Engineering - Computer Science, M.Sc. | KU Leuven | Leuven, Belgium
24 months
Duration
7519 EUR/year
1116 EUR/year
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About

We live in a digital world. Computers and software play a central role in society: in companies, in education and research, and in our daily lives. Year after year, our daily activities become more connected with the digital dimension. In this context, the Department of Computer Science steers the most novel evolutions and develops the technology required for the next generation of applications.

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Overview

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About the programme

The Master of Computer Science will teach you how to lead advanced software projects with as main aspects the specifications, the design, the implementation, the testing and the maintenance of software systems. You will learn to analyse complex problems in a structured way, and to model and reason about them at different levels of abstraction. Furthermore, you will receive training in the necessary, transferable skills to tackle complex research questions, formulate your own research goals, and successfully achieve them, as well as tools for achieving effective communication; stimulating a broad societal view on the relevance of computer science and technology today.

To acquire knowledge and understanding of a formal disciplined approach to computer science, the programme includes a range of relevant concepts, tools and techniques, such as algorithms, programming language concepts, programming skills, software design patterns, software development methods, and software architectures. The programme also includes the theoretical principles underpinning these topics. This is a solid basis to cope with future developments in computer science.

Programme strengths

  • The programme, courses, and areas of specialisation are strongly linked to the research groups, guaranteeing state-of-the-art education in the field of computer science.
  • A significant number of courses are focused on industry-relevant skills and content. The high volume of industry-related research projects in the Department of Computer Science allows us to include relevant content in our courses. 
  • Students are also encouraged to carry out an industrial and research internship abroad under the supervision of the Internship Coordinator.

Career

As a Master of Computer Science alumnus/-a, a very wide range of professional opportunities opens up for you, both quantitatively and broadly. You will use your expert domain knowledge to find creative solutions for new problems in the context of fast changing environments. As an engineer you are very appreciated because of your adaptability and your ability to assimilate new knowledge areas and emerging technologies.

Software engineers can be found in nearly all sectors of society. Software is a crucial component in all industrial processes, in the service and entertainment industry, and in our society as a whole. Masters of Computer Science are active in the software-development industry as well as in telecommunication and other industries. Many of our graduates work in hospitals, in the banking sector, in social organisations, and for the government as heads of ICT.

Programme Structure

The programme is structured around a mandatory core (48 credits), which includes courses on software development, software architecture, programming, modelling languages, machine learning, and theoretical foundations. 

Students then opt for one of two advanced specialisation areas: software security or artificial intelligence. In both specialisations you will conduct your own research and develop novel technology, guided by top experts in the international research community.

The master’s thesis covers 24 credits and is started at the outset of the second stage. General education courses (8-10 credits) cover a wide variety of topics such as advanced language courses, economy, law and advanced mathematics courses.

Audience

  • A solid foundation in computer sciences and an aptitude for problem solving.
  • Demonstrate high-level familiarity with programming, including object-oriented programming.
  • Have specialist knowledge of computer architecture, networks and databases.
  • Received thorough training in mathematics, including mathematical analysis, linear algebra, numerical mathematics, statistics and in discrete mathematics.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

For the most recent – and only official – information on application deadlines and start dates, please check our webpage. 

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • For the most recent – and only official – information on the admission requirements, please check our webpage
  • Since this master programme is designed specifically for international students, the actual access policy will necessarily be based on previous programme content, rather than specific degrees. Applicants should have completed an academic Bachelor’s programme, either in Engineering Science with strong components in computer science and mathematics, or in Informatics or Computer Science with a strong component of mathematics. Intermediate forms of programmes are accepted if they are situated in Science or Engineering Science

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7519 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7519 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1116 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1116 EUR per year during 24 months.

For the most recent – and only official – information on tuition fees, please check our webpage.

Living costs for Leuven

810 - 1280 EUR /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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Scholarships Information

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10 EUR
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Master Mind Scholarships
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Government of Flanders
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1400 EUR
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Various benefits
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Government of Flanders
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1000000 INR
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Education Future
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3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
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ACES Education Fund
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Independent provider
Grant
3000 EUR
Deadline
21 Sep 2024
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European Commission
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1000 USD
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30 Nov 2024
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ServiceScape
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1000 USD
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30 Nov 2024
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Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
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U.S. government
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3000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
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Various benefits
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25000 USD
Deadline
14 Jun 2024
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7000 USD
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24 Apr 2025
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5000 USD
Deadline
25 Aug 2024
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educations.com
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5000 CAD
Deadline
31 Dec 2024
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Pinsky Law
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90000 AUD
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World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
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3000 USD
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30 Nov 2024
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31 Jul 2024
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8000 EUR
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Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters scholarships
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European Commission
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3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
The Bill Walsh Scholarship
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ACES: The Society for Editing
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3000 USD
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2000 USD
Deadline
31 Jul 2024
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20 Aug 2024
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1000 USD
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