HALMSTAD UNIVERSITY SWEDEN
HALMSTAD UNIVERSITY For the development of organisations, products and quality of life.
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List of contents Study options for Exchange students at Halmstad University
The Student Union
Living in Sweden
The Swedish academic system
It is possible for exchange students, that fulfil the entry requirements, to study a one or two year Master’s programme at Halmstad University. Upon completion the students will be awarded a Master’s degree.
education in English Master’s Programme
Computer Network Engineering
Embedded and Intelligent Systems
Microelectronics and Photonics
Computional Science and Engineering
Applied Environmental Science
Mgm of Innovation and Business Development 24
Strategic Management and Leadership
Technical Project and Business Management 27 International Marketing Bachelor Programme
International Relations and Economics
Bachelor Programme – Final Year Completion
Computer Science Engineering
Electrical Engineering with Emphasis on Wireless System Design
Non Degree Programme Network Design and Computer Mgm. Computer Network Engineering
Study Abroad Semester Sport Science 35 Sport and Exercise Science – biomechanics 35 English for non-Swedish speakers
Language and Culture for Int. students
Scandinavian Studies for Int. students
International Relations, Peace and Security 31-60 hp
Media and Communication Studies
International Teacher Education Studies
Scandinavian Welfare Systems in a Global Era: Theory and Practice
Social Work among Children and Young People
Single Subject courses
Application and Admission
Tution Fees and Payment
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It is possible for exchange students, that fulfil the entry requirements, to study their a Bachelor’s programme at Halmstad University which include a thesis. Upon completion the students will be awarded a Bachelor’s Degree. This is possible within Computer science and engineering, Electrical engineering and International relations/Economics.
Bachelor’s programme- Final Year Completion It is possible for exchange students, that fulfil the entry requirements, to study their final year/semester of their Bachelor’s programme at Halmstad University which include a thesis. Upon completion the students will be awarded a Bachelor’s Degree. This is possible within Information science and International relations.
Non-Degree programmes It is possible for exchange students that fulfil the entry requirements to study a programme at Halmstad University that will end with a certificate.
Study Abroad Semester It is possible for exchange students that fulfil the entry requirements to study one semester that comprises of 30 credits within one subject.
Single Subject Courses Exchange students can choose from a variety of courses and put together their own study programme of 30 credits with the permission from their home university and Halmstad University
Distance Education Halmstad University offers courses that are fully internet based with no physical meetings. This enables students to study at Halmstad University alongside their regular courses at their home university.
The information in this catalogue is subject to change.
Welcome! Halmstad University is one of the most popular universities in Sweden. The University is not only known for its progressive education and small classes, it also performs outstanding research that has been internationally acknowledged. Furthermore, the University is playing an increasingly important role for local companies and the region’s development. The University is fairly young but has already acquired a tradition of interdisciplinary research, innovation and entrepreneurship. The broad selection of courses attracts people of all interests, together they all contribute to our special atmosphere and sense of fellowship. Naturally, the exchange students are an important part of this multicultural campus and we will do everything to make sure you will feel right at home. I extend a varm welcome to all of you international students awaiting your studies here in one of Sweden’s most beautiful towns and dynamic universities!
Carina Ihlström Eriksson Acting Vice Chancellor Halmstad University
One profile – three areas of strength. Halmstad University’s profile consists of three areas of strength interwoven on the basis of knowledge: organisations, products and quality of life.
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Halmstad University Crossing disciplines and borders, creating and innovating Halmstad University is one of Swedenâ€™s youngest universities. In a short time, we have developed a profile of our own which has become renowned nationally as well as internationally. In Halmstad you will find the creative, the innovative and the industrious. For example, our students are awarded with a large number of grants every year. The annual exhibition of the engineer studentsâ€™ final projects is a joyous festivity with many visitors. More than one hundred projects are usually exhibited.
It is also about crossing other limits than the boundaries of specific subjects. Halmstad University is involved in co-operation with the world around, in the region as well as further afield. The University participates, together with external associates, in a large number of joint projects. The external associates are local, regional, national as well as international organisations and companies. The international focus on the campus area is evident with a large number of exchange students.
Teachers, nurses, scientists, economists, behaviourists, political scientists, media- and communication experts are other important areas of study at Halmstad University. All education is linked to research. In 1997, Halmstad University was awarded the right to inaugurate professors. The magnitude of education and research areas, all in one single campus area, creates the specific atmosphere of nearness, representative of Halmstad University. Therefore, crossing subject boundaries feels totally natural.
At Halmstad University, the individual is given excellent possibilities to realise, independently, and in co-operation, his or her thoughts and ideas. This is beneficial to the development and growth of society, in addition to the well-being and quality of life of the surrounding world of the University.
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CAMPUS Lecture theatres, library, project rooms, practical facilities and laboratories, cafes, gym, student union and pub. At Halmstad University everything can be found on one campus. There are natural meeting places for the University’s students, staff and visitors. The campus area lies alongside the southern entry route into Halmstad, 2 km from the centre of town. It is a similar distance to the sea and local beaches which go on for miles. In the newly-built sports hall, all activities relating to health and sport are accommodated in spatial and modern facilities. These facilities include a sports hall, gym and well-equipped laboratories for teaching and research in biomechanics, physiology and psychology. In the Student Centre there is information about courses offered and studying in higher education in general, not only at Halmstad University but also in other parts of Sweden and further afield. The Student Affairs Centre offers career guidance and counselling as well as courses in areas such as effective study techniques and the art of applying for a job.
University Library The University library in Halmstad is an important information resource for study and research. It is also a work and meeting place for students, staff and the general public. The library contains literature covering all the University’s educational and research areas. The library’s collection is currently somewhere in the region of 90 000
books and approximately 35 000 e-books. 10 000 journals are available in the database and 500 printed journals are stocked on the shelves of the library. All literature is searchable via the library’s Hulda catalogue. E-books and e-journals are available on the internet 24 hours a day.
Art and the University Halmstad University has a number of exciting works of art on display around the campus area. Examples include three major pieces which the Halmstad artist Mikael Ericsson has created for the Vision Lecture Theatre. Since 2004 however it has been works by the Halmstad born artist Olle Bærtling (1911–1981) which have been exhibited in and around the University area. The Bærtling Foundation has deposited oil paintings, graphic sheets and sculptures with the municipality who together with the University have exhibited works in the University campus area. Banners with motifs of Bærtling’s art have been made and the campus area where the University is situated is now officially referred to as the Bærtling Quarter. Olle Bærtling’s art is characterised by geometrical compositions with strong colour combinations. He also worked with sculptures, moulded as boundary or contour lines between colour fields in the paintings.
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The Student union The University and Halmstad Student Union have, by tradition, a close co-operation and a joint philosophy in thinking that the students’ influence is valuable. The students are represented in all of the University’s decision-making committees and boards. The Student Union board is elected in general elections open to all students. A smaller group of nominees are remunerated with the equivalent of the monthly student loan. Besides working as the students’ ‘union’, Halmstad Student Union runs student associations e.g. in sports, theatre, and photography. The students also have their own periodical, radio channel, and book shop. The new students’ union building, which was opened in 2002, encompasses bars, dance floor, café, and rooms for various student associations. The students’ union building has an interesting architecture, and is built to accommodate a number of various activities. There is room for conferences and for public arrangements, e.g. concerts (1300 persons), cinema evenings (500 persons). In total, the student activity at Halmstad University has a turnover of nearly 30 million SEK each year. A student activity, which is widely recognised by the people of Halmstad and which places a long-lasting impression on the town, is Fresher’s week. This is the week when the new students get to know each other through various activities. Another popular tradition is the students’ farce.
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A University for Everybody The University constantly works with physical and social accessibility for new students. The goal is a University for Everybody. It is important to decrease the uneven recruitment to higher education. People of different ethnical and social backgrounds, of various age and sex, should be able to study programmes and module courses. The University has a disability policy since 1998. It is a policy which is based on the UN’s standard regulations on participation and equality for people with disabilities.
Students’ Accommodation A large number of the students at Halmstad University originate from other towns, regions or countries. They need affordable living accommodation. The town of Halmstad, as well as private developers, has recently built a number of areas with student accommodation, close to the University campus. Renting from private landlords is also a common alternative. Decent accommodation for all students is one issue that the Students’ Union has been acting on for many years. Further information www.karen.hh.se, email@example.com
HALMSTAD Fantastic beaches, beautiful mushroom forests, and great fishing waters, and with only short distances between the golf courses. The railway station and the airport are within walking distance from the town centre. Halmstad, with just over 85,000 inhabitants, is a town with all the amenities and services the inhabitants can ask for. It is not far to the major city regions such as Gothenburg, Malmö, Lund and Copenhagen. Most things are close by in the centre of Halmstad, where many like to do their shopping, not least when Halmstad City arranges long opening hours on Saturdays. Shops are mixed with restaurants and galleries. The night life soars in the hometown of Roxette and Gyllene Tider. Halmstad is a town of pleasure and sports. Swedish champions in football and handball again and again, top class table tennis and ice hockey, golf on eleven courses and horse races, for example ‘Sprintermästaren’, are held in Halmstad throughout the year. Halmstad Castle was built in the 17th century by the Danish king Christian IV, and is now the county governor’s residence. In the river Nissan, just by the castle, one of the world’s smallest full rigged ships, ‘Najaden’ which was built in 1897, is anchored. The organisation ‘Najadens Vänner’ arranges guided tours, coffee shop, and entertainment during the summer.
