Blekinge Institute of Technology

Introduction

Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) is a globally attractive knowledge community within applied IT and innovation for sustainable growth.

At Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) education and research are of a very high international standard and learning is the focal point for students, teachers and researchers alike. BTH is a recognized university under government control. It is the most distinctly profiled higher education institution in Sweden, with a clear focus on applied information technology and innovation for sustainable growth.

BTH offers study programmes and single subject courses in first, second and third cycles. 5100 students study at BTH. Around 42 professors and more than 100 associate and assistant professors work on our two campuses.

Top reasons to study at BTH

  • BTH has been awarded the ECTS Label and the Diploma Supplement (DS) Label in 2011
  • Ranked #6 in the world within Systems and Software Engineering - #1 in Europe by the Journal of Systems and Software
  • BTH has been named the best university in Sweden, and third in Europe, in sustainable development, by the EESD report issued by the "Alliance for Global Sustainability".
  • Ranked #1 among all Swedish universities by PhD students
  • Over the last four years, around 50 of our research students were awarded the doctoral degree
  • Sweden is a country where natural luxuries like wide-open spaces, fresh air, clean water and beautiful, pristine nature and wilderness exist in abundance
  • There are some 70 nationalities represented on faculty level and among the students at BTH. This gives us a truly international environment
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Master

Master's programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability

Campus Full time August 2017 Sweden Karlskrona

This programme extends over two semesters and concentrates on two integrated themes. The first of these themes is an internationally recognized and scientifically reviewed model (framework) of systematic work towards an attractive and sustainable society (strategic... [+]

Master's programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability The society within the biosphere is to its nature a much complex system. To achieve success in this system, i.e. a sustainable society, knowledge of how success is defined and how it can be achieved is required. On the basis of a fundamental vision of a sustainable society, one can through “backcasting” formulate a strategy to reach the desired aim. This programme extends over two semesters and concentrates on two integrated themes. The first of these themes is an internationally recognized and scientifically reviewed model (framework) of systematic work towards an attractive and sustainable society (strategic sustainable development). This is a universal model which can be used to work with sustainable development within many different fields globally, nationally, in companies, in municipalities, in whole societies and on the individual level. This model gives a systematic method for: analysis of the present, visualization of solutions, finding strategies to reach sustainable solutions, choosing and developing general and supplementary tools to develop indicators for a sustainable development. The other theme in the education consists of concepts related to organizational learning and leadership. These concepts are developed through studies of how different groups of people (for example organizations and societies) can use the framework that is described above to identify strategies to reach sustainability. The above aspects and concepts will not only be described theoretically but will also be practiced during the programme. In addition to this, the students will find new paths to knowledge by using the framework. Learning outcomes The aim of the study programme is achieved through the courses that are included in the higher education qualification. Assessment and examination take place at course level, and details concerning examination and grading are found in respective course syllabus. In addition to the nationally regulated aims the following aims apply to the education. After completion of the education, the student should: - have knowledge about and be able to apply the framework for sustainable development that is taught in the courses of the programme. - have developed leadership skills and ability to inform and explain through an increased consciousness of organizational and personal learning. - have developed his/her presentation, facilitation and coaching skills. - be able to apply the two themes of the programme in different situations to analyze problems, create solutions and choose or develop supplementary tools and concepts. By helping the students to reach these aims, the programme will contribute to create a worldwide network of professional actors within strategic sustainable development. Mode of delivery The implementation of the education follows the “non-linear approach”. This means that the five system levels that the programme is built up around and which build on principles for organizational learning will be presented during the first day of the programme. A gradual deepening of these will then take place during the following 4½ months. This leads to a learning method as the programme progresses. The concluding 4½ months of the programme will be primarily devoted to a degree project where the students in small groups obtain the possibility to apply their knowledge of the framework in a real company, in an organization or another project. This non-linear method also gives a certain possibility to adaptation of how the courses are carried out through a continuous dialogue with the students. As the programme progresses, the students will obtain the possibility to specialize in all the levels of the framework while a connection of how the five levels are connected with each other will be discussed. Extensive group assignments and learning in groups will be encouraged. Learning takes place primarily through application of concepts instead of through traditional lectures. Through this working method, the students are urged to mutually exchange knowledge and experiences with one another which also is a part of the assessment of the students' achievements. Simply expressed, powerful traits of character such as optimism and creativity will be openly encouraged as being a fundamental aspect in the development of leadership. The programme will use the following methods for learning: - Introductory lectures - which comprise lectures, break-out groups and informal insights and discussions about concepts and their usages. - Both self-organized and structured group assignments and role play. - Individual studies - eLearning and reviews of relevant material. - Supervision and workshops. - The students teach one another and evaluate one another. The students will take both compulsory and elective courses which are listed below. The programme is divided into four study periods of the same length. The two first study periods contain courses, of which the second period also contains elective courses, and the two last study periods a degree project. Admission Criteria In the case of more qualified applicants than available positions for the current programme start, a selection is made. This is done in the following way: METHOD 9 Master’s Programme in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability GENERAL This method is intended to assess the applicant’s motivation and preconditions for studies at the programme ”Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability”. SELECTION CRITERIA - Curriculum Vitae - An essay explaining the applicant’s interest in the programme, providing information about her or his relevant personal or professional experiences (maximum 5 pages, font size 12, double-spaced) - 2 letters of reference (recommendations from two people who are familiar with the applicant’s ability and skills) - Higher education grades SPECIFICATION OF SELECTION CRITERIA Ranking of the applicants will be based on the relative qualification level as regards: - Academic results at prior higher education studies - Relevance of degree (and of courses included) for scientifically based studies at Master’s level in strategic sustainable development - Relevant professional experience - Demonstrated interest in ”Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability” (e.g. through choice of work, voluntary work, other community services or in other way) [-]

