Software engineering is a mature and established profession which attracts talented students and offers excellent career opportunities. MEng in Software Engineering builds on the success of our existing BEng degree and offers an advanced award in recognition of a more comprehensive and challenging course of study. The course recognises professionalism in the development of excellent quality software, using industry recognised tools and techniques in a range of application areas.
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You will make extensive use of advanced problem solving and software engineering techniques. Initially concentrating on core skills and knowledge, the course builds to a range of specialisations including internet scale systems, agile development approaches and advanced programming techniques. What you study Year 1 Software Development (Java) Information Systems in Organisations Computer Systems Introduction to Human Computer Interaction Mathematics for Software Engineering Programming Fundamentals Year 2 Software Development (C#) Systems and Services Database Systems Software Engineering Methods Mobile Application Development Optional module Year 3 Software Development (Patterns) Software Engineering Algorithms and Data Structures Group Project Two Optional modules Year 4 Honours Project Management of Software Projects Software Architecture Concurrent and Parallel Systems Computational Intelligence Information: Society and Security Year 5 Emergent Computing for Optimisation Formal Approaches to Software Engineering Advanced Software Engineering Team Working Digital Markets Enterprise Computing Work placement
You will have the opportunity to complete a substantial work placement or study part of your course elsewhere in Europe. We have established links with universities in Germany, Finland, Sweden and Spain where courses are delivered in English. Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study. You can view a list of all current modules in our module catalogue.
Graduates with an MEng qualification will be sought after by employers from a range of businesses and industries. Areas of employment for graduates may include telecommunications, e-commerce, mobile technologies, aeronautics and defence. An MEng prepares you for a career that will fast track you into roles such as senior software engineer, software architect, IT consultant or project manager. As the degree is accredited at CEng level by the British Computer Society, you will be recognised as excellent in your field. You will provide technical expertise and leadership to shape the software products of tomorrow. The MEng also provides a superb foundation for further study at PhD level.