New Double Degree programme for Master’s students
Feb 09, 2018 | Education
This autumn, the Nordic Master Programme in Intelligent Software Systems (NISS) will be starting at MDH. This is a programme which will give Master’s students in Software Engineering and Intelligent Embedded Systems the opportunity to study parts of their education at another university and at the same time take a double degree.
- It feels very exciting! It’s a project funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers and will last for five years. We’ll be admitting a total of ten students per year, divided among the three HEIs, says Radu Dobrin, who is responsible for NISS at MDH.
NISS is a cooperation project between MDH, the Åbo Akademi University, and Reykjavik University. The programme invites students who are already enrolled to the Master’s programme in Software Engineering or Intelligent Embedded Systems at MDH to study parts of their programme in Finland or on Iceland and at the same time take a double degree. The purpose of NISS is to develop the students’ ability to build and handle complex and large software systems and infrastructures, with an international perspective.
- The first year of the Double Degree Master’s programme will be read at their home university. After the first year they can choose to study for one semester or for the entire year at one of the other two universities. On completion of their studies they will receive a double degree, either in Software Engineering or Intelligent Embedded Systems at MDH, and in Computer Science or Computer Engineering with a specialization in Software Engineering at the Åbo Akademi University or in Computer Science at Reykjavik University, says Radu Dobrin.
The application period for NISS is in progress and will continue up to and including 1 April. To be able to apply, students must be already enrolled at MDH in the two-year Master’s programme in Software Engineering or Intelligent Embedded Systems.
- The applicants should contact the programme coordinators of the Master’s programmes at MDH or the international coordinator at IDT. Those admitted will also receive a scholarship amounting to a good 800 Euros a month, which will cover expenses such as accommodation during their stay abroad, says Radu Dobrin.