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  • Objectives
    It will equip you with an advanced knowledge of the latest methods and tools for software engineering, enabling you to choose and follow an approach to software development that delivers the optimum result in terms of cost, time and software quality. At the end of the course you will have the skills to make an effective contribution as part of a team building software systems.
  • Entry requirements
    Some of the most difficult and challenging problems in industry and commerce are associated with software development. If you are a computing professional and would like to increase your theoretical knowledge of software engineering and practical skills in software development, this course is ideal.
  • Academic Title
    Software Engineering PgDip/MSc
  • Course description
    What will you study?
    You will study state-of-the-art concepts in software engineering and focus on the fundamental concepts and principles of systems analysis, design, implementation and testing. You will also have an opportunity to improve your practical skills, so that you can plan and conduct complex systems development projects to meet customer needs, and integrate software solutions into an evolving business environment. Throughout the course, you consider the impact of computer systems upon individuals, organisations and the wider community.

    A Research Methods module prepares you for work on your project/dissertation, which is ‘design and build’ in type, often in association with an industrial host, and includes a research element.

    Course structure
    Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

    The full MSc consists of five core modules, three option modules and a dissertation project.

    Core modules
    -Component-Based Software Engineering
    -Developing Object-Orientated Solutions
    -Requirements Engineering and Management
    -Research Methods
    -Software Engineering Tools
    -Project/Dissertation (MSc Only)

    Option modules
    -Broadband and Mobile Networks
    -Building E-Business
    -Corporate Data and Database Management
    -Digital Communications
    -Electronic Commerce Technologies
    -Enterprise Networking
    -Graphical Information Fundamentals
    -Internet Map Services
    -Internet Wireless Networks
    -Knowledge Management
    -Location-Based Services, Applications and Technologies
    -Multimedia Communications
    -Network Design and Management
    -Network Operating Systems
    -Network Security
    -Programming in Java
    -Projects and Risk Management
    -Secure and Dependable Computing
    -Software Quality Assurance
    -Spatial Information Analysis and Modelling
    -Strategic Information Systems for E-Business
    -TCP/IP Networks
    -Usability Engineering
    -Visualisation and Image Processing
    -Wireless Communications
    -Web Development in Java
    -IT and Entrepreneurship

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