Applied Computer Science

This programme is taught in English.

About Applied Computer Science

Technologies for digital photo and video, web and mobile applications, and computer games play an important role in today's and tomorrow's world. A master's degree in Applied Computer Science at NTNU in Gjøvik will give you a solid basis for becoming a professional application developer in this rapidly changing world of modern communication.

Master in Applied Computer Science will provide you the knowledge and the skills necessary for mastering key technologies used to develop web applications, mobile apps, and computer games. You will gain experience in developing applications, tools, and systems to be used in the digital world. The rapid development in digital technology constantly creates new and challenging problems. In this study, you will gain scientific and analytical skills that will help you in solving such problems. Furthermore, the study allows you to specialise in one of the major areas of study and to acquire advanced knowledge in your area of specialisation.


The programme is open to both international and Norwegian students.

Admittance to the programme requires an average grade of at least "C" form a bachelor's degree in computer science, informatics, or similar with at least 10 credits in math and 80 credits in computer science, digital processing, computer vision or robotics.

Study environment

The Department of Computer Science in Gjøvik offers excellent conditions for students, with modern lecture halls, study rooms, and computer labs. You will meet a highly international and multi-cultural environment.

Programme components

The masters's programme in Applied Computer Science involves two years of full-time studies. The workload for a full-time student for one academic year is 60 credits. 

 It is possible to study part-time with an individually adapted study plan.

The programme has several specialisations:

  • Web
  • Mobile
  • Games
  • Colour and image processing
  • Media processing

The first part of the programme consists of compulsory courses and courses within the programme option selected by the student him/herself. The programme is concluded by a master’s thesis under the supervision of a researcher.


Contact if you have any questions regarding the programme.


Degree: Master in Applied Computer Science
Duration: 2 year, 120 ECTS
Programme code: MACS
Restricted admission? Yes
Language of instruction: English
Location: Norway, Gjøvik

Host faculty:
Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Host department:
Department of Computer Science

How to apply

Start seminar:
16 August at 10am in Auditorium K105

Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2018

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2019

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2019

The application portal is now open


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