In a joint project between academic parties and Swedish industry, advanced self-contained university courses in Software Engineering are offered in a web based format by Mälardalen University, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Chalmers University of Technology, University of Gothenburg and the research institute SICS. The courses are directed towards professional software developers and engineers. The PROMPT initiative (  is managed by Mälardalen University and financed by the Swedish Knowledge Foundation (KK-stiftelsen).

Five important advantages for course participants:
• The courses can be combined with full-time employment since they are given as distance education on part-time (25%) that requires 80-200 hours of studies (dependent upon course).
• The courses entitle to university credits at Master level.
• The courses are free.
• The courses are given by highly qualified researchers.
• The courses are developed in close cooperation with Swedish industry (e.g. ABB, Bombardier, Ericsson, SAAB, Scania, Volvo, ÅF).

Courses are given in the following areas:
• Process and Methods for Developing Software-intensive Systems
• Software Test
• Dependable Software
• Architecture and Design
• Project Courses
• Big Data

These advanced courses are directed towards professional software developers and engineers with well documented professional experience. The courses are given in part-time (25%) and are possible to combine with full-time employment (very few mandatory modules, 0-3 classroom sessions dependent upon course).

For more information about course curriculum, application, admission and schemas, please visit the project's web site