Halmstad is also an artistic town with e.g. Carl Milles’ fountain ‘Europa och Tjuren’ on Stora Torg (the big market place) since 1926. Other well-known statues are ‘Kungamötet’ by Edvin Öhrström and ‘Kvinnohuvud’ by Pablo Picasso. On the outskirts of Halmstad you will find an art gallery with a grand collection of art by ‘Halmstadgruppen’, as well as occasional exhibitions with other artists. The county museum in Halmstad also has art exhibitions and other shows. The history of Halmstad stretches back to 1307. The year 1619 is an important year in Halmstad’s history. In the month of March this year, the Swedish king Gustav II Adolf and the Danish king Christian IV met at Halmstad castle. For a week they celebrated the final pay of the Älvborgslösen. In August the same year, most of Halmstad was destroyed in a fire. In 1658, at the time of the peace in Roskilde, Halmstad definitely became Swedish and the Danish reign was broken. The unsettled times continued until the battle of Fyllebro (1676), just outside Halmstad, where the Swedes won a crucial victory over the Danes. Further information www.halmstad.se
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Sweden For a sparsely populated country in the far north of Europe, Sweden has done remarkably well in establishing and maintaining an outstanding reputation abroad, based on many and varied commercial, technological, cultural and political achievements. Swedish consumer goods are household names the world over. Swedish cars move people and freight from Alaska to Adelaide. Abba and Pippi Longstocking took the world by storm and continue to fascinate people on all continents. The Nobel prize is an institution that needs no introduction. Sweden is a Scandinavian kingdom of nine million inhabitants, of which almost two million live in and around the capital, Stockholm. Urban Sweden is modern, stylish and safe. Rural Sweden breathes tranquility, and has a science nature with some of the largest uninhabited expanses left in western Europe. Sweden is a country where winter is winter and summer is summer. Although the northern tip of the country lies above the Arctic circle, its climate is tempered by the Gulf Stream.
In international politics, Sweden has built a reputation as a nation of mediators. The country pursues non-alignment in international conflicts and strives to offer a safe haven for diplomatic debates. As a result, the Swedes have seen a long list of important international positions entrusted to their fellow citizens. Despite its natural riches, Sweden is a country built on people. Over the last century, Swedish dependence on timber and iron ore has given way to an emphasis on human resources. Today, knowledge is Sweden’s prime asset, with education kept in the public domain and developed to a standard that ranks consistently among the highest in OECD statistics. This text was originally published by The Swedish Institute on www.studyinsweden.se
Further information www.sweden.se – the official gateway to Sweden
As a leading country in environmental conservation, Sweden was the first country in Europe to protect the most vulnerable parts of its natural heritage. More than half of the country is covered with forest while lakes and rivers make up 10% of its surface area.
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Living in Sweden Some of the Swedish customs may be very different from what you are used to; but remember that these differences are part of your experience of studying abroad. Try to acquaint yourself with these customs to avoid misunderstandings. It is a good idea to prepare yourself before you leave home by reading literature on Sweden, Swedish culture and history. There are so many aspects to a culture that it is impossible to describe it in a few words. Below we have gathered some characteristics of the Swedish culture that may help you to better understand the behaviour you see in Sweden. Of course, not everyone in our culture will display these traits, but there are some characteristics that are more easily recognized. Although there are many differences in social, economic and educational levels in Sweden, there is a theme of equality that runs through social relationships. In most cases Swedes treat everyone in a similar way with little concern for titles or status. In Sweden, students and teachers tend to treat each other rather informally at the University. The informal attitude also applies to other social contacts in the Swedish society and is, of course, related to the Swedish view on equality and democracy. We often address each other with Du, you in an informal sense, without using Sir/Mr/Mrs. There is no need to address your teacher Sir/Mrs or by his/her last name. Both students and teachers like to consider one another as equals. This, however, does not imply that the teachers will expect anything but your best performance in classes and examinations. You are also encouraged to ask questions both in and outside the classroom. You need not hesitate to ask a question about things you do not understand or comment on things you disagree with. Time is a very important concept in Sweden. Swedes are very conscious of time, and they place considerable value on punctuality. It is therefore important to be on time for appointments, meetings, classes or social engagements.
The religious life of Sweden is changing rapidly as the society becomes increasingly pluralistic. Most people belong to the Lutheran church although few Swedes attend church regularly. Apart from Lutheran Christianity, numerous churches and sects are found in Sweden, most of them are fairly small. A large number of immigrants are either Catholics or Muslims. In recent years, there are also a large part of Hindus and Buddhists among the immigrants. As to more recently founded religious communities there are Mormons, Pentecostalists, and Jehovah’s Witnesses. Smoking is not allowed in public buildings, restaurants or bars (except in special rooms for smoking) and in other places it is also considered courteous to check with the people in your party if it is all right to smoke. If you are in somebody’s home it is normal to go outside to smoke. The No smoking rule also applies to the Student pub at Halmstad University. The procedures and rules in Sweden are probably different from those in your home country i.e. in Sweden you have to keep in the line/queue and take off your shoes when entering someone’s home. Simple things like travel by bus or to buy food can be demanding when you do not know how things work. Besides, it can be confusing when you are not able to understand the meaning of gestures, behavioural patterns or expressions and you cannot figure out what values, thoughts, etc. that brings about certain reactions. Most people visiting foreign countries experience culture shock to some extent. Contact with other students that have had similar experiences can make this process easier. You are also always welcome to talk to the Students Health Centre or someone at the International Office. Taking part in the Freshers’ week at the beginning of the autumn semester is a good way to get in touch with other students and finding out differences between Sweden and your own country. Further information www.studyinsweden.se
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The Swedish academic system The academic year
The academic year is divided into two semesters: the autumn semester begins at the end of August and lasts until mid-January. The spring semester begins in midJanuary and lasts until the beginning of June. Both semesters lasts for approximately 20 weeks. Courses are held during the summer too, but they are usually not quite as substantial as the spring/autumn courses. Should your studies in Halmstad begin or be held during the autumn there is also the Fresher’s week, Nollningen, that one should not miss out on. It is an introductory period of fun and play and making new friends. Contact the Student Union for more information on the Fresher’s week.
The most common way to assess students work is through written and oral tests. Group projects and essays are also common, much depending on field of study and examiner. Written reports and essays are expected to be typed and students must therefore be able to use common word processing, e-mail and the Internet.
Teaching methods Full-time studies correspond with a 40-hour working week, however, this does not mean that there are 40 hours of lectures every week. Students undertaking courses within technical subjects usually have about 20 hours scheduled classes whereas students within the social sciences, economics and arts have 10–15 hours attendance per week. The students are expected to study, a lot, at their own initiative and are expected to take a great deal of responsibility for their own studies. Apart from lectures the students may also be expected to attend discussion seminars, laboratory lessons, etc.
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Students in Sweden usually study one subject at a time, but there are exceptions when several courses may be studied simultaneously. Courses are usually divided into several smaller course items, these items are usually assessed as soon as they are finished. If you are taking a course item of 7,5 higher education credits within a larger course, you should expect an exam after 5–6 weeks, shortly after the last lecture.
Higher education credits One week of successful full-time study is equivalent to 1,5 higher education credits. One academic term in Sweden comprises 20 weeks, and thus equals 30 credits. For some international students is, however, the European Credit Transfer System, ECTS, used. 1,5 credit equals 1,5 ECTS.
Grades are given after each course assessment. There are two grading systems in Sweden. The most common is divided into three grades: Pass, Pass with Distinction and Fail (Godkänd, Väl Godkänd and Underkänd). Some courses only use the grades Pass or Fail. The other system has four grades: 3, 4, 5 and Fail. 5 is the best grade you can get and is typically given to students with exam results over 85%. The former system is used in almost all fields of study while the latter is used mainly within technical fields of study. For exchange students additional grading can be given in the scale A–F.
Higher education in Sweden is divided into three levels; the first, second and third. All degrees are awarded at one of these levels. Higher education at the first and second levels is provided in the form of courses. Courses may be grouped together into programmes with varying levels of individual choice. Students themselves are also able to combine different courses towards a degree. A course syllabus is required for each course at the first and second level and a curriculum for each degree programme. Educational level and intended learning outcomes have to be specified for each course. Sweden has a system of higher education credits (högskolepoäng); a normal 40-week academic year corresponds to 60 higher education credits. The system is compatible with ECTS credits.
What does academic misconduct mean? Cheating, plagiarising other peoples’ work and general bad behavior, such as sexual harassment or vandalism, within the University premises. Halmstad University does not except the behaviour of students who break the rules; students who do will be suspended according to our code of conduct and regulation. It is important that you are aware of the rules, and comply with them.
In the Swedish higher education system there are generally no intermediate qualifications. All degrees are regarded as final qualifications, even if there is a possibility to continue studying. Degrees are divided into general degrees and professional degrees. Translations into English of all degree names are regulated at the national level.
