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MSc Software Engineering

Course Description

The MSc in Software Engineering builds on a solid background in Computer Science and traditional engineering subjects. The key emphasis is on real problems, state-of-the art methodologies and close connections to industry.

Students can choose between traditional course-based studies and research-based studies. Both of these approaches give students a significant advantage in industry and prepare them for further studies.

Why study Software Engineering at Reykjavik University?
- Small class sizes and close interaction between students and faculty
- Exceptional faculty that feature world-renowned professors and faculty
- Programmes can be tailored to student's interests.
- Courses range from practical to theoretical
- Students can work on cutting-edge research with one of the many research centers
- The University is home to a number of research centers including: Artificial Intelligence, Theoretical Computer Science, Language Technology and Engineering.

The Master´s programme in Software Engineering is ordinarily completed in two years. The programme is available through two study routes, course based or research based.

Course -based route:

Three terms are spent taking courses, the final term students write their thesis. Students must complete 90ECTS of course-work, and at least 30ECTS of project work, which can be a group project.

Research- based route:

Students spend two semesters taking courses and one year working on a research project. Students complete at least 60ECTS of course work and 60ECTS is devoted to an individual research project under the supervision of a faculty member

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a BSc degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or other Engineering disciplines.Those students who do not have the required background in Engineering and Computer Science may be required to take additional courses Students without an undergraduate degree in Engineering must satisfy mandatory requirements for mathematics, physics and other core subjects before applying to become certified engineers.

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