: Computer science
Corresponding denomination in Swedish is
Teknologie masterexamen.
Huvudområde: Datavetenskap

Learning objectives

In addition the nationally regulated goals the following goals apply for the education.
After completion of the programme the student will:

  • Have understanding for problems, theories and challenges within computer science.
  • Have broad understanding for methods and techniques within computer science.
  • Have deep knowledge about methods for parts of the computer science area.
  • Have the ability to master techniques within computer science.
  • Have the ability to choose and adapt methods according to the problempresented.
  • Have the ability to perform scientific work following researchprinciples.
  • Have the ability to individually being able to contribute to researchprojects.
  • Be able to address problems with a scientific approach.
  • Have the ability to critically assess problems and suggested solutions.
  • Have the ability to reflect over ethical and social aspects of computerscience.


Job profiles

After graduation, students should be able to perform work in all parts of computer science field, when connected to software and systems development in a general to specialist level. Roles may be a specialist in techniques or domain to various management posts such as technical manager or project manager. In the education programme is offered opportunities to study abroad for up to one semester entirely within the block of elective courses. BTH has several contacts and possible cooperation partners for student exchange.
Planning of the education

The students are expected to study full time during two academic years. The courses are on campus and in English.Of the 120 credits required for the degree, no more than 30 credits are allowed to come from basic level. The objectives of the program are achieved through the courses included in the exam. Assessment and grading is done at module level and details concerning assessment and grading is available in each course syllabus. During the education each course is evaluated, and the course evaluations are the foundation for continued development.

The programme concludes with a written degree project equivalent to 30 credit points.

Programme Evaluations and Programme Advisory Board

On completion of each course within the program, students who has participated in the course will be offered an opportunity to submit their experiences and understandings of the course through a course evaluation, which will be compiled and reported back to the students in the course. The feedback is used in the process to improve the contents and delivery of the programme.

The Programme Advisory Board is responsible for ensuring quality, development and education usability for labour market and consists of each subject area's representative, students, alumni and a representative for the labour market.

Courses in this program

Contact us

Programme manager: Marie Persson

Student counsellor: Student counselling