The Computer Science programme is a 2½ year full-time higher study programme. It is divided into five semesters and divided into four main areas.
- Systems Development
- Business Understanding
The core areas are Programming and Systems Development. The areas Technology and Business Understanding focus on the contexts in which Programming and System Development take place.
First year: Basic level
The aim of the first year of study is to give you the tools to develop primarily single-user systems, independently and in collaboration with others.
The first year topics range from analysis to business management and operations. This is done through a systematic approach incorporating technological and business aspects.
Second year: Higher level
The purpose of the second year of study is to give you the skills to independently and in collaboration with others, assess a company's potential for IT development and so develop, renew and maintain a distributed IT system from analysis to management and operation via a situational methodical and systematic approach.
The purpose of specialization on 4th semester is that you profile your education through specialization and putting perspective on topics broadly related to the computational area.
The last half year: The independent and practice oriented level
The internship is carried out in one or more companies in which you must participate in and gain knowledge of relevant business functions. The internship can be organized in a flexible and differentiated manner, and should provide the basis for your final project.
The job market is becoming increasingly international, and students must learn to cope academically / professionally in a globalized world. This is why the programme has a compulsory international module, which lasts 14 days (10 working days) and is implemented as a study trip abroad. The module typically contains:
- Education at an educational institution in English
- Company visit
- Cultural events
Students must expect to pay up to 5,000 kr. excl. pocket money for participation.
Read more about the programme in the curriculum under 'Download'.
Flipped Classroom Teaching
The study programme is being taught on the basis of the Flipped Clasroom principle. Flipped Classroom basically flips teaching upside down. What you would normally do at home, you now do in school, and vice versa. The reason for this change is that it is trivial to read a book or watch a video in order be taught something, but it is non-trivial to solve exercises. By using Flipped classroom the teacher becomes available in supporting the students with the exercises - functioning as a coach or consultant rather than initiator – while the student becomes more involved in the activities that happen in class.
How to apply
This English taught programme is no longer open to full degree applicants. Exchange students can still apply to existing classes.
As an Exchange student through Erasmus+, Nordplus or a non-European Partner agreement, you may choose between participating in a Summer/Autumn or a Winter/Spring semester.
- For Summer/Autumn semester: 15 May
- For Winter/Spring semester: 20 November