Degree Project: Master of Science (two years) in Computing Science (General degree and specialization: computer science)
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 Computing Science (general degreee or with specialization in computer science.
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.
This course contains occasions that are included in a degree programme at Umeå university and applies only to those of you who are admitted to the programme. You will receive information about application times and what applies to you from your institution.