Taught course

Software Engineering (Conversion)

University of Westminster · Computer Science

Entry requirements

A minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2).

If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in writing.

Months of entry


Course content

Aimed at non-computing graduates, this course provides the core and most advanced practical knowledge and skills that a professional software engineer needs to be successful in today’s IT industry.

Are you a graduate in a non-computing subject with some basic experience and interest in computing, who would like to enter the IT industry? Are you already working in the IT industry and would like to increase your technical skills and knowledge? If your answer to either question is yes, this course is for you.

Software engineering is the application of engineering methods, practices and disciplines to the creation and maintenance of software applications and systems. A professional software engineer works with these engineering approaches to develop software in a systematic, quantifiable and disciplined way.

By choosing this course, you’ll get the essential practical experience of programming and applying software engineering to a number of new and important areas of IT and computing. In addition, you’ll develop a strong grasp of the theory that underpins these practical skills.

To ensure that you have the best possible employment prospects at the end of the course, you’ll gain skills that cover a variety of areas: technical skills, such as programming, object-oriented software development, practical experience of software development tools; soft skills, such as analytical and critical thinking, communication, presenting and demonstrating, team working, and peer reviewing; and career skills, such as CV writing, planning, job searching, interview practice.

Technical change in software development is happening at a rapid pace. This is accompanied by a constant increase in the complexity of the systems that are developed, in particular in mobile computing. This course will give you the best theoretical and practical skills to kickstart your career and succeed in this exciting and challenging sector.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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