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This international MSc programme is designed for students who want to combine the study of modern communication systems with software engineering and development of software for open systems.
Communication and software engineering can be combined with specializations within security or application development. Graduates will have substantial knowledge of industry relevant state-of-the-art technologies and scientific method, and they will have excellent prospects in a wide range of careers.
UiA is a progressive university with a strong international focus and a research reputation which is recognized globally. The university and cooperating industry partners in the region comprise one of the largest R&D environments within mobile communication in Norway. Most master thesis projects are based on current research problems from industry. Very good students may become student researchers, and work in one of the faculty research groups.
On successful completion of the study programme, the students should:
- Have obtained advanced knowledge of ICT and specialized knowledge within their selected specialisation profile.
- Have a thorough knowledge of the main scientific methods used in ICT research.
- Be able to apply their knowledge in new areas within ICT.
- Be able to analyse ICT problems, both from a research perspective and from an industrial perspective.
- Be able to analyse existing theories and methods, and solve applied and theoretical problems independently.
- Be able to apply relevant research and development methods in an independent manner.
- Be able to critically analyse various information sources, and apply these for structuring and formulating arguments.
- Be able to conduct an independent research and development project under supervision, in agreement with the prevailing academic and ethical standards for research.
- Be able to apply their knowledge in new areas in order to pursue advanced tasks and projects.
- Be able to communicate comprehensive independent work by mastering the relevant forms of expression used in ICT research and development.
- Be able to disseminate their knowledge of applied and theoretical problems and solutions, orally and in writing, to their peers and to a general audience.
- Be able to contribute to innovation and the generation of new ideas in academic and industrial ICT projects.