Software Engineering TEMPUS (4+1)

1. General information 

The MSc curriculum in software engineering is committed to excellence in European-wide software education and training of engineers to deliver high quality and trustworthy software systems that meet the local industrial needs.


General competencies

  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Capacity for critical analysis and synthesis
  • Capacity for applying knowledge in practice
  • Capacity for generating new ideas (creativity)
  • Capacity to learn
  • Decision-making
  • Knowledge of a second language
  • Research skills 

Specific learning outcomes

  • Show mastery and critical thinking of the software engineering (SE) knowledge and skills and professional issues necessary to begin practice/research as a software engineer.
  • Work as individual or as part of a team to develop and deliver high quality software artefacts, being able to analyze its level of quality.
  • Identify, analyse, and reconcile conflicting project objectives, finding acceptable compromises within limitations of cost, time, knowledge, existing systems and organizations.
  • Analyze, design and document appropriate solutions in more than one application domains using SE approaches that integrate ethical, social, legal and economic concerns.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and critically analyze and apply current theories, models and techniques that provide a basis for problem identification and analysis, software design, development, implementation, verification and documentation.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation and understanding for the importance of negotiation, effective work habits, leadership and good communication with stakeholders in a typical, industry-strength software environment.
  • Learn new theories, models, techniques and technologies as they emerge and appreciate the necessity of such continuing professional development. 
  • Offered by: Sts. Cyril and Methodius University - Skopje, Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering – FCSE in collaboration with the University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Study programme: Joint MSc curricula in Software Engineering / Tempus JEP 18035
  • Scientific-research field: Computer Science
  • Category: Computing
  • Sub-category: Software and its Engineering, Theory of Computation, Information Systems
  • The master studies cycle consists of 60 ECTS.
  • Study duration: 2 semesters
  • One academic year is divided into two semesters with 30 weeks each (1 semester = 15 weeks)
  • The first semester is comprised of courses only, while the second semester there is devoted to the final project, i.e. master thesis.
  • Enrollment requisites: fully completed undergraduate study cycle with a minimum of 240 ECTS with a degree in the fields of computer science and/or computer engineering.
  • First semester: 5 elective courses divided into two groups: general SE competence and specific SE competence. Student can select at most two from the general SE courses, and at leas from the specific SE courses
  • Second semester: Final master thesis project that equals 30 ECTS.
  • 1 ECTS = 30 hours of work load.
  • Contact hours per week is 4. 

Degree: Master of computer science in the area of software engineering.