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Degree Project: Master of Science (two years) in Computing Science (General degree and specialization: computer science)

  • Number of credits 30 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2019

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.

Application and eligibility

Degree Project: Master of Science (two years) in Computing Science (General degree and specialization: computer science), 30 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Spring Term 2019 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Starts

Lectures begin on week starting 21 January 2019

Ends

Lectures end during the week of 3 June 2019

Study location

Umeå

Language

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 30 ECTS-credits in Computing Science and the following three courses: 1) Efficient Algorithms and Problem Complexity 5DV117 2) Computer Organization and Architecture 5DV118, and 3) one course (at least 7.5 ECTS-credits) in scientific writing (e.g. 5DV144 Student Conference in Computing Science) 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.

Selection

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

UMU-57332

Application

The online application opens 17 September 2018 at 13:00 CET. Application deadline is 15 October 2018.

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.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK67,500

Total fee

SEK67,500

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