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Computer Network Engineering (One year) This master’s programme provides theoretical and practical knowledge useful for a professional activity as a network specialist and security manager. As a student in this programme you will develop competence for design and implementation of secure advanced computer networks and gain deeper knowledge in the areas of programming, simulation and protocols. You will also learn to independently search for solutions to real, technically complex research tasks, avail your self of scientific papers and use advanced methods of analysis and construction. The education also provides knowledge corresponding to Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP). This programme starts in January each year. Content Applied advanced routing, 7.5 credits Modern communication systems and networks, 7.5 credits Multilayer switching, 7.5 credits Simulation of complex computer networks, 7.5 credits Secure and optimized converged networks, 7.5 credits Wireless communication systems, 7.5 credits Thesis, 15 credits Degree ”Teknologie magisterexamen med huvudområdet datorsystemteknik” with the english translation Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) with a Major in Computer Systems Engineering. In the degree certificate will
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60 ECTS CREDITS
also be stated the specialization of the degree: Computer network engineering. Entry requirements Knowledge in computer communications or computer networks corresponding to the courses Computer Networks I and Computer Networks II, including good knowledge in TCP/IP, e.g. IP-addressing, subnetting, access lists, practical router onfiguration. Knowledge in programming corresponding to the courses Programming and Algorithms and data structures. Bachelor of Science degree (or equivalent) in an engineering subject or in computer science. Courses in computer science, computer engineering or electrical engineering of at least 90 credits, including thesis. Courses in mathematics of at least 30 credits or including calculus, linear algebra and transform methods. Applicants must also have written and verbal command of the English language. PREPARATORY SEMESTER FOR MASTER’S PROGRAMME IN COMPUTER NETWORK ENGINEERING Students lacking the courses Computer networks I and Computer networks II (corresponding to CCNA 1-4) can take these courses at a short programme during the autumn term. More information is found at the programme ”Computer Network Engineering, 30 credits”. Contact Jörgen Carlsson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Data Communication and Real-Time Computer Systems Embedded real-time computer systems are becoming more and more dependent on sophisticated communication methods to reach their full potential. A significant part of the research in the fields of data communication and real-time computer systems at Halmstad University is focused on the interaction between the two fields.
With light beams, communication channels between chips can cross each other without short-circuit.
Real-time computer systems are systems that have requirements on the exact time when actions are taken or results are produced. On one hand, methods to analyze the timing behaviour of computer systems are needed. On the other hand, we need principles for how to build computer systems in a way so they can be analyzed using such methods. The goal is to guarantee that the real-time requirements are met. This research topic has been increasingly important, as computer systems are getting more and more complex, often embedded, and belongs to the growing field of applications with real-time constraints. The real-time research at Halmstad University is focused both on communication within real-time systems, a field in which we are regarded as leaders in Sweden, and on wireless communication between cooperating embedded systems. We are active in the national research network ARTES++ (A network for Real-Time research and graduate Education in Sweden), financed by SSF.
Examples of research activities: We are doing research on how to deploy low-cost network technology (like Ethernet, which is normally used in office environments) in industrial systems with real-time demands. As an example, we are investigating how to guarantee that different kinds of data traffic will not disturb each other. Our results show, e.g., that it is possible to connect industrial systems with high real-time demands to the Internet, using low-cost technology. We are also investigating how to use this kind of low-cost technology in embedded computer systems, e.g. computer systems embedded into an airplane. Another project has combined research on architectures for optical interconnection networks intended for embedded systems with research by our collaborators on photonics, optoelectronics, and high-speed electronics. We investigate how to gain architectural advantages, like modularity and reconfiguration possibilities, by using the full potential of optics instead of just as a replacement of the electrical wires. The idea is that optics can give so much more than just high data-rates. One example is that electrical wires must not be short-circuited, while it is entirely possible to let light-beams cross each other. Applications that we have in mind are, primarily, powerful computer systems and communication equipment. Our research on wireless communication aims, among other things, at realizing the vision of wireless real-time communication. We combine several disciplines to reach this goal: information and communications theory as well as real-time systems. The work has resulted in â€?Deadline Dependent Codingâ€?, a mechanism that shows that quality of service parameters, such as reliability and real-time deadline, should be allowed to influence all layers of the communication stack. We are now continuing this research, letting quality of service constraints influence routing, medium access, channel coding and modulation in cooperating embedded systems. These systems can be applied in e.g., vehicle communications and wireless sensor networks.
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Embedded and Intelligent Systems (Two year)
120 ECTS CREDITS
This is an education for students wanting technical specialist competence, research experience and better career opportunities after their education. The programme requires a previous education in the electrical-, computer- or mechatronical engineering or information and communication technology fields.
Entry requirements Bachelor of Science degree (or equivalent) in an engineering subject or in computer science.
During the studies you will be in direct connection with the University’s research since the teaching is carried on by active researchers. Many of the courses are project based and give the opportunity to study international research. The thesis work is done in the third and fourth semesters. Most students then cooperate with one of our research groups, in many cases with industrial connection.
Courses in mathematics of at least 30 credits or including calculus, linear algebra and transform methods. Degrees from other countries than Sweden must be at the same level as a Swedish Bachelor’s degree in computer or electrical engineering.
As a student in this programme you choose one of the following specializations: Communication systems, focussing on communication in real-time computer systems. Core subjects are Computer networks, Optical communication, Real-time communication. and Wireless communication. Embedded systems, dealing with new methods in computer architecture, particularly co-operating embedded systems. Core subjects of this specialization are computer architecture, parallel computing and programming for embedded systems. Intelligent systems, focusing on how to create autonomous and self-regulating computer systems. Core subjects are artificial intelligence, image- and signal analysis, control theory and techniques for sensoric and motoric systems.
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Courses in computer science, computer engineering or electrical engineering of at least 90 credits, including thesis.
Applicants must also have written and verbal command of the English language. Degree “Teknologie masterexamen med huvudområdet datateknik” with the English translation Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Computer Science and Engineering. Contact Jörgen Carlsson, email@example.com
Computer Architecture and Systems Design Computer Architecture is a well-established research area at Halmstad University. Systems Design is a newer, complementary area within the research profile CERES. Research in computer architecture was established early at Halmstad University and has, over the years, resulted in a number of Licentiate and Ph.D. theses. Parallel computer architectures are in focus. Through the organized cooperation among several units – each of them quite simple – excellent performance can be achieved. Moreover, parallel solutions give better power-efficiency (performance per watt), which is especially important in embedded systems. For integration in products it is also necessary that complete systems, comprising sensors, processors, radio communication, memory, and software, can be implemented on one single chip: Systemon-a-Chip. Therefore, systems design is an important new area being developed within CERES. The role of an architect is to design solutions that meet the user’s needs, employing available technology. New technologies open up new opportunities. Among the new technologies that interest the researchers at CERES are: reconfigurable (”soft”) hardware, and optical communication between electronic chips. In the project ”Reconfigurable System Architectures” these two technologies are combined. Five companies are partners to the University in the three-year project:
Combitech Systems, Ericsson, Ericsson Microwave Systems, HMS Industrial Networks, and Innovation Team. The goal is to develop generic solutions which easily can be reconfigured to suit a specific application or a specific phase of an application. Each chip in such a solution comprises several identical parts that can be configured for the task. Following the rapid development of silicon technology, thousands of small processors, all with their own memory, can be integrated on a single chip. The more powerful the computational units, the more data needs to be transported between the chips. Optical technology not only gives higher bandwidth and denser packing, it also provides the possibility to reconfigure the interconnection pattern totally in fractions of a second. These two technologies used together might have a potential to create benefit to industry by the possibility to use identical, or very similar, system architectures in several different products. This is particularly relevant in the most complex and performance-demanding applications, such as radio base-stations for the third generation mobile phone systems, radar systems with phase-controlled array antennas, and switches and routers for tele- and data communication. Contact Professor Bertil Svensson, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Information Technology (Two year)
120 ECTS CREDITS
This European master’s programme is offered in co-operation between universities in Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Poland. Detailed information on the programme is found at www. it-master.org.
Each student chooses the places of study, but has to spend the first three semesters at either two or three different universities. Students are supported by a well-developed system for the transitions between the universities.
At the programme you can develop your knowledge of signal analysis, communication technique and computer science. You also gain experience in project work for research and development and of acting in an international environment in several European countries. The programme is given completely in English. The European cooperation makes the total cost for tuition fees for this programme comparatively low, see www.it-master. org for details.
In the fourth semester a thesis is done at one of the universities where the student studied in the first three semesters. This university issues the degree after completion of the thesis.
The programme is offered jointly by: Halmstad University in Sweden. Wroclaw Technical University in Poland. Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences in Lemgo, Germany. Ålborg University in Esbjerg, Denmark. All students at the programme spend their first semester in either Halmstad or Wroclaw, where they develop a common ground of mathematics, programming, computer architecture and signal analysis. In the second semester students choose to specialize in some aspect of Information Technology. This second semester is spent in either Halmstad or Lemgo. The third semester is spent either in Esbjerg, Lemgo or Wroclaw. In either place a large part of this semester’s work is a project, performed by a group, where students practice their specialized knowledge from previous semesters.
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Entry requirements Bachelor of Science degree (or equivalent) in an engineering subject or in computer science. Courses in computer science, computer engineering or electrical engineering of at least 90 higher education credits, including thesis. Courses in mathematics of at least 30 higer education credits or including calculus, linear algebra and transform methods. Degrees from other countries than Sweden must be at the same level as a Swedish Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. Applicants must also have written and verbal command of the English language. Degree Teknologie masterexamen med huvudområdet datateknik” with the English translation Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Computer Science and Engineering. Contact Jörgen Carlsson, email@example.com
The Intelligent Systems Laboratory â€œIntelligent systems" is an umbrella term for enabling technologies that aim to mimic the human ability to observe, remember, reason, decide and act. "Intelligent systems" technologies include smart sensor systems, computer systems (embedded computers), artificial intelligence algorithms, machine learning, mechatronics systems, control systems and human-machine interfaces. Intelligent systems allow machines and devices to anticipate requirements and deal with environments that are complex, unknown, and unpredictable. Intelligent systems have the capacity to transform entire industries, e.g. in manufacturing automation, and the world market for intelligent systems, or products/processes that
benefit from "intelligence", is huge. This is evident not least from the number of hits you get with a web search engine if you enter the phrase "intelligent systems". The intelligent systems lab in Halmstad gathers researchers and teachers active in intelligent systems enabling technologies, like signal analysis, control systems, artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics. The lab is one of the largest research labs at Halmstad University with about half of its research done in close collaboration with industry. Several of the projects in the lab have also resulted in new products and/or patents; something we are very proud of.
