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Software Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #351 (WUR) Reykjavik, Iceland
The Master of Science in Software Engineering at University of Iceland is a a two-year graduate study programme in software engineering at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences. 

Overview

On completion of the Master of Science in Software Engineering at University of Iceland, the student can demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence as detailed below:

  • The student has an understanding of the latest knowledge within software engineering, which is necessary to begin practice and is required to carry the professional title of an engineer in Iceland. 
  • The student has deeper knowledge of abstract methods and of software technology that are applied in solutions to specialised problems in software engineering. 
  • The student has deeper understanding of the capabilities of computers to solve problems and of the limitations of decidability of problems. 
  • The student has experience of ICT's application in other domains.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Industrial Statistics 
  • Time Series Analysis 
  • Digital Signal Processing    
  • Software Quality Management
  • High Performance Computing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Nordic citizens are exempt and may apply for graduate studies until 15 April and for undergraduate studies until 5 June.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in Icelandic
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

  • GPA 6.5 (10 points System)

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A BS degree in software engineering or a related subject with grade point average 6.5 or higher. Those who do not have a degree in software engineering must fulfill prerequisites set by the Department of Computer Science.
  • All international applicants, whose native language is not English, are required to provide results of the TOEFL (79) or IELTS (6.5) tests as evidence of English proficiency.
  • Applicants are asked to submit a letter of motivation, 1 pages, where they should state the reasons they want to pursue graduate work, their academic goals and a suggestion or outline for a final paper.
  • Letters of recommendation (2) should be submitted. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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The University of Iceland does not charge tuition fees, but the annual registration fee is currently ISK 75,000(535EUR).

Living costs for Reykjavík

  • 178929 - 290400 ISK/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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