MSc Software Engineering (Conversion)

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.

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  • Object Oriented Programming – 20 credits
  • Data Structures and Algorithms – 20 credits
  • Software Development Environments – 20 credits
  • Data Repositories Principles and Tools – 20 credits
  • Advanced Software Design – 20 credits
  • Software Development Project– 40 credits
  • Web Application Development – 20 credits
  • Mobile Application Development – 20 credits
  • Cyber Security Threats and Countermeasures – 20 credits
  • Data Visualisation and Dashboarding – 20 credits
  • Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence – 20 credits
  • Big Data Theory and Practice – 20 credits
  • Web and Social Media Analytics – 20 credits
  • £17,000 Per Year

    International student tuition fee

    1 Year


    Sep 2024

    Start Month

    Aug 2024

    Application Deadline

    Upcoming Intakes

    • September 2024

    Mode of Study

    • Full Time