Software Technology, Master Programme

120 credits

This programme focuses on development of complex software systems – large software projects featuring millions of lines of code and advacnced techniques such as web services, distributed systems, component-based development and parallel processing.

Within software technology you study theories, methods and tools for efficient development of complex and high-quality software. The programme emphasises both theoretical and practical aspects of software development. It prepares you for a career as professional in software engineering, specifically as a specialist in efficient development of complex software systems, but you will also have the opportunity to pursue an academic career.

During the first year of the programme (shared with the one-year master programme), you will get a solid foundation in software technology through a number of general courses in computer science at advanced level. This is supplemented by studies in scientific methods and in agile software development.

In the second year we focus on the practical aspects of software technology. We present the latest tools within software development and often do project work together with industry or research groups. The education ends with a thesis work, either in the industry or at the university.

Career

After this programme, you will probably work as a software developer at a consultancy firm or at the IT department of a big enterprise. From that you can move on to work as a project coordinator, a software technology expert, or possibly as a manager. You will also have the opportunity to pursue an academic career, starting with a PhD education.

Degree

Master of Science (two years) with specialization in software technology. Major subject: computer science.

The programme offers you good practical knowledge

Ata Ul Nasar Mansoor talks about the master programme in software technology and about studying in Växjö

Växjö – the student city with a living campus

Just south of Växjö’s city centre you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. In Växjö, many students choose to live on campus.

Here you will have five minutes’ walking distance to friends, restaurants, lecture rooms, gym, grocery store, the University Library, nature trails, and student pubs. If you live in another part of Växjö, you can quickly get to the university by bus or bicycle.

With its 90 000 inhabitants, Växjö is one of the fastest growing cities in Sweden. Here you will find the famous Småland entrepreneurship spirit and a lot of companies, for instance within the IT industry – perfect for when you are looking for an internship position or a job. Växjö is also one of Europe’s greenest cities where you have easy access to nature, forest and lakes.

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