Applied Computer Science


Applied Computer Science


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About Applied Computer Science

About Applied Computer Science

Would you like to improve the way humans work together with technology? You can learn how to develop digital solutions to achieve this.

A master’s degree in Applied Computer Science gives you the knowledge and skills you need to master web, mobile and gaming technology. You will learn how to develop applications, tools and systems for use in today’s digital world. The programme will give you the scientific and analytical skills to see the technology’s potential – and to ask vital questions about how and where it should be used.


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 7,5 credits in math and 80 credits in computer science, digital processing, computer vision or robotics.

Job prospects

As a graduate you will be qualified to work as programmer/application developer, as software consultant, researcher within visual computing, information security, mobile and gaming or in any enterprise that uses digital tools and systems. You will also qualify for PhD programmes in Computer Science.

Study environment

At Gjøvik we offer excellent conditions for students, with modern lecture halls, study rooms, and computer labs. As a master student you will be closely interacting with staff and researchers. In Gjøvik you will be part of a highly international and multi-cultural environment.

Programme components

You will have the opportunity to specialize in one of our fields of expertise:

  • web
  • mobile
  • games
  • colour science and imaging technology
  • visual computing 

Learning outcome

A candidate who has completed his or her qualification should have a learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence.

Year schedule

The year schedule for Master in Information Security, Master in Computer Science and Experience-based Master in Information Security at NTNU.


Contact if you have any questions regarding the programme.




Degree: Master in Applied Computer Science
Duration: 2 year, 120 ECTS
Programme code: MACS
Grade requirement: C
Language of instruction: English

Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

City: Gjøvik, Norway

How to apply

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Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2020

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2021

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2021

Admission August 2021: The application portal will open in October for non-EU students

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