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Duration:3 years

Applied Computer Science (part-time)

Gain an insight and expertise in how to connect technological possibilities within IT to the needs of the industry.
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Key information

  • Master
  • Fall 2023
  • Part-time
  • 120 Points
  • Oslo
  • 3 years
  • English

Learning Outcomes

This is the study for those who are passionate about IT and technology, and who want to create innovative user experiences and solutions.

On this course, you will develop advanced knowledge within the fields of IT architecture, integration, development and modern information systems, focusing on theories, research questions, research methods and professional standards.

Close links to the industry, including the internship and master thesis in collaboration with the business community helps you succeed with this. You work with topics that are deeply rooted to the discipline.

You will gain a practical competence within:

  • Design of visual information dashboards based on big data
  • Knowledge and practical skills in the development of mobile solutions, Internet of Things and modern architectures
  • Expertise within interactive technology and software integration

Study model

This master's degree lasts three academic years, and each academic year is divided into two semesters. Here you can see an overview of compulsory subjects and what opportunities you have for practice, exchange and specialization. We reserve the right to make changes.
120 total ECTS credits
30 ECTS credits
1. semester
2. semester

  • MA121Big Data <p>Students will gain advanced knowledge of key theories and concepts of big data and machine learning. They will acquire specialised problem-solving skills, being able to bring together several key technologies used in manipulating, storing, and analysing big data. They shall take responsibility to conduct the planning and implementation of activities and evaluate the organisations value of big data.</p><p>Students will learn how to extract and identify useful features that best represent the data, learn about the most important machine learning algorithms as well as evaluating the performance of the chosen machine learning algorithm.</p>
  • MA141Ethics, sustainability and society <p>The main aim of this course is to provide students with the fundamental knowledge of ethics and sustainability necessary for responsible innovation and the development of new information technologies (IT) in the modern society. The central topics include the role of ethics in responsible innovation and IT development; information privacy concerns, social, economic, and environmental impacts of innovations and new ITs; and how IT development and innovation can contribute to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In covering ethical and sustainability issues, the course addresses the perspectives of various stakeholders at the individual level (IT developers, innovators, consumers, investors), the organizational level (commercial, public, and non-governmental organizations), and the societal level (local and regional communities, nations, international society). Group work on possible solutions to real-life ethical and sustainability challenges constitutes an essential part of the course.</p>
  • MA211Mobile Computing and Internet of Things <p>Students will gain in depth knowledge of mobile computing and introduce the Internet of Things (IoT). Students will further acquire knowledge of theories/models of mobile and pervasive computing applications, technologies and common research paradigms in mobile and pervasive computing such as context awareness, computing in an environment with limited resources, sensor-based interaction, and smart-device management. They will acquire skills in application design, architecture and implementation. Students will be expected to be able to analyse, discuss and critically reflect upon theories and research issues in mobile computing and internet of things.</p>
  • PDE5100Proposal Development
  • MS404Master Thesis
  • UTV999-30Utveksling
  • VAL999MA-30Valgemner

Career Opportunities

Meet the faculty

  • How we work

    Our research emphasizes economics, innovation, digitization and IT. In addition, there are several exciting research projects in applied informatics, information systems and human-computer interaction. Our lecturers have extensive experience both within industry and academia. Relevant working life experience is brought into the teaching through lecturing and guest lecturing. This will make you used to working life challenges and will ease the transition between study life and work life.
  • Your everyday study

    Kristiania is a place for everyone, whilst being a place where you will study along with others who share your passions. An education from Kristiania is practice-oriented, which makes our students sought-after in the labour market, even before they have finished their education. The students' own line associations make for opportunities to meet and bond on the basis of shared interests, while the incubators like Loftet and Bryggeriet creates a bustling and inspiring environment for the students' own companies.

This is the application process

Here you will find important information about the application process and how you can best prepare for the start of your studies.
  • Important deadlines

    The application deadline is 15. April 2023. The documentation deadline for diplomas and certificates is 1. July 2023. Note that 15. April 2023 falls on a Saturday.
  • Processing time

    For study programs with rolling admissions, you will receive a conditional offer within 1–3 days of submitting the application, if there are available slots for the study program you applied for.
  • How to apply

    Min Side for søkere is where you accept the offer and upload necessary documentation for your qualifications.
  • Semester registration

    You must register and confirm your individual education plan before you are reported as an active student to the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund, and to gain access to your subjects in Canvas, the learning platform.
  • SiO (Oslo) and Sammen (Bergen)

    SiO and Sammen offers housing, health services, kindergardens, fitness centers and much more to its members.
  • Loans and grants

    All our study programs are publicly approved and give the right to apply for loans and grants from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen).
  • Services and adaptations

    As a student, you can get guidance, everyday adaptation and follow-up on study-related questions and challenges. We have a duty of confidentiality.
  • Mitt Kristiania

    This is where you get an overview of your schedule, syllabus, services and other tools you need as a student.
  • Student ID card

    As a new student, you can have a student card made on all our campuses except the Brenneriveien Campus. Your student card serves as an access card at the college’s campuses, ID for exams, payment card for printers and library card.

Do you have questions?

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