Research course

Software Systems Engineering

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Computer Science
Qualifications
EngD

Entry requirements

We have the following pathways with varying entry requirements:

  • Standard: 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject.
  • Experienced: As per 'Standard' with evidence of Accredited Prior Learning (APL) in research training already undertaken.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Are you a software systems engineer? Are you looking to undertake a research level qualification whilst still doing your job?

The EngD in Software Systems Engineering is a practical research programme for those with an interest in software engineering projects or who may already be working as a software developer, but recognises career progression may necessitate research level training. You'll spend 75-80% of your time with your company, working on 4-6 flexible but research level projects. The remainder you'll spend with us training in Advanced Software Engineering topics, while being guided by your academic supervisor building on your industrial work and solving it's associated research problems.

An EngD gives you a solid industry application focus and offers a range of flexible pathways of differing duration to suit your individual needs. The research conducted as part of the EngD is applied to specific problems faced by the industrial partner, each problem couched as a research challenge.

Throughout the programme, students can undertake a tailored range of Advanced Masters courses that supplement the in-built research skills training and development provided as standard in the EngD programme.

Academia and industry work together in mentoring and training the student, who will graduate with the academic rigour necessary to undertake applied research, with skills and experience to apply that research capability directly within industry.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • EngD
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
School of Computer Science
Email
EngD-compsci@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 275 0699