The MSc in IT Product Development is based at Aarhus University ’s Department of Computer Science and is offered in collaboration with the Department of Engineering. Students take a combination of courses from both departments related to computer science and industrial design.
The Computer Science department has a range of social spaces for getting together with fellow students outside class, and these are an excellent basis for both study-related and social activities. Our study café is also a great place to get together and work with your study group. The department and our various student associations organise a variety of events and tech talks in collaboration with local and international companies. As a first-year student, you will have access to an office at campus and will get a mentor to guide and support you.
The IT Product Development Master’s is multidisciplinary, so it will qualify you to work across a wide range of fields. Graduates of the programme are particularly well qualified to develop IT products, as well as digital and physical interface applications supplemented by web-based services. Previous graduates have gone on to develop media and navigation equipment for motor vehicles, mobile applications, energy and media control equipment for homes, experience and learning installations for museums and attractions, and technology for the health sector.
The Department of Computer Science collaborates closely with the industrial network Destination AARhus. Destination AARhus is a professional knowledge-sharing and development community of IT experts from the major IT organisations in greater Aarhus and the region. It is a community for IT talent from all over the world, exploring the unique opportunities for building an IT career in the greater Aarhus area. It also hosts career events and tech talks for international students and professionals based in Aarhus. More information at www.destinationaarhus.com
IT CITY KATRINEBJERG
The Department of Computer Science is located in IT City Katrinebjerg, where Aarhus University has consolidated all its IT degree programmes and research. IT City Katrinebjerg is the base for several IT-related companies. This facilitates contact between the university, research and the business community, and provides the ideal base for advanced technological innovation. As the largest IT education centre in Denmark, with approximately 2,500 students and more than two hundred researchers, IT City Katrinebjerg is an exciting study environment. This multidisciplinary hub, unique to Aarhus University, provides great opportunities in IT for students, researchers, and the business community.
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SPECIALISE AS YOU CHOOSE
In the first year of the programme, students take a number of required courses in the research priority areas of physical and spatial design, IoT/ cloud computing, and augmented reality. These are followed by an innovation project. In the second year, students complete a Master’s thesis. Elective courses give students the scope to specialise in fields including advanced data management, multimodal interaction, interactivity, and computer mediation. For more information about the specific courses see the programme structure at masters.au.dk/itproductdevelopment.
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- 24 months
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DisciplinesIndustrial & Systems Engineering Informatics & Information Technology View 10 other Masters in Informatics & Information Technology in Denmark
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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We expect applicants to the programme to have acquired a thorough knowledge of the basics of IT and industrial design in their bachelor’s programme. These should include programming, systems, system development, physical design, basic electronics, as well as some experience of combining these disciplines.
As the Master’s programme admits only a limited number of students each year, meeting the admission requirements does not in itself guarantee admission. Student places are allocated based on an overall assessment. In evaluating qualified applicants, the admissions committee assesses applicants according to the following criteria: academic background; overall grade level of bachelor’s degree; grades achieved on relevant courses; and relevant courses (measured in credit units) included in the bachelor’s degree. Relevant courses include core courses within the subject areas of IT Product Development are industrial design, mathematics, probability theory, and statistics.
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International15300 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15300 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Aarhus
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Aarhus University offers a limited number of Danish state scholarships for highly qualified non-EU students applying for master’s degrees. You can read more about scholarships here: https://masters.au.dk/scholarships-and-grants
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.
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