Taught course

Software Engineering

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

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

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 using the understanding and skills to engineer software at an advanced level.

Students will be able to specialise in particular areas, such as the development of dependable systems, mobile 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.

Further details are available here.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
21 months
full time
9 months

Course contact details

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