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    Course Description: The MSc in Computational and Software Techniques in Engineering, with its blend of skills-based and subject specific material, has the fundamental objective of equipping you with the generic hands-on skills and up-to-date knowledge adaptable to the wide variety of applications that this field addresses. The Computational and Software Techniques in Engineering masters produces well qualified graduates, ready to take on professional roles without additional training on the job. Due to this, our graduates are in high demand with industry leaders visiting Cranfield to showcase their graduate roles.Start Months: September School: School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing  Theme: Aerospace   Entry Requirements: A first or second class UK Honours degree (or equivalent) ideally in a related subject. Other recognised professional qualifications or several years relevant industrial experience may be accepted as equivalent; subject to approval by the Course Director. For further and specific information please visit the course page. English Language: If you are an international student you will need to provide evidence that you have achieved a satisfactory test result in an English qualification. The minimum standard expected from a number of accepted courses are as follows:     IELTS - 6.5     TOEFL - 92     Pearson PTE Academic - 65     Cambridge English Scale - 180     Cambridge English: Advanced - C     Cambridge English: Proficiency - C In addition to these minimum scores you are also expected to achieve a balanced score across all elements of the test. We reserve the right to reject any test score if any one element of the test score is too low. We can only accept tests taken within two years of your registration date (with the exception of Cambridge English tests which have no expiry date). Students requiring a Tier 4 (General) visa must ensure they can meet the English language requirements set out by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and we recommend booking a IELTS for UKVI test. Duration: Full-time MSc - one year, Part-time MSc - up to three years Course format: TaughtMSc Overview:Engineering software development is one of the key areas in the European information technology sector. It is a fast moving subject of crucial importance to industry and forms the basis for a wide and ever growing variety of applications.This course with its blend of skills-based and subject specific material, has the fundamental objective of equipping you with the generic hands-on skills and up-to-date knowledge adaptable to the wide variety of applications that this field addresses. Who is it for?: If you intend to make a career in software development, whether it is in the data centre, on the desktop or in the rapidly expanding mobile application space, you need to have a strong basis in software engineering. The MSc in Computational and Software Techniques in Engineering is unique in that it combines software engineering with high performance computing, giving you the tools and techniques that employers are looking for and an advantage in the job market.   Why this course?: This course produces well qualified graduates, ready to take on professional roles without additional training on the job. Due to this, our graduates are in high demand with industry leaders visiting Cranfield to showcase their graduate roles.In addition to the software/computational topics, we deliver a core module entitled Management for Technology, which focuses on those aspects of management which will enable you to fulfil a wider role in an organisation more effectively.We are very well located for visiting part-time students from all over the world, and offers a range of library and support facilities to support your studies.  This enables students from all over the world to complete this qualification whilst balancing work/life commitments.This Msc programme benefits from a wide range of cultural backgrounds which significantly enhances the learning experience for both staff and students. Informed by Industry: The course is directed by an industrial advisory panel who meet twice a year to ensure that it provides the right mix of hands-on skills and up-to-date knowledge suitable for to the wide variety of applications that this field addresses.A number of members also attend the annual student thesis presentations which take place at the end of July, a month or so before the end of the course. This provides a good opportunity for students to meet key employers.The Industry Advisory Panel includes:Dr Adam Vile, ExcelianMr Darren Baldwin, ExcelianProf Chris Greenough, Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)Mr Ed Lambourne, Delcam InternationalMr Matthew Breach, Ultra Electronics Sonar SystemsMr Nigel Sedgewick, SelexMr Paul Mulvanny, Ent ITMr Ray Goult, Ent ITDr Sanjiv Sharma, Airbus UKDr Steve King, Rolls RoyceDr Julian Turnbull, AVMr Jon Loach, FACTSET.Your teaching team: Cranfield University is a leader in applied mathematics and computing applications, and you will be taught by leading academic staff.Dr Karl Jenkins, Course DirectorDr Yifan ZhaoProfessor Len GelmanDr Irene MoulitsasDr Mark StillwellProfessor Chris ThompsonThe course also includes lectures by leading academics and industry specialists.External speakers have included:Dr Len Freeman – University of ManchesterProfessor Terry Hewitt – University of Manchester.Course details: You will complete four compulsory modules followed by specialist modules from your selected MSc option. In addition to the taught component, you will complete a group project and an individual research project.Group project:The group design project is intended to provide you with invaluable experience of delivering a project within an industry structured team. The project allows you to develop a range of skills including learning how to establish team member roles and responsibilities, project management, delivering technical presentations and gaining experience of working in teams that include members with a variety of expertise and often with members who are based remotely.Part-time students are encouraged to participate in a group project as it provides a wealth of learning opportunities. However, an option of an individual dissertation is available if agreed with the Course Director.Group Project subject areas include:Applications of Computational Engineering DesignApplications of DSP and Computer VisionApplications in High-End Computing.Individual project:The individual research project allows you to delve deeper into an area of specific interest. It is very common for industrial partners to put forward real world problems or areas of development as potential research thesis topics. For part-time students it is common that their research thesis is undertaken in collaboration with their place of work.   Assessment: Taught modules 40%, Group project 10%, Individual research project 50% Funding Opportunities: Finding the money to complete an MSc or PhD course may at first seem a daunting task. Here at Cranfield we find that many of our students fund their studies by putting together a funding package drawn from savings, small grants, loans or bursaries. The University may offer postgraduate taught bursaries for high quality applicants and our funding finder provides a search facility for suitable sources of funding by filtering the results to suit your needs. Bursaries may be available, however please be aware that funding will, in most cases, only be discussed once you have secured a firm offer of a place on the course. There are also a number of helpful contacts in the funding and advice section below.  Our enquiries office can arrange a conversation for you on the availability of bursaries to support your studies. Please contact the Enquiries Office for further details.Cranfield Postgraduate Loan Scheme (CPLS)The Cranfield Postgraduate Loan Scheme (CPLS) is a funding programme providing affordable tuition fee and maintenance loans for full-time UK/EU students studying technology-based MSc courses.Conacyt (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia)Cranfield offers competitive scholarships for Mexican students in conjunction with Conacyt (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia) in science, technology and engineering. Your career:The MSc in Computational and Software Techniques in Engineering is designed to equip you with the skills required to pursue a successful career working in the UK and overseas. This course attracts enquiries from companies in the rapidly expanding engineering IT industry sector across the world who wish to recruit high quality graduates.This course is meeting the industry demand for personnel with expertise in engineering software development and for those who have strong technical programming skills in industry standard languages and tools.Some of our graduates go onto PhD degrees.  Project topics are most often supplied by individual companies on in-company problems with a view to employment after graduation – an approach that is being actively encouraged by a growing number of industries.In recent years, our graduates have been employed in the following positions:Analyst, Morgan StanleyAsset Management Engineering, EON UKComputer Science Engineer, Sopra GroupDesign Manager, Hindustan Aeronautics LtdFinancial Software Developer, BloombergIT Architecture Consultant, SolucomMathematical Software Engineer, Arithmetica LtdPLM Consultant, PCO InnovationResearch Engineer, CASSIDIANResearch Engineer, Moodstocks SASSoftware Developer, CAE EngineeringSoftware Developer, Mandara CapitalSoftware Developer, OcadoSoftware Engineer, CommerzbankSoftware Engineer, FactSetSoftware Engineer, IBMSoftware Engineer, OracleSoftware Engineer, TechtalkTrainee Engineer, Arcelor Mittal. 

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