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Computer Science (IT), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #324 (QS) ,
Are you interested in programming, software engineering, machine intelligence, data management or embedded systems ? You can deepen your skills in these areas by taking the Computer Science (IT) master's education at Aalborg University.

About

Computer Science (IT) at Aalborg University is an education made for both Danish students and students from abroad (IT means “international track”). Every part of the programme is taught in English and should not be confused with the original Computer Science education which is only taught in Danish. It targets two types of students;

  • Bachelors in Information Technology with Specialisation in Technology from Aalborg University
  • International students with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering
  • Professional bachelors from UCN can be enrolled as long as that they have studied software development, including courses in syntax and semantics as well as discrete mathematics. In case you don’t know if your bachelor’s degree meets the requirements for the master's programme in Computer Science (IT), you can contact the programme secretary who can be of help to answer any questions you may have.

    Specialisations

    The master’s programme in Computer Science (IT) at Aalborg University offers four specialisations:

    • Information technology
    • Machine intelligence
    • Data engineering
    • Embedded software systems

    Each specialisation has its own mandatory and elective courses. All specialisations, however, have one common mandatory course per semester (except for the 4th semester which is reserved for the master’s thesis);

    • 1st semester: Programming paradigms
    • 2nd semester: Software engineering
    • 3rd semester: Entrepreneurship

    Traineeship

    On the third semester of the master's programme in Computer Science (IT), you have the opportunity to take an internship, either in Denmark or abroad. You can take an internship in a company, a public institution or a professional organisation. You may also choose an exchange stay at another university in Denmark or abroad.

    If you choose a stay abroad during your education, it may further your job seeking upon graduation. The industry seeks people with international experience, especially within engineering, and therefore, AAU focuses on stays abroad. We want to give you the best start possible when you have finished your studies.

    At the master’s level, we give you the opportunity to take and an internship (in Denmark or abroad) or spend a semester abroad. We will assist you in finding the best place for you. AAU co-operates with many universities across the globe, and we have solid contacts and co-operations with industry with regards to both student projects and internships. Our students go to the US, Australia, Spain, Italy, Germany, England, Sweden, France, etc.

    Job and Career

    Computer Science (IT) at Aalborg University provides good job opportunities upon graduation. Graduates from Aalborg University are generally in high demand, and many students obtain jobs immediate upon graduation, embarking upon careers in the IT industry, mobile communications, space aeronautics, health science technology, the media industry, etc. AAU-graduates excel in both independent work and teamwork. Some choose a career as a scientist at the university, others are employed in industry.

    Former graduates of Computer Science work as e.g.

    • System developers
    • IT architects
    • Project managers
    • System administrators
    • Development consultants, etc.

    Programme Structure

    Courses include:
    • Computability and Complexity
    • Advanced Topics in Databases
    • Machine Intelligence
    • Advanced Topics in Human-Computer Interaction
    • Data-Intensive Systems
    • Advanced Topics in Distributed Systems
    • Real Time Systems 
    • Web Engineering
    • Web Intelligence

    Detailed Programme Facts

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

    English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

    • Minimum required score:

      88

      The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    • 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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    Academic Requirements

    General Requirements

    Students with a bachelor's degree in Information Technology or equivalent, or professional bachelors in software development* can apply for the master's programme in Computer Science (IT). Applicants with other bachelor's degrees will be subject to individual evaluation.

    *Professional bachelors in software development are further required to have followed courses in syntax and semantics as well as discrete mathematics.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      13345 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 13345 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.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
    99,600 DKK

    Living costs for Aalborg

    • 5936 - 8300 DKK/month
      Living Costs

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

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