Software Technology, Master Programme

60 credits

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.

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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