Our distinctive MEng Software Engineering will build upon the BEng Software Engineering and give you the chance to learn how software engineering must adapt to deal with new technologies and challenges.
You will further develop your skills in:
- software design
- quality assurance
- project management
In your fourth year, you will take part in a group design project, working with a real industry customer or solving challenging problems through imaginative application of technology.
Major employers worldwide are keen to employ our graduates – in system development, information technology and communications in the IT sector, and in the finance, service, communications and entertainment industries.
We have strong relationships with employers, and our graduates are particularly in demand for their understanding of organisations and their practical abilities in the workplace. We have our own Careers Hub website and run an annual careers fair.
View the 2017/18 programme specification document for this course
View the 2018/19 programme specification document for this course
Our MEng in Software Engineering is accredited by the British Computer Society and by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
Students undertake four years of study. Each year there are compulsory Software Engineering modules. However, the degree has been designed to maximise student choice by allowing you to tailor the degree structure to suit your own interests. Years 3 and 4 in particular provide opportunities for advanced software development.
This programme can also be offered with a year in industry.
All undergraduate applications for Electronics and Computer Science should be made online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
Find out how to apply and get further details about UCAS' website, phone and contact details.
Southampton University has pioneered many of the most important advances in computer science and web technology of the past 10 years
We are in the top 10% in the UK for the volume and quality of our Computer Science research (REF 2014)
100% of our Computer Science research impact is world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014)
We have been ranked in the UK top ten for Computer Sciences for over ten years by the Guardian University Guide 2008-2017
We are ranked second in the UK’s prestigious Russell Group for graduate prospects in Computer Science by the Complete University Guide 2018
We are one of only 14 universities recognised as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research by the UK Government and our academics have played a leading role in establishing a European Data Science Academy
Southampton is ranked in the top 51-100 universities for Computer Science in the 2018 QS World Rankings, and top 10 in the UK