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Reykjavik University, Iceland
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Reykjavik University
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About Reykjavik University
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Reykjavik University (Háskólinn í Reykjavík) was established in 1998. RU prepares the managers and specialists of the future by providing outstanding teaching, a connection with the industries, and a glimpse into the future through pioneering research work and active international collaboration.

Students at Reykjavik University can attend courses in approximately 100 schools in over 20 countries, RU professors come from 26 countries, and each semester over 40 courses are taught in English. Professors and guest lecturers from world-renowned universities such as IESE Business School in Spain, Instituto de Empresa in Spain, Harvard University, Boston University, Copenhagen Business School and London Business School, travel to Reykjavi´k to teach courses at RU.

Studies at all of Reykjavik University- RU's Schools are progressive and alert to practices at elite international universities. The school's curriculum is constantly evolving and just under 700 courses per year are currently offered; over 500 at the undergraduate level and close to 200 at the graduate level, all of which fully take into account the needs of both students and the economy.


Courses/ Programs offered by Reykjavik University
 
MSc in Computer Science
  Admission Requirements:-

Applicants should at minimum have very successfully completed (or be close to completing) a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science, or a related area, before applying to the programme.

Application and notification deadlines are posted on the university web-site. Applications must be submitted electronically by the posted deadline. Each application must, however, be accompanied by the following documentation, which must be sent by regular mail (postmarked by the posted application deadline):

    * An official transcript of the undergraduate programme, together with a statement of the ranking of the applicant with respect to other graduates from the programme, if available.
    * Two letters of recommendation from faculty members (or others), who are familiar with the academic abilities of the applicant.
    * A “statement of purpose” which describes the future plans of the applicant, and how the M.Sc. programme at Reykjavik University can help the applicant reach his or her goals.
    * Any additional information that can aid in the assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the applicant.
    * For international students, GRE scores are strongly recommended.
    * For international students who are non-native English speakers, TOEFL scores, or comparable certifications are required.
    * For students from areas other than Computer Science: Detailed course listings from the undergraduate programme. These students may be required to complete preparatory classes from the undergraduate programme at Reykjavik University, before joining the M.Sc. programme or during it.
 
Level of Study : Masters Degree Mode of Study : Full Time
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MSc in Software Engineering
 
 
Level of Study : Masters Degree Mode of Study : Full Time
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PhD in Computer Science
  The Ph.D. program at the School of Computer Science is tightly integrated with the research activities of our faculty and its official language is English. It has the goal of graduating well-educated researchers and leaders in the field of computer science.

Upon graduation Ph.D. candidates must demonstrate a broad understanding of the field of computer science, display profound knowledge in a specialized area of the discipline, and show the ability to perform independent research.

Program Structure:-

The program is structured such that it (typically) takes 3-4 years to finish. It consists of:

    * Writing a thesis proposal (typically within one year of entry).
    * Conducting independent research that extends on the current state-of-the-art knowledge.
    * Knowledge dissemination activities (e.g. teaching, seminars, publishing).
    * Writing of a Ph.D. thesis.
    * A successful thesis defense.

Students entering with insufficient background to meet our CS breadth requirements may be additionally required to take courses.
 
Level of Study : Ph.D Mode of Study : Full Time
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MSc in Concrete Technology/Civil Engineering
  The MSc programme in Civil Engineering with specialization in concrete technology is a 2 year full-time graduate study program of 120 ECTS credits (4 semesters, 30 ECTS each semester).  Courses are 3-8 ECTS credits, usually run as intensive courses.  Students generally take 60 ECTS in specialized courses and a 60 ECTS research-based thesis. The minimum requirement of concrete technology related courses is 30 ECTS, elective courses from other disciplines are optional.  A 90 ECTS thesis is optional.

Admission requirements are a BSc degree in engineering.  Minimum requirements in applied sciences (i.e. mathematics, physics) and in basic subjects fundamental to civil engineering generally (i.e. mechanics, material science, etc.) as well as to concrete technology specifically have to be fulfilled.  After successful completion of the programme the student is awarded the degree Master of Science in Civil engineering with specialization in concrete technology. The programme is designed to meet the curriculum requirements for the  professional title of chartered engineer (Icelandic: verkfræðingur), as defined by the Ministry of industry and the Association of chartered engineers in Iceland.
 
Level of Study : Masters Degree Mode of Study : Full Time
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MSc in Structural Design/Civil Engineering
  The MSc programme in Civil engineering with specialization in structural design focuses on both practical and theoretical aspects of structural analysis and design. Emphasis is also on the interaction of building materials and design, as well as specialized aspects of the physics of buildings.  There is major emphasis on innovation in the search for technical solutions and the development of new methods in the design of structures and in the use of building materials.

