Master in Computer Science and Software Engineering

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Master in Computer Science and Software Engineering

The SIT program is flexible and adapted to many different individual situations. It is available both onsite in Schaffhausen and in an online offering, as well as any onsite-online combination. It offers qualified students attractive scholarships and the possibility of a second year in one of our partner universities in Europe, the USA, and Asia.

Become a technical leader — get a Master of Science in Software Engineering



Classic program
Double degree
Fast track

Classic program

MSc in Computer Science and Software Engineering
(120 ECTS in 4 semesters)

FALL 2021 (30 ECTS)

Technical skills
Quality Engineering (6 ECTS)
Software Construction, Software Architecture, and Software Engineering (6 ECTS)
Cyber Protection (6 ECTS)

Management skills
Product Vision, Product Strategy, Innovation and Marketing (6 ECTS)

Leadership skills
Organizational Behavior and Industrial-Organizational Psychology (3 ECTS)

Capstone Project: geographically distributed teams working on industrially relevant projects in cooperation with companies with academic advisors or develop a commercialization project at the local tech park facilities (3 ECTS).

SPRING 2022 (30 ECTS)

Technical skills
- Data Science (6 ECTS)
Architectural strategy (6 ECTS)
Dynamic Analysis and Deep Learning (6 ECTS)

Management skills
Product design, portfolio management and analytics (6 ECTS)

Leadership skills
Agile leadership and Strategic Management (3 ECTS)

Capstone Project: geographically distributed teams working on Industrially relevant projects in cooperation with companies with academic advisors or develop a commercialization project at the local tech park facilities (3 ECTS)

SUMMER 2022

Elective Internship
The master offers internships within SIT research laboratories and within Swiss and international companies, thanks tho the SIT close partnership with well-known industry partners.

Internships give you the opportunity to improve experience with international research projects and leading industrial projects, both extremely important for employment after your studies.

FALL 2022 (30 ECTS)

Technical skills
System Protection (6 ECTS)
Programmatic Marketing (3 ECTS)
Quantum Informatics (3 ECTS)

Management skills
Transformational change management (6 ECTS)

Leadership skills
Customer centric mindset and agile delivery management (3 ECTS)
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurship (3 ECTS)

Capstone Project: geographically distributed teams working on Industrially relevant projects in cooperation with companies with academic advisors or develop a commercialization project at the local tech park facilities (6 ECTS)

SPRING 2023 (30 ECTS)

Master Thesis

Double degree

MSc in Computer Science and Software Engineering and master degree in a partner university
(140 ECTS in 4 semesters and 2 summers)

Double degree programs students must:
-- be admitted to the MSc in CS-SE,
-- be admitted to the program of the partner institution according to the bilateral agreements.

Facts

- Limited admission

- Full scholarships available

Ongoing degrees:

- Carnegie Mellon University, CMU (Pittsburgh USA)

- National University of Singapore, NUS (Singapore)

New degrees (under negotiation)

- Universität Konstanz (Germany)

- Università degli studi di Siena (Italy)

English is the official language of the double degrees

FALL 2021 (30 ECTS)

Technical skills

Quality Engineering (6 ECTS)

Data Science (6 ECTS)

Cyber Protection (6 ECTS)

Management skills

Product vision, strategy, innovation and marketing (6 ECTS)

Leadership skills

Human and Social Psychology (3 ECTS)

Capstone Project: geographically distributed teams working on Industrially relevant projects in cooperation with companies with academic advisors or develop a commercialization project at the local tech park facilities (3 ECTS)

SPRING 2022 (30 ECTS)

Technical skills

- Data Science (6 ECTS)

Architectural strategy (6 ECTS)

Dynamic Analysis and Deep Learning (6 ECTS)

Management skills

Product design, portfolio management and analytics (6 ECTS)

Leadership skills

Agile leadership and Strategic Management (3 ECTS)

Capstone Project: geographically distributed teams working on Industrially relevant projects in cooperation with companies with academic advisors or develop a commercialization project at the local tech park facilities (3 ECTS)

FALL 2022 (30 ECTS)

Semester at the partner university:

- Carnegie Mellon University, CMU (full scholarships available)

- National University of Singapore, NUS (full scholarships available)

SPRING 2023 (30 ECTS)

Semester at the partner university:

- Carnegie Mellon University, CMU (full scholarships available)

- National University of Singapore, NUS (full scholarships available)

SUMMER 2023 (20 ECTS)

Master thesis (20 ECTS)

Fast track

MSc in Computer Science and Software Engineering
(120 ECTS in 3 semesters and summer)

Fast track program students must:
-- be admitted to the MSc in CS-SE with no education debt,
-- pass an interview with the master admission committee.

