Software Technology, Master Programme

60 hp

This programme focuses on efficient development of high-quality software systems and combines theory and practice. It also prepares for postgraduate studies.

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, but you will also have the opportunity to pursue an academic career. The programme gives a solid foundation in software technology and contains a number of general courses within computer science at advanced level. We present characteristics of different types of programming languages and how these can be used to handle different problems. We also present general methods and techniques to handle common problems within software development. This is supplemented by studies of mathematics and research methodology that are relevant for the subjects. The programme prepares for a future academic career by presenting and applying established research methods and practices in several courses, and ends with a thesis work. This programme corresponds to the first year of the two-year Master Programme in Software Technology. Consequently, it is easy to proceed to that programme at any time if desired.

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 continue your studies with a second master year or pursue an academic career, starting with a PhD education.

Degree

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

Växjö

Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.

Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.

Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.

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