How do we understand the dynamics of dust particles in the exhaust of diesel engines, the dynamics of biological or artificial populations, or the problem of teaching a robot how to respond to unexpected changes in its environment? From understanding the fluctuations of share and option prices that determine the stability of our economy, to predicting earthquakes, knowledge and skills in complex adaptive systems are increasingly in demand.
An interdisciplinary and comprehensive education
Interdisciplinary and encompassing several theoretical frameworks, our programme provides you with a broad and thorough introduction to the theory of complex systems and its applications to the world around us. The Complex Adaptive Systems programme of the University of Gothenburg is based on a physics perspective and focuses on its general principles, but we also provide courses in information theory, computer science and optimization algorithms, ecology, and genetics in addition to adaptive systems and robotics.
Besides traditional lectures on simulation and theory of complex systems, the programme is largely based on numerical calculation and simulation projects and, depending on your elective courses, practical work in the robotics lab. We emphasize problem solving in the form of assignments and smaller projects, where problems are presented that require solutions to be implemented with mathematical software (typically Matlab). One of the mandatory courses (Stochastic Optimization Algorithms) also emphasizes the importance of writing and examining structured program code. In several courses you will work in pairs or small groups. A seminar course spans the entire first year, and functions partly as an introduction, but above all provides training in presentation technology by systematically giving and receiving feedback on presentations. This course also includes an ethics element.
A dynamic and engaging community
The content of the programme is closely connected to the research on genetics and turbulence, information theory, and adaptive systems and robotics performed at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg. There is also a lively exchange with international research groups and regular guest lectures on current research that is often directly related to the course material. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a student project activity with the Fraunhofer-Chalmers Research Centre for Industrial Mathematics.
- Neural Networks
- Stochastic Optimization Algorithms
- Complex Systems Seminar
- Simulation of Complex Systems
- Dynamical Systems
- Complex Systems Seminar
- 24 months
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DisciplinesMathematics General Engineering & Technology Software Engineering View 23 other Masters in Software Engineering in Sweden
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Natural or Mathematical sciences of 180 credits with sufficient knowledge of mathematics, that is Mathematical analysis, Linear algebra and Programming, or the equivalent at an accredited University including at least 90 credits in a major subject
- 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 is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits
International11374 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22749 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
- Full education cost: 248,000 SEK
- No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.
Living costs for Göteborg
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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