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Software Engineering

Heriot-Watt University

Venues

Edinburgh Campus

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.


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.

Progression Routes

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.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Postgraduate Master's

Award

MSc

Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

24 months

Faculty

School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences

Department

Computer Science

SCQF Level

11

Website

www.hw.ac.uk

Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

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