Intelligent Systems Bioinformatics Our research activities are in intelligent systems for protein data analysis (e.g. proteome profiling experiments), data mining, sequence analysis (with a focus on immunology), and image analysis. We have developed algorithms and software tools for mass spectrometry analysis, sequence analysis, and recurrent neural networks. Most of our software tools can be downloaded for free for testing. Control Systems Control systems aim at changing the properties of dynamic processes to a desirable behaviour. An automobile for instance contains many control systems. They can control the braking such that the wheels will not block, control the engine to provide a constant speed, or optimise the engine combustion process regarding fuel consumption and pollution. Mechatronic Systems Research in Mechatronics at Halmstad University is focused on two areas: Mobile Robots and Health Tech-
nology. In particular we are working on a mechatronic weed control system using a self-navigating robot. Paper Optics and Visual Media The Physics for Paper and Print or the PPP Group is active in the fields of paper optics, printing technology and high speed non-contact measurements. New methods are developed based on modern optics, neural computing, signal analysis, colour image analysis, etc. Signal Analysis Our goal is to contribute to solutions of recognition problems, relevant to the human visual system and to human comfort. Contact Professor Josef Bigun, firstname.lastname@example.org Professor Ulf Holmberg, email@example.com Professor Thorsteinn RĂśgnvaldsson, firstname.lastname@example.org Professor Antanas Verikas, email@example.com
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Microelectronics and Photonics (One year)
60 ECTS CREDITS
At this one-year programme you can build a basis for future work with development or construction in microelectronics or with application of electrooptical components and systems. The programme requires a previous education in the field of electrical engineering or physics.
Entry requirements Bachelor of Science degree (or equivalent) in an engineering subject or in physics.
At the programme you can choose to specialize in semiconductor technology, particularly production methods and function of components and integrated circuits. Alternatively, you can specialize in optical and wireless techniques, particularly for communication or nonintrusive measurements using radio waves or light. You will also gain a basic knowledge of the tools of nanotechnology and the new possibilities it creates for future components.
Courses in mathematics of at least 30 credits or including calculus, linear algebra and transform methods.
The programme is given in close contact with the Univerity’s research in this strongly developing area. The thesis project is done in the second semester. You will then have the opportunity to work with the research groups at the University or in industry. The following courses are offered within the programme: Compulsory courses: Photonics, Solid state electronics I, Solid state electronics II, Technology for micro- and nanostructures, Thesis. Optional courses: Multivariable calculus, Optics, vision and cameras, Optical communication, Random processes.
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Courses in electrical engineering or physics of at least 90 credits, including thesis.
Degrees from other countries than Sweden must be at the same level as a Swedish Bachelor’s degree. Applicants must also have written and verbal command of the English language. Degree “Teknologie magisterexamen med huvudområdet elektroteknik” with the English translation Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) with a major in Electrical Engineering. Contact Jörgen Carlsson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nanoscience Nanoscience means research focused on fabrication and properties of components with a size smaller than 100nm (1 nm is a billionth of a meter). At the Laboratory of Mathematics, Physics and Electrical engineering (MPE-Lab), the physical properties of nanoscale electronic devices are studied. The aim of the research is to develop novel electronics compatible with future demands of compactness, high speed and low-power consumption. Three examples of such devices are shown below: Figure shows a magnetic single-electron transistor. The current from drain to source can be toggled between on and off by adding a single electron to the central gold (Au) particle. The current can also be controlled by changing the magnetic moments of the electrodes. This kind of device is one example where both the charge and spin property of electrons are used for realizing novel electronics for the future market.
Figure shows a semiconductor (galliumarsenide) surface covered with small islands, so called quantum dots, fabricated of indiumarsenide. The quantum dots have a size of a few tenth’s of nanometers, and they spontaneously form as the result of an energy minimization process. The quantum dots are used as active medium in novel types of infrared photodetectors.
Figure shows a semiconductor fiber, so called quantum wire, fabricated of indiumarsenide (green part) and indiumphosphide (red part). Quantum wires are used as novel 1D electronic devices e.g. photodetectors and fast transistors.
At MPE-Lab, four senior researchers, two PhD students and one research assistant work in the field of nanoscience. The group has in-house laboratory facilities including scanning electron microscope with EDS for structural investigations, atomic force microscope for scanning probe measurements, Fourier transform spectrometer with cryostat for optical characterization and advanced instrumentation for electrical characterization. Furthermore, the research group is partner in the Nanometer Structure Consortium at Lund University (www.nano.ftf.lth.se), a cutting-edge nanoscience lab in Europe. The group has extensive collaboration with other Swedish universities and research institutes e.g. Kalmar University, Linköping University and Acreo. Collaboration with international universities is primarily via participation in the EC programme PARNASS (www.parnass-nano.de). Contact Professor Håkan Pettersson, email@example.com
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Computational Science and Engineering
60 ECTS CREDITS
Computational science is a multidisciplinary field that involves applications in science or engineering, applied mathematics, numerical analysis, and computer science. The purpose of computational science is to generate tools for realistic computer simulations in science and engineering, as well as for physics-based computer graphics animation. This one-year programme provides fundamental knowledge of computational science for solving problems arising in industrial and scientific applications. It gives you the opportunity to form a basis for future worj with computer-based development or construction in a wide variety of applications. At the programme you can choose to specialize in your field of interest. The methods are presented in a general setting, but applications are then made in different fields, depending on the background of the students. The programme is given in close contact with the Univerity’s research in this strongly developing area. The thesis project is done in the second semester. You will then have the opportunity to work with the research group at the University or in industry. Content The following courses are offered within the programme. Compulsory courses: Introduction to computational science and engineering, 7.5 credits Computational science and enginnering, 7.5 credits Applied partial differential equations for computational science and engineering, 7.5 credits
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Computational science and engineering, advanced course, 7.5 credits Thesis, 15 credits Optional courses (all courses may not be offered each year): Multivariable calculus, 7.5 credits (compulsory if not included in previous education) Applied partial differential equations, advanced course, 7.5 credits Image analysis, 7.5 credits Learning and self-organizing systems, 7.5 credits Entry requirements Bachelor of Science degree (or equivalent) in an engineering subject or in natural sciences. Courses in mathematics of at least 30 higher education credits or courses including calculus, linear algebra, transformation theory and numerical analysis. Degrees from other countries than Sweden must be at the same level as a Swedish Bachelor’s degree in engineering or in natural sciencies. Applicants must also have written and verbal command of the English language. Degree “Teknologie magisterexamen med huvudområdet beräkningsteknik” with the English translation Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) with a major in Computational Science and Engineering. Contact Bertil Nilsson, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Applied Environmental Science (One year) This Master´s programme will offer you an educational profile which makes you qualified to use scientific knowledge to solve environmental problems. Applied Environmental Science is, quite simply, the way in which environmental science can be put to use in order to solve environmental problems. Within this Masters Programme, you will expand your knowledge within selected parts of this wide field and take part in research projects under the guidance of senior scientists within environmental science. The programme starts in August each year with a course in Applied Environmental Science (15 ECTS credits) where you obtain a wide understanding of the subject and also insight into ongoing research. The second part of the autumn semester, you will take a course in Research Methods in Applied Environmental Science (15 ECTS credits), where you will get acquainted with scientific thinking and methods. This is both a theoretical and a practical course. The practical part may for instance involve that you collect and analyse your own data within a research project. You will also learn how to interpret and analyse scientific reports and develop your ability to use statistical methods within environmental research. During the second semester, you can take a course in Environmental Decision Making (7.5 ECTS credits) as well as a course in Wetland Technology (7.5 ECTS credits). You can also choose to do an individual Literature Project (7.5 ECTS credits) focusing on a specific area of applied environmental science. Depending on your previous studies and your interests, you may finally conduct a thesis project resulting in a Masters thesis (15 or 30 ECTS credits). In total, your Masters degree should include 60 ECTS credits.
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60 ECTS CREDITS
Degree ”Filosofie magisterexamen med huvudområde Miljövetenskap” with the English translation Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) with a Major in Environmental Science. Entry requirements Entrance requirement is a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health, Ecology, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science; Natural Sciences with orientation towards environmental issues, or the equivalent, at an accredited university. Degrees from other countries than Sweden must be at the same level as a Swedish Bachelor’s degree. Applicants must also have written and verbal command of the English language equivalent to English course B (passing grade) in the Swedish Secondary School System. English language proficiency should be demonstrated in one of the following ways: IELTS score (Academic) of 6.0 or more (with none of the sections scoring less than 5.0), TOEFL score of 550 or more (computer based test 213, internet based 79), Cambridge/Oxford - Advanced or Proficiency level, O level/GCSE, or having received a passing grade in English course B (Swedish secondary school). Contact Professor Stefan Weisner, email@example.com
Research in Applied Environmental Science The research in Applied Environmental Science at Halmstad University is focusing on water management, climate change, biodiversity and environmental medicine:
be reached with increased farm-scale biogas production. A laboratory facility is used to test different substrates while monitoring gas production and other parameters important for the process.
The Wetland Research Centre is a free-standing centre of knowledge based at Halmstad University. Today, wetlands are restored and constructed in the landscape to obtain various societal benefits including water quality improvement, increased biodiversity and landscape diversity, water storage, as well as improved quality of life. The Wetland Research Centre involves scientists and professionals with practical experience applying to wetlands. The research at the Wetland Research Centre is oriented towards applications of wetland knowledge within environmental management.