FALL 2021 (30 ECTS)

Technical skills
Quality Engineering (6 ECTS)
Software Construction, Software Architecture, and Software Engineering (6 ECTS)
Cyber Protection (6 ECTS)

Management skills
Product Vision, Product Strategy, Innovation and Marketing (6 ECTS)

Leadership skills
Organizational Behavior and Industrial-Organizational Psychology (3 ECTS)

Capstone Project: geographically distributed teams working on Industrially relevant projects in cooperation with companies with academic advisors or develop a commercialization project at the local tech park facilities (3 ECTS).

SPRING 2022 (36 ECTS)

Technical skills
- Data Science (6 ECTS)
Architectural strategy (6 ECTS)
Dynamic Analysis and Deep Learning (6 ECTS)

Management skills
Product design, portfolio management and analytics (6 ECTS)

Leadership skills
Agile leadership and Strategic Management (3 ECTS)

Master thesis (6 ECTS)
Thesis to be carried on as extra time in the second and third semesters and full time during the summer break.

Capstone Project: geographically distributed teams working on Industrially relevant projects in cooperation with companies with academic advisors or develop a commercialization project at the local tech park facilities (3 ECTS).

SUMMER 2022 (18 ECTS)

Master thesis (18 ECTS)
Thesis to be carried on as extra time in the second and third semesters and full time during the summer break.

FALL 2022 (36 ECTS)

Technical skills
System Protection (6 ECTS)
Programmatic Marketing (3 ECTS)
Quantum Informatics (3 ECTS)

Management skills
Transformational change management (6 ECTS)

Leadership skills
Customer centric mindset and agile delivery management (3 ECTS)
Entrepreneurship & Intrapreneurship (3 ECTS)

Master thesis (6 ECTS)
Thesis to be carried on as extra time in the second and third semesters and full time during the summer break.

Capstone Project: geographically distributed teams working on Industrially relevant projects in cooperation with companies with academic advisors or develop a commercialization project at the local tech park facilities (6 ECTS).

Application

Admission Requirements

Applicants for MSc in CS-SE should:

  • have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in computer science or computer engineering, granted by an academic institution acknowledged in the Swiss system.
    Alternatively, applicants can have a bachelor’s degree in a discipline different from computer science or computer engineering and pass an interview with the master admission committee.
  • preferably, have working experience in a relevant field.
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Applications for scholarships for Double Degree and Fast Track will be open during the first semester.

The application deadlines are:

  • April 30, 2021- Non-EU applicants
  • August 31, 2021 - Swiss and EU applicants (with EU visa)

We strongly recommend submitting your application form and all supporting documents at least a week before the deadline.

The application fee is CHF 35 and is non-refundable.

After pre-registration, we will send you an invitation to our Admissions Portal.

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Flexible and adaptable teaching style

The unique agile flip blended eLearning formula combines lectures in classroom, live broadcasts for online interactive participation and recorded lectures, lab activities in agile geographically distributed teams under the supervision of expert teaching assistant, individual and team study with

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Agile flip blended eLearning
The unique agile flip blended eLearning formula combines lectures in classroom, live broadcasts for online interactive participation and recorded lectures, lab activities in agile geographically distributed teams under the supervision of expert teaching assistant, individual and team study
  • Access to world-class scientists and educators
    The SIT master in Computer Science and Software Engineering benefits from the support of a unique team of worldwide leaders. 
  • Entrepreneurial feeling and can-do mentality
    Familiarity with industrial scale applications, business and people is essential both for technology leaders.
  • A program both deep and broad for technology leaders
    Deep technical interdisciplinary knowledge is the cornerstone for technology leaders. 
  • Strong liaisons with industry
    Proximity to top industries is a unique opportunity to seamlessly entering both industrial and academic careers.
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Personalized participation program
The SIT agile eLearning formula allows students to personalize the participation levels from full residential study to online participation with quarterly visits to the SIT campus
  • High-tech & high-touch study environment
    Contemporary learning is a complex and fascinating activity that cannot be confined to class work.
  • Student scholarship
    Learning is a unique opportunity for all talented people.

