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Software Engineering and Management Master's Programme

Master's programme | 120 credits
Autumn 2020
100% Day
1 Closed GU-68696 2 Closed GU-18696
1) Anyone can apply
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Programme

Software is a driving force for innovation and development, and its importance in society as a whole is rapidly increasing. As a student of the master’s programme in Software Engineering and Management, you will develop a combination of advanced technical knowledge and management skills within software development—competence highly sought after in the job market. After successfully completing the programme, you will be able to apply to roles such as project manager, developer, tester, and quality manager in a wide variety of industries.

The growing use of software also increases the size and complexity of software needed, alongside greater pressure to quickly release to market in rapidly changing environments and demands. To meet these challenges, the master’s programme in Software Engineering and Management offers a unique combination of advanced technical knowledge and management skills. You will develop perspectives for:

  • understanding industrial practices and current and future trends in technology development;
  • judging and improving software quality, methods, and tools;
  • sustaining software systems over long times;
  • and innovating software development practices and improving performance.

A project-based, collaborative learning environment

We have a strong research profile and rely on close collaboration with industry. You will engage in project work and be confronted with real-world challenges for software-intensive industries. Addressing these challenges will show you how both advanced technical knowledge and managerial skills are needed to produce large technologically advanced systems in ways that correspond to contemporary demands for quality and speed in very dynamic environments.

Preparing you for a future career

The programme combines different perspectives and approaches, preparing you for different roles, such as developer, tester, quality manager, software architect, and project manager. The skills you develop will also be applicable in many industries, such as automotive, telecom, defence, government, bank, retail, and education. We educate future engineers who are qualified to design software with high quality and low development and maintenance costs. But we also educate future researchers who can work innovatively and conduct advanced experiments with technology within software engineering.

We help you succeed

You will have the opportunity to do an industrial practice project, which is 15 credits gained during an internship with a company. Furthermore, you may conduct your master’s thesis in collaboration with a company. The master's programme in Software Engineering and Management has been selected by the Swedish Institute to nominate candidates for scholarships. Please visit the webpages of the Swedish Institute for more information on how to apply for a scholarship.

After graduation

Graduates of the programme receive the degree of Master of Science with a major in Software Engineering

You will be equipped for further academic studies at the doctoral level or to enter different roles involved in the development of software, such as developer, tester, quality manager, software architect, and project manager.

Examples of companies where our alumni work are Ericsson, Volvo, IBM, Sigma IT Consulting, ABB, NASDAQ, Saab, and HiQ.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: Bachelor s degree 180 credits including an independent project (degree project) of at least 15 credits or equivalent within the field of Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Information Systems, or equivalent. Knowledge in programming, with the minimum of: 7.5 credits in programming, 4.5 credits in object-oriented design, 7.5 credits in algorithms and data structures, and 15 credits in practical projects are required. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full programme cost: 286 000 SEK
First payment: 71 500 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

Tina Mathé, e-post:, tel: 031-772 1071


Department of Computer Science and Engineering
41296 Göteborg

Visiting address: Rännvägen 6 B

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