Environmental medicine at Halmstad University explores the impact of exposures on human health and wellbeing. Current research concerns wind turbines. Wind turbines generate electricity without emissions of carbon dioxide and are hence beneficial for the environment. However, many people are worried about possible negative effects. We study the impact of noise and shadows on people living in the vicinity of wind farms.
Climate change is maybe the most important environmental question of today. In order to slow down climate change we need to decrease greenhouse gas emissions. In the agricultural sector these emissions can be reduced by for instance changing management practice and fertilization of the agricultural soil. The research at Halmstad University is dealing with the carbon-nitrogen interactions in the agricultural soil and how these processes influence greenhouse gas emissions. Greenhouse gas emissions can also be reduced if fossil fuels are substituted for by other fuels such as biogas. Research is done on what substrates can be used in biogas digestion and what environmental benefits can
Ecology and biodiversity research at Halmstad University focuses on the effects of forestry, agriculture and climate change on species communities in lakes and wetlands. These ecosystems are already heavily impacted by human activities and will face even stronger changes due to global warming. We use dragonflies as model organisms to predict and explain ecological and community changes in the nature of tomorrow. Further information www.hh.se/wetland www.hh.se/english/sbe/research/bless Contact Professor Stefan Weisner, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Master’s Programme 120 ects credits
Management of Innovation and Business Development (Two year) Innovations, as well as improvements of products and organizations, occur in collaboration with many different actors. What counts is not only individual serendipity, but an interplay between individuals and organizations, which in turn is affected by different structures, cultures and knowledge. This programme has three different entry points: (one year master programmes see page 27-29) 1, International Marketing If you chose International Marketing you will study challenges and barriers regarding strategy and leadership in the international market as well as learning to analyze opportunities and threats. You will study the alternative markets that a firm can enter into and the pros and cons with different entry modes. You will learn to act professionally in different international contexts. All courses are taught in English and you will study together with students from all over the world. 2, Strategic Management and Leadership This is a programme for students preparing for work in the areas of strategic management and leadership. The programme prepares students to handle strategic and cultural aspects of management and leadership in the global arena as well as paving the way for students to pursue further research in strategic management and leadership. Teamwork with students from other countries is an essential part of the education.
Second Year of the Master programme The over-arching objective of the course is that upon completion of studies the student should be able to work with as well as manage technological and business development in small and medium-sized businesses. During the second year of the programme, increased emphasis is put on students themselves taking the initiative for their knowledge development and that they should be able to demonstrate the requisite skills and expertise to participate in research and developmental work or to work in other qualified operational areas. Degree Degree of Master of Science in Busines and Economics (120 credits) with a major in Management of Innovation and Business Development. Entry requirements Please check page 27-29 for information on entry requirements. Contact Programme director Joakim Tell, email@example.com Year 2 – Autumn Semester Management and Economics of Innovation
Development and Diffusion of Innovations
Management of Change
Frontiers of Research in Management of Innovation and Business Development
Year 2 – Spring Semester International Marketing Communicatiomn
Dissertation 15 ECTS
3,Technical Project- and Business Management This is a Masters programme offering advanced knowledge and skills in project management, business development, strategy, leadership and organization. The programme focuses on the business development of companies and the processes in the business system driving development forward. You will improve your reflective abilities both academically and operatively.
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Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL) The Master programme ”Innovation Management and Business Development” is closely attached to the research environment “Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research” (CIEL) which is among the largest research environments at the Halmstad University, bringing together researchers from different disciplines as engineering, economy, business administration, sociology, work science and other. CIEL is organised in several research groups which are focusing on innovation processes and new product development processes, including innovation management and market introduction. A special research focus is on early internationalizing firms, and international market expansion including supplier – distributor relationships. Another research focus is on entrepreneurial activities, i.e. question of creative financial solutions, accounting
and entrepreneurial learning; and specifically the study of spin-offs and start-ups of university students. A third research focus is on the various forms of collaboration between industry, universities and the state including organisations in the public sector, which now is the base of innovation based growth programmes. The research environment CIEL is offering Master students both to participate in research projects and supervision when writing the Master thesis. Since the Halmstad University has signed agreements for doctoral studies with other universities and professors at CIEL are affiliated with other universities and R&D organisations, interested students have also possibilities for further studies.
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Strategic Management and Leadership (One year)
This is a degree programme for students preparing for work in the areas of strategic management and leadership. The programme prepares students to deal with the strategic and cultural aspects of management and leadership in the global arena as well as paving the way for students to pursue further research in strategic management and leadership. Teamwork together with students from other countries is an essential part of the programme. The comprehensive aim and goal with the degree course is for students to become familiar with strategies of management and leadership, and how to develop and change businesses. This will be achieved through the adoption of both a holistic view and a theoretical extension of previous knowledge, partly to be able to lead, develop and initiate processes of change in different businesses, and partly to fulfill the eligibility requirements for entry on to doctoral research programmes. This programme also provides knowledge about a company’s development from initial idea via establishment to growth. In this context some conceptions such as entrepreneurship, innovation and growth are focused upon. Students have the opportunity to critically examine the literature and theory in this area. After the programme students should be prepared to develop and manage international businesses and projects concerning strategic management and leadership. The students should also be in a position to continue studies at a doctoral level in management and leadership. Students should be able to independently and in groups gather an analyze information and consider both academic and practical implications. Students should also develop their methodological knowledge and be aware of the ethical aspects in research and business.
Degree ”Ekonomie/filosofie magisterexamen” with the English translation Degree of Master of Science in Business and Economics (60 credits) with a major in Business Administration. Entry requirements Entrance requirement is a Bachelor’s degree in Business studies or the equivalent of 180 Swedish credit points or 180 ECTS credits in adequate areas at an accredited university. The degree should include 90 Swedish credit points in Business Administration and basic knowledge in management and leadership. Applicants must also have written and verbal command of the English language, equivalent to English course B (passing grade) in the Swedish Secondary School system. English language proficiency demonstrated in one of the following ways: IELTS score (Academic) of 6.0 or more (with none of the sections scoring less than 5.0), TOEFL score of 550 or more (computer based test 213, internet based 79), Cambridge/Oxford - Advanced or Proficiency level, O level/GCSE, or having received a passing grade in English course B (Swedish secondary school). Selection: On the basis of the qualifying education (BSc) Contact Programme director Ingemar Wictor, firstname.lastname@example.org Year 1 – Autumn Semester Strategic Innovation Management
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Growth and Business Development
Year 1 – Spring Semester Research Method
Dissertation 15 ECTS
Year 2 After obtaining this degree, there is an option to continue with the second year of the master’s programme in Management of Innovation and Business Development.
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Technical Project- and Business Management (One year) Are you a professional with an engineering background wanting to increase your expertise in management (especially project management) and business development? Are you interested in questions relating to stimulating the development of projects? Or how management professionals choose a strategy for company growth? Alternatively you may be interested in how organizations can be encouraged to strive towards collective goals. Products reduce commercial lifecycles and lower trade barriers while the internet and better communication and transportation around the world are collectively some of the factors that make it more and more important to find a strategy combined with flexibility. For management it is important to take into consideration the degree of innovation as well as selecting and managing the innovation process. This master’s programme offers an increased understanding and holistic view of development- and changeprocesses within project management, business development, strategy, management and organization in companies and society. New ideas do not become innovations until they have emerged in a market and begin to be accepted and utilized. It is therefore important to gain a practical insight into how products emerge in the marketplace and how companies and business enterprise can be set up. Knowledge about the organization and management of innovation processes and international business development is becoming even more important. Society’s need for people who work with and lead developmental efforts is increasing. At the same time, rapid progress along with expanding globalization places even greater demands on companies’ level of knowledge and their ability to improve continually in order to maintain and raise their competitiveness. This degree programme deals with the nature of innovations, the organization and management of innovation processes and business development with an orientation towards international markets. The programme is well anchored in the university’s ongoing research initiatives directed towards small and medium-sized
companies. The courses are aimed at acquainting students with the disciplines of economics and technology cutting across traditional subject boundaries and are combined with more practically oriented course elements. Year 2 Following successful completion of studies required for the degree, there is an option to continue with the second year of the master’s programme in Management of Innovation and Business Development. Degree Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) with a major in Industrial Management and Business Administration. Entry requirements Entrance requirement is a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or the equivalent of 180 Swedish credit points or 180 ECTS credits in adequate areas at an accredited university. Applicants must also have written and verbal command of the English language, equivalent to English course B (passing grade) in the Swedish Secondary School system. English language proficiency demonstrated in one of the following ways: IELTS score (Academic) of 6.0 or more (with none of the sections scoring less than 5.0), TOEFL score of 550 or more (computer based test 213, internet based 79), Cambridge/Oxford Advanced or Proficiency level, O level/GCSE, or having received a passing grade in English course B (Swedish secondary school). Contact Programme director Leif Nordin, email@example.com Year 1 – Autumn Semester Strategic Innovation Management
Scientific Examination in Strategic Innovation Management
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Growth and Business Development
Year 1 – Spring Semester Research Method
Dissertation 15 ECTS
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International Marketing (One year)
Lower trade barriers in a addition to development in transportation and communication technology are some of the factors that have made it easier to do business abroad. Many companies have taken advantage of these new opportunities, and compete in the international arena, increasing global competition.This makes international marketing an important issue for many businesses. It is crucial for a company’s international development to gain knowledge about the international environment as well as to evaluate the company’s strategic resources. What markets should the organisation compete in? How should the company deal with different cultures? What modes of entry should the business use in different markets? Should the company adapt to different markets, or standardize and go for a global approach? These are some of the questions that will be dealt with in this programme. Sweden is, as a small country, very dependent on international business. Many Swedish companies have been successful in the international market. Organisations such as Volvo, Saab, Scania, Ericsson, H&M, Electrolux and IKEA are just some of the Swedish names that are dependent on international marketing to succeed. As Sweden is dependent on international trade, research and education in this area have been in focus in Sweden. In Halmstad, however, the focus is not only on large, well established companies but also on new, expanding international ventures. The research in international marketing in Halmstad, which is the basis of this programme, deals for example with supply chain management, ethical values, and principles and international growing businesses, so called “Born Globals”.
