Taught course

Software Engineering

Institution
Heriot-Watt University · School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDip

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Entry requirements

Entry requires a good honours degree in Computer Science. Candidates holding a little less than a good honours degree or its equivalent but with compensating qualifications or experience may be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma programme. Transfer to the MSc will be possible later on if exam and course work are at MSc level.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Software engineers create and maintain software applications using best practice from computer science, project management, engineering, application domains and other fields. This programme is designed to teach students how to apply state-of-the-art techniques and methodologies to develop high quality software to professional standards at an advanced level. Computer Science at Heriot-Watt is ranked 6th in Scotland by The Complete University league tables (2021).

Students will be able to specialise in particular areas, such as the development of dependable systems, parallel or big data applications, advanced interactive systems like games, or novel applications using biologically inspired models of computing.

In some cases the project can be carried out in collaboration with an outside industrial or academic organisation.

Graduates from the programme can expect to find employment with software houses, IT companies, R+D divisions of companies, financial services organisations, defence contractors or government IT agencies and as researchers or research students within universities.

This programme is accredited by the British Computer Society.

Information for international students

The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 (with no component under 6.0), we also accept TOEFL (scores of 90 and higher).

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,000
International students
£20,808

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
studywithus@hw.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0) 131 451 8444