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Master of Science in Software Engineering

The University of Liverpool
Program summary
Length: 30 months
Location: Online / distance learning
Type of program: Postgraduate

Program description

Master of Science in Software Engineering

By the end of the MSc in Software Engineering programme, you will have gained a comprehensive understanding of the engineering principles required to develop the correct application first time. You will cover all the classical aspects of the software development process, including concept, design, testing, QA and implementation.

Studying in the virtual classroom, you will gain a unique global perspective on the latest thinking, technologies and methodologies from around the world. Collaborative and group work in a project-based environment, sharing responsibilities across boundaries and cultures will mirror the real-world development process.

Core Software Engineering MSc modules cover computer structures, professional issues, software engineering, systems analysis and design, IT project management, QA and testing, and either Java programming or programming the internet. You can then personalise your degree with an elective module chosen from database analysis, communication and networks, security engineering, operating systems concepts, XML applications, human-computer interaction, e-commerce and managing the software enterprise. You complete your degree with an original dissertation.

On graduation, you should have the technical and project management skills and the commercial and related knowledge required to manage even the most complex software development projects. You should be equipped for a senior professional career in one of the most exacting and dynamic fields in IT.

MSc in Software EngineeringThis programme is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the further learning academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

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Application and Admission Requirements

software engineering and developmentPrior to taking the Online MSc in Software Engineering from The University of Liverpool Online, the following are required:

      • Bachelor’s degree equivalent to UK Honours degree.
      • English equivalent to minimum of IETS test level 6.5 overall.
      • TOEFL 580 paper based test / 88 Internet based test / TEEP 6.5
      • 2 years of relevant work experience.

          Please note for the Software Engineering MSc, The University of Liverpool Online also evaluates applicants on an individual basis.

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          MSc in Software Engineering programme structure:

          software engineeringThe Online Software Engineering MSc programme comprises eight modules (six required, a choice of one of two programming modules, and a further elective chosen from nine options), culminating in a dissertation.

          Your first MSc module lasts nine weeks and incorporates a week-long introduction to the programme and our online learning platform. All the other modules are eight weeks long.

          Core Modules

            • Computer structures
            • Professional issues in computing
            • Software engineering
            • Systems analysis and design using an object-oriented approach
            • IT project management
            • Management of QA and software testing

              Elective modules

              • Object-oriented programming in Java
              • Programming the internet
              • Databases
              • Computer communications and networks
              • Security engineering
              • Operating systems concepts
              • Programming the internet (see above)
              • Web XML applications
              • Human-computer interaction
              • E-commerce
              • Managing the software enterprise

              Software Engineering MSc Dissertation

              You choose your MSc dissertation topic in conjunction with your personal dissertation advisor, an academic supervisor, who will provide support throughout the study and writing process. Your dissertation will apply your new knowledge and work experience and must have merit beyond the narrower scope of your particular need.

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              Duration of the MSc in Software Engineering:

              The Online Software Engineering MSc programme takes, on average, 30 months to complete. However, since students progress at their own pace, you may choose to complete your studies in as little as 18 months or spread them over the six-year maximum.

              Expenses / Tuition Fees

              For tuition fee information, please contact The University of Liverpool here.

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              University of Liverpool

              Since its foundation in 1881, the University of Liverpool has produced eight Nobel Prize winners. This academic excellence is one reason why almost three thousand professionals from more than 175 countries have chosen it for their online Masters degree. They...


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              The University of Liverpool

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