Computer Science, Master's Programme (One-Year)

Programme - second cycle - 60 credits

Syllabus for students admitted autumn 2018

Programme Code:
TACSO revision 6.1
Date of establishment:
18 November 2009
Date of ratification:
27 September 2017
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Technology and Society
Enforcement date:
03 September 2018
Replaces Syllabus ratified:
27 September 2017

Entry requirements

1. Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or Degree of Engineering in Computer Science, or a degree in a related field. All degrees must be equivalent to at least 180 higher education credits.
2. The equivalent of English B in Swedish secondary school.
3. At least 15 credits of programming (or equivalent).


The program will give the student an opportunity to deepen her/his knowledge in an area of current interest within Computer Science, as well as knowledge and skills of methodologies for research and development projects within Computer Science. The core of the programme is the technologies and concepts essential for the development of connected systems including cooperative information systems.



For programme with start Autumn 2018:
Autumn 2018 - Semester 1
Spring 2019 - Semester 2

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding
On completion of the course the student shall demonstrate:

  • knowledge and understanding of Computer Science, including having an overview of the area, deepened knowledge in the area of connected systems, as well as, insight in current research and development
  • deepened knowledge of methodologies and research methodologies used in Computer Science
  • ablility to describe central concepts in the area of connected systems
Skills and Abilities
On completion of the course the student shall demonstrate:
  • ability to integrate knowledge and to analyse, evaluate and handle complex problems and situations also with limited information
  • ability to independently identify and formulate problems, as well as, plan and, by using suitable methods, carry out advanced tasks within given time frames
  • ability to orally and in writing clearly present and discuss her/his conclusions regarding matters in Computer Science, as well as the knowledge and the arguments which these are based upon in dialog with different groups
  • ability to apply the main concepts and technologies in the development of connected systems
  • skills that are required to participate in research and development work in Computer Science, or to work with other qualified tasks
Judgement and approach
On completion of the course the student shall demonstrate:
  • capability, within the area of Computer science, with special focus on connected systems, to make judgements taking into consideration relevant scientific, societal, and ethical aspects, as well as, showing consciousness of ethical aspects of research and development
  • understanding of the possibilities and limitation of science, its role in society, and the responsibility of its use
  • ability to identify her/his needs of additional knowledge and to take responsibility for her/his progress within the area


Master's Degree (60 credits).

Master of Science (60 credits) with a major in Computer Science.
In order to be entitled to a Master of Science (60 credits) the following requirements have to be fulfilled:
  • 60 credits in completed courses of which at least 45 credits must be second cycle courses.
  • At least 30 credits within the same main field of study, including a degree project of at least 15 credits.
  • All qualifications at the second cycle require a previous degree of Bachelor, a professional degree or an equivalent foreign degree.