Software Engineering

University of Iceland

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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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. 


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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

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


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in Icelandic


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

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

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

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Students at the University of Iceland do not pay tuition fees, only an annual registration fee of ISK 75,000 (477 EUR)


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Updated over a year ago

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