Facts & Figures

Academic degree
Master of Science in Computer Science and Software Engineering (MSc CS-SE)
Partners
Agreements in progress for international joint programs and joint degrees with world famous universities
Program Start
September 13, 2021
Study duration
  • Classic program (120 ECTS): September 2021 - June 2023 
  • Fast track (120 ECTS): September 2021 - February 2023 
  • Double degree (140 ECTS): September 2021 - September 2023
Study mode: full-time 
Language of instruction
Teaching language of the program is English
Application deadlines
  • April 30, 2021- Non-EU applicants
  • August 31, 2021 - Swiss and EU applicants (with EU visa)
Tuition fee
  • 5,000 CHF per semester for non-Swiss residents.
  • 2,500 CHF per semester for Swiss residents.
Note: we provide scholarships

Career opportunities and industrial partners

The SIT Master in computer science and software engineering provides a pathway to future leadership jobs

Chief Architect (CA)
A crucial and active horizontal role to drive the technology delivery roadmap across the organization. 
Chief Product Officer (CPO)
A strategic leader, visionary, and team supervisor of new-generation product management in which computer science, business and innovation are combined. 
Chief Program Officer (CPgmO)
A new leader who focuses on program value flow and delivery, stakeholder communication, cadence & planning, inter-team collaboration, and continuous improvement. 
Chief Development Officer (CDO)
A strategic leader who shapes an enabling engineering environment – people, structure, agile processes, and tools.
Chief Security Officer (CSO)
A transformational leader who take a "bodyguard" rather than "gate-keeper" approach.

Chief officers shall be familiar with

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Deep technical skills based on real-world applications
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Management skills to supervise large-scale technology projects
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Adaptability to the changing technology landscape

It's not our assumption, CEOs have told us about these important qualities to have at graduation. Over 30 CEOs and CTOs of tech companies were interviewed to secure the success of the SIT Master program.

SIT and its syllabus has been specifically developed to tackle current challenges in industry, including the shortage of future leaders joining the software sector.

Serguei Beloussov, CEO in Acronis

To ensure our students leave SIT as highly employable and sought-after technologists, we use our long-established technology network all over the globe to give our students access to the industry-led teaching and real-world problem solving. Our connections with the industry proved incredibly valuable when the course curriculum was at the planning stage, as it meant world-leading business owners could have a say in the skills taught as part of the Master's course.

The newly developed MSc CS-SE at SIT provides the next generation of technical leaders with the skills they need to accelerate research and innovation in the fields of emerging computer science technologies.

We are proud of our curriculum, as there's nothing quite like it. This scientifically impeccable course is entirely up to date with what the industry needs. Our industrial partners offer great opportunities for summer internships and future jobs.

Leader in cyber protection
Global leader in cross-platform solutions
Leading WebOps hosting platform
Industry leading hosting platform
Global venture capital firm built by serial entrepreneurs
Leading innovator in cloud ERP

Download our brochure to know more about the educational programmes and apply for admissions 2020



SIT STAR Scholarship

SIT offers a wide range of scholarships in cooperation with partners companies to support talented students in their education and future career.

We offer:

I chose SIT as my career plan was to move from a software engineering role to that of a product manager. Among the best tech MBA programs, CMU's MSPM is a unique collaboration between the School of Computer Science and Tepper School of Business. SIT has built joint program with CMU, providing required financial support and guidance from industry experts. It has laid foundation of my career in the field of product management.

Arpita Ghosh, Product Management Student at SIT

Contact us

For any questions please contact master-office@sit.org

FAQ

About SIT

What is SIT?

Schaffhausen Institute of Technology (SIT) is an international institution, founded by entrepreneurs, led by scientists, and advanced by world-class researchers. SIT makes knowledge accessible everywhere, anytime, and to anyone through an interactive and personalized learning experience. We aim to bridge the gap between education, science, and business, and empower the next generation of leaders to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. SIT Master’s program offers a cutting-edge blended degree in Computer Science and Software Engineering.