Degree ”Ekonomie/filosofie magisterexamen” with the English translation Degree of Master of Science in Business and Economics (60 credits) with a major in Business Administration. Entry requirements Entrance requirement is a Bachelor’s degree in Business studies or the equivalent of 180 Swedish credit points or 180 ECTS credits in adequate areas at an accredited university. Basic knowledge of marketing (at least one course of 7.5 credits. The degree should include 90 Swedish credit points in Business Administration and basic knowledge in marketing. Applicants must also have written and verbal command of the English language, equivalent to English course B (passing grade) in the Swedish Secondary School system. English language proficiency demonstrated in one of the following ways: IELTS score (Academic) of 6.0 or more (with none of the sections scoring less than 5.0), TOEFL score of 550 or more (computer based test 213, internet based 79), Cambridge/Oxford - Advanced or Proficiency level, O level/GCSE, or having received a passing grade in English course B (Swedish secondary school). Contact Programme director, Professor Svante Andersson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 1 – Autumn Semester International Marketing Strategy Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Year 1 – Spring Semester Research Method
Year 2 After completing the requirements for the degree, there is an option to continue with the second year of the master’s programme in Management of Innovation and Business Development.
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Frontiers of Research in International Marketing Growth and Business Development
Dissertation 15 ECTS
180 ECTS credits
International Relations and Economics (IRE) – International programme with special focus on East and Southeast Asia (Three year) Starting from fall semester 2009, Halmstad University offers a unique three-year programme in International Relations and Economics with a special focus on East and Southeast Asia, leading to a Bachelor’s degree with a major in international relations or economics. The programme aims at preparing students for their future careers in international environments. For the last few decades the economic center has shifted from Europe and the US to the expanding, dynamic Asian market. The area has in accordance with this development gained an increased political significance and the interest for the region has increased as well. Students of social science will need a broader understanding of world affairs in the globalized world. Halmstad University has therefore developed a unique three-year programme in social science with focus on East and Southeast Asia, involving studies in the central subjects of international relations and economics. This programme will provide the students with a qualification that is in high demand and relevant to both public and private enterprises, as well as the national and international labor market. Students will further be qualified to continue their academic studies in international relations or economics for a Master’s degree. In many of the courses in international relations and economics at Halmstad University, exchange students from all over the world will participate, which will further deepen the programme’s international profile. Content Aside from the programme’s main subject areas of international relations and economics, studies will involve political, economic, judicial, social and cultural aspects in Asia. Asian orientation (15 ECTS) is a subject integrated into the lectures and in the studies of international law. Asian orientation is an obligatory course, which will provide the students with knowledge and skills in preparation of studies or an internship in an Asian country. Students of this programme will spend the fifth semester on an internship or as an exchange student at a partner university in Asia. This exchange will provide
students with an invaluable international experience for future careers or studies. Studies during the first three semesters will be devoted to basic studies in international relations and economics as well as a specialized course on Asia. During this time it is our plan to enclose a variety of features and perspectives on Asia by conducting seminars, inviting guest lecturers and giving special assignments. Students will during the third semester choose what area of specialty they wish to pursue, i.e. economics or international relations. There will also be legal studies in the form of two specialized courses during the third semester. Students will pursue in-depth studies in their chosen area of specialty during the fourth to sixth semester. During the fifth semester, students are expected to part-take in activities located in Asia. The sixth and final semester is completely devoted to essay work; an essay that we recommend should be initiated while on location in Asia. Degree ”Politices kandidatexamen” with the english translation Degree of Bachelor of Political Science in International Relations or Economics Entry requirements The application of all students must be supported by a certified (signed and stamped by an official authority in the country of origin, such as a notary public) high school/ upper secondary school diploma or equivalent, including official transcript from the last year of study. Applicants must also have excellent written and verbal command of the English language. Equivalency for students with a foreign diploma will be tested on an individual basis. Contact Jonna Johansson, jonna.johansson@.hh.se
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Bachelor Programme – Final Year Completion 30 ECTS CREDITS
International Relations 61 - 90 hp The aim of the course is to provide the student with a more advanced understanding in subject areas central to international relations. The objective is to develop the student’s ability to critically examine, treat and analyse scholarly material and phenomena in the subject area. The focus of this course is on current issue areas, from the point of the contemporary changes in the parameters of international relations. Further, the aim of the course, by means of an independent essay project, is to increase and advance the student’s knowledge and skills in the application of theories and methods in the subject matter. Upon completion of this course, students will be better equipped to undertake their own research and better able to evaluate a broad range of research in the discipline of international relations. Content This course has been divided into three parts, two of which are worth 7.5 credits each and the third (the thesis) is worth 15 credits. Course 1 Theory and method in international relations, 7.5 ECTS Course 2 Current issue areas in international relations, 7.5 ECTS Course 3 Thesis, 15 ECTS The students will, after completion of the course, be expected to be able to write a thesis of scholarly quality, thereby identifying and framing a problem in international relations based on previous theory and research with the application of appropriate methodological principles.
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Degree It is possible to obtain a Swedish Bachelor’s degree if the student has successfully completed a Bachelor’s Degree at his/her home university before a degree from Halmstad University can be awarded. The home degree must have a major concentration in an academic subject that corresponds to the areas taught at the partner institution, and be in congruence with the structure and composition of that degree programme Entry Requirements Studies in international relations at the undergraduate level, a total of at least 60 ECTS or equivalent to 60 credits in the Swedish system. Applicants must also have written and verbal command of the English language. Double-degree Programme in International Relations / Political Science Foreign exchange students can choose to study one semester or one academic year. Exchange students can also obtain a Swedish university degree by combining credits from the home university and credits from Halmstad University. In order to obtain a Swedish Bachelor’s degree exchange students are required to spend the final year of study at Halmstad University. Student applicants must have completed two years of study at their home university to be able to apply for this double-degree programme. Of the 60 ECTS credits completed in Sweden, 30 must be on the 61-90 credit level. This level will include two theory classes of 7.5 ECTS each and a written dissertation accounting for the other 15 ECTS on this level. Contact Jonna Johansson, jonna.johansson@.hh.se
60 ects credits
Bachelor Programme – Final Year Completion
Computer Science and Engineering Are you interested in a Swedish bachelor’s degree? Do you want to prepare for a master’s programme in Computer Science or Engineering? This is the one-year education for you! This 60 credits education is open for students at partner universities to Halmstad University. It should be interesting for those who want to have a Swedish bachelor’s degree or those who want to prepare for a master’s programme in Computer Science or Engineering. The thesis project is done in the second semester. You will then have the opportunity to work in industry or within one of the research groups at the university. Content The following courses are given within the programme. All courses must be taken. Autumn semester, first half: Data Communication I, 7.5 credits Algorithms and Data Structures, 7.5 credits Autumn semester, second half: Databases and Database Design, 7.5 credits Computer Systems Engineering I, 7.5 credits
Degree ”Teknologie kandidatexamen med huvudområde Datorsystemteknik” with the English translation Bachelor of Science with a major in Computer Science and Engineering. Entry requirements To be admitted you must be engaged in bachelor level education, and be at a level where you do not need more than one year of studies/ 60 ECTS credits to qualify for a degree. Your studies must be in the Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering area. Your passed courses in mathematics must correspond to at least 30 credits or include calculus, linear algebra and transform methods. Studies in other countries than Sweden must be at the same level as a Swedish Bachelor's education in Computer Engineering. You must also have written and verbal command of the English language. Contact Nicolina Månsson, director of studies Nicolina.Mansson@hh.se.
Spring semester, first half: Computer Systems Engineering II, 7.5 credits Spring semester, second half: Web Systems Fundamentals, 7.5 credits Spring semester: Thesis, 15 credits
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Electrical Engineering with emphasis on Wireless System Design Are you enrolled in a bachelor's programme in Electrical Engineering, interested in wireless system design and would like to have a Swedish bachelor’s degree? Then this one-year programme could be the right choice for you! The use of modern wireless systems in everyday life is increasing rapidly. Many critical applications such as WLANs, mobile phones, smart homes, sensors and radars depend on such systems. This development calls for new and emerging wireless technologies. Today we see a shift from expensive, high performance and complex systems to low cost, mass produced electronics with challenging demands on low power consumption. Yet the underlying physical principles are the same, and the electrical engineer with a speciality in wireless technologies is as important as ever. This programme gives you the basic theoretical tools for wireless system design as well as a practical touch of RFCMOS design. With a completed thesis project, where you have the opportunity to work within a Swedish industrial environment or within one of the research groups at Halmstad University, you will be looking at promising career opportunities. Content Semiconductor Devices, 7.5 credits Signal Analysis and Representation, 7.5 credits Engineering Electromagnetics, 7.5 credits Electronic Design and Implementation, 7.5 credits Radio System Design, RF-ASIC, 7.5 credits Sensor Systems, 7.5 credits Thesis, 15 credits
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Degree ”Teknologie kandidatexamen med huvudområde Elektroteknik” with the English translation Bachelor of Science with a major in Electrical Engineering. Entry requirements The programme is open only for exchange students at partner universities of Halmstad University. To be admitted you must be engaged in bachelor level education, and be at a level where you do not need more than one year of studies (60 ECTS credits) to qualify for a degree. Your educational background must be in the Electrical Engineering area including basic courses in mathematics, analogue and digital electronics, computer engineering, and control theory. Your passed courses in mathematics should correspond to at least 30 credits and include calculus, linear algebra and transform methods. Studies in other countries than Sweden must be at the same level as a Swedish bachelor's education in Electrical Engineering. You should also have written and verbal command of the English language. Contact Mikael Hindgren, director of studies mikael.hindgren@ hh.se
Non Degree Programme
60/120 ects credits
Network Design and Computer Management Are you interested in developing the next generation of Computer Networks? This education provides solid knowledge in practical computerand network technology.
