Software Engineering

University of Turku

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
12000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Software Engineering masters programme at the University of Turku is guided by directly involved industry partners in Europe and Southern Africa to provide a international programme in professional practise. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


This Software Engineering programme at the University of Turku is a pioneering new collaboration between Finland and Namibia, where students study at the University of Turku satellite campus at the University of Namibia in Windhoek. 

Working closely with students and companies from the EU and from Southern Africa will train software engineers who are able to understand IT-related challenges in the global south and design, develop, implement, and evaluate software solutions to meet these requirements.

The M.Sc. (Tech.) degree programme is based on the standard UTU M.Sc. (Tech.) degree programme mainly implemented online in Namibia, but including contextual elements in projects and demonstrations. A few courses will be also arranged in Windhoek and delivered online to Turku campus. The degree programme is available for all eligible students from all around the world.

Job Options

The employment percentage of those holding an Master of Science (in Technology) degree is high in Finland and elsewhere. There is a shortage of well qualified software engineers in both Finland and Southern Africa, as well as an established startup culture in Finland which is still in its early stages within Namibia.

Possible job titles are:

  • Project manager
  • Software engineer
  • Software Architect
  • Test manager

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Software engineering, development and business major 
  • Masters thesis and capstone project 
  • Professional skills and optional minor subjects 

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.

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).

Other requirements

General requirements

The applicant’s previous degree on the basis of which s/he is seeking admission to the Master’s Degree Programme should be in a relevant field of study. Relevant fields of previous studies for this Master’s Degree Programme are

  • Computer Science (software oriented applicants)
  • Computer Engineering (hardware and/or software oriented applicants with e.g. electronic engineering, digital hardware, or embedded systems backgrounds)
  • information (and communication) technology
  • informatics
  • information systems science
  • or a related area.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 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.

Tuition fee Free for citizens of EU/EEA countries or Switzerland, for citizens of non-EU/EEA countries €12,000/academic year


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

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Software Engineering
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