Computer Science (IT)

Computer Science (IT)

Are you interested in programming, programming languages, software engineering, machine intelligence, data management or embedded systems? You can deepen your skills in these areas by taking the Computer Science (IT) master's education at Aalborg University.

Computer Science (IT) is an education made for both Danish students and students from abroad (IT means “international track”) and every part of the programme is taught in English. Please notice, that this education is not the same as the Computer Science education which is only taught in Danish.

Computer Science (IT) targets two types of students;

  1. International students with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering
  2. Bachelors in Information Technology with Specialisation in Technology from Aalborg University

You are also able to be enrolled to the master's programme in Computer Science (IT) if you have a bachelor's degree in Data Science from Aalborg University, Aarhus University or the IT University in Copenhagen, or a bachelor's degree in Interaction Design from Aalborg University. A special agreement has been made between Aalborg University and UCN, so if you have a professional bachelor in Software Development and have completed courses in syntax and semantics as well as discrete mathematics, you are able to be enrolled.

If you are unsure whether your bachelor's degree gives access to the master's programme in Computer Science (IT), you are welcome to contact study secretary, Ulla Øland.

Your bachelor's degree must as a minimum consist of 150 ECTS computer science content and include courses in the following subjects: Programming (10 ECTS), Software Engineering (5 ECTS), Algorithms and data structures (5 ECTS), Databases (5 ECTS) and Discrete mathematics (5 ECTS). 


The students can choose between two tracks on the 2nd semester:

  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Computer Science (CS)

The Study Board highly recommends that students without a background in formal computer science and/or programming language design and compiler construction follow the IT track, in order to gain these specific competencies. 

Please find detailed information on the specialisations and courses in the Curriculum for the Master's Programme in Computer Science (IT) under Overview of the programme (§18).

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Admission Requirements

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Study Method at AAU - Problem Based Learning

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