Entry requirements Basic eligibility for university studies. Applicants must also have written and verbal command of the English language.
The first academic package (60 higher education credits, year 1) provides theoretical and practical knowledge prior to professional activity as a network administrator or an operations technician.
Certificate The first year provides among other things knowledge corresponding to Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA 1-4 and CCNP 1,3). Students receive 60 credits. Students receive a course certificate but no formal degree.
The second academic package (60 credits, year 2) provides more theoretical and practical knowledge about networks (complete CCNP, Cisco Certified Network Professional) and also knowledge about software and hardware in network components prior to work with industrial networks. The education is occupationally oriented and can be taken as an independent course or supplementary to another education. The education consists of computer engineering and network technology. The area of computer engineering covers subjects from computer construction to administration of web servers. Network technology considers among other things how networks work and how they are composed (different network types, equipment and protocols). A major part of the education is carried out as laboratory work. The course has several well-equipped laboratory rooms at its disposal.
The second year offers among other things knowledge to complete CCNP, Wireless Networks and IP-telephony, and Industrial Networks. Students can receive 60 credits or a University Diploma. NB! CISCO certification is not part of the programme. Contact Nicolina MĂĽnsson, email@example.com
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Non Degree Programme 30 ECTS CREDITS
Computer Network Engineering This short programme qualifies students, who have an engineering background but lack basic computer network courses, for the Master’s Programme in Computer Network Engineering, 60 credits.
Certificate Students who pass the short programme will on application receive a certificate containing 30 ECTS credits.
The short programme is offered every autumn semester with basic courses on computer networks preparing the student for further studies in the area. The programme offers the possibility for the student to gain knowledge corresponding to Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). Apart from courses on computer networks the student can also choose courses on computer administration or programming.
Entry requirements Bachelor of Science degree (or equivalent) in an engineering subject or in Computer Science. Courses in Computer Engineering, Data Communication, Computer Network Engineering or Computer Science of at least 90 credits, including thesis. Courses in mathematics of at least 30 credits or courses including calculus, linear algebra and transform methods. Applicants must also have written and verbal command of the English language.
After completing the short programme with approved results it is possible to continue directly at the Master’s Programme in Computer Network Engineering, 60 credits, offered by Halmstad University.
Contact Jörgen Carlsson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Content The programme encompasses one term of full time studies. It includes these courses: Algorithms and Data Structures, 7.5 ECTS Computer Networks I, 7.5 ECTS Administration of Operating Systems, 7.5 ECTS Computer Networks II, 7.5 ECTS
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30 ects credits
■ Sport Science Children and adolescent development through sports: An international perspective in theory and practice, 15 ECTS credits. The main objectives are to gain knowledge about development through sports in children and adolescents. In addition to this, the course aims to develop understanding about how to work with children and adolescents in practice, in sport settings and how to make season plans for a chosen sport activity. Furthermore, the purpose is to compare trends and how sports for children and adolescents are structured in different countries. Career development and transitions in sports: An international perspective in theory and practice, 7.5 ECTS credits. The aim of the course is to help the students to understand an athletic career as being a process with a number of stages and transitions. It will also link theory and practice, focusing both on career development/ transitions as regards research findings and applied issues. Sports injury and rehabilitation: An international perspective in theory and practice, 7.5 ECTS credits. The objective is to discuss psychological antecedents of sports injuries, specifically in respect to William & Andersen’s model from 1998. Moreover, to highlight different theoretical models explaining psychological reactions and adjustments to athletic injuries. In addition to this, to understand the difference between adaptive and maladaptive reactions to athletic injuries and adjustment processes as well as to acquaint the students with applied approaches in sports psychology rehabilitation. Entry Requirements 60 credits in Sport Psychology/Sport Science or equivalent. Applicants must also have written and verbal command of the English language.
Study Abroad Semester
■ Sport and Exercise Science – biomechanics Musculoskeletal disorders 7.5 ECTS This course comprises the most common acquired and inherent injuries and disorders in the musculoskeletal system. Focus will be on sport injuries and the course is also touching rehabilitation measures. Assessment of physiologic and biomechanical function 7.5 ECTS The course aims to give understanding and knowledge of the use of different technical research tools for assessing test in physiology and biomechanics. For example motion analysis (2D, 3D, EMG, goniometry, force measuring), aerobic and anaerobic function etc. Sports biomechanics 7.5 ECTS The course brings up biomechanical problems in sports and exercise situations. That means you will learn to use biomechanical principles to solve different problems and to analyze situations. Exercise training 7.5 ECTS This course is designed to deal with training principles and methods for effective physical training. We discuss different training components for development of specific training plans and programmes for people that are physically active on different levels. Entry Requirements At least one year of study at academic level whereof the following specific (or corresponding) courses: Anatomy, Kinesiology, Physiology. Applicants must also have written and verbal command of the English language. Contact Lina Lundgren, email@example.com
Contact Hansi Hinic, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Study Abroad Semester 30 ECTS CREDITS
■ English for non-Swedish speakers In this course students will gain an insight into different aspects of the English language by studying British and American fiction and vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and British and American realia. Students will thus also improve their listening, reading, speaking and writing skills. Entry Requirements Fulfilments og general admission requirements for university studies in the student’s home country. Skills in English, both oral and written, equivalent to three years documented secondary schooling. Contact Kristina Hildebrand, email@example.com
■ Language and Culture for International Students
sufficient knowledge of the Swedish language for the course participants to be able to comunicate in everyday situations. Entry Requirements Basic eligibility for university studies. Applicants must also have written and verbal command of the English language. Contact Sara Werner, firstname.lastname@example.org
■ Scandinavian Studies for International Students Scandinavian Studies for International Students consist of four courses: Scandinavian History and Society part I and II; Scandinavian Culture; and Religion in Sweden. Scandinavian Studies for International Students aims at providing students from outside Sweden and Scandinavia with an insight into Scandinavian culture and history.
Language and Culture for International Students consists of four courses: Speaking and Writing in English; English Listening Comprehension and Vocabulary; Swedish as a Foreign Language part I and Scandinavian Culture. The course Language and Culture for International Students aims at providing students from outside Sweden and Scandinavia with an improved proficiency in English and an insight into Scandinavian culture and Swedish language.
The courses Scandinavian History and Society part I and II aims to give a general overview of the history of Scandinavia from the early Middle Ages to the late 20th century. The course Religion in Sweden concerns the role of religions in Swedish society and the contemporary situation. The course Scandinavian Culture provides an introduction to Scandinavian art and culture for students from a non-Scandinavian background.
The course Speaking and Writing in English is suitable for students wanting to improve their written and spoken English. The course English Listening Comprehension and Vocabulary improves the student´s listening comprehension of spoken English and enlarges their vocabulary.The course Scandinavian Culture provides an introduction to Scandinavian art and culture for students from a non-Scandinavian background. The course Swedish as a Foreign Language part I aims at providing
Entry Requirements Basic eligibility for university studies. Applicants must also have written and verbal command of the English language.
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Contact Ralf Rönnquist, email@example.com
Study Abroad Semester
30 ects credits
■ International Relations Peace and Security 31 - 60 hp The primary objective of this course is to provide the student with a deeper understanding of the major concepts, issues, and problems in the field of international relations in a global era. This course examines the full array of military and nonmilitary factors that influences international security problems in the era of globalisation. The study of international relations has been transformed by the ending of the Cold War. This has forced a major rethink about the assumptions underlying security studies. The course will explore the meanings of security and peace from a variety of perspectives. The course will also investigate various dimensions of security in theory and practice.
The course consists of the following four modules: Approaches to international security: methods, concepts and theories, 7,5 points/7.5 ECTS. This course examines concepts, approaches and theories used to analyse security and peace. Issues and problems in international security, 7,5 points/7.5 ECTS. Foreign and security policies in a global era, 7,5 points/7.5 ECTS. Seminar and essay work, 7,5 points/7.5 ECTS. Entry Requirements Studies in international relations at the undergraduate level, a total of at least 30 ECTS or equivalent to 30 credits in the Swedish system. Applicants must also have written and verbal command of the English language. Contact Jonna Johansson, jonna.johansson@.hh.se
30 ects credits
■ Media and Communication Studies The aim of the course is to provide the student with a more advanced understanding in subject areas central to media and communication studies. The objective is to develop the student’s ability to critically examine and analyse topics within the field of media and communication. The whole course is featured by flexibility, taken into account student’s needs and interests and its main focus is on writing a thesis. Thus, a wide range of options adressing relevant issues within the field of media and communication can be chosen and the course can therefore be individually designed and adjusted in cooperation with a personal supervisor throughout the semester. Content This course is divided into three parts, two of which are on 7.5 credits each and the third (a thesis) is worth 15 credits. Course 1 Writing an essay based on an overview of relevant literature for the chosen topic eith media and communication
studies, 7.5 ECTS. Course 2 Theories and methods including a pilot study, 7.5 ECTS. Course 3 Thesis on advanced level, 15 ECTS. Upon completion of this course, students will have a better understanding of a relevant topic and to be better equipped to undertake their own research within the area of media and communication studies. Entry requirements Media and communication studies at the undergraduate level or equivalent education of at least 90 ECTS. Applicants must also have written and verbal command of the English language. Contact Professor Ingegerd Rydin, ingegerd.rydin@.hh.se
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Study Abroad Semester
â– International Teacher Education Studies The course is research- and problem based, meaning that the students pose their own teaching problems within the aims of the different sub-courses (RPBL, Research and Problem Based Learning). Students work in project groups, consisting of 5-6 students, with each group responsible for their own information searches and literature reviews. The course makes use of formative evaluation as a working pattern, which means that continuous evaluation is successively drawn upon as the course progresses, with evaluations serving as the basis for the planning of the subsequent courses. Student participation in the course evaluation process is at the core of the student democratic tradition in Sweden. Various teaching formats will be used during the course: lectures, seminars, field-studies, simulation role plays and independent research projects. Coursework is varied and comprises a mixture of essays, reports, examinations and presentations. Examination forms being used: Written or oral exams, individual or in groups. Grades are generally given on a two-level scale: Fail and Pass.
