The course

UCAS code
G601
Duration
Up to 5 years
Location
Edinburgh
Delivery type
Full-time

Contact

Overview

The five year MEng Software Engineering degree is an integrated Masters programme, which augments the first three years of the BSc Computer Science with the professional skills necessary for constructing robust, secure systems. Students spend the start of the fifth year on a paid industrial placement.

Teaching excellence and student satisfaction

92% of our 2015 graduates reported in the National Student Survey that they were satisfied overall with their course.

Accreditation

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the further learning academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT on behalf of the Science Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Scientist.

Course content

   Detailed course guide
Year 1

You will cover programming, an introduction to computer systems, databases and discrete mathematics.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:28%
  • Independent study:72%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:35%
  • Practical:3%
  • Coursework:62%
Year 2

You will continue with software design - both high-level architectural issues as well as algorithms and data structures. Topics from databases, internet, mathematics and programming language design will also be covered.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:26%
  • Independent study:74%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:64%
  • Practical:0%
  • Coursework:36%
Year 3

You will study topics such as artificial intelligence, graphics operating systems as well as more formal aspects of computing You will also undertake a group project.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:28%
  • Independent study:72%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:57%
  • Practical:0%
  • Coursework:43%
Year 4

As well as advanced topics, you will also undertake management and statistical methods courses. A major individual project will also be carried out.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:28%
  • Independent study:72%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:26%
  • Practical:5%
  • Coursework:69%
Year 5

Starting at the end of Level 4, you will undertake an industrial placement. They will also take further advanced topics in software engineering.

More in-depth information on the content of the courses listed above, how they are assessed and the learning outcomes can be accessed via our current student portal.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning:14%
  • Independent study:36%
  • Placement:50%

Assessment

  • Written:17%
  • Practical:0%
  • Coursework:83%

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