Master's Programme in Software Engineering and Digital Transformation

Software development and digitalisation are an integral part of the modern society, shaping virtually everything from the objects around us to the ways in which we communicate.

The Master's Programme in Software Engineering and Digital Transformation focuses on developing advanced knowledge and expertise for the design and development of software and digital services and the digital transformation of business processes. This Master's programme has gained ASIIN accreditation.

The programme addresses the application of engineering principles of software and systems development, including design methodologies, business process and service modelling and re-engineering, operation principles, and maintenance and quality assurance approaches.

Digital transformation in this context refers to the change associated with the application of the software engineering body of knowledge to the transformation and modernisation of digital assets of business and industry.

▶️ VIDEO: A associate professor and a student tell why to choose this Master's programme (the text continues below the video).

You can specialise in one of two areas: Software Engineering or Digital Transformation

The Software Engineering specialisation builds upon the Bachelor's Programme in Software Engineering and aims to develop professional skills in this discipline and provide opportunities for students to engage in and develop research abilities.

From a practical point of view, this specialisation prepares students for specialist roles or project and team leader positions.

The Digital Transformation specialisation aims to build software and service design and redesign, business process re-engineering and digitalisation expertise for modern businesses, and industry workflow digitalisation.

This specialisation offers a fresh start to those who have previously studied 24 ECTS credits or more in computer science or related disciplines (IT/IS or software engineering) but do not have a Bachelor's degree in that domain. The specialisation aims to develop professional skills in this discipline and to provide opportunities for the students to engage in research and develop their research abilities.

"The most important thing I learned at LUT was that by studying and working hard I can get the skills I want and need"

LUT Alumni Poorang Vosough (R&D Software Engineer at Genelec Oy) enjoyed the multicultural environment at LUT and learnt a lot from practically oriented courses like code camps

Read Poorang's story

Software Engineering and Digital Transformation

Master of Science in Technology

120 ECTS credits

2 years

Start date
August 2021


Tuition fees and scholarships
EUR 10 000 Non-EU/EEA students
Scholarships available

Academic unit
LUT School of Engineering Science


Regular application period
1 December 2020 − 20 January 2021

Rolling admission
1 October 2020 − 31 May 2021

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