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Software Engineering MEng (Hons)

Heriot-Watt University

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  • Qualification

    Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

  • Location

    Edinburgh Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    5 Years

Course summary

Overview

The five year MEng Software Engineering degree is an integrated Masters course, 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. Organisations that recent students have been placed with include Skyscanner, Leonardo, Cadence, BlackRock and Satalia. Many of our students go on to secure an offer of employment from their placement employer.

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.

Teaching and Learning

Lectures, Tutorials (practical's, laboratories), Coursework, (assignments, individual projects, group projects, essays, reports, presentations, log/journals, dissertation), Self-study are linked to lecture-based, resource-based and problembased teaching styles, to relate with motivational, assimilative, consolidative and evaluative phases of learning.

Approaches to teaching and learning are continually reviewed and developed with the aim of matching them to the abilities and experiences of students, with regard also for the subject area. Specific details about teaching and learning methods are provided in the appropriate module descriptors.

Assessment

The following assessment methods are used: Understanding, knowledge and subject specific skills are assessed through the range of methods reflected by written examinations, coursework assignments, software artefacts, group and individual projects, written reports and oral presentations. Diagnostic, formative, continuous and summative types of assessment aim to correlate with methods of assessment.

Approaches to assessment are continually reviewed. Specific details about methods of assessment are provided in the appropriate module descriptors.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 19,792per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : BBB

including Mathematics for entry to Year 1.For entry to Year 2: ABB including Mathematics and Computing.

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University information

Heriot-Watt University

  • University League Table

    29th

  • Campus address

    Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 4AS, Scotland

Highly regarded around the world with a strong focus on business, engineering, design and the physical and life sciences.
Culturally diverse, warm and welcoming, Heriot-Watt is one of Scotland's most international universities with a global footprint.
Global companies actively seek out Heriot-Watt graduates due to the nature of the university's research-informed education.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    32nd out of 110 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    164 69%

    21st

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    53rd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.87 77%

    67th

    3

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