M.Sc. Software Engineering (Online) (online study)

The University of Hertfordshire

Application deadline: as early as possible
Tuition fee: Visit Programme Website
Start date: September  2014, January  2015
  • English
Delivery mode: Online
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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This course combines practical and theoretical sessions to allow you to study the selection and use of techniques for the design of quality software systems. You will learn about the models, measures, tools, and methodologies such as Agile, CBSE and Spiral that can be employed in software engineering.

You will apply your knowledge and practical skills to develop proficiency at using state-of-the-art software engineering practices. You will learn how to apply measurement to software engineering and use the data produced to evaluate software engineering activities and make effective technical decisions.

This course is part of our Masters Programme in Computer Science.

Our masters programme is designed to give Computer Science graduates the specialist, up-to-date skills and knowledge sought after by employers, whether in business, industry, government or research.

This particular course will prepare you for a career such as a software engineer, developer or project manager.


University of Hertfordshire online degree programmes are taught 100% online. This means you can study in your home country plus fit study around your existing work and family commitments.

About distance learning with the University of Hertfordshire:

  • Study using the University´s online learning environment, StudyNet
  • All assessment is based on coursework and online tests
  • You will receive study resources such as key eBooks and any specialist software (if applicable)
  • You will have access to the University´s extensive online library facilities

There are four Computer Science routes that can be taken at MSc level.

Dont have a Computer Science undergraduate degree? Did you know that two of these courses can be taken by students who do not have a bachelors degree or equivalent in Computer Science.

MSs Degree for Non Computer Science graduates

  • MSc Computer Science for non Computer Science graduates
  • MSc E-Learning Technology for non Computer Science graduates

MSc Degree for Computer Science graduates

  • MSc Distributed Systems and Networks
  • MSc Software Engineering
  • MSc Computer Science
  • MSc E-Learning Technology

Software Engineering

Core modules

  • Measures and Models for Software Engineering (30 credits)
  • Contemporary Practices in Information Technology (15 credits)
  • Software Engineering Masters Project (60 credits)
  • Specialist Project

Choose 45 credits from:

Optional modules

  • Wireless, Mobile and Ad-hoc Networking (15 credits)
  • Multicast and Multimedia Networking (15 credits)
  • Distributed Systems Security (30 credits)
  • Learner Centred Design (30 credits)
  • E-Learning Applications Development (30 credits)
  • Advanced Database (30 credits)
  • Web Services (30 credits)
  • Multimedia Specification and Design (30 credits)
  • Mobile Standards, Interfaces and Applications (15 credits)
  • Web Scripting and Application Development (30 credits)
  • Interaction Design (15 credits)
  • Secure Systems Programming (15 credits)


A recent, good bachelors degree (e.g. honours degree from the UK) or equivalent in Computer Science or closely-related subject. Plus IELTS 6.0, TOEFL 550 (213 CBT) if your first language is not English.

Applicants who do not wholly meet these requirements, but who are considered to have the professional experience, motivation or potential to succeed at the programme, may also be accepted.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6
TOEFL paper-based test score : 550

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