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Software Engineering (MEng)

Award
Master of Engineering
Typical Offer
A*AA View full entry requirements
Duration
4 years
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield
UCAS Course code
G600

This programme has vacancies in Clearing and Adjustment

About this course

Explore the life cycle of software engineering projects and study exciting, specialist topics. On this 4-year master's, you'll learn how to analyse a company’s software needs, then design, test and build a system that meets them. You’ll also develop the problem-solving, planning and teamwork skills that are essential for successful software engineers.

This MEng Software Engineering degree combines hands-on software development with a core knowledge of software engineering. You'll study cutting-edge areas like:

  • programming

  • software modelling

  • distributed systems and networks

  • automated code development

  • e-business strategy

  • web development

You don’t need any previous experience in computer science to join the course. For the first programming module you can choose your own level, and if you are a beginner, we can help you get up to speed.

Our main computer lab has over 100 high-spec computer workstations and acts as the department’s social hub. You'll have access to our dedicated facilities, including:

  • software projects laboratory

  • David Barron computing laboratory

  • cyber security laboratory

  • centre for hybrid biodevices

Our academics are recognised internationally as leaders in their fields of expertise.

You can take this course with an additional year-long, paid placement. Apply with UCAS code II30 for the Industrial Studies option.

You can also choose to spend a single semester studying abroad.

This course is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology, on behalf of the Engineering Council, for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

We are also a member of The Alan Turing Institute, the UK's national institute for data science and artificial intelligence.

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

In light of COVID-19, we’ve made changes to some elements of course delivery for 2020-21. For details as to how this has changed delivery for this course, please view the Addendum to the Programme Specification PDF.