Societal specialisations - Master specific requirements for Computing science
The Societal specialisations Science in Society (SIS) or Science, Management and Innovation (SMI) can provide interesting career options for students in Computing Science, for instance in modelling the energy future at a consultancy or large energy company, developing applications in the field of e-Health, or Big Data applications in the climate prediction or energy sectors.
The first year of the societal specialisations for Computing Science is consistent with the first year of the master specialisations of Software Science or Data Science, and consists of:
- Software Science or Data Science specialisation basic courses (18 ec)
- Software Science or Data Science specialisation electives (24 ec)
- Software Science or Data Science research seminar (6 ec)
- Philosophy and ethics for computing and information science (3 ec)
- Free electives (9 ec)
NB: Programme components are to be chosen within the same specialisation, so it is not possible to mix Data Science and Software Science specialisation courses and electives.
In the second year, the regular SIS or SMI specialisation programme containing the societal theme courses is done (for more information about these programmes, see their main prospectuses). These courses and projects are offered by the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (ISIS).
Within the SMI, a special theme around “Managing ICT Innovations” is available for students of Computing Science. The theme courses for this theme consist of the “GIP House” project course and include:
- System Development Entrepreneurship (6 ec) (previously: Software Development in Start-Ups)
- System Development Management (6 ec) (NOTE: this course is taught in the 2nd semester and has overlap with the SMI research project)
For students in the master specialisation Digital Security, the SMI specialisation can be done by taking the SMI Business & Policy courses in the Electives space, and by making the final research project a combined SMI/Digitial Security research project.