Master's Programme in Software Engineering and Digital Transformation is a two-year programme for both Finnish and foreign students, who have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or equivalent discipline. The programme is worth of 120 ECTS credits and includes course work of 90 ECTS credits and a Master's thesis of 30 ECTS credits, leading to a Master of Science in Technology degree.
Degree Structure of Software Engineering (SEDT)
Master of Science (Tech.) 120 ECTS credits consists of:
- Core studies
- Specialisation studies
- Minor studies
- Free elective studies
You can find the complete degree structure and courses in the programme study guide.
Core and Specialisation Studies
The core studies include courses on software engineering models and methods, requirements engineering, user experience design, project management, and research methods.The spesialisation studies are available in Software Engineering and Digital Transformation. Software Engineering includes studies on topics such as Software as a Service: architectures and engineering, data-intensive software systems, software maintenance, and quality assurance in software development. Digital Transformation includes studies on topics such as digital business process modelling, the impact and benefits of digitalisation, digital business platforms, and business intelligence.
The course descriptions and description of the minors can be found in the programme study guide in the section dedicated to minors; Industrial Engineering and Management, Embedded Systems and Communications and International Business and Management minors are recommended.
Free elective studies
Any course offered by LUT may be included in free elective studies. As a general principle the elective studies should be opted such that they support the other studies. The elective studies complete the requirements of the degree (120 ECTS cr); if the core-, spesialisation- and minor studies fulfil the requirements for the degree, the elective studies may be 0 ECTS cr.
Professional Scope of the Master's Degree Programme
The professional scope of the Master's Degree Programme is diverse and rapidly developing. Students of Software Engineering will get expertise in software development, its processes, methods and tools. Typical roles for the graduates of this spesialisation include software architects, programming experts, software product managers, and systems analysts. Furthermore, a graduate may also work in the field of research, consulting, sales, and teaching as well as their own business.
Programme Specific Information
Students starting in the Master's Programme are expected to have following skills:
The students in the Master's programme in Software Engineering and Digital Transformation are expected to have understanding of basic engineering mathematics and the role of software and information systems in modern business. In addition, the students need understanding of programming, basics of software analysis and design methodologies, and project management. Knowledge of operating systems and software development environments makes learning faster and easier.
The students are expected to have skills to design and implement a program that uses database through a graphical user interface. The students are also expected to be able to work both individually and in groups, and have a good command of English language to be able to complete the programme in expected schedule.
Double Degree Programme in Software Engineering and Digital Transformation
Double degree programme in Software Engineering and Digital Transformation is a co-operative degree programme between LUT and the international partner universities. The students will study one year at their home university and then come to LUT for the second year to specialize in Software Engineering or Digital Transformation. Students are expected to complete the Master's thesis according to LUT practices. Students are also obliged to complete the studies at the home university and obtain the diploma from there.
The degree structure and courses for DD-programme are available in the study guide.