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30 ECTS CREDITS
Part one: Educational Science Theory Course (7,5 ECTS) Part two: Course of Free Choice (7,5 ECTS) Part three: Teaching Practice and Work Placements in Schools and Organizations (7,5 ECTS) Part four: Seminar and Academic Essay Writing Work (7,5 ECTS) Entry Requirements Acceptance on a teacher education programme or similar programme in educational science. Applicants must also have written and verbal command of the English language. Contact Ingrid Nilsson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Study Abroad Semester
30 ects credits
■ Scandinavian Welfare Systems in a Global Era:Theory and Practice This is a unique one semester course on the Scandinavian welfare systems. The first module of the course (15 ECTS) focuses particularly on the development and structure of the Scandinavian welfare states in a comparative perspective, while the second module (15 ECTS) focuses on the organisation and production of welfare with a specific focus on care for elderly and disabled persons. To bring the education close to reality, the students carry out field work, during the second course module, in order to obtain first hand experience in the workings of welfare institutions. Students of the course will explore questions like: – What are the historical and ideological roots of the welfare states? – What are the challenges and opportunities for the Scandinavian welfare states in an age of globalization? – How does the Scandinavian welfare state model differ from Anglo-American and continental European models? – What are the similarities and differences among the Scandinavian countries with reference to welfare system? –In what ways are the intentions behind the Scandinavian welfare systems realized in practice?
– What are the central aspects of the Scandinavian welfare state model, particularly as related to elderly and people with disabilities? – How are the Scandinavian welfare practices of today perceived by elderly and disabled users? – Can the Scandinavian welfare state model be a development model for East and Southeast Asian countries? Teaching formats: Instruction can take the form of: lectures, seminars, assignments, and field studies. The language of instruction is in English. Full time course starting spring semester 2011. Entry Requirements: Minimum one year (60 credits) university studies. Contact: Anders Urbas, email@example.com Åsa Wengelin, firstname.lastname@example.org
15 ects credits
■ Social work among children and young people – Swedish and international experiences This course gives you an overview of social work among children, youth and families in Sweden and other European countries. It has a special focus on questions concerning deviant and aggressive behavior, violence and crime, as well as dependence on drugs, gambling or computer gaming. The course also focuses on the meaning of space and place in relation to how young persons are behaving. With a theoretical perspective in human geography and sociology students get tools to analyze social phenomena such as deviation, crimes, norms and social control. This will help them to understand the situation for children and youth in different countries from a comparative perspective.
Entry Requirements Basic eligibility for university studies in adequate areas. Applicants must also have written and verbal command of the English language. Contact Ove Svensson, email@example.com
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Single Subjec Courses – Areas of Study
Within the following study areas are courses for exchange students offered. Exact information regarding specific courses will be given at the beginning of each semester. ■ Biology and Environmental Science Single subject courses are offered within this field of study as well as a Master’s programme. ■ Biomechanics Single subject courses are offered within this field of study. ■ Business Administration Single subject courses are offered within this field of study. ■ Computer Science and Engineering Single subject courses are offered within this field of study as well as non-degree programmes and Master’s programmes.
■ International Relations Single subject courses are offered within this field of study as well as a final year completion. ■ Marketing Single subject courses are offered within this field of study as well as a Master’s programme. ■ Mathematics Single subject courses are offered within this field of study. ■ Mechanical Engineering Single subject courses are offered within this field of study. ■ Media Single subject courses are offered within this field of study. ■ Sociology Single subject courses are offered within this field of study.
■ Computional Science and Engineering Single subject courses are offered within this field of study as well as a Master’s programme.
■ Sport and Excersise Single subject courses are offered within this field of study.
■ Construction Engineering Single subject courses are offered within this field of study.
■ Sport Science Single subject courses are offered within this field of study.
■ Electrical Engineering Single subject courses are offered within this field of study as well as Master’s programmes.
■ Swedish and Scandinavian studies Single subject courses are offered within this field of study.
■ Energy Technology Single subject courses are offered within this field of study.
■ Teacher Education Single subject courses are offered within this field of study.
■ English Single subject courses are offered within this field of study. ■ Informatics Single subject courses are offered within this field of study as well as a final year completion.
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Further information Please note that there might be changes to the courses and that some course modules may have prerequisites. www.hh.se
Application and Admission for exchange students Bilateral exchange programmes
The most common, and easiest, way for international students to get admitted to studies at Halmstad University is if your home university has a bilateral student exchange programme, such as a bilateral agreement, with Halmstad University. Studying through an exchange programme has some obvious benefits: you are guaranteed to get your courses readily credited and the host university offers housing at a reasonable cost. The application process is also very much simplified, contact your home University’s International Office for application forms and guidance. You should also look into what courses are available to exchange students here at Halmstad University and fill out the Application Form for courses within Exchange Programmes on line.
A lot of emphasis is put on language skills, English in particular. Language skills are crucial for being able to benefit from the studies, being able to participate in classes and seminars, reading and understanding the course literature and taking the exams. If you do not fulfill the English language proficiency requirements you are not qualified for studying at Halmstad University. Contact you home university for more information regarding language proficiency.
There are also specific entrance requirements; these apply to some courses within specific areas where special prior knowledge is required for the student to be able to benefit from the course. The specific entrance requirements apply to courses on higher levels, i.e. Master degree programmes, or courses that require certain skills or knowledge such as mathematics or language skills. The entrance requirements are always clearly stated in the prospectus / course descriptions.
Last Day to Apply ➤ Autumn semester
Letter of Admission A formal Letter of Admission is a precondition to register as a student at Halmstad University. This letter is sent to all students admitted to a course or a programme, without it you will not be able to study at Halmstad University. The document indicates the conditions under which admission has been granted and to what programmes/courses. For application, please contact your home university.
Tuition fees do not apply for exchange students, PhD students or EU/EEA students.
April 15th for exchange students
➤ Spring semester
Oct 15th for exchange students
Further information For further information on programmes and application procedure, please look at:
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Application and Admission international students An international student is a student who organizes his/ her studies in Sweden independently. They apply directly to the Swedish application system and are not tied to any special agreements. This differentiates them from an exchange student, who applies within an exchange agreement between two universities. To be an international student student means that you apply to the University, via www.studera.nu, under almost the same conditions as Swedish students.
Language proficiency For courses and study programs where English is the language of instruction, the English language entry requirement is the equivalent of English studies at upper secondary level (post-16) in Sweden, called English B or at the lower level, called English A. At Halmstad University the required level varies so please check the course/ program description thoroughly at www.hh.se.
Last Day to Apply ➤ Autumn semester
January 15th for international students
➤ Spring semester
Aufust 15th for international students
Further information For further information on programmes and application procedure, please look at:
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IELTS For English course B : an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5. For English course A : an overall mark of 5.5 and no section below 5.0.
TOEFL Paper-based For English B : Score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test and a total score of 575. For English A : Score of 4.0 (scale 1-6) in written test and a total score of 530.
TOEFL Internet-based For English B : Score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test and a total score of 90. For English A : Score of 17 (scale 0-30) in written test and a total score of 72.
tuition fees and payment Tuition fees
Application and tuition fees will be introduced for students with citizenship in countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland, beginning with application to the autumn term 2011. Please consult www.studera.nu to find out more about application and tuition fees, and whether or not you are required to pay them.
For information on payment, please see www.hh.se
The tuition fee for a specific programme or course can be found under the programme or course description at our website www.hh.se.
EU/EEA Students There are no application or tuition fees for students who are citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
Non-EU/EEA Students In general, individuals who are citizens of countries outside of the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay application and tuition fees. There are some exceptions to this general rule. Please visit www.studera.nu for the list of criteria which exempts individuals, meaning they do not have to pay tuition and fees. If you do not meet any of these criteria, you are mostly likely required to pay fees.
For information regarding residence permits, please see the Swedish Migration Board website: http://www.migrationsverket.se/
Scholarships Halmstad University scholarships Halmstad University offers scholarships for high performing international students. For more information about these scholarships, please visit www.hh.se The Swedish Institute scholarships The Swedish Institute, a government agency, each year administers scholarships for international students and researchers coming to Sweden to pursue their objectives at a Swedish university. For information on these scholarships, please visit http://www.studyinsweden.se/Scholarships/ SI-scholarships/ Scholarships are only offered to international students.
Tuition fees do not apply for exchange students, PhD students or EU/EEA students.
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