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.

Växjö

Roughly 15 minutes with a bike from the city centre, you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. It is like a small society with the university, student accommodation, and student life. Here you become part of a creative knowledge environment.

What will you come across on an excursion in Växjö – the city of contrasts? You will find good restaurants, a celebrated hockey team, and cozy cafés where you can enjoy a latte with lingonberry flavour. In Växjö, beautiful nature is always just around the corner; the city is surrounded by lakes and forests. Students like the combination of the city centre and the active student life on campus. Your dream of the future starts here!

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