Application period/deadline: November 1, 2017 - January 24, 2018
• Solid foundation of software engineering and information systems methods and technologies
• Understanding of software ecosystems
• Understanding of user-oriented products and services
The international master’s degree programme in Software, Systems and Services Development in the Global Environment (GS3D) is a two-year programme. The programme will give you relevant skills and core knowledge of the latest methods, tools and technologies to be an expert or manager in a global ICT company. You will also get skills to lead multicultural teams, projects and units. Other topics include:
• System design methods for information systems
• Open source software development
• Service design
• Organisational change
• Software engineering management, measurement, and improvement
• Information security policy management
• Software business issues
• Research methods
• Project management
• Optional studies based on personal interests
Optional modules makes it possible to widen your expertise based on personal interests, focusing for example on:
• Computer science
• Wireless communications engineering
• Electrical engineering
• Software engineering
• Information systems
• Human-computer interaction issues
ICT is highly international field. Students gain experience on multi-cultural working during their studies. The degree programme has strong traditions and good experiences in collaboration with companies in information industry. Working life oriented way of completing studies means that practical exercises and projects are conducted in collaboration with companies.
The project work at the end of Master's level studies integrates studies and is ordered and steered by a company or a research unit. Also the master's thesis is typically made for a company. With close cooperation with industry, the education is kept relevant and up-to-date, and visiting lecturers from industry are invited to courses.
The graduates will acquire solid academic training and essential knowledge and skills to analyse and evaluate different situations, such as:
• Dynamics of the software business environment
• Human activities in IT use situations
• Software solutions and processes from the perspective of software architecture
• Design patterns
• Established capability and maturity models
Graduates have the capability to act as independent experts in goal-oriented projects and manage professionally projects in global ICT companies.
Possible titles include:
• Project Manager
• Chief Information Officer
• Software Designer
• User Experience Designer
• Information Security Specialist
Students applying for the programme must possess an applicable B.Sc. degree in one of the following fields of study: Software Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, or nearby studies.
Computer science has a brilliant future! You could help to create new network solutions, build the future digital society, develop secure digital services, or be involved in a ground-breaking international software project. Perhaps you will develop algorithms for utilising genome data in medicine or optimise bus routes using positioning data. Do you wonder about all the things that can be automated? Or would you like to dig deeper and become a researcher?
In the Master’s programme in computer science you can become an expert in a wide range of fields. You will have access to the focus areas of research in computer science at the University of Helsinki: algorithms, distributed or networked systems, and software engineering. You will gain lasting professional skills for specialist, design, or managerial posts in the corporate world, or for research and doctoral education, since the Master’s programme in computer science gives you the aptitude for both independent working and multidisciplinary teamwork.
This education will give you:
The quality teaching within the computer science programme at the University of Helsinki has been highlighted repeatedly in national and international teaching assessments. The student-centred, in-depth learning gives you a solid basis for life-long learning. Studying at the leading research unit for computer science in Finland offers you constant interaction with current research and insight into the development patterns in the field.
Further information about the studies on the Master's programme website.
In future, we will increasingly be using intelligent tools, consisting of networked hardware, software, services, and data. They will work based on intelligent, learning algorithms, data streams carried by communication protocols, and global infrastructures.
Within the Algorithms sub-programme, you will study effective algorithms and their application within other disciplines and in corporate life. Future IT systems will contain more and more intelligent components, the function of which will be based on complex mathematical models created automatically with the aid of machine-learning methods. The problems to be solved are computationally challenging, and the ever increasing amounts of data will create their own challenges when it comes to the efficiency of the algorithms needed.
The Networking and services sub-programme educates you to become an expert and strategic leader in the design and management of new global infrastructures. The infrastructures include Internet technologies in fixed networks and mobile environments, as well as the information and service networks built on top of them. Focus areas include the theory, data security, and trust within distributed systems, interactive systems, and the adaptability of services in a changing environment.
The Software systems sub-programme introduces you to the design and implementation of advanced software. The development of a shared software framework or platform for several software products is very demanding both technically and from the development project viewpoint. Developing such software requires technical skills, but also team- and project work, quality assurance, and communication. Within this sub-programme, you can specialise in software engineering, software technology, or information management, and study the current research questions in these areas in depth.