Advanced Software Engineering MSc/Postgraduate Certificate
Also available as CPD: certificate of completion of individual modules.
Duration and Mode of Study
Two years by Distance Learning for MSc, one year for Postgraduate Certificate.
30 September 2013. Following this, there will be a start date in January and October each year for MSc, Postgraduate Certificate and CPD. Company specific CPD by arrangement.
Application and payment deadline
We are now accepting applications for the Monday 27 January 2014 start date. If you wish to apply, the deadline for us to receive your application with full supporting documents is Monday 19 January 2014.
The deadline for cleared payment to enable registration for the start of the course is Wednesday 21 January.
For junior-level employees or recent graduates – a good second-class honours BSc degree or qualification of equivalent standard recognised by the University in a subject with a substantial element of Computing. For IT professionals, applications will take into account the number of years of experience.
These are the total course fees. Please note that the fees for our distance learning programmes are based on where you will be residing in the world during your studies.
September 2013 and January 2014
Discounted fee for students studying in eligible countries: £7,680
Discounted fee for students studying in eligible countries: £3,072
The programmes focus on the methodologies and technologies in software engineering and web application development that address challenges faced by companies in today’s volatile markets. Students learn how to design and build applications that are modelled at high levels of abstraction addressed to business needs using state of the art development techniques and system architectures such as Service-oriented Computing and Web 2.0.
Students also engage with migration of legacy applications to modern system architectures. The courses are also offered as a PG Certificate and on a module basis as CPD to enable junior level employees and graduates as well as IT professionals to learn about the state of the art or to acquire a broader perspective of a specific topic and influence strategic decisions.
For an MSc in Advanced Software Engineering, students are required to take six taught modules plus an individual project. Three of these modules are core to the programme and the remaining three may be selected from the available optional modules. The modules can be taken as two semesters of three modules or three semesters of two modules, depending on whether students study in 'intensive' or 'relaxed' mode. Students engaging in CPD or a Postgraduate Certificate can select appropriate modules (apart from the individual project). A Postgraduate Certificate student requires four modules (of which three are core).
- Domain Specific Languages
- Generative Development
- System Re-Engineering
- Individual Project (MSc only)
- Advanced Web Technologies
- Financial Information Systems
- Semantic Web
- Service-Oriented Architectures
- Software Measurements and Quality Assurance
Teaching and Assessment Methods
Course material will be available through the University’s VLE. The teaching will be aligned with delivery of the campus-based modules. Students will be supported by a course tutor through discussion boards and email communications. Assessment for taught modules is through coursework and written examinations. Examinations will be held at a venue in your local city, usually within a 2 hours commute. This venue will be assigned based on your place of residence during your studies. The project is assessed separately.