M.Sc. On Campus

Software Engineering

University of Bergen

24 months
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The Software Engineering degree offered by the University of Bergen is a joint degree program together with the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, that will give a solid scientific background and practical skills in software engineering.


Key facts

The Software Engineering degree offered by the University of Bergen is not available for international applicants residing abroad.

Software engineering is using ideas and techniques from computer science to solve problems and challenges we face in the world today. Software engineers tackle areas like: 

  • Optimal performance in cloud computing  
  • How to process scientific imaging data (for example from medical or geological instruments) in real time 
  • The ways that programming languages have evolved over time 
  • How to optimally engineer digital resources like multi-layer maps for best performance 
  • Visualisation of multidimensional data to make it easier to work with and understand 
  • Developing secure computing systems that are also ethical 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Software Technologies
  • Modern Software Development Methods
  • Programming Languages
  • Algorithms
  • Master's Thesis in Informatics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

The master's programme builds on a Bachelor degree from the Department of Informatics, or a Bachelor's degree and at least 80 ECTS of Mathematics and Informatics/Computer science.  

  • Bachelor degree in Computing from HVL (Western Norway University of Applied Sciences) 
  • Bachelor degree in Information Technology from HVL  
  • Bachelor degree in Communication Systems from HVL  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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  • EU/EEA

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

The semester fee is NOK 590

Living costs for Bergen

10362 - 16828 NOK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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