The Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ) has granted Linnaeus University the right to give programmes for a Master of Science in Engineering degree (civilingenjörsexamen). An education in software engineering will start already in the autumn semester 2020. The decision also paves the way for Master of Engineering programmes in other subjects as well later on.
"For several years, we have worked with a fixed purpose of creating the best possible conditions for a Master of Science in Engineering degree programme at Linnaeus University. Therefore, it is extremely gratifying to receive this positive message from the Swedish Higher Education Authority”, says Staffan Carius, dean of the faculty of technology.
The decision that has been made today by the Swedish Higher Education Authority (Universitetskanslersämbetet; UKÄ), means that Linnaeus University is given the right to start a Master of Science in Engineering (civilingenjör) degree programme in software engineering. The right is generally applicable, which means that the university has the possibility of starting Master of Engineering programmes in other subjects as well in the future.
"One of our strengths is smarter software systems, which is a consistent theme in the programme. It is gratifying that UKÄ notices this as a sought-after profile and that they see the need for a Master of Science in Engineering degree at Linnaeus University, based on both a regional and a national need for Masters of Engineering within software engineering", says Morgan Ericsson, associate professor in computer science and programme manager for the education.
The planning of the degree programme in software technology is far advanced and the education will start already in the autumn semester 2020 in Växjö.
"The preparations are in full swing and the commitment is great. We look forward to welcoming the first Master of Science in Engineering students next year", says Staffan Carius.
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