Computer Science and Industrial Automation

Computer Science and Industrial Automation

Where goes the limit of what a computer can understand and do? Learn how to simplify people's lives and improve the environment with computer science and automation.

Study level
Exchange Programmes
Closing dates
Autumn: April 15
Bachelor level
Start up
Autumn 2019

Why study Computer Science and Industrial Automation?

This programme is for those who like to program and who want a career as a computer engineer. It is also for those who have worked within automated systems and want to be involved in developing new automated systems.

In this programme you learn how to combine IT technology with control technology, instrumentation techniques and digitization. Having this skills, you can get a job as a software developer and create applications and computer networks used in automated solutions.

As an student in this programme, you get to attend USNexpo, the students' own technology exhibition, with projects in engineering and IT.

What you will learn

The aim of the study programme, Computer Science and Industrial Automation, is to provide the candidate with knowledge and skills so he/she will be able to operate, document and automate industrial processes. The candidate will also be able to develop software independently, or in cooperation with people in their own and other fields. The candidate must also be able to communicate orally and in writing, and be able to understand and make use of the terminology used within the subject area.

Why study at USN?

USN offer an informal and student friendly environment. Our campuses are small with an open-door policy where our staff dedicates time and attention to each student. USN offers a safe living and study environment as well as a multicultural society where English is widely spoken. Our programmes are focused on practical study methods with a problem-based approach that should help students to prepare for real-life situations.

Further study opportunities

After successfully completing the study programme the candidate will be qualified to apply for positions in the offshore, hydropower, process, unit-manufacturing, manufacturing and food processing industries, as well as in the areas of ICT, transport (road, rail, aviation, telecommunications), HSE (Health, Safety and Environment), consulting engineering firms, the public sector, research institutions, the educational sector, and sales and marketing.

Admission requirements

The programme is open to international exchange students studying at one of USN's bilateral partner institutions. Exchange students must have completed at least 60 ECTS or equivalent within the relevant study field, and be officially nominated by their home university, to enrol.

Target groups are third year bachelor students in computer engineering or related fields.

Please note:

  • Some engineering courses might have special prerequisites. Please make sure that you check the course descriptions and fulfil the given prerequisites before you apply for admission. 
  • Students can only choose modules from one campus.

Admission to the programme requires a good command of the English language, both spoken and written. An English proficiency equivalent to B2 (Cambridge) level is recommended.

More information about nomination and application procedures can be found here.


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