Is SIT an accredited University? 

SIT is a new institution and not yet accredited in Switzerland. In addition to the SIT degree, the Double Track SIT students will receive a degree from SIT`s partner computer science institutions: Carnegie-Mellon University in the U.S. and the School of Computing of the National University of Singapore (NUS). SIT is actively working towards accreditation in Switzerland.

About MSc in CS and SE

What are the modules?

The SIT MSc in CS-SE program is split into three distinct learning areas: technical skills, product management skills, and leadership skills. Within these areas, you can expect to embark on specialist modules in holistic cybersecurity, tribe leadership, deep learning, AI, and decision science, among others.

Alongside traditional modules, you can complete a capstone project with one of SIT's industrial partners. With the help of academic advisors, you'll develop a commercialization project and practice your new skills in a real-world industrial setting.

A complete breakdown of the curriculum can be found in the course brochure, click here to download a copy.

How long is the degree?

The MSc course follows the Bologna European system of higher education and takes around 2 years to complete. The exact timing depends on your track.

  • The classic track is completed entirely at SIT. It consists of 120 ECTS credits to be acquired over 4 terms.
  • The fast track is available to high-performing students. This track allows you to work on your thesis during the second and third semesters. In this case, you’ll work to obtain 120 ECTS in just 3 semesters.
  • The double degree track is offered together with SIT’s partner computer science institutes. In this case, you’ll spend the second year either at the School of Computing of the National University of Singapore (NUS) or Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA. You don't have to move to these universities and can complete the joint study program online. In this program, you must obtain 140 ECTS over 5 terms.

I can't find a review of the Master's program. Can I speak to alumni?

The SIT MSc in CS-SE program is a very recent course. We’re currently educating the 1st generation of digital leaders, who are now in their 2nd year of the master’s program. Feel free to reach out to our current students, including those studying at our partner institutions. Please contact master-office@sit.org for more details.

Why should I choose SIT, as opposed to an established university?

Traditional technical education isn't preparing students for technical careers. SIT's network of industrial partners has experienced this first-hand. But we're determined to change this with the SIT MSc in CS-SE program. 

Unlike other institutes, SIT provides direct pathways into a lucrative technology career. Schaffhausen itself is a technological hotspot, boasting the headquarters of several major software and IT organizations. You won't get this level of industry connections anywhere else.

To create the next generation of scientific leaders, you need to learn from the existing ones. That's why you should choose SIT.

What are my future career prospects?

Our graduates will access careers in technical management and leadership, including Chief Architect (CA), Chief Product Officer (CPO), Chief Development Officer (CDO), and Chief Security Officer (CSO).

We encourage an entrepreneurial spirit in our students and encourage graduates to consider launching a startup or enterprise of their own. Put simply, this program isn't for those willing to settle. At SIT, we're looking for ambition.

Tuition fees

What is the tuition fee?

The master's program costs

  • 5,000 Swiss Francs (CHF) per semester for non-Swiss residents.
  • 2,500 CHF per semester for Swiss residents.

What types of financial aid are available?

SIT offers the following scholarships to talented students: full scholarship (tuition waiver and living cost coverage), tuition waiver only, and double degree scholarships.

Full scholarship and tuition waiver scholarships are renewed based on your academic achievement in the previous semester(s).

  • Students with a semester GPA >= 5,5 (on a scale of 1—6) maintain the scholarship for the next semester.
  • Students with a semester GPA >= 5  maintain the scholarship for the next semester. However, they must reach a GPA >= 5,5 to maintain the scholarship for the semester after the next one.
  • Students with a semester GPA < 5 or a GPA <5,5 in two consecutive semesters lose the scholarship and must pay the tuition fees to continue studying. 

Applications for scholarships for a double degree with the School of Computing of the National University of Singapore (NUS) and CMU (Carnegie Mellon University) will be open during the first semester.

Admission requirements

What are the admission requirements?

Applicants for MSc in CS-SE should

  • have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in computer science or computer engineering, granted by an academic institution acknowledged in the Swiss system.
    Alternatively, applicants can have a bachelor’s degree in a discipline different from computer science or computer engineering and pass an interview with the master admission committee.
  • preferably have working experience in a relevant field.

