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Software Engineering

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Software Engineering

120 ECTS - MS degree

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The programme is organised as a two-year programme, 60 ECTS credits in courses and 60 ECTS credits in an individual project. Students can choose from following specialisations: General Software Engineering, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Cybersecurity.


About the programme

Courses should be chosen in cooperation with a supervisor or departmental coordinator

Of the 60 credits in courses, at least 30 should be from the department (courses marked TÖL, HBV or REI).

Students can choose between following specialisations:

Admission requirements

Graduate studies

  1. A BS degree in software engineering or a related subject with grade point average 6.5 or higher. Those who do not have a degree in software engineering must fulfill prerequisites set by the Department of Computer Science.
  2. All international applicants, whose native language is not English, are required to provide results of the TOEFL (79) or IELTS (6.5) tests as evidence of English proficiency.
  3. Applicants are asked to submit a letter of motivation, 1 pages, where they should state the reasons they want to pursue graduate work, their academic goals and a suggestion or outline for a final paper.
  4. Letters of recommendation (2) should be submitted. These should be from faculty members or others who are familiar with your academic work and qualified to evaluate your potential for graduate study. Please ask your referees to send their letters of recommendation directly to the University of Iceland electronically by e-mail (PDF file as attachment) to

Contact us

SENS Student Service
Tel. +354 525 4466
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Open weekdays 09:00 a.m. - 15:30 p.m.

Tæknigarður - Dunhagi 5, 107 Reykjavík
Askja - Sturlugata 7, 102 Reykjavík

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