Master of Engineering: Computer Science 24 months Postgraduate Program By KU Leuven |Top Universities
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Program Duration

24 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

7,518 EURTuition Fee/year

Scholarship

YesScholarships

Program overview

Main Subject

Computer Science and Information Systems

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Master of Engineering: Computer Science

We live in a digital world. Computers and software play a central role in society: in companies, in education and research, and in our daily lives. Year after year, our daily activities become more connected with the digital dimension. In this context, the Department of Computer Science steers the most novel evolutions and develops the technology required for the next generation of applications.

About this programme 

The Master of Computer Science will teach you how to lead advanced software projects with as main aspects the specifications, the design, the implementation, the testing and the maintenance of software systems. You will learn to analyse complex problems in a structured way, and to model and reason about them at different levels of abstraction. Furthermore, you will receive training in the necessary, transferable skills to tackle complex research questions, formulate your own research goals, and successfully achieve them, as well as tools for achieving effective communication; stimulating a broad societal view on the relevance of computer science and technology today.

To acquire knowledge and understanding of a formal disciplined approach to computer science, the programme includes a range of relevant concepts, tools and techniques, such as algorithms, programming language concepts, programming skills, software design patterns, software development methods, and software architectures. The programme also includes the theoretical principles underpinning these topics. This is a solid basis to cope with future developments in computer science.

Programme strengths

  • The programme, courses, and areas of specialisation are strongly linked to the research groups, guaranteeing state-of-the-art education in the field of computer science.
  • A significant number of courses are focused on industry-relevant skills and content. The high volume of industry-related research projects in the Department of Computer Science allows us to include relevant content in our courses. 
  • Students are also encouraged to carry out an industrial and research internship abroad under the supervision of the Internship Coordinator.

Career perspectives

As a Master of Computer Science alumnus/-a, a very wide range of professional opportunities opens up for you, both quantitatively and broadly. You will use your expert domain knowledge to find creative solutions for new problems in the context of fast changing environments. As an engineer you are very appreciated because of your adaptability and your ability to assimilate new knowledge areas and emerging technologies.

Software engineers can be found in nearly all sectors of society. Software is a crucial component in all industrial processes, in the service and entertainment industry, and in our society as a whole. Masters of Computer Science are active in the software-development industry as well as in telecommunication and other industries. Many of our graduates work in hospitals, in the banking sector, in social organisations, and for the government as heads of ICT.

Program overview

Main Subject

Computer Science and Information Systems

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Master of Engineering: Computer Science

We live in a digital world. Computers and software play a central role in society: in companies, in education and research, and in our daily lives. Year after year, our daily activities become more connected with the digital dimension. In this context, the Department of Computer Science steers the most novel evolutions and develops the technology required for the next generation of applications.

About this programme 

The Master of Computer Science will teach you how to lead advanced software projects with as main aspects the specifications, the design, the implementation, the testing and the maintenance of software systems. You will learn to analyse complex problems in a structured way, and to model and reason about them at different levels of abstraction. Furthermore, you will receive training in the necessary, transferable skills to tackle complex research questions, formulate your own research goals, and successfully achieve them, as well as tools for achieving effective communication; stimulating a broad societal view on the relevance of computer science and technology today.

To acquire knowledge and understanding of a formal disciplined approach to computer science, the programme includes a range of relevant concepts, tools and techniques, such as algorithms, programming language concepts, programming skills, software design patterns, software development methods, and software architectures. The programme also includes the theoretical principles underpinning these topics. This is a solid basis to cope with future developments in computer science.

Programme strengths

  • The programme, courses, and areas of specialisation are strongly linked to the research groups, guaranteeing state-of-the-art education in the field of computer science.
  • A significant number of courses are focused on industry-relevant skills and content. The high volume of industry-related research projects in the Department of Computer Science allows us to include relevant content in our courses. 
  • Students are also encouraged to carry out an industrial and research internship abroad under the supervision of the Internship Coordinator.

Career perspectives

As a Master of Computer Science alumnus/-a, a very wide range of professional opportunities opens up for you, both quantitatively and broadly. You will use your expert domain knowledge to find creative solutions for new problems in the context of fast changing environments. As an engineer you are very appreciated because of your adaptability and your ability to assimilate new knowledge areas and emerging technologies.

Software engineers can be found in nearly all sectors of society. Software is a crucial component in all industrial processes, in the service and entertainment industry, and in our society as a whole. Masters of Computer Science are active in the software-development industry as well as in telecommunication and other industries. Many of our graduates work in hospitals, in the banking sector, in social organisations, and for the government as heads of ICT.

Admission requirements

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Admission requirements

Since this master programme is designed specifically for international students, the actual access policy will necessarily be based on previous programme content, rather than specific degrees. Applicants should have completed an academic Bachelor’s programme, either in Engineering Science with strong components in computer science and mathematics, or in Informatics or Computer Science with a strong component of mathematics. Intermediate forms of programmes are accepted if they are situated in Science or Engineering Science (rather than Engineering Technology or Humanities).

For the most recent – and only official – information on the admission requirements, please check our webpage.

Student profile

Applicants must have a field-specific educational background: you have completed an academic bachelor’s programme either in engineering science with strong components in computer science and mathematics, or in informatics or computer science with a strong component of mathematics.

You have a solid foundation in computer sciences and an aptitude for problem solving. You can demonstrate high-level familiarity with programming, including object-oriented programming, and have specialist knowledge of computer architecture, networks and databases. You have received thorough training in mathematics, including mathematical analysis, linear algebra, numerical mathematics, statistics and preferably in discrete mathematics.

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Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

1,116 EUR
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International Students

7,518 EUR
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