Last edit: 17/02/2012
Approved: 17/02/2012

Computer Science and Engineering is the most influential factor on society and will remain so during the foreseeable future.  An essential usage of Computer Science and Engineering is the efficiency of resource usage and communication in society for a sustainable development. 

The Master of Science in Computer Science and Engineering programme at KTH aims to give the student the prerequisites and abilities to participate and lead work with appraisal, development and influence of new Computer Science and Engineering technologies.

Knowledge and understanding

The programme has the goal that a Master of Computer Science and Engineering should: 

  • show fundamental knowledge within Computer Science and Engineering
  • show fundamental knowledge in math.  With this, the ability to explain and carry out mathematical reasoning and define and analyze mathematical models.
  • show knowledge in human and natural sciences, especially such knowledge which has consequences for computerized systems’ design.
  • show knowledge about industrial entrepreneurship and relevant legislation.

Skills and abilities

The programme has the goal that a Master of Computer Science and Engineering should:

  • have prerequisites and abilities to participate in and develop the practices which are applied in industry, administration, and academic research.
  • have the ability to independently define and solve computer-related constructions problems.
  • have the prerequisites for successful work in international and multidisciplinary project groups which consist of people from both technical and non-technical backgrounds. This includes the ability to orally, and in writing, present as well as argue in Swedish and English.

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

The programme has the goal that a Master of Computer Science and Engineering should:

  • Independently analyze and adopt a standpoint on economical, societal, environment-related and ethical consequences of computer science applications, and to design systems concerning this.
  • Through self-development, retain one’s professional abilities during a professional career.
  • Follow the discussion with technology in society and promote this. 

A full description of degree requirements for the Master of Science in Engineering degree, Bachelor degree, and master’s degrees can be found in KTHs local degree ordinance.
http://www.kth.se/info/kth-handboken/II/19/1x.html