New Computer Science programme at ITU

From autumn 2018, the MSc programme in Software Development will be split into two independent programmes: Computer Science and Software Development.

Computer Science DepartmentEducationPeter Sestoft

Until now, students in the IT University's MSc in Software Development have been able to choose between an Advanced Computing track and a Design track, but from the autumn semester 2018, these tracks will become two independent programs: Computer Science and Software Development.

"The split has been recommended by a panel of employers. With two separate programmes, we can create two clear, distinct profiles, and this will benefit both students and employers," says Peter Sestoft, Head of the Computer Science Department.

The MSc programme in Computer Science builds upon the Advanced Computing track, and the name change is meant to increase comparability with computer science programmes at other Danish universities, explains Peter Sestoft.

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There is a huge and unsaturated need for computer science graduates, who are highly attractive not just in the software industry, but in almost every industry as well as in the digitization of the public sector.

Peter Sestoft, Head of the Computer Science Department
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"With the Computer Science programme, we are accurately communicating the skills of our most technically oriented candidates to employers. There is a huge and unsaturated need for computer science graduates, who are highly attractive not just in the software industry, but in almost every industry as well as in the digitization of the public sector," he says.

Students in the new programme can choose between different specializations, including Machine Learning, Robotics, Information Security and Software Engineering.

The Computer Science programme accepts students who hold a bachelor's degree in software development, computer science, data science or similar.

Software development for non-technical profiles

The MSc in Software Development is for students from other educational backgrounds who wish to combine, for example, a humanistic or social science bachelor's degree with a technical degree. In this way, students have the opportunity to create a unique profile.

Read more about the MSc in Computer Science.

Read more about the MSc in Software Development.

Further information

Peter Sestoft, Professor and Head of the Computer Science Department, phone +45 7218 5083, email sestoft@itu.dk

Vibeke Arildsen, Press Officer, phone 2555 0447, email viar@itu.dk