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Master by Research in Computer Engineering, 120 credits, 120 hp

The master by research programme in computer engineering targets those who are highly motivated to develop skills and knowledge for a future career in research and development. It is also an excellent preparation for future doctoral studies. During the training you will work with researchers with a specific research question in one of Mittuniversitetets largest research environments. You alternate research work with the academic studies needed to solve the task.

  • Start: Autumn semester 2024
  • Study form: Campus
  • Study pace: 100%
  • Campus: Sundsvall
  • Number of spots: 5
  • Language: English
  • Code: MIU-D2513
Application: The last day to apply was 15 April 2024
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  • Start: Autumn semester 2024
  • Study form: Campus
  • Study pace: 100%
  • Campus: Sundsvall
  • Number of spots: 5
  • Language: English
  • Code: MIU-D2M21
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About the programme

As a student, you are part of a research group at the Sensible Things that Communicate (STC) research center, and participate in a research project where you will work both independently and together with others.

The education consists of theoretical and project-based courses and leads to an individual thesis work during the last semester - a master thesis.

Projects may include areas like wireless communication, 3D visualization, and machine learning.

The Internet of Things is a new and fast expanding area in Computer Science

Entry requirements

English course 6/English course B from Swedish Upper Secondary School (Gymnasium) or the equivalent.

Degree of Bachelor (at least 180 credits/180 ECTS), Degree of Bachelor of Science in Computer or Electrical Engineering (at least 180 credits/180 ECTS), or equivalent, with at least 30 credits/30 ECTS in Mathematics/Applied Mathematics, including courses in probability theory and statistics and discrete mathematics, and 60 credits/60 ECTS in Computer Engineering including 15 credits/15 ECTS in an object oriented programming language.

Eligibility for the research project is assessed on the basis of the applicant's bachelor’s degree project/thesis, a letter of motivation, and, where appropriate, through other documented experience relevant to the subject.


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Required documents:

- Certificates and diplomas from previous university studies. The universities where you studied must be internationally recognized higher education institutions (university or university college).

- Transcripts of completed courses and grades for each semester included in your degree.

- Proof of English language skills equivalent to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden, i.e. English 6/English course B.

- In addition, you must submit a letter stating your interest in the programme, and a ranking of your interests if more than one study project is offered to you.

You should also describe your background and its relevance to the subject in a Curriculum Vitae (CV), with your Bachelor’s thesis, individual projects, project portfolio and any experience that you wish to refer to attached.

Please note that your online application is complete when you have submitted your supporting documentation. Upload these documents to your personal account at as soon as possible but no later than (three weeks after the application deadline. For more information go to

Title of qualification


Masterexamen med huvudområdet datateknik, translated into Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Computer Engineering
Teknologie masterexamen med huvudområdet datateknik, som översätts till Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Computer Engineering
depending on the choice of courses

After the programme

After having completed your Master’s thesis, there are good opportunities to work with research within academy or trade and industry, or in product development with new technology.

Work experience contact

During the programme, you will meet both researchers and companies that our research centre cooperates with. This way, you get useful contacts and experiences to prepare you for your future career.

About STC

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The page was updated 12/21/2023