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New Master’s programmes focus on the future in digitalisation

​Three new Master’s programmes start at Chalmers this autumn – Data Science, High-Performance Computer Systems and Physics. In different ways, all three programmes focus on the needs and solutions of our digitalised future.
The demand for skills in data science and artificial intelligence is heavily increasing. Courses in these subjects already exist in programmes at Chalmers, but with the extensive interest from both students and industry, the Master’s programme Data Science has now been created. It specifically focuses on increased digitalisation. 

The interest in Chalmers programmes in Computer Science has also increased during the last few years. To meet the high demand, a new programme called High-Performance Computer Systems will start. The programme aims to give students cutting-edge expertise in computer systems engineering, with a focus on the future use of computing.

“The interest in our two new Master’s programmes is great, both here at Chalmers, and externally from industry. The great social upheaval that is made possible by digitalisation is leading to an increased need for qualified competence in Computer Science. I believe that the development of this type of education has only begun”, says Jörgen Blennow, Dean of Education for the educational area Electric, Computer, IT and Industrial Engineering at Chalmers. 

At the educational area for Physics, the two Master’s programmes Applied Physics and Physics and Astronomy have been the base for a whole new programme, called Physics. Anders Hellman, Director of the new Master's programme, says that with a new, creatively developed programme and new courses, they want to give the students more than just the skills needed in the industry today, thereby preparing them for a digitalised future.

“The students will receive knowledge in the areas of physics that in different ways are key to the advanced technologies of today and tomorrow. We want the students to get generic and long-term knowledge in physics that not only helps them with solutions for the needs of today, but that also prepares them for the challenges of the future industry, challenges that we cannot even foresee today.”

The programme offers five specialisations – Astronomy, Biological Physics, Computational Physics, High-energy Physics and Materials Science. The programmes Applied Physics and Physics and Astronomy close when the new programme starts.

For international students, two of the new Master’s programmes that start in autumn 2019 are still open for late application – High Performance Computer Systems and Physics. Learn more about this on the programmes’ respective webpages. 

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Text: Sophia Kristensson
Photo: Anna-Lena Lundqvist

Published: Wed 06 Mar 2019.