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Computer Science (MEng)

Master of Engineering
Length of course
4 years, starts September 2020
Course type
UCAS course code

About this course

On this computer science course you’ll learn how to design, build and deliver software programs and systems. You’ll find out about the latest advances in areas such as machine learning, cyber security and computer vision, preparing you for success in a fast-moving industry. You’ll cover the main areas of computer science, then study advanced topics that suit your career plans.

We offer superb facilities and a wide choice of modules taught by expert researchers.

On this accredited 4-year degree course, you’ll study topics such as:

  • algorithmics

  • data management

  • software design

  • modelling

  • interaction design

  • cyber security

You’ll study in computer science labs that include teaching labs with the latest equipment and high-quality displays, as well as dedicated labs for project work. For modules with an electronics component, you’ll have access to our superb electronics teaching labs.

You can take this course with an additional year-long, paid placement. Apply with UCAS code 10II for the Industrial Studies option.

This course is accredited by the British Computer Society and the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 465.46 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Highfield campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.

Transfer between courses

You can transfer between our computer science and software engineering degrees at the end of year 1. If the course leader agrees, you may also transfer at other times and between other courses.