Software Engineering for Technical Computing - Computational and Software Techniques in Engineering (MSc)

Cranfield University    Aerospace

Full time & Part time September MSc One year full-time, two-three years part-time
Computer Science (8) Engineering (12) Mathematics (25) Physics (29)

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The MSc programme in Software Engineering for Technical Computing - Computational and Software Techniques in Engineering at Cranfield University combines software engineering with high-performance computing, providing you with the skills and knowledge that employers are seeking. This unique course offers insight into the development of computer applications across various modern computing environments, such as multi-core CPUs, specialist GPUs, and Cloud Computing. With a strong emphasis on practical skills, this programme prepares you for a career in software development, whether in data centres, desktop applications, or the expanding mobile application space. Entry requirements include a UK Honours degree or equivalent, with relevant work experience also considered.

About the course

With the advent of ever more sophisticated and powerful computer environments, the techniques needed to develop and produce the software to run on these systems are themselves becoming increasingly complex. This course 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.

This specialist option of the MSc Computational and Software Techniques in Engineering offers a unique insight into the development of computer applications across a wide spectrum of modern computing environments, from multi-core CPUs to specialist GPUs to Cloud Computing, all of which are relevant to the IT industry today.

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Entry Requirements

A first or second class UK Honours degree (or equivalent), in aeronautical, mechanical or electrical engineering or computer science or be applying as part of a recognised double-degree programme with their home EU institution.

Entry level C Programming experience is advisable but not required. Applications from candidates with lesser qualifications but with considerable relevant work experience will be considered.

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Student Profiles

Jenny Cham

“Cranfield was a really good choice; I went to Vienna for my project due to Cranfield’s partnerships with other European University’s. I also got the opportunity to attend conferences across Europe, write reviews and contribute to my very first peer-reviewed scientific paper - which was well received!
The staff were very supportive, in particular a lady from the Careers Service gave up her time to help prepare me for job interviews, which I found really helpful.
Overall it’s a great environment in terms of access to other really intelligent interesting people. I think that’s a really nice part of being a student at Cranfield.”

Lauren Carter

"I believe my MSc was invaluable in preparing me for my current role – covering a broad range of subjects has been extremely useful when liaising with different departments.
I got my job through the links Cranfield had with the company I’m currently working for, who were really impressed by the range of subjects covered as well as the detail and professionalism of my project.”

Nsisong Ukut

After researching online and looking at the Cranfield University website, I thought this was the right choice for me. It is the only stand-alone postgraduate university in the UK that specialises in aerospace and engineering and has a great heritage. I had also observed my colleagues in Nigeria who had studied at Cranfield and watched the meteoric rise in their careers. I saw the functions they could handle and how they had launched into global careers.
I found my studies at Cranfield very rewarding – the lecturers give you comprehensive support to help you fully wrap your mind around your subject. Project supervisors are quite amazing too – they connect you into a group project and then with an industrial partner so that you can transform your theoretical knowledge into practical solutions to find the best outcome. This really prepares you for your future career.
Cranfield is a place where you can do a lot! I got involved with the Cranfield Students Association (CSA) in the role of School Representative. This gave me an opportunity to see across the entire school and to see how teaching and non-teaching staff impact the student experience. The support the CSA offers is tremendous – everything to make a good social life and to balance out your academic work. There is an ultra-modern sports centre to keep you fit whilst studying and plenty of clubs and societies that you can get involved in.
Cranfield is the right place to meet the right people in the right environment with the right contacts. The atmosphere is mature and professional and an ideal base to launch your global career.
My advice to anyone who chooses Cranfield is to make use of all the opportunities it offers – embrace it all and make the most of it.
You don’t just get a certificate when you graduate at Cranfield, you get a rewarding experience that will improve the quality of your life.


Cranfield University, in partnership with the British Council, is proud to join the Women in STEM Scholarship initiative by offering five fully funded scholarships for female students from wider Europe. We are looking for women with a background in STEM, who can demonstrate their need for financial support and who wish to inspire future generations of women to pursue careers in STEM.

This scholarship programme aims to increase opportunities in STEM for girls and women. According to data from the UN Scientific Education and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), fewer than 30 percent of researchers worldwide are women and only 30 percent of female students select STEM-related fields in higher education.

What it covers
A full scholarship which includes tuition fees, stipend, travel costs, visa and health coverage fees.

Who can apply
We are looking for applicants who:
- are a woman (cis-gendered or trans) or identify as non-binary
- are a citizen and resident of are a citizen and resident of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia.
- are able to take up a full-time course of study in the UK for the academic year from Sept/Oct 2024-25
- can demonstrate a need for financial support
- have an undergraduate degree that will enable them to gain access onto one of the eligible Cranfield Masters courses
- can attain the level of English required for postgraduate study at a UK university
- are active in the field with work experience or a proven interest in their subject area
- are passionate about their course of study and are willing to engage as committed British Council scholarship alumni

Value of Scholarship(s)

A full scholarship which includes tuition fees, stipend, travel costs, visa and health coverage fees.

Application Procedure

The first step is to check that your course choice is eligible and submit a scholarship application using the link below. This form should be submitted before you make an application for admission to your chosen Cranfield course. If your scholarship application progresses to the next stage you will be given instructions on the further steps you must undertake. Please do not submit an application for admission to Cranfield University until you are advised to do so.

You must complete the online application form even if you have already received an offer to study at Cranfield or have deferred your offer from a previous year. Only applicants who have completed the online scholarship application form can be considered.

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We have a limited number of scholarships available for the next intake of full-time master's students. Funding opportunities are available to recognise academic success and enable you to enrol at Cranfield University to continue your studies as a postgraduate learner.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Variable by course and applicant


What it covers -
Scholarships cover part of the tuition fee and the amount you can be awarded is at the discretion of the course director for the programme you have applied for.

Who can apply -
In order to be considered, you need to show both aptitude and ability for the subject you have applied for. Scholarships are available for full-time master's courses.

Application Procedure

Applicants wishing to be considered for a Cranfield Scholarship should indicate their interest on their course application form including a short statement of why they should be considered.

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