Media Software Design, Master's programme in Computer Science

This programme is not offered.

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If you have questions about this programme, please contact the department, see Contact.

 

Summary

Would you like a career in developing modern media applications? Are you fascinated by cutting-edge technology? Do you want to understand how technology drives business, and learn about factors that make people click?

This master’s programme is aimed at people with a computing background who are interested in the design, development and impact of media software. The programme will deepen your understanding of computer science, as well as provide you with many opportunities to work in projects designing software for fields such as e-health, digital games and mobile computing. In addition, you will learn about cross-disciplinary project management and how to commercialise your ideas.

Admission 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).

Selection:

credits 100%

Syllabus

Syllabus for students admitted autumn 2014

Programme Code:
TAMST revision 2
Language:
English
Date of establishment:
19 November 2010
Date of ratification:
18 June 2012
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Technology and Society
Enforcement date:
02 September 2013
Replaces Syllabus ratified:
06 October 2010

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).

Organisation

The programme 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.

Semester 1

  • Cooperative Information Systems, 15 credits
  • Introduction to computer science and media software design, 7,5 credits
  • Computer Science: Research Methods, 7,5 credits
Semester 2
  • Interaction Technology, 7,5 credits
  • Cross-disciplinary Project Management, 7,5 credits
  • Media Design Projects I, 15 credits
Semester 3
  • Media Design Projects II, 15 credits
  • Business Development, 7,5 credits
  • Computer-mediated Collaboration, 7,5 credits
Semester 4
  • Master Thesis in Computer Science, 30 credits
In the first three courses the students will learn about concepts and technologies relevant for the design and implementation of software for media applications across research and development. These courses serve as a foundation for developing the knowledge, skills, perception to master level projects in computer science. This knowledge will then be applied in the courses Media Design Projects I and II. They consists of a number of concrete design and development projects that to a large extent are carried out together with students and researchers from other areas, like Media Technology, Interaction Design and industrial partners. Experiences from the first of these projects will provide useful input to the course Cross-disciplinary Project Management and the knowledge from that course will, in turn, be applied to the later projects. In the course Business Development, the students will learn how to use their new knowledge and skills for realizing commercial applications. To provide a sound foundation for the Master Thesis course, the students will learn how to formulate research questions, retrieve information, select research method and present the results, etc. in the Research Methods course and Computer Mediated Collaboration courses.

Content

Course list:

Learning outcomes

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

  • demonstrate deepened knowledge and understanding of Computer Science, including having an overview of the area, substantially deepened knowledge in the area of software for media applications, as well as, deepened insight in current research and development
  • demonstrate deepened knowledge of methodologies and research methodologies used in Computer Science
  • be able to describe central concepts in the areas of cooperative information systems, computer-mediated collaboration, and interaction technology
Competence and Skills
On completion of the course the student shall demonstrate:
  • ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and to analyse, evaluate and handle complex problems and situations also with limited information
  • ability to critically, independently, and creatively identify and formulate problems, as well as, plan and, by using suitable methods, carry out advanced tasks within given time frames and through this contribute to the development of knowledge as well as evaluate this work
  • 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 software for media applications
  • the 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 software for media applications, to make judgments 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

Degree

Master's Degree (120 credits).

Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Computer Science

Contact

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

Further information

Dorota Gorna, Career Service Study and Career Advisor
Phone: 040-6657037
Samuel Andersson, Student Services Assistant
Phone: 040-6657759
Romina Spalazzese, Programme Coordinator
Phone: 040-6657660