Make an impact in the digital transformation by developing software programmes for any application and domain using the latest and most suitable technologies.
Software technology has revolutionised the way we work, travel, and communicate. Think of applications that have become an inseparable part of our lives such as video conferencing, email, and online banking as well as automated operations like processing health claims and logging test results. Even the airbag system in a car relies on a software technology that detects a collision and triggers the airbag to inflate. And so do autonomous vehicles and medical devices, such as pacemakers and radiation therapy machines. Do you want to learn to architect, design, program, validate, and maintain secure and reliable software for a wide range of applications, for example, machine learning, cloud computing, and database management? Then the specialisation in Software Technology might be the right choice for you!
In the specialisation in Software Technology, you will focus on software engineering and formal methods. As part of software engineering, you will learn best practices and techniques such as requirements, architecture, design, maintenance, and quality assurance. What techniques, languages, and specifications are most suitable to the software you want to design? Formal methods are centred around the mathematical techniques to analyse if a software functions correctly. You learn to verify the security of systems as well as the functionality of internet-based and distributed systems. You can focus on one of the two orientations by taking specific courses. If you want to work on a real-world software development project, you can focus on the design orientation. You can, for example, make a data warehouse to analyse how a software technology process is developed and stored. Are you interested in doing research on a specific topic, for example, studying algorithms and protocols to examine if a system meets the given specifications? Then the research orientation will suit you.
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The Industrial Advisory Board, which is a partnership with ICT and high-tech companies in the Netherlands, ensures that the skills and knowledge you gain are aligned with the needs of the software industry. Experts in the field also give lectures about programming, designing, developing, and maintaining efficient software systems. Moreover, you get to work on real-world assignments. For example, one student created a simulator that predicted the cost and technical complexities required to integrate applications from two companies that had different data structures, so they could exchange information and share files between each other. Another past assignment entailed developing a workflow system for a production printing company that automated file preparation in the printing process. What’s more, you can develop a fully functioning tool that analyses which parts of a software system can be improved to make it more scalable and maintainable.
As a graduate of the Master’s in Computer Science with a specialisation in Software Technology, you have acquired specific scientific knowledge, skills, and values that will help you in your future career.
Is this specialisation not exactly what you are looking for? Maybe one of the other specialisations suits you better. You can also find out more about related Master’s at the University of Twente: