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Computer Science and Engineering

MSc in Engineering, 5 years, 300 hp (ECTS Credits)

Computers and computer programs are finding their way into all parts of society, from industrial products and production to important public functions. This rapid development has led to a need for engineers who can develop and manage increasingly more complex systems and applications.

The programme in Computer Science and Engineering is concerned with systems and applications in which computers and programs constitute fundamental components.
The programme aims to provide graduates who can:
- develop advanced computer-based solutions, systems and applications in, for
  example, the process and telecommunication industries, as well as the media
  and entertainment industries; and
- apply a systemised approach to combining software and hardware with theory  
  and applications to achieve a complete solution. 
It's characterised by a holistic approach to computer science and engineering, including humans as developers and users.

The programme

The first three years provide a basic education in mathematics, programming, digital and computer technology, and computer-based engineering applications. The courses are designed so as to achieve a balance between basic and specific subjects. The emphasis is on placing engineering in its context, i.e. the interaction between hardware, software, theory and applications.

During the last two years, students are free to choose an area of specialisation and an interesting subject for their degree project.

Areas of specialisation

There are five areas of specialisation, all providing peak competence that reflects advanced, modern computer-based solutions, systems and applications:

Communication systems - how today’s high-performance communication systems work, for example, the Internet, computer networks, mobile communication and WLAN. Everything is included, from communication network architecture and construction, to technical solutions.

Design of processors and digital systems - to design computers and digital systems. These may be anything from single VLSI circuits to complete computer systems, including hardware and software.

Images and computer graphics - to analyse digital images, for example, X-ray images and satellite images. Students also learn how to design images and computer graphics, for example, for computer games. 

Signals and systems - how computer engineering applications work. This field has a number of advanced, modern applications in areas such as automatic control, signal processing and biomedical engineering.

Software in systems - to develop large program systems. Students also learn advanced programming techniques and software engineering solutions.