M.Sc. Software Engineering

University of Glasgow

Application deadline: International applications (non-EU) 25 July 2014 UK and EU applications 29 August 2014
Tuition fee:
  • £ 5,350 / Year (EEA)
  • £ 17,250 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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The Masters in Software Engineering provides you with a thorough grounding in professional software development, together with experience of developing a project proposal and conducting a development project, preparing you for responsible positions in the IT industry.

Key facts

* MSc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time
* PgDip9 months full-time; 21 months part-time
* PgCert9 months full-time; 9 months part-time

Career prospects

You will be particularly well qualified for responsible software development positions, not only in the IT sector but also in many other sectors such as education, engineering, health services, financial services, government, manufacturing, retail, and transport. You will also be well qualified to proceed to a PhD in computing science.

Contents

You will attend lectures, seminars and tutorials and take part in lab, project and team work.

Core courses

* Component-based software engineering
* Enterprise computing
* IT architecture
* Requirements engineering
* Professional skills & issues
* Research methods & techniques
* Safety critical systems
* Computing science project proposal.

Optional courses:

* Advanced networking & communications
* Advanced operating systems
* Algorithmics
* Artificial intelligence
* Big data: sytems, programming and management
* Computer architecture
* Computer vision methods and applications
* Constraint programming
* Cyber security
* Distributed algorithms & systems
* Financial software engineering
* Functional programming
* Human computer interaction
* Human computer interaction: design and evaluation
* Human-centred security
* Information retrieval
* Internet technology
* Machine learning
* Mobile human computer interaction
* Modeling reactive systems
* Trends in information security

Depending on staff availability, the optional courses listed here may change.

Project:

* To complete the MSc degree you must undertake a project worth 60 credits. This is a project chosen by you to investigate a challenging but constrained software engineering problem.

Requirements

A minimum of a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent (eg GPA 3.0/4 or equivalent) with computing as a major subject.

Further information regarding academic entry requirements:student.recruitment@glasgow.ac.uk

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

75 (Grade B)
TOEFL iBT® test: 92

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

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