This master's in Computer Science focuses on both the development of ICT systems in their societal context and the technological aspects and applications of embedded systems.
ICT is omnipresent in modern society. The latest hardware and software developments are crucial in domains such as social media, security, health, energy, ICT systems, finance and telecom. That's why this Master's focuses on the development of ICT systems in their societal context and also on technological aspects and applications of embedded systems.
Development processes of sophisticated software systems are also crucial. You will be trained to combine a scientific mindset with specialist technical knowledge. You will also learn to design, analyse, validate and implement state-of-the-art ICT systems in their operational context.
During this two-year, English-taught Master’s in Computer Science, you will engage in the in-depth study of wireless and sensor systems, computer security, data science or methods for reliability. At the same time, you will focus on more fundamental aspects of information technology, such as software engineering and information systems. Many students are co-authors of scientific reports, for example for the Digital Society Insitute.
Start master's in Computer Science
You start your studies in September or February. In case you need to follow the Pre-Master's first, you can only start in September and continue with your Master's in February.
Choose a specialisation
As a student, you have a lot of freedom to tailor your Master’s to your own interests and ambitions. We offer you different kinds of specialisations and research orientations, so you can develop your own expertise.
At the start of the Master’s, you need to choose a specialisation. Your choice determines which courses you take and the type of research you are involved in during your master’s thesis. You can choose one of four specialisations:
- Cyber Security, also available as a joint degree within 4TU or as a double degree via EIT Digital Master School
- Data Science & Technology, with the option to further specialise in Sports Data Science and also available as a double degree via EIT Digital Master School
- Software Technology
- Internet Science & Technology
Reasons for studying computer science
- The Computer Science programme combines highly specialised areas of computer science. The two main pillars are: Dependable Networked Systems and Human Centered Computing. We will give you the tools you need to make a valuable and lasting contribution to this fascinating and challenging field.
- Your lecturers are renowned researchers eager to share their latest insights with you. They have world-leading competencies in the ability to do multi-disciplinary research. The quality of our research is excellent and our societal impact is strong.
- We combine computer science and engineering with social sciences. This is typical of UT’s High Tech Human Touch approach.
- Our university is very active in European public-private partnerships.
- We have a successful tenure track system for scouting young talent. PhD students from across the world are enthusiastic about our open research environment for sharing and collaborating.
- As part of the most entrepreneurial university in our country, Computer Science delivers about four spinoff companies each year. The region of Twente is a great place for incubator centres, accelerators and venture capitalists.
The job market for computer science professionals is full of opportunities. Our graduates find employment in ICT R&D, IT management and IT consulting. They work in settings ranging from small companies to leading multinationals. Many start their own businesses. Others work for government agencies or pursue a PhD.
Typical jobs could be:
- (Cyber) Security Consultant
- Security Analyst
- (Information) Security Architect
- Data Scientist
- Web Service Engineer
- Software Developer
- Verification Engineer
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- Bachelor's in Technical Computer Science