Taught course

Software Engineering

University of Salford · School of Computing, Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

A minimum of a Class 2 Division 2 honours degree in a computing discipline, including recent programming experience. Recent programming experience is required. Overseas qualifications must, at least, be of an equivalent standard to a Class 2 Division 2 honours degree. Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)- We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully. The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process can be used for entry onto courses or to give exemptions from parts of the course. Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). Refer enquiries about border-line applications to the Programme Leader.

Months of entry


Course content

3 good reasons to study Software Engineering at Salford:

  • School has a strong tradition in software engineering and programming
  • Taught by highly rated research staff
  • One year work placement opportunity

Course Summary

This course provides you with the technical knowledge necessary to succeed in a software engineering role and to be able to make decisions regarding the implementation of software projects in a variety of situations. You will be able to enhance your software engineering and programming skills to develop a systematic understanding of the principles of the architecture, analysis, design and development of software.

Through access to a lively research culture, you will also enhance your understanding of the fundamentals of programming, data structures and algorithms and their relationship with software engineering and object oriented programming.

Suitable For

You will ideally be a graduate in either Computer Science or Software Engineering with a strong interest in developing your programming and systems engineering skills. Your interests will be in programming in a variety of languages, systems development, research and trusted operating systems.

Applicant profile

You are a graduate or professional wanting to study advanced aspects of Software Engineering within a highly-rated research-based environment.

You are interested in programming, software development and systems design and architecture. You enjoy computing programming and are keen to further develop your programming skills.

Information for international students

Overseas students must provide evidence of proficiency in English- IELTS 6.5 band score (with no element below 5.5) or above are proof of this.

Fees and funding

Fees 2014-15

Full-time £4,750

Part-time £792 per 30 credits

Full-time International £12,800

Full-time PgDip £3,168

Fees 2015-16

Full-time £4,845

Part-time £807 per 30 credits

Full-time International £13,050

Full-time PgDip £3,228

Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We offer awards to help you study through our:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Salford student loyalty discount
  • Country bursary scheme for International students only

There are also other sources of funding available to you.

For more information please see our funding section

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 months
full time
8 months

Course contact details

Course Enquires
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