Master Computer Science and Engineering

The Master program in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) gives a broad view of computer science from both a scientific and an engineering perspective, and provides am- ple opportunities for specialization. The program offers three different streams: Software Science, Systems Science, and Web Science and the possibility to follow a program partly outside these streams, for instance to prepare for getting a teaching degree. Each stream has a core program of five courses. There is a large list of stream electives from which you should choose some courses to prepare for your master project. There is also ample room in the program to choose electives from outside your stream. Apart from the three streams there are also two special tracks: Data Science in Engineering and Information Security Technology.

Learning outcomes

A graduate from the master program

  • is qualified to degree level within the domain of ‘science engineering & technology’;
  • is competent in Computer Science and Engineering at the scientific Masters degree level;
  • is able to conduct research and design independently;
  • has the ability and attitude to include other disciplines in their research, where necessary;
  • has a scientific approach to complex problems and ideas;
  • possesses intellectual skills that enable them to reflect critically, reason and form opinions;
  • has the ability to communicate the results of their learning, thinking and decision-making processes at an international level;
  • is aware of the temporal and social context of science and technology (comprehension and analysis) and can integrate this context in their scientific work;
  • in addition to a recognizable domain-specific profile, possesses a sufficiently broad basis to be able to work in an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary context. In this context, multidisciplinary means being focused on other relevant disciplines needed to solve the design or research problem in question;
  • has the ability and attitude to seek new potential applications, taking the social context into consideration.

In addition to these general learning outcomes, CSE graduates should also be experts in the subarea of computer science that they specialize in.