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Software Engineering (MA)

Vilnius University
2 - 3 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Vilnius
English
Vilnius University

About this program

Software Engineering (MA)

The purpose of the program is to prepare high qualification software engineers that can carry out research independently; to lead software development, maintenance and process improvement projects; to apply their knowledge in different application areas; to make decisions under conditions of limited information, and logically, unambiguously and clearly argue them among specialists and non-specialists.

Admission requirements

  • At least first level studies leading with bachelor diploma are required. The general criterion for admission is to pass an entry exam covering the main topics of the Informatics bachelor degree study program.
  • English language proficiency: the level not lower than B2 (following the Common Framework of Reference for Language approved by the Council of Europe).
  • Assessment of motivation and entrance examination is held by electronic means remotely.

For more information please visit the university website.


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Program content

The full-time program has the following structure:

1 semester

  • Requirements Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Software Systems Architecture and Design
  • Parallel and Distributed Computing
  • Research Work

2 semester

  • Software Engineering Methods and Tools
  • Software Process Assessment and Improvement
  • Research Work

3 semester

  • Professional Practice
  • Research Work

4 semester

  • Master’s Thesis

The part-time program has the following structure:

1 semester

  • Software Systems Architecture and Design
  • Project Management
  • Research Work

2 semester

  • Software Engineering Methods and Tools
  • Software Process Assessment and Improvement
  • Research Work

3 semester

  • Professional Practice
  • Requirements Engineering

4 semester

  • Research Work

5 semester

  • Parallel and Distributed Computing
  • A project of Master Thesis

6 semester

  • Master’s Thesis

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

2 years full-time / 3 years part-time

Tuition

Tuition fee per year:

  • EU students: 4 787€ / 3 191€ part-time
  • non-EU students: 5 000€ / 3 400€ part-time

Qualification

Credit points: 120 ECTS

Qualification awarded: Master of Computing Sciences

Graduate of Software Engineering program has acquired technical and managerial competence, is capable to manage software development, maintenance and process improvement projects, to apply his/her knowledge in new and multidisciplinary environments, to formulate judgements with limited information and to communicate to various audiences, has the ability to integrate knowledge and skills to perform research.

Career paths

A graduate is ready to work as a Project Manager in Information Technologies, as a Manager of software process improvement in addition, as an Analyst, Designer, Program or Researcher in private and public sectors in Lithuania or abroad.

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Vilnius University

Established in 1579, Vilnius University is Lithuania’s leading academic institution, ranking in the top 20 universities in the region (Emerging Europe & Central Asia QS University Rankings 2021). More than 21,000 students are currently studying on over 70 bachelors and...


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Why study at Vilnius University

  • Vilnius is one of the top 100 cities according to QS Best Student Cities 
  • Vilnius University is number 1 in Lithuania.
  • Vilnius University is a leading higher education institution in student involvement in scientific work.

Contact info

Vilnius University

3 Universiteto St.
LT-01513 Vilnius
Lithuania

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