Master Programme in Sustainable Urban Planning

Campus Full time August 2017 Sweden Karlskrona

The programme focuses on two central themes of urban planning and design of the built environment in Sweden: from post-war urban planning up until the 1980s, and sustainable urban planning from early 1990s up until today. There is a great interest in Swedish experiences of... [+]

Master Programme in Sustainable Urban Planning \ge of Swedish experiences of urban planning. These experiences are highlighted by the various courses in the programme, where they are contextualised and problematised with the objective of developing amongst the students a reflective and critical perspective on planning and sustainable urban development in Sweden. Students are also supposed to put their newly acquired knowledge into practice in various projects and assignments. By integrating theory in the design of urban environment on different levels, the programme aims to provide students with an advanced insight and understanding of the context and complexity of Swedish urban planning. Learning outcomes be able to demonstrate broad knowledge and understanding of the interdisciplinary field to which spatial planning belongs, where social science, natural science and technology meet and are amalgamated into spatial planning. be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of subjects, disciplines and knowledge areas applicable for solving qualified assignments and to critically examine design plans and written documents. be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of research and development issues in spatial planning. be able to demonstrate advanced methodological knowledge in planning and design of the spatial environment, and of tasks included in the working field of spatial planning. in a reflective and analytical way, be able to demonstrate ability to integrate knowledge from tested practice, subject areas and science fields which are relevant for processing of complex planning problems. Working with planning and design of the spatial environment requires the ability to tackle and evaluate situations and issues where information may be limited. be able to demonstrate ability to independently and creatively identify and formulate problems related to the field of planning and design, such as social, economic, ecological, democratic and aesthetic issues, and with appropriate methods in these areas plan and conduct qualified assignments on a level that promotes development of the professional area of spatial planning. be able to demonstrate ability to communicate and argue knowledge and conclusions in the field of spatial planning with groups and actors affected or involved in spatial planning. be able to demonstrate ability to make assessments with regard to social, economic and ecological sustainability within the area of spatial planning based on tested practice and available scientific knowledge. be able to demonstrate ability to take ethical aspects in consideration when working with people, institutions, organisations and associations which are affected of science and development in spatial planning. General entry requirements To meet the entry requirements for master's level (second cycle or graduate) studies, you must: have been awarded a Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) from an internationally recognised university. be able to demonstrate proficiency in English by means of an internationally recognised test, e. g. TOEFL, IELTS or the equivalent. Check the website of the university where you would like to study for more information about language requirements. [-]

