Master in Software Engineering

Mälardalen University
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
27 August 2023
Application deadline: 16 January

About this program

Earn a Master in Software Engineering

The Master in Software Engineering deals with the design and development of high-quality software systems, in an attempt to prepare students for the proliferation and growing influence of software in business and our daily lives. In this Masters degree programme, you will gain a basic knowledge and practical skills in software engineering.

Master in Software Engineering-students will acquire good theoretical knowledge and excellent skills in engineering software-intensive systems: designing and implementing systems in the global work place and implementation of large and complex software systems. Software Engineering incorporates component-based software engineering, service-oriented architectures, interoperability, and global system development.

Graduates of the Master in Software Engineering will be able to demonstrate understanding of the methodologies and techniques of software management and to apply them to a range of development scenarios. The students will be able to transcend global diversity and work in international teams. The industrial track will involve mentoring and thesis projects related to partner industries such as ABB, Ericsson, Volvo.

One of the highlights of the Software Engineering programme is an industry-sponsored top-talents programme intended for educating software professionals. In 2009, the programme reached new heights of excellence when Malardalen University students represented 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, including the winners.

The Software Engineering department at Malardalen University 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 include component-based software engineering, software processes, software testing, and dependable software engineering.

Admission requirements

Students wishing to study Software Engineering at Malardalen University must meet the following requirements:

  • A completed Bachelor's degree from an institution of higher education of 3 years or more, equivalent to 180 credits (180 ECTS credits), of which at least 60 credits are within Computer Science or Computer Engineering including programming corresponding to 15 credits, and at least 22.5 credits in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics.
  • English B is required for Swedish students. Foreign students are required to submit a TOEFL test result, with a minimum score of 575 with a TWE score of at least 4.5 (PBT) or 90 with a TWE score of at least 20 (iBT) or an IELTS test result with an overall band score of at least 6.5 and no band score below 5.5 or equivalent.

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Program content

Year 1

Computer science 87,5%

Mathematics/Applied Mathematics 12,5%

Year 2

Computer science 100%


For students outside EU/EEA

Per installment prior to each semester: 67 500 SEK

Annual tuition fee: 135 000 SEK

Total programme fee: 270 000 SEK

Career paths

The programme gives you in-depth knowledge of the development of high-quality software, which is necessary for programmers, project managers and technical specialists. After your studies you will be able to work nationally or internationally as a software architect, developer or project manager in industry, or as a researcher in academia.

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Mälardalen University

Mälardalen University has more than 20,000 students studying Business, Health, Music and Opera, Engineering and Education. The university conducts research within all fields of education and the areas Future Energy and Embedded Systems are internationally outstanding. Mälardalen University is located on...

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Mälardalen University

Universitetsplan 1
721 23 Västerås

Phone no: +46 211013 00

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