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Degree Project: Master of Science (two years) in Computational Science and engineering

  • Number of credits 30 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2018

About the course

The Master's Thesis Project shall be done during the last semester of a master's education aiming at a Master's Degree with a Major in Computational Science and Engineering.

During the course the student will develope her/his abilty to specify, plan, accomplish and present an individual project. The student should apply her/his knowledge from previous education in the project work and deepen her/his knowledge in at least one field of computing science (in-depth study). The in-depth study should provide some insight in research and development in computing science. The results must be presented both orally as well as in a written report.

Part 1. Individual project work (28 ECTS-credits)
The individual project work should be carried out within a research project at the University or within a development project in the IT-industry. The project work must consist of general problem solving techniques and lead to a deeper understanding of the subject. Moreover, the project must not consist of coding work only. The in-depth study must be related to current scientific trends.

Part 2. Presentation (2 ECTS-credits)
Apart from the previously mentioned written report, the Master's degree candidates have to present their work orally (in the form of a Thesis defence). Moreover, the student must act as an opponent in a fellow student's presentation, both for the written report and during the oral presentation. English will be the primary language.

Application and eligibility

Degree Project: Master of Science (two years) in Computational Science and engineering, 30 hp


Lectures begin on week starting 15 January 2018


Lectures end during the week of 28 May 2018

Study location



English (upon request)

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

To be admitted you must hold a Bachelor's Degree and have finished courses at the advanced level corresponding to 60 ECTS-credits. These 60 ECTS-credits on advanced level should include 45 ECTS-credits from the field Computational Science and engineering. In these 45 ECTS-credits these courses or equivalent must be included: Modelling and Simulation (5FY095), Matrix Coumputations and Applications (5DA002), Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations (5MA038), and Non-Linear Optimization (5DA001) or equivalent. Depending on the direction of the Degree Project some extra prerequisites might be needed. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper Secondary course English A. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Application deadline was 16 October 2017. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

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Course is given by
Department of computing science
Contactperson for the course is:
Student Office at computing science