Master’s Programme in Mechanical Engineering with Emphasis on Structural Engineering

Campus Full time August 2017 Sweden Karlskrona

The aim of the program is to have the student prepare for participation in advanced product development or research within mechanical engineering. The aim is that the student after completed degree should master a coordinated working method at analysis for... [+]

Master’s Programme in Mechanical Engineering with Emphasis on Structural Engineering The aim of the program is to have the student prepare for participation in advanced product development or research within mechanical engineering. The aim is that the student after completed degree should master a coordinated working method at analysis for decision support in the product development process, the extensive modules of virtual and physical modelling, simulation and experimental investigation and optimisation. Coordinated working method at analysis for decision support. The student is expected to inform herself/himself about current field-relevant research and considerably increase her/his ability to communicate her/his own contributions with scientific facts and relations both orally and in writing by means of modern tools for visualisation and documentation. The coordinated working method can in short be described according to: Virtual models for description of interesting product properties and behaviours are developed, verified and used for simulations of the functionality of the system. The Simulation result is compared with experimental results of studies on delimited parallelly developed physical models, or with experiences from earlier development, with the aim of validating the virtual models. The coordination also implies that the virtual models are used to design good physical models and measurement strategies. This process is repeated until sufficient agreement is achieved. Simulation with the virtual model can then be used for optimisation. If the optimisation shows a need for changes that influence the relevance for the current model, the whole procedure is repeated. More detailed descriptions are, when necessary, gradually added to the model during the ongoing development of the analysed product. At the development of a completely new product, several iterations are usually required. When a new variant of a product is developed, earlier experiences can largely be reused. Learning outcomes In addition to the nationally regulated aims, which are found under point 8, the following aims apply to the education. After completion of the education, the student should: - be able to formulate and validate numerical and analytical models of mechanical systems by means of both advanced software and by means of strong simplified relations for important characteristics - be able to specify, carry out and interpret measurements and analysis of vibrations for rotating machines and other mechanical structures - be able to specify, carry out and interpret experimental modal analysis on mechanical structures - be able to carry out simulation of mechanical systems with parameters received from numerical models and/or experiment, for example regarding effect from imposed load and/or simple structural changes - be able to carry out optimisation of mechanical systems based on results of numerical models, simulations and measurements to meet the market needs and draw use of technological progress - be able to coordinate activities and report received results in an understandable way under the observing of general rules and practice for scientific writing - understand effects on society and environment of the student’s own activities Mode of delivery The program is constituted by, in substance, compulsory courses that build on each other in a given order. Only one of the concluding courses is chosen dependent on expected specialisation of the following degree project. The intended study path for the programme is illustrated below, followed by a brief description of compulsory courses and elective courses. More detailed descriptions are found in respective course syllabus. The study programme goes through continuous evaluation and development which can mean that the range of courses offered and placing of courses in time is changed. Prerequisites For admission to the study programme, a Bachelor's degree or a Bachelor of Science in Engineering within mechanical engineering are required, preferably with specialisation in structural mechanics. A higher education qualification should contain mathematics including matrix algebra, multivariable analysis and transform theory, basic mechanics and programming. The requirement in English is English B. Admission Criteria For second-cycle programmes, special selection is applied. The special selection implies that one or several selection criteria are weighted together according to a method that results in a tariff. Method 12: special selection for master's programme within the field of technology. Selection steps: Academic degree - The first stage of the assessment process consists of an assessment of how relevant the field and specialisation of the applicant's earlier higher education qualifications is for the specialisation of the programme applied to. The assessment is made in three categories: minimum relevance given the entry requirements = tariff 0, medium-high relevance= tariff 0.5, high relevance = tariff 1. TOEFL - Finally the applicant’s TOEFL is standardised; respective IELTS-levels in English to a value between 0 and 1, where 0 is the minimum level to be qualified and 1 is the maximum level on the test. Applicants that are exempted from showing their levels in English with TOEFL/IELTS-levels are given the tariff 1. These three values are added to a collected tariff that can vary between 0-3. Qualified applicants with the same qualifications: If two or more applicants to a first - and second-cycle alternative have the same tariff, lots are drawn. For more information: https://www.bth.se/eng/masters/ [-]

