Software Development (Aalborg)
The master in Software Development at Aalborg University focuses on innovation, interaction design, usability, development processes and project management. The programme is aimed towards bachelors from other disciplines than IT who wants to add IT to their education. Your background could for instance be in humanities, social science or design.
The two-year full-time programme in Software Development is designed to prepare students for the practice of contemporary software development in leading-edge software organisations and research institutions.
Its major themes are:
- Software engineering
- Human-computer interaction.
Students are expected both to develop extended working software prototypes addressing real-world problems and to contribute to research on the programme’s themes.
"We are going to bring several professional competencies and qualifications into play", says one of the founders of the programme, Professor Peter Axel Nielsen and continues "for that reason we are also going to spend a lot of time guiding the students and there will be very close cooperation between the students and their supervisors. Our aim is to
recruit students from all over Europe and our graduates will be prepared for jobs in public and private companies all over the world", ends Peter Axel Nielsen.
"I study Software Development (master degree). The study system in Aalborg University is definitely different from the one I experienced in Poland. Students spend most of their time on the group projects. Thanks to this approach, students learn how to co-operate in teams while they are doing real projects instead of learning theories from lectures only.
Of course, besides the project, there are also lectures and different kinds of exercises. It is especially important in my study specialisation because most of the IT companies work in teams. During the project work, students very often co-operate with real companies located in Aalborg. Thanks to this, we can gain better experience which will be useful in our future career.
One very important advantage that Aalborg University has is the possibility to meet a lot of students from different countries which may benefit in long-term international friendships.
I recommend Aalborg University to all students from Poland."
Michal Bzowy, Poland