The growth and influence of software in business and our daily lives have been phenomenal. Software Engineering deals with design and development of high quality software systems and hence an increasingly important area in computer science. In this programme, you will gain extensive knowledge and practical skills in software engineering.
There are two instances with different application codes for this programme, one for the international application ending February 17 (code MDH-24952) and one for the national application ending April 15 (code MDH-44904). However, the content of the programme is identical.
During this programme, students will acquire profound knowledge and excellent expertise in engineering software-intensive systems, which imply the ability to cope with complexity of understanding, designing and implementing such systems in the global work place. The students will obtain knowledge of principles for the analysis, design and implementation of large and complex software systems, with special emphasis on predictability and performance. The modern trends that will dominate future software development, including component-based software engineering, service-oriented architectures, interoperability and global system development, will be taught. Students can choose from two strategic specializations, viz., software architecting or software engineering of real-time and embedded systems. The programme provides the know-how necessary for working successfully in a global context. A special feature of the program is its four different tracks known as industrial, research, general, and international tracks. The industrial track will involve mentoring and thesis projects related to partner industries, whereas the research track provides enhanced exposure to state-of-the-art research topics.
In the international track, students have the possibility to study the second year at one of our partner universities in Europe and obtain a double degree (www.gseem.eu). During 2009, our program reached new heights of excellence when four out of the ten teams that reached the finals of the software engineering project contest at the ICSE-2009, the top-most software engineering conference in the world, were from MDH, including the final winner. ’In 2011 the competition was held in Hawaii and two teams from Mälardalen University were ranked second and third out of 96 competing teams.
This master programme is hosted by the Division of Software Engineering at Mälardalen University. The division has several internationally acclaimed researchers with proven records of excellence and active involvement in world leading conferences. The major areas of research at the division includes Component-Based Software Engineering, Software processes, Software Testing, and Dependable Software Engineering. All research is performed in projects with specific goals with respect to publications, collaborations, and prototype tools.
We transfer our research results to our education as far as possible. Most of the advanced level courses in the second year will cover state-of-the-art research in software engineering, and they will be taken jointly with the PhD students of the department.
FUTURE AND CAREER
The two-year Master Programme in Software Engineering provides you with advanced knowledge concerning the development of high quality software systems, which is essential for software architects, project leaders, and technical specialists, especially within a global development context.
The extensive research elements in the programme will also provide you with a head-start for an academic research career. After your studies, you will be able to work nationally or internationally as a software architect, developer or project manager in industry, or as academic researcher.