Master´s Programme in Open eGovernment, 120 credits

About the education

Master's programme in Open eGovernment provides planning, management and technical skills necessary for leading and transforming public organisations to be open, innovative, flexible and effective using information and communication technology (ICT).

The programme is given as a distance programme and can be studied in accordance with your preferred timetable. Thereby, the programme can be studied wherever you are located in the world, and can easily be adapted to your studying and working situation. The program also contains non-mandatory workshops, one each semester, at the campus in Kista, just outside Stockholm. During these workshops, students can meet other students, teachers and experts in the area of e-Government, and visit eGovlab, a center for excellence in e-governance at Stockholm University.

The programme promotes a new role needed in public organisations, an e-Government architect, a role that has the knowledge and skills necessary to drive IT-enabled changes in the public sector. An e-Government architect combines knowledge about democratic processes, citizen service and public administration with skills in designing effective ICT system including e-services for e-Government. Graduates will find positions as enterprise and IT architects, project managers, and change agents in public organisations as well as private and non-governmental organisations working within the area of e-Government. Graduates may also enter Ph.D. programmes for a research career.

The programme provides in-depth knowledge, including theories and practices, in areas such as e-service design and innovation, e-democracy, e-governance requirement engineering, business process management and improvement, security and privacy in e-Government, IT architecture and system integration as well as project and change management. The programme has a specific focus on business intelligence, decision support systems, and open and big data management for e-Government.

Subject: Computer and Systems Sciences

Information technology gives us new opportunities, and affects more and more parts of our daily lives. Boundless communication, advanced computers and software allows us to create new professional roles, societal services, business ideas and companies. Computer and systems science is a multidisciplinary subject that covers all areas where computers and information technology (IT) are used by people, groups or organizations. The programmes and courses lead to a variety of professions and professional roles, such as the use of IT in businesses, computer security, systems development, programming, web design, database construction, IT for publishing, entertainment or education.

Computer science is the technical part of the subject. The education gives therefore knowledge of computers, programming, data communications and data processing. Systems science contains two closely related areas. One area is the interaction between IT, people and organizations. The second includes models and tools to analyze and design systems that include both technology and people.

För grundutbildningarna behövs inga tekniska förkunskaper om datorer, däremot bör man tycka om problemlösning, vara kreativ och ha lätt för att kommunicera i tal och skrift. Data- och systemvetenskap kan med fördel kombineras med andra ämnen, som t ex psykologi, pedagogik, lingvistik, juridik eller företagsekonomi. För en grundlig utbildning i data- och systemvetenskap väljer du något av våra kandidatprogram. Det finns flera olika program för att matcha olika behov och intressen. Har du förkunskaper inom ämnet kan du i stället välja ett mastersprogram som fördjupning.

For the basic courses no technical knowledge of the computers is needed. You should however like solving problems, being creative can easily communicate in speech and writing. Computer and systems science can also be combined with other subjects, such as psychology, linguistics, law or business economics. For a thorough training in computer and systems science, select one of our bachelor programmes. There are several different programmes to match different needs and interests. If you have previous knowledge of the subject, you can instead choose a master programme as a specialization

          

The Department of Computer and Systems, DSV, belongs to both Stockholm University and the Royal Institute of Technology. This dual membership means you can choose from a rich selection courses with different focus and content.

Area of interest: Computer and Systems Sciences

Do you want to develop the information technology, computers and mobile phones of the future? Computer and Systems Sciences is an interdisciplinary area of interest of which programming is an important part. It also covers the interaction between human beings, computers and organizations.

Computer and Systems Sciences offers plenty of opportunity to find a profession that suits you, regardless of whether you want to develop and design games or business systems, work within programming or try to create the perfect interaction between a computer and a human being.

Department responsible for education

Department of Computer and Systems Sciences