This course aims to equip students for professional careers in this important field of software systems. It provides a practical understanding of the issues relating to the design, analysis and implementation of modern software systems.
With the IT sector expanding rapidly around the world, there has never been a better time to develop specialist software engineering skills. This course will give you an understanding of the latest software engineering technologies used to address today's challenges in software development.
You will become familiar with a broad range of current scholarship work in software engineering, learning how to research and review published work. Your studies will also give you a practical understanding of the issues relating to the design, analysis and implementation of modern software systems, and you will have opportunities to meet speakers from the industry, including potential employers. In short, this course prepares you for a professional career or research in this important field.
This course is suitable for you if you have a background in IT and want to specialise in software engineering. It helps you build the skills needed to work with modern software systems in an industrial context, and to develop an appreciation of all features of commercial software engineering. You will use industry-standard technologies, and have the opportunity to specialise in topics ranging from software project management to implementation techniques.
This is an indicative listing of modules for the course:
• Advanced Topics in Software Engineering • UML Component Modelling • Data architecture • Knowledge Management • Research Methods • Dissertation • Learning and Professional Development (LPD) • Employability Skills and Employment (ESE) • Distributed Application Development (optional) • Project Management (optional) • Human-Computer Interaction for Information Systems (optional) • Mobile application Development (optional) • Enterprise Architecture (optional) • Security Management (optional) • Advance Rich Media (optional)
Diverse methods are used to explore all aspects of the field. A strong supportive culture exists amongst the course tutors which enable students achieve their potential.
Learning materials used: good levels of access to computer facilities. The academic and professional elements are well supported by the university library and a good range of digital resources.
Course assessed work is a significant part of the total assessment. There is practical work, report writing, critical academic writing and the skills and knowledge gained in these contribute to a capacity to deliver a high quality dissertation.
There are a number of end of module exams. Course tutors provide appropriate support throughout the module to ensure candidates are well prepared.
Career and study progression
This course aims to help you towards a rewarding position in the software industry, such as software architect, solution architect, project manager or senior software developer.
Outstanding graduates have gone on to further study at the level of MPhil and PhD at UWL and at other institutions.
We actively encourage students with potential for research to make their interest known early on in their course.