MSc

Master of Science Programme in Computer Science (120 ECTS)

Campus Full time August 2017 Sweden Karlskrona

Our Master in Computer Science offers is a number of elective courses with an emphasis on information security, information systems and intelligent systems. Courses focus on issues closely related to research frontier in Computing Science. It is included in the master's program to... [+]

Master of Science Programme in Computer Science (120 ECTS) Today Computing Science is a huge field including topics such as programming languages, algorithms and complexity, data structures, intelligent systems, distributed systems and net-work technology. Over the fifty years that computer science has existed, it has come too defined as the technology of our time. Computers are integrated in many parts of our society and scientific field continues to develop at an astonishing pace. New technologies are constantly is constantly being introduced and the existing ones become obsolete. Our Master in Computer Science offers is a number of elective courses with an emphasis on information security, information systems and intelligent systems. Courses focus on issues closely related to research frontier in Computing Science. It is included in the master's program to write the master's thesis, which must be based on current research and scientific articles. After the student has obtained master's degree the student is then well prepared for work in industry as well as to make scientific careers at university. Teaching is conducted through lectures, seminars and laboratory assignments. Depending on the nature of the laboratory assignments they are carried out either individually and in groups. A credit point is equivalent to a point in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Learning outcomes In addition the nationally regulated goals the following goals apply for the education. After completion of the programme the student will: Have understanding for problems, theories and challenges within computer science. Have broad understanding for methods and techniques within computer science. Have deep knowledge about methods for parts of the computer science area. Have the ability to master techniques within computer science. Have the ability to choose and adapt methods according to the problem presented. Have the ability to perform scientific work following research principles. Have the ability to individually being able to contribute to research projects. Be able to address problems with a scientific approach. Have the ability to critically assess problems and suggested solutions. Have the ability to reflect over ethical and social aspects of computer science. Mode of delivery The students are expected to study full time during two academic years. The courses are on campus and in English. Of the 120 credits required for the degree, no more than 30 credits are allowed to come from basic level. The objectives of the program are achieved through the courses included in the exam. Assessment and grading are done at module level and details concerning assessment and grading are available in each course syllabus. During the education each course is evaluated, and the course evaluations are the foundation for continued development. Prerequisites A Bachelor’s degree - three years (180 Swedish credit points, 180 ECTS) of study in science or engineering in an aspect of computing, e.g.: computer science, software engineering, information systems or computer engineering is required. Bachelor's degree must include at least 15 credits in mathematics. English B. For more information:https://www.bth.se/eng/masters/ [-]

Master of Science Programme in Electrical Engineering with emphasis on Telecommunication System

Campus Full time August 2017 Sweden Karlskrona

The objective of the programme is to prepare for qualified development work in industry as well as provide a basis for research studies. The students meet and work closely with researchers in the field of telecommunication systems and will get a thorough understanding in... [+]

Master of Science Programme in Electrical Engineering with emphasis on Telecommunication System (120 ECTS)

The objective of the programme is to prepare for qualified development work in industry as well as provide a basis for research studies. The students meet and work closely with researchers in the field of telecommunication systems and will get a thorough understanding in this area. After finishing the studies the student will be able to apply the knowledge in a range of situations for an analysis of problems as well as creation of solutions. The student will be able to select, design and apply a range of complimentary and cohesive tools and concepts in the area. During the programme studies the student will acquire an understanding of basic definitions and concepts, construction principles and construction methods and the practical application of these within the area of telecommunication systems and computer networking. The student will also obtain knowledge of important protocols, methods of system evaluation, current trends and problems in the context of mobile and broadband communications including security. The studies will mainly be carried out on campus to make it possible for the students to work close to the researchers. The education will include both theory and practical applications and the student will work both independent and integrate in to team as well. The programme will be finished by a master thesis work (30 credit points) which normally will be done in close cooperation with the industry and/or research projects. In order to get the master’s degree a student has to complete 90 credit points (1.5 years) courses plus a 30 credit points (0.5 year) master thesis work, totally 2 years. One credit point (högskolepoäng) in the Swedish system corresponds to one credit point in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The programme is based on that the student has a bachelor of science in the area of either electrical engineering or computer engineering. For further information, please see the programme descriptor of the programme.... [-]


