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The Master’s program in Computer Science is a broad program with the opportunity to study several courses in the computer science field. The program requires significant knowledge in programming. If you are interested in a specific area, you have the opportunity to profile and deepen your knowledge in this field through elective courses.
The Master’s Program in Computer Science has three main directions: IT security, Intelligent Systems, and Distributed and Parallel Systems.
You will study courses that prepare you for future elective courses within the respective direction during the first semester. Mandatory courses in the first semester are artificial intelligence, Unix programming, cloud computing, and network security. In these courses, the practical assignments are based on programming, i.e., you will be required to program your solutions.
The focus of the IT security area includes courses in safe software development, software security, and analysis of malicious software. In parallel and distributed systems, we work a lot with performance issues, parallel programming, virtualization, and cloud-based systems. Within the field of intelligent systems, you will learn techniques for developing computer-based functionals capable of complex processing and data analysis. This field includes courses in machine learning, simulation, and decision support.
During the latter part of the program, you will associate with different areas of application and current research projects. In some courses, you are encouraged to work with current challenges in pattern recognition, image processing, game development, different decision support systems for resource planning in the energy sector, healthcare and transport sectors.
Students who apply for a course or program and meet the general and specific entry requirements compete with one another for available places. When there are more qualified applicants than places for education, the places are distributed through a selection. The selection is made according to selection method 1. Read about the selection procedure here.
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Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science in Engineering (180 Swedish credit points) in an aspect of computing, e.g., computer science, software engineering, computer engineering is required. The bachelor’s degree must include at least 45 credits in the following areas: Programming, Data structures, and Algorithms, Database Technology, Data Communication, Operating Systems, of which at least 15 credits in Programming. The degree must also include at least 15 credits in Mathematics. English 6.
The tuition fee is SEK 60 000 per semester, one semester corresponds to 30 ECTS credits.
For most master’s level courses and programs, the requirement is also the equivalent of the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
The Blekinge Institute of Technology is a public, state-funded Swedish institute of technology in Blekinge with 5,900 students. It offers about 30 educational programs in 11 departments at two Karlskrona and Karlshamn. BTH was granted university status in engineering in 1999