One of Norway’s best master programmes in Information- and Data Science, according to Studiebarometeret 2017
“One of Norway’s top three master programs in computer science.” TEKNA 2015
Information technology plays an important role in all aspects of society. There is a great need for skilled professionals who can see technological opportunities, while asking important questions about where and how it is used.
Sounds interesting? Then our Master in Applied Computer Science is the right choice for you.
The candidate has
- deep knowledge about research and development within the field of applied computer science;
- advanced knowledge about literature and methods used within the field of applied computer science.
The candidate is able to
- work independently with a problem statement over a long period of time;
- analyze a situation, formulate a problem statement, and develop a plan for solving the problem;
- create models and implement them in a digital environment;
- make realistic and feasible plans by taking into account possibilities, limitations and use of time;
- collect and analyse relevant information as well as having a critical attitude towards sources used;
- present research and results clearly and unambiguous within the field of applied computer science;
- formulate his/her own and other people’s reflections and solutions within the field of applied computer science.
- has retained and further developed his/her academic curiosity, knowledge, openness and precision as well as the ability to distinguish between knowledge and opinions;
- is capable of critical reflection on ethical, scientific and philosophical issues within the field of applied computer science;
- has gained knowledge of scientific literature, methods and theories within the field of applied computer science;
can communicate knowledge clearly in writing as well as orally.
The structure and content of the programme
The master programme in applied computer science is a natural extension of the IT faculty’s bachelor studies and builds on the research activities of the faculty staff.
The first semester comprises the following mandatory courses:
- Scientific method and theory (15 ECTS credits)
- Interaction design (15 ECTS credits)
In the second semester the students must select 2 out of 3 electives:
- Machine learning (15 ECTS credits)
- Advanced topics in information systems (15 ECTS credits)
- Modelling cyber-physical systems (15 ECTS credits)
On application students may be permitted to exchange one course in the second semester with a Business project (15 ETCS credits) or a Research project (15 ETCS credits).
In the third semester the students will take the mandatory course Selected Topics (15 ECTS credits), wich is a literature survey relevant to their master’s thesis.
In the third and fourth semester the student will do their master’s thesis (45 ECTS credits).
In order to qualify for the master’s thesis, the student must have passed at least 45 ECTS from the first year of study in addition to the mandatory course Selected topics.
Requirements for admission
A bachelor’s degree or an equivalent education of at least 180 ECTS credits,
and in addition or included at least 80 ECTS credits in informatics,
and in addition or included at least 20 ECTS credits in programming
To be admitted, the applicant must have an average grade from the qualifying education of at least C.
English language requirement :
a) Passed the subject English at a Norwegian upper secondary school (140 hours) and been awarded an average grade of 3 or better, or
b) International English Language Test Service (IELTS), with a minimum overall band score of 6.0 (academic test), or
c) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOFEL) with a minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 80 (internet-based), or
d) Pearson PTE Academic test, with a minimum overall score of 58, or
e) Cambridge ESOL Examinations, First Certificate in English with a grade of B or better, certificate in Advanced English or Certificate of Proficiency in English, or
f) Completed university degree in the subject English language or literature, or
g) Completed bachelor’s degree taught in English from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK or the USA, or
h) Other approved documentation of English language tests may be subject to an individual and discretionary assessment.
Applicants from countries outside the EU/EEA must submit proof of funding when submitting their application.
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