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Software Engineering MSc


Course Description

Study in an innovative department with an international reputation for research, training and education in software engineering, with access to facilities and expertise from the Software Technology Research Laboratory (STRL).

Accredited by the European-wide accreditation system for Informatics curricula, the MSc is committed to excellence in European-wide software education and training of engineers to deliver high quality and trustworthy software systems that meet industrial needs. The MSc is also accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) to Chartered Engineering (CEng) level for the maximum 5 year period beginning 2012.

First semester:

• Research Methods
• Advanced Requirements Engineering
• Software Project Management and Testing
• Pervasive Systems

Second Semester:

• Software Evolution
• Formal Methods Engineering
• Software Engineering for Dependable Systems
• Advanced Topics in Software Engineering

Project:
Your project will be chosen to explore an issue from a wide range of applications such as:

• Electronic Purse
• Electronic Patient Records
• Personal Insulin Pump Systems
• London Ambulance System
• System of Human Resources
• E-voting System
• Arion 5 Launcher
• Flight Control System

Optional Placement

We offer a great opportunity to boost your career prospects through an optional one year placement as part of your postgraduate studies. We have a dedicated Placement Unit which will help you obtain this. Once on your placement you will be supported by your Visiting Tutor to ensure that you gain maximum benefit from the experience. Placements begin after the taught component of the course has been completed - usually around June - and last for one year. When you return from your work placement you will begin your dissertation.


We are delighted to offer the Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship worth up to £6,000 to full-time UK and EU undergraduate and postgraduate students, starting in September 2016. Head to dmu.ac.uk/sports to see eligibility and how you can apply.

Visit the Software Engineering MSc page on the De Montfort University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Luke Attwood

1725.jpg - Why did you choose MSc Software Engineering at DMU?

I had previously completed the BSc (Hons) Computer Science course at DMU, and had thoroughly enjoyed not just the content, but also the friendly and supportive environment created by my lecturers and the university as a whole. I felt that the MSc Software Engineering course would provide me with the wider ranging skills I required and enhance my CV to potential employers.

- What knowledge and experience did you gain on the course?

I have gained an understanding of the whole system life cycle with regards to analysing requirements and specifying systems, using this to create competent designs and then upon implementing a product, being able to safely test and maintain it. I feel that I am now capable of managing projects from start to finish and that I am able to give a company or organisation a fresh and innovative direction using the techniques and ideologies that I have learnt.

- Do you have any memorable experiences from your time on the course?

Certainly some of the most memorable experiences must come from being introduced to various professors and lecturers that are world- leading experts in their field. Other memorable experiences come from some of the topics and techniques that we were taught, most notably dependable and critical systems, where one error or failure could lead to loss of life. Seeing how to properly and safely specify and test such systems and knowing you could go out into industry and make a difference is a very satisfying feeling.

- What did you enjoy most about the course?

The content being taught is often completely cutting-edge and new and has been worked on by some of the world's leading researchers in that subject. I thoroughly enjoyed the innovative and cutting-edge technologies and techniques that we were taught.

- Do you have any advice to students who are thinking of studying this course?

I would fully recommend DMU to anyone interested in learning about industry leading technologies and being involved in a very friendly and supportive environment. My own experience has been incredibly enjoyable and fulfilling and I know that anyone taking on a Technology course will be rewarded by a fantastic high level of teaching, balancing theory and practical elements across a vast array of very interesting subjects. Anyone successfully completing the course can apply for CEng (Chartered Engineer) professional status and will thus be an asset to industry.


Scholarships

Entry Requirements

You should the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a relevant subject. If you don't have formal academic qualifications but have extensive industry experience you will be considered individually.

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