Master of Science Programme in Software Engineering (120 ECTS)

Campus Full time August 2017 Sweden Karlskrona

The programme is for two years and organised around a group of mandatory and elective courses. The mandatory courses provide a broad based and cover more advanced topics like software engineering industry is currently in need of. In addition, securing a general basis for... [+]

Master of Science Programme in Software Engineering (120 ECTS) Software has become an increasingly important element in many products being developed today. There has been a change in development costs from hardware development to software solutions. This increases the need to develop software based on the right functionality, quality, on time and in budget. Master Programme in Software Engineering is designed to meet these challenges by educating software developers in advanced concepts within software engineering that cover the entire development chain, from management's perspectives to the technical and developing perspectives. The programme is for two years and organised around a group of mandatory and elective courses. The mandatory courses provide a broad based and cover more advanced topics like software engineering industry is currently in need of. In addition, securing a general basis for all students. The elective courses give students with the opportunity to specialise in particular perspectives and thus helps to increase their attractiveness of future employers in a way as the student chooses. All courses are designed to offer a mix of latest practice and latest findings. This is strengthened further of the fact to higher education has active research in all of the mandatory course subjects. Teaching is conducted of professionals who have extensive contacts in industry and many of them are also active in a research group in software engineering. This research group is internationally recognized within the field and members of the group have won several prestigious awards over the years. One credit is equivalent to a score in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Learning outcomes After completion of the programme the student shall: Have understanding for problems, theories and challenges within large scale software engineering. Have broad understandings for methods within software engineering. Have deep method knowledge within parts of software engineering. Have necessary skills to adapt available methods to the problem at hand. Have the ability to identify strengths and weaknesses within methods, results as well as prepare improvement suggestions. Have the ability to lead investigations using appropriate scientific methods. Have the ability to critically assess problems, solutions and results. Have the ability to take a scientific approach to the work performed. Have the ability to reflect over ethical and social aspects of Software Engineering. Mode of delivery The students are expected to study full time during two academic years. The courses are on campus and in English. Of the 120 credits required for the degree, no more than 30 credits are allowed to come from basic level. The objectives of the program are achieved through the courses included in the exam. Assessment and grading are done at module level and details concerning assessment and grading is available in each course syllabus. During the education each course is evaluated, and the course evaluations are the foundation for continued development. Prerequisites The entrance requirements for the Master’s program are a Bachelor's degree - three years (180 ECTS) of study of Software Engineering, or a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. Completed studies corresponding to 90 ECTS points classified within the subject of Software Engineering. Bachelor's degree must include at least 15 credits in mathematics. English B. Admission Criteria METHOD 12 Master’s Programme in Engineering GENERAL This method is intended to assess the applicant’s suitability for the Master’s Programmes, among others in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Software Engineering. SELECTION CRITERIA Prior higher education and English. SPECIFICATION OF SELECTION CRITERIA The first step of the assessment process consists of an assessment of how relevant the field and specialisation of the applicant’s prior degrees from a higher education institution or university are to specialisation of the programme applied for. The assessment is done in three categories: minimal relevance given the admission requirements = tariff 0, medium relevance = tariff 0.5, high relevance = tariff 1. Finally, the applicant’s TOEFL and IELTS levels in English are standardized to a tariff between 0 and 1, where 0 is the minimal level for qualifying and 1 is the maximal level of the test. Appli-cants who are exempted from demonstrating their level of English through TOEFL/IELTS tests receive the tariff of 1. These two values are added together to a total tariff that may vary between 0 and 2. HIGHEST TARIFF A maximum of 2 points is given, according to the description above. WORKING METHOD Applications that are accepted for examination based on the general admission requirements for the programme will be ranked according to the above. If all applicants with the lowest equal tariff cannot be offered a place, lots will be drawn. [-]

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