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European Master on Software Engineering (EMSE)
Today software permeates any aspect of our life reaching the mass with sophisticated systems like Global Positioning System (GPS), life-critical like Nuclear Reactor Control systems (NRC), or business-essential like Enterprise Resource systems (ERP). For this reason the quality of software and software services, in terms of reliability, safety, and security is of paramount importance.
Software Engineering (SE)  studies the development and maintenance of high quality software in a systematic, controlled and efficient manner. SE applies the principles of computer science and mathematics to achieving cost-effective solutions to software problems in the development, operation, and maintenance of software.

The European Master in Software Engineering (EMSE) is a 2-year international master program, completely taught in English, a cooperation among the departments of computer science of:

EMSE aims at being the most knowledgeable 2-year 120 ECTS MSc program in Europe that awards a degree in Software Engineering and preparing world-class students for both a research and a professional career in Software Engineering.
The objective is to promote is to promote the growth of software engineers who meets the requirements of international software practice today, offering an inter-European study program based on the coordination of the strengths of each of the partner institutions.

EMSE foresees  a mobility period: students choose 2 out of the 3 universities and spend one year of their master study in each university (50% of ECTS in each institution). The program is built on six learning paths on annual exchange and is based on core areas, specificities, and elective courses. All partners offer a research methods course to prepare students to the elective activities: a project (3,5-4 ECTS), an internship (4 ECTS), and a master thesis of 30 ECTS. Subjects are organized into courses distributed across three semesters with total of 90 ECTS. 30 ECTS credit points are assigned to the thesis in the fourth semester. Master thesis is co-supervised by two teachers of the partners universities the students have visited.
Successfully Students get a double degree from the two visited  universities.

The courses are project oriented: students have a large offering of internships and projects to develop at the University or in a Partner Company. The core area courses provide a broad basis and cover several advanced topics, which the software engineering industry currently requires. Moreover, they ensure a common ground for all students. The specificities  courses enable students to specialise within a specific perspective and thus to increase their attractiveness to future employers in a way that they see fit. All courses are designed to present a blend of state-of-practice and state-of-the-art. This is further strengthened by the fact that the university hosts active research within the areas of all the mandatory courses.

Unique strengths of the programme:
  • You study at two different universities in Europe (with a chance to receive a scholarship).   
  • You meet students from all over the world and know others cultures.
  • You study at some of the best universities in the world in the field of study software engineering, with close ties to industry.
  • You get a double diploma in software engineering  from the two universities that have visited. 

Being part of an international community of students will be an enriching experience.
Don't miss an opportunity that will change your life! 


For moore information visit the EMSE HOME PAGE

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