Am I eligible for the master's program?

We're looking for talented students who have completed a bachelor's degree (or a master’s degree) in science or engineering — preferably from a top-tier university. 

If you have a bachelor in a discipline different from computer science or computer engineering, you’ll need to pass an interview with the Master Admission Committee. This Committee may admit students from other disciplines.

We're also reaching out to students with a distinct entrepreneurial flair, who could one day lead their technology startups. Spaces are limited in the SIT master's program. If you believe you have the perfect blend of technical intelligence and entrepreneurial spirit, apply at the Admissions portal and join our September 2021 intake.

I'm not from Switzerland, can I still apply?

Absolutely. SIT believes in education without barriers. We welcome talented students from around the world. We believe technology talent is everywhere.

In fact, students don't have to move to Switzerland once they are enrolled. You can follow this flexible master's program in person at our brand-new Schaffhausen campus or online from the comfort of your home.

I’m at the final stage of undergraduate studies. Can I apply?

Absolutely. if you expect to get your bachelor’s diploma by the starting date of the SIT master’s program, you can be admitted to the MSc in CS and SE. 

In this case, indicate the expected date of graduation in your profile at the Admissions Portal and upload your official interim transcript / current academic records (you can ask your university to provide such a type of document). As soon as you receive your official diploma and transcripts, please update the documents in your profile. 

Admission deadlines

When are application deadlines?

The application deadlines are:

  • April 30, 2021- Non-EU applicants 
  • August 31, 2021 - Swiss and EU applicants (with EU visa)

We strongly recommend submitting your application form and all of your supporting documents at least a week before the deadline.

Applications for scholarships for the Double Degree and Fast Track programs will be open during the first semester.

Admission process

What is the admissions process?

After you submit your application and pay your application fee, you will receive updates from the Admission Department about each stage of your application process:

  1. The Admission Department will review all the documents and send the links to the online tests. 
  2. As soon as you complete the tests, your application will be reviewed by the Academic Department. At this stage, some of the applicants can get rejected. 
  3. If your application is selected, you will be invited for an interview with the SIT faculty.
  4. If you applied for the scholarship and your application is in line with the scholarship requirements, you will be invited for one more interview with the representative(s) of one of SIT business partners.
  5. The final enrollment decision will be made at the meeting of the Admission Committee, after which you will be informed about the result of your enrollment.

What is online testing?

All applicants should pass two online tests:

  1. Computer Science Test
  2. Programming Test

You will have better chances of getting to the next stage of the Admissions Process if you get positive test results.

Please note that we do not provide test samples.

How to prepare for the interviews?

Each interview will take about 15-20 minutes. During the interview, you will be asked different technical questions related to computer science and software engineering. Other questions may regard your education, work experience, and motivation.

How will I know about the decision?

The final enrollment decision will be made at the meeting of the Admission Committee, after which you will be informed about the result of your enrollment via:

  • An email with the offer (with/or without full scholarship/ tuition waiver, fee-paying offer). You will be asked to confirm your enrollment in the MSc program.
  • A rejection email. In this case, you can apply to the MSc program next year(s). 
How to apply

How should I apply? 

To apply to the SIT Master’s program in Computer Science and Software Engineering, please fill in the application form at the SIT Admission Portal (link to it), upload all the necessary supporting documents, pay the application fee (35 CHF).

What information and documents should I provide?

Please upload the following document to the SIT Admission Portal:

  1. Diploma and Transcript*
  2. Motivational Letter/Personal Statement 
  3. CV
  4. English certificate (TOEFL/IELTS) (if available)
  5. Recommendation Letter(s) - at least one
  6. Passport
  7. Photo

*Your transcript should be in English or a Swiss official language (German, French, Italian). Alternatively, you can provide an official English translation.

Application fees

How much is the application fee?

The application fee is 35 CHF. Please note:

  • it’s not refundable even if you decide to withdraw your application
  • this payment does not go toward the tuition fees you’ll need to pay if you are admitted to the MSc in CS-SE program

Your application will be considered after we have received the payment. You must pay via debit or credit card before submitting your application.

If you have any questions or issues regarding transferring payments, please contact master-office@sit.org.