Degree Programme Structure
The Master in Software and Systems is a 60 ECTS credit programme distributed across two semesters. Instruction is divided into modules and further into course units:
|Scientific Research and Advanced Topics||
|Master's Final Project||
All subjects are compulsory and are taught in both semesters of the academic year. However, the Master is designed, when taking it in full-time dedication, to carry out the final master project preferably during the second half of the academic year. "Software", "Systems" and "Research scientific issues advanced" subjects consist of subjects and seminars, all of which are optional except for the 'Scientific method' seminar that it is compulsory.
Students have to pass subjects and seminars worth 45 ECTS credits and the Master's Final Project worth 15 ECTS credits. Students should earn at least 9 of the above 45 credits for seminars, and 2 of these 9 ECTS credits must be for the Scientific Method Seminar.
The structure of the Master in Software and Systems and the system of optional subjects is designed to get students to train and specialize in their real field of interest rather than being captive to an overly rigid and delimited degree programme. This form of instruction will qualify graduates to solve complex problems in their branch of knowledge and come up with new solutions to new problems. They will also learn to interact and communicate with specialists from a wide range of fields of study. When choosing which subjects and seminars to take, however, students have to consider a number of constraints concerning the minimum number of credits to be earned by course unit, the specific competences acquired in each subject and the division of subjects by semesters.
|Software||Systems||Scientific Research and Advanced Topics||Master's Final Project||Total No. Credits to be Earned|
|Course Units||Software Engineering||Analysis and Verification||Networked Services and Distributed Systems||Data and Information Analysis and Processing||Virtual Environments and Interaction|
|Optional ECTS Credits (minimum to be earned per course unit):||8||4||4||8||4||7||-||35|
|Optional ECTS Credits (to be chosen from any course unit):||8
(to be chosen from the Software, Systems and Scientific Research and Advanced Topics Module subjects and seminars)
|Compulsory ECTS Credits:||-||-||-||-||-||2||15||17|
|TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDITS:||60|