Malmö has a lively and vibrant eco-system of businesses and organisations related to innovation and entrepreneurship. During the programme, students will be introduced to, and work with, many stakeholders within this eco-system.

Computer Science: Innovation for Change in a Digital Society, Master's Program (Two-Year)

Summary

Are you looking to combine the engineering practices of computer science with a focus on innovation, business and management?
Computer Science: Innovation for Change in a Digital Society is a two-year master’s programme that integrates these different disciplines to train future innovation leaders in a digital society.

Digitalisation has a major impact on society, industry and individuals, and comes with a number of opportunities as well as challenges. Fully reaping the benefits and successfully addressing the challenges, on a global and local level, requires both innovative technical solutions and skilled business leaders who understand and can engage with the rapid and continuous changes that characterise the digitalised society.

Rather than only pursuing advanced skills in computer science, the programme complements students’ prerequisite knowledge with its emphasis on skills in innovation, business, change and sustainability management. The programme focusses on user-centric innovation and change management within new and existing organisations and markets. Graduates of the programme will find job opportunities either as change agents in organisations, as entrepreneurs in the start-up sector, or as researchers in academia.

Admission requirements

  1. Bachelor's degree or the equivalent (at least 180 credits) in computer science or related subject areas. Examples of such subject areas include informatics, interaction design, information systems, computer- and information science, human-computer interaction, and media technology.
  2. At least 15 credits in programming, system development or the equivalent.
  3. The equivalent of English 6 at Swedish upper secondary level.

Selection:

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About

To survive the rapid change of digitalisation, organisations today need new capabilities and competencies in fields such as software engineering, business development, innovation, technology management and leadership. Organisations are therefore looking for people who understand both technology as well as business and managerial aspects. By integrating advanced computer science knowledge with skills in innovation and business, as well as change and sustainability management, the master’s programme prepares students for future careers as drivers of innovation. The programme is relevant for students who have studied computer science as part of their undergraduate degree. 

Challenge-based curriculum and real-world cases

During the programme, students learn theories and practice within software technologies, innovation, entrepreneurship and digitalisation. There is a specific focus on organisational theory, change and sustainability management, sustainability, and ethics. An overall challenge-based pedagogical approach allows students to work with real-world cases from client organisations as well as their own entrepreneurial projects.

The programme’s four semesters are organised around a series of sequential learning goals, starting with foundational courses during the first semester. The second semester’s theme includes practical courses and opportunities for applying different theories. The third semester focusses on specialisation, offering elective course options in the students’ individual areas of interest. The third semester also includes a research course in preparation for the master’s thesis, which is the focus of the fourth semester.

Collaboration with industry and research

The programme is built around the research environments at the Department of Computer Science and Media Technology, including the Internet of Things and People research centre, the Software Centre, and the new Data Society Research Programme: Advancing Digitalisation Studies. The teaching staff includes experts in software engineering, business and innovation, digital innovation, research methods and design. The programme involves senior researchers, involved primarily as teachers during the first year and as supervisors during the second year.

Prepared for a career as a digital change agent

Students in the programme have many opportunities for interaction and collaboration with external partners and client organisations, through for example thesis projects and internships. Graduated students will be well prepared for work in any number of industries currently undergoing rapid digital transformation, as well as for continued PhD studies at Malmö University or other universities.

 

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Syllabus

Syllabus for students admitted autumn 2020

Programme Code:
TAICS revision 1
Swedish name:
Datavetenskap: Innovation för förändring i ett digitalt samhälle, masterprogram
Language:
English
Date of establishment:
17 June 2019
Date of ratification:
26 August 2019
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Technology and Society
Enforcement date:
31 August 2020

Entry requirements

  1. Bachelor's degree or the equivalent (at least 180 credits) in computer science or related subject areas. Examples of such subject areas include informatics, interaction design, information systems, computer- and information science, human-computer interaction, and media technology.
  2. At least 15 credits in programming, system development or the equivalent.
  3. The equivalent of English 6 at Swedish upper secondary level.

Organisation

The student deepens his or her knowledge within computer science with a focus on innovation for change in a digital society. Furthermore, the student deepens his or her knowledge and skills regarding methods used in research and development in the field. The program combines theoretical understanding with a practical application by working with applied projects during the study period.
The program focuses on modern and emerging technologies in computer science and the student develops his or her ability to use appropriate tools and methods for innovation and change work in a digital society. This at the same time as social, economic and ecological aspects are analyzed and taken into account. After completing the education, the student is expected to be well prepared to understand, initiate, evaluate and manage different types of innovations in a digital context in their future professional careers.

Content

Courses

For programme with start Autumn 2020:
Autumn 2020 - Semester 1
Spring 2021 - Semester 2
Autumn 2021 - Semester 3
Spring 2022 - Semester 4
During the third semester the students are to study 15 credits elective courses.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
In order to complete a master’s degree in Computer Science the student must:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of computer science, incorporating broad knowledge within the field as well as substantial, specialised knowledge within certain aspects of innovation in a digital society, and also demonstrate in-depth insight into relevant research and development work; and
  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge of methodologies within computer science.
Competencies and skills
In order to complete master’s degree in Computer Science the student must:
  • demonstrate the ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and to analyse, assess and handle complex phenomena, issues and situations, even with limited information;
  • demonstrate the ability to critically, independently and creatively identify and formulate questions, to plan and execute – using appropriate methods – advanced assignments within specific deadlines and thus contribute to the development of knowledge, and to evaluate such work;
  • demonstrate the ability in both national and international settings to orally and in writing clearly describe and discuss his/her conclusions and the knowledge and arguments on which these are based, in dialogue with different groups; and
  • demonstrate the skills that are required to take part in research and development work or for independent work in other qualified activities.
Evaluation and approach
In order to complete a master’s degree in Computer Science the student will:
  • demonstrate the ability within computer science to make assessments in relation to relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects, as well as demonstrating awareness of ethical issues in research and development work,
  • demonstrate insight into the opportunities and limitations of science and innovation, their role in society and the human responsibility for how this is used, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify their own need for further knowledge and to take responsibility for their own knowledge development.

Degree

Master's Degree (120 credits).

Master's degree with a major in Computer Science (120 credits).
Master of Science in Computer Science (120 credits).
A Master of Science in Computer Science is achieved after the student has completed course requirements corresponding to 120 credits, of which at least 60 credits with progression within the main subject area computer science, and within the framework of the course requirements have completed an independent work (master thesis) of at least 30 credits within the main subject area. All compulsory courses within the programme must be completed with at least a passing grade. In addition, the student must have completed a bachelor’s degree of at least 180 credits (or the equivalent qualification completed abroad)

Other Information

The prerequisites for admission to each individual course are provided in the respective syllabi.
This document is a translation of a Swedish source text.

Contact

The education is provided by the Faculty of Technology and Society at the Department of Computer Science and Media Technology.

Further information

If you have any questions or need further information about the Computer Science: Innovation for Change in a Digital Society master's program, please contact Student Services at TSstudent@mau.se.

For specific admissions-related questions, please contact Admissions Office at admissions@mau.se or +46 40 665 75 00.

Application

31 August 2020 Day-time 100% Malmö

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 115000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 230000 SEK

31 August 2020 Day-time 100% Malmö Application code: mau-08017

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Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 115000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 230000 SEK

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