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MSc Software Engineering (Part-Time)

Catalog id : 60228
 Course Level
Masters / PG
Part Time

2 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

14630 EUR
2000 EUR
2000 EUR

Application fee

International 0 EUR
National 0 EUR
Faculty of Science
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92
TOEFL-PBT (min)580
GMAT (avg)600

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About this course

The programme concerns the broad field of software engineering, a field that is in constant movement due to innovations in technology, design patterns and techniques. Software engineering distinguishes itself from classical computer science by its focus on human factors, system size and complexity of requirements. 

Part-time study

Various companies offer the possibility to follow the programme within working hours. There are two part-time variants:

2-day variant:

  • study hours: per week 16 contact hours (two days: Monday and Tuesday, or Wednesday and Thursday) + approximately 4 hours self-study
  • study load: 6 EC (one course) per block
  • first year: three courses + preparation Master's project
  • second year: three courses + completion Master's project

1-day variant:

  • study hours: per week 8 contact hours (one day: Monday or Wednesday from September to December, Monday from January to May) + approximately 12 hours self-study
  • otherwise the same as the 2-day variant

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Eligibility Criteria

In general, the programme is open to applicants in the following qualification categories:

  • Cat. 1: Dutch academic Bachelor’s degree in (Technical) Computer Science/ Informatics
  • Cat. 2: Foreign degree comparable to the one mentioned above, with sufficient knowledge of the English language (see bottom of this page)
  • Cat. 3: Bachelor’s degree from a university of applied sciences (HBO) in Technical Computer Science/ Informatics (or a comparable programme), with a grade point average of 7 or higher (see conditions below)
  • Cat. 4: Different Bachelor's degree, combined with relevant work experience in the field of software engineering (see conditions below)

Every application for admission must be approved by the SE Board of Examiners.

The part-time programme is very intensive. Students typically have 6 to 7 years of work experience and a senior position, and they still have to put in at least 20 study hours a week. With the 1-day variant, this means you have to put in 12 hours in the weekend, every weekend, in the first year for at least 32 consecutive weeks. 

The people belonging to Cat 3 and 4 have further requirements that can be found here: http://www.uva.nl/en/education/master-s/master-s-programmes/masters-programmes/masters-programmes/content/folder/software-engineering/application-and-admission/entry-requirements/admission-requirements.html

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Course Modules

The SE course load is based on the process of software engineering and its fixed components. There are three courses on the technical aspects of software engineering:

  • Software Evolution (1st semester, 6 EC) 
  • Software Testing (1st semester, 6 EC) 
  • Software Construction (2nd semester, 6EC) 

and three courses on the managerial/ human aspects of software engineering:

  • Software Architecture (1st semester, 6 EC) 
  • Requirements Engineering (1st semester, 6 EC) 
  • Software Process (2nd semester, 6 EC) 

For further details on the course components please visit: 

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How to Apply

Please be sure to follow each step carefully.  

  • Register in Studielink
  • Application file submission
  • General application procedure (different for Dutch and International students in some respects)
  • Pay the Tuition Fee (after Admission)

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