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You will specialise in an area that is closely related to a field of practical application such as healthcare, dependable systems or learning and knowledge management.

The two-year Master’s in Computer Science comprises 120 credits and is taught entirely in English. It features a clear international orientation. The programme’s overall focus is on the development of ICT systems in their societal context, technological aspects and applications of embedded systems, and on the development process of sophisticated software systems. The programme is organised in semesters. Each semester contains 20 weeks, and is subdivided in two quartiles. The unit of credit is the European Credits (EU). One EC stands for 28 hours of study-load. An academic year is 60 EC. The master’s programme is 120 EC.

Year 1

While your first year will centre on a core curriculum, you will still have the freedom to customise much of your own programme in line with your own interests and ambitions, subject to approval by the programme mentor. A typical first-year timetable comprises six required courses (30 credits), electives related to your specialisation (20 credits) and a number of electives in other disciplines (10 credits).

Year 2

In your second year you will either take additional specialisation courses or go on an internship (20 credits) The remaining 40 credits in the second year are devoted to your graduation project, which involves a literature study and your master’s thesis. The graduation project forms an integral part of your specialisation and will be the crowning achievement of your master’s at the University of Twente.

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