Admission requirements are a BSc degree in engineering.  Minimum requirements in applied sciences (i.e. mathematics, physics) have to be fulfilled.  Minimum requirements in basic subjects fundamental to civil engineering generally (i.e. mechanics, material science, etc.) as well as to structural engineering specifically have to be fulfilled.  After successful completion of the programme the student is awarded the degree Master of Science in Civil engineering with specialization in structural design. The programme is designed to meet the curriculum requirements for the  professional title of chartered engineer (Icelandic: verkfræðingur), as defined by the Ministry of industry and the Association of chartered engineers in Iceland.
 
Level of Study : Masters Degree Mode of Study : Full Time
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Work Experience : Duration : 2 years
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MSc in Biomedical Engineering
  MSc in Biomedical Engineering is a 2 year program (120 ects) composed of three modules: one semester of mandatory courses (33 ects), one or two semesters of electives forming a coherent line of study, and a thesis equivalent to one semester (30 ects). In exceptional cases may the thesis work cover two semesters (60 ects), and then with much more stringent requirements on the scientific aspects of the research project.

Although the program is in three modules, the study and research work is expected to interlace to some extent. Major part of the electives must form a coherent line of study, based on the students interest and to prepare him to tackle his thesis work. Proposed study plans for each student need to be approved by the department faculty and thesis advisor.
 
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Work Experience : Duration : 2 years
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MSc in Financial Engineering
  The aim of the Financial Engineering program at Reykjavik University is to produce high-calibre practitioners and researchers who will be able to apply engineering problem solving skills and quantitative methods with common sense so as to develop profitable new financial solutions that can potentially change the way consumers and corporations think about taking and managing financial market risks. As a part of the program the students have the option of acquiring hands-on experience working on practical problems in finance as part of the curriculum.
 
Level of Study : Masters Degree Mode of Study : Full Time
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MSc in Mechanical Engineering
  The requirements for graduating with one of these specializations is described below. All students in RU´s MSc program in mechanical engineering do a Mechanical design course in the fall semester. A trademark of this program is a 14 ECTS Integrated project course taken together with MSc students in Electrical engineering. In this course the students are confronted with a challenging and broad based design task.  The students get to collaborate on conceiving, designing, implementing and operating the defined system.
 
Level of Study : Masters Degree Mode of Study : Full Time
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MSc in Electrical Engineering
 
 
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MBA
  The Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Reykjavik University is truly a unique programme. Taught entirely in English, the programme offers an outstanding international learning experience in the beautiful surroundings of Reykjavik.

 Prerequisites:-

    * Undergraduate degree
    * Work Experience (at least 3-5 years)
    * Good command of the English language

Required Documents with application:-

    * Curriculum Vitae with picture (CV)
    * Official Transcripts of diplomas
    * Two personal statements:
      1. Why do you want to pursue an MBA (up to 500 words)?
      2. Discuss your short term and long term goals post MBA. (up to 500 words)
    * Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can assess the applicant's abilities to participate successfully in the MBA programme.

The letters can be in either Icelandic or English. Letters of Reccomendations shall be submitted directly to Reykjavik University in a sealed envelope.
 
Level of Study : Masters Degree Mode of Study : Full Time
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Eligibility : Undergraduate degree
PhD in Business
  The Ph.D. programme at the School of Business comprises 180 ECTS at the minimum, normally to be completed in 3-5 years and concluding with the award of a Ph.D. degree.

Students will generally take courses that amount up to 30 – 40 ECTS credits at minimum. Most of this course work will be taken abroad at our collaborating universities and research institutions.

Doctoral studies at the School of Business provide students with training in the application of scientific methods in acquiring and communicating new knowledge. In order to complete the Ph.D. programme, students must demonstrate:

    * General knowledge of the basic principles of the field in question.
    * Expert knowledge of their particular research field.
    * Skills in the application of scientific working methods.
    * Skills in delimiting, developing and carrying out independent research.
    * Skills in communicating findings in speech and in writing in Iceland and abroad.
    * An independent and recognised contribution to the creation of knowledge in their respective fields of research.


No later than 12 months after admission to the Ph.D. programme, candidates shall submit a completed research plan to the thesis committee.  The research plan serves as the foundation of the doctoral thesis. It shall include:

    * The delimitation of the subject.
    * A summary of the state of the art in the subject.
    * Research questions.
    * A proposal for research as a response to the research questions.
    * A schedule of the progress of the studies.
 
Level of Study : Ph.D Mode of Study : Full Time
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Eligibility : Undergraduate degree
 
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