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Heriot-Watt University: Software Engineering

Institution Heriot-Watt University View institution profile
Department Computer Science
Web www.hw.ac.uk/postgrad
Email studywithus@hw.ac.uk
Telephone 0131 451 3729
Study type Taught

Summary

Software engineers create and maintain software applications using best practice from computer science, project management, engineering, application domains and other fields. This programme is designed to teach students how to apply state-of-the-art techniques and methodologies to develop high quality software to professional standards at an advanced level.

Students will be able to specialise in particular areas, such as the development of dependable systems, parallel or big data applications, advanced interactive systems like games, or novel applications using biologically inspired models of computing.

In some cases the project can be carried out in collaboration with an outside industrial or academic organisation.

Graduates from the programme can expect to find employment with software houses, IT companies, R+D divisions of companies, financial services organisations, defence contractors or government IT agencies and as researchers or research students within universities.

Programme duration MSc: 12 months (full-time), 24 months (part-time) PG Diploma: 9 months (full-time) This full-time programme starts in mid September.

Professional recognition This programme is accredited by the British Computer Society.

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Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip

Heriot-Watt University

 

 

Heriot-Watt is one of the world’s leading universities with strong links to international business and industry driven by our established reputation as a top research-led institution.

With a rich heritage stretching back to 1821, we are a truly global university bringing together scholars who are leaders in ideas and solutions delivering innovation, educational excellence and ground-breaking research.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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