Computer Science: Software engineering & Green IT

Software for a Sustainable Digital Society

Specialization in Software engineering and Green IT

The specialization Software engineering and Green IT at VU Amsterdam offers a combination that’s unique in The Netherlands. Software engineering applies a systematic and quantifiable approach to the development, execution and maintenance of complex software. Green IT is the study and practice of environmentally sustainable computing. The combination of Software Engineering and Green IT in one track provides the students with the instruments necessary to gain a holistic understanding of large-scaled and complex software systems, to manage their evolution, assess their quality and environmental impact, quantify their value and sustainability potential, and organize their development in different local- and distributed contexts. 

Software engineering and Green IT is a broad and comprehensive field, in which engineering plays an important role, next to social, economic and environmental aspects. The field continually evolves, as the types of systems and the world at large do change as well. The field is being influenced by practices and development paradigms such as outsourcing, global software development, service orientation, smart and pervasive computing, and energy-aware software engineering.

For detailed information on the courses of the Software Engineering and Green IT track, please check our Study Guide. General info on the master's programme in Computer Science

Track coordinator
Patricia Lago: p.lago@vu.nl

Download the brochure Computer Science: Software Engineering and Green IT

This track is a joint degree programme of the University of Amsterdam and VU Amsterdam. Courses are given at the two Faculties of Science. Graduates receive a diploma accredited by both universities.

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Please phone us at +31 (0)20 598 5000 (Monday – Friday, 10:00 to 12:00). You may also e-mail us at study@vu.nl.

Would you like to read the key points of the Master's programme? Order the brochure. Or find out more about the Master's programmes and visit our information days.

Overview Computer Science: Software Engineering & Green IT

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION

English

DURATION

2 years

TUITION FEE

APPLICATION DEADLINE

1 February for non-EU/EEA students* 1 July for Dutch and EU/EEA students. * Please note: students with a non-Dutch bachelor’s degree and/or students who require visa/housing services are required to apply with our joint degree partner: the University of Amsterdam.

START DATE

1 September and 1 February

STUDY TYPE

Full-time

Admission Requirements


FIELD OF INTEREST

Computer Science, Mathematics and Business

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