About this program
MSc in IT Product Development
Preparing You for a Career in IT and Innovation
The MSc in IT Product Development is based at Aarhus University’s Department of Computer Science and is offered in collaboration with the Department of Engineering. Students take a combination of courses from both departments related to computer science and industrial design.
The Master’s Program in IT Product Development offers the highest-quality teaching in an informal learning environment. The teaching is a mix of lectures and classes, with preparatory work in study groups. Our high-profile international teaching staff expect students to play an active role in classes, and staff-student consultation is always encouraged.
We expect applicants to the Program to have acquired a thorough knowledge of the basics of IT and industrial design in their bachelor’s Program. These should include programming, systems, system development, physical design, basic electronics, as well as some experience of combining these disciplines.
As the Master’s Program admits only a limited number of students each year, meeting the admission requirements does not in itself guarantee admission. Student places are allocated based on an overall assessment. In evaluating qualified applicants, the admissions committee assesses applicants according to the following criteria: academic background; overall grade level of bachelor’s degree; grades achieved on relevant courses; and relevant courses (measured in credit units) included in the bachelor’s degree. Relevant courses include core courses within the subject areas of IT Product Development are industrial design, mathematics, probability theory, and statistics.
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The master's Program spans two years. In the first year of the Program, students take a number of required courses in the research priority areas of physical and spatial design, IoT/ cloud computing, and augmented reality. These are followed by an innovation project. In the second year, students complete a Master’s thesis. Elective courses give students the possibility to specialize in fields including advanced data management, multimodal interaction, interactivity, and computer mediation.
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.
- EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: FREE
- Others: €15,300
The IT Product Development Master’s is multidisciplinary, so it will qualify you to work across a wide range of fields. Graduates of the Program are particularly well-qualified to develop IT products, as well as digital and physical interface applications supplemented by web-based services. Previous graduates have gone on to develop media and navigation equipment for motor vehicles, mobile applications, energy, and media control equipment for homes, experience and learning installations for museums and attractions, and technology for the health sector.
The department also collaborates closely with the industrial network Destination Aarhus. It is a community for IT talents from all over the world, exploring the unique opportunities for building an IT career in Aarhus. Destination AARhus helps international students from the department to find both student and full-time jobs.
About this institute
Welcome to Aarhus University in Denmark!
Established in 1928, Aarhus University has grown to be a world-leading research institution with a modern, dynamic and highly international study environment. It is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top 100 educational institutions, and recently ranked 69th in...
Why study at Aarhus University
An international and diverse university
Aarhus University is home to many international students and researchers – 12% of our students are international, from over 120 different countries! For that reason, English is our second language here at AU and we offer over 50 English-taught courses at either Bachelor’s or Master’s level. All our PhDs are English-taught. We also have a dedicated International Centre, to provide and introduction to living in Denmark and offer support and guidance.
Informal environment with focus on critical thinking
Teaching at AU takes place in an informal and inspiring environment, with a high focus on developing critical thinking skills and encouraging open debate. Professors at AU welcome discussions and value student insights to their classes. Furthermore, many courses at Aarhus University are interdisciplinary to give a students a well-rounded perspective of their chosen subject.
A comprehensive university
Aarhus University has five main faculties: Arts, Business and Social Sciences, Health, Natural Sciences and Technical Sciences. Each faculty is highly specialized with state of the art research facilities available for student use. Our faculties of Natural and Technical Sciences both have a special focus on sustainability and facilitating a green transition.
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