Software Science

Radboud Universiteit

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Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
We tonen daarom de Engelstalige opleidingsinformatie.
In this Master's specialisation, the focus is on learning how to design high-level software that guarantees safety and correctness while still being in control of its complexity.

Software plays a role in almost every aspect of our daily lives and in every organisation anywhere in the world. It can often be a crucial key to their success. Well-structured software that is attuned to an organisation's needs and future plans can be cost effective, improve efficiency, offer better services and be innovative. Many companies, in every branch out there, are therefore looking for highly skilled software specialists. Graduates of the Master's specialisation in Software Science will have no trouble finding a job.

Producing software is not merely a technological enterprise but a deeply scientific and creative one as well. Modern cars drive on 20 million lines of code. How do we develop all this software and control its complexity? How do we ensure correctness of software on which the lives in a speeding car literally depend on? This specialisation goes far beyond basic code writing. It's about analysing and testing.
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locatieNijmegen
diplomaMSc Computing Science
typeregulier, 120 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60364
heeft geen numerus fixus
geen honoursprogramma

Waarom aan de Radboud Universiteit?

Although not the only focus, our programme puts a lot of emphasis on embedded software and functional programming. We also teach a unique range of software analysis techniques and application down to practical/commercial use in industry.
  • This specialisation builds on the strong international reputation of the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (iCIS) in areas such as model based and virtual product development, advanced programming, and domain specific languages. We also closely collaborate with the Embedded Systems Institute.
  • Our approach is pragmatic as well as theoretical. As an academic, we don't just expect you to understand and make use of the appropriate tools, but also to program and develop your own.
  • For your Master's research we have a large number of companies like Philips, ASML and NXP offering projects. There are always more projects than students.
  • Thanks to free electives students can branch out to other Computing Science domains at Radboud University such as security, machine learning or more in-depth mathematical foundations of computer science.
  • The job opportunities are excellent: some of our students get offered jobs before they've even graduated and almost all of our graduates have positions within six months after graduating.


Open dagen en meeloopdagen

Masteravond Nijmegen
Tijdens de Masteravond op donderdag 16 november maak je kennis met ruim 50 masteropleidingen en de 175 masterspecialisaties van de Radboud Universiteit. Alle opleidingen geven een voorlichtingsronde over zowel de master als de pre-master. Op de informatiemarkt presenteren alle opleidingen zich.
Masterdag Nijmegen
Tijdens de Masterdag op zaterdag 10 maart maak je kennis met ruim 50 masteropleidingen en de 175 masterspecialisaties van de Radboud Universiteit. Alle opleidingen geven een voorlichtingsronde over zowel de master als de pre-master. Op de informatiemarkt presenteren alle opleidingen zich.

Studieprogramma

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opbouwThe Master's specialisation in Software Science is taught at the Faculty of Science. It has a course load of 120 EC (two years). The first year of this specialisation contains five compulsory courses. You can compose the rest of the programme with specialisation electives and free electives.
periode
Advanced Programming
Model Checking
Testing Techniques

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
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afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
onderwijsvormen
computer exercise, group discussion, group assignment, lecture, individual assignment, literature study, oral presentation, research, research project, research proposal, poster presentation, project, seminar, internship, tutorial, self study
objectives
The programme of this specialisation consists of:
  • Compulsory courses (18 EC)
  • Specialisation electives (24 EC)
  • Specialisation-external electives (12 EC)
  • Free electives (12 EC)
  • Philosphy and Ethics for Computing and Information Science (3 EC)
  • Research seminar Software Science (6 EC)
  • Research internship (15 EC)
  • Master's thesis project (30 EC)
teachers
The courses take place in a very stimulating, personal setting. The lecturers are open to any question you might have on the course matter. They can also provide you with advice on internships or other study-related choices.
study abroad
You can choose to perform your elective courses or internship(s) abroad. There are for example close contacts with the Max Planck Institute in Germany. For other possibilities, you can always contact a lecturer or the student advisor.

Toelating en studiekosten

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startmomenten

1 september 2017
aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2017
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 10360
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 10360
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
The application deadline is 1 May for students from within the EU/EAA. Dutch students can apply via www.studielink.nl. After admittance to the Master's programme in Computing Science, you can enrol for the specialisation of your choice.
toelatingseisen

vooropleiding
You'll need a Bachelor's degree in Computing Science to get admission to this specialisation.

studie kosten
bron: Radboud Universiteit
bedrag kostenpost
€ 700levensonderhoud
€ 500studiematerialenper jaar
€ 300visa/permitper jaar

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
bedragkostenpost
315kamerhuur in Nijmegenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1183totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

107 studenten volgen deze opleiding
10% daarvan is vrouw
10 eerstejaars gestart in 2015
20% daarvan is vrouw
18901 studenten aan de Radboud Universiteit
57% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

Op kamers in Nijmegen

41385studenten studerend
18288studenten woonachtig   
€ 315gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
20 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

1/4 Radboud Universiteit
Software Science
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
9 eerstejaars
22% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
2/4 Radboud Universiteit
Computing Science
star Elsevier
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
9 eerstejaars
22% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
3/4 Radboud Universiteit
Data Science
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
9 eerstejaars
22% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
4/4 Rijksuniversiteit
Computing Science
€ 303 gemiddelde kamerhuur
3 eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2015
deze
opleiding
landelijk
algemeen oordeel4.24.0
inhoud43.9
docenten3.93.9
studiefaciliteiten3.93.5
studielast3.63.6
studiebegeleiding3.43.4

Studentoordelen

De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Software Science aan de Radboud Universiteit is beoordeeld door 43 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.2 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Writing good software is a highly creative process, which requires the ability to approach problems in entirely novel ways through computational thinking. Besides creativity, a professional software scientist also has fine problem-solving, analytical, programming, and communication skills. By combining software programming, model-checking techniques and human intellect, software scientists can make a real difference to help and improve the devices that govern such a large part of our lives.

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

The job perspective for our graduates is excellent. Industry desperately needs software science specialists at an academic level, and thus our graduates have no difficulty in find an interesting and challenging job. Several of our graduates decide to go for a PhD and stay at a university, but most of our students go for a career in industry. They then typically either find a job at a larger company as consultant or programmer, or they start up their own software company.
Examples of companies where our graduates end up include the big Dutch high-tech companies such as Océ, ASML, Vanderlande and Philips, ICT service providers such as Topicus and Info Support and companies started by Radboud graduates, like AIA and GX.

current job market

vergeleken met andere studies

zoektijd baangoed
salaris na 1,5 jaar zeer goed
kans op een vaste baan zeer goed
bron: Elsevier beste banen 2015

Potentiële beroepen

  • adviseur interne controle en beveiliging informatievoorziening
  • architect technische infrastructuur ict
  • beleidsmedewerker ict
  • chief information officer
  • datawarehouse ontwikkelaar
  • hoofd beheer ict
  • hoofd systeemontwikkeling ict
  • hoogleraar informatica
  • ict-consultant
  • informatiemanager ict
  • manager servicedesk ict
  • projectleider ict
  • servicemanager ict
  • systeemontwerper
  • systeemontwikkelaar
  • systeemprogrammeur
  • universitair (hoofd)docent informatica
  • validatie engineer
  • wetenschappelijk onderzoeker informatica
bron: UWV

Contact

Admission Office

For general questions and questions on the admission procedure for international students

E: admissionoffice@ru.nl
T: +31 24 361 23 45
Dr. Perry Groot

Student advisor; for programme-related questions

E: computingscience@ru.nl
T: +31 24 365 20 37
Meer informatie?
Bezoek de website van deze opleiding.

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