The MSc Software Engineering and Applications is designed for graduates and experienced programmers who want to solve real-world problems, evaluating advanced software engineering environments and building up complex software applications based on emerging technologies.
The course covers a range of topics from advanced programming, design patterns and data modelling to popular development platforms, open source frameworks and cloud computing will be explored to open up your career. The aims of the course are to provide you with a critical understanding of Software Engineering Techniques such as advanced programming, design patterns and databases.
You will be able to follow significant trends in system development, including software development, version control with GitHub, open source frameworks such as OpenCV and Tensorflow along with web services and cloud computing. You will have developed your problem solving skills with respect to software engineering and develop your analytical and evaluative skills with respect to information technology.
The MSc in Software Engineering and Applications with Placement course is about building professional software developers and helping them to create applications of latest emerging technologies. It is an ideal course for Computer Science graduates and experienced programmers who want to solve real-world problems, evaluating advanced software engineering environments, and built up complex software applications based on emerging technology with improved readability, testability, and extensibility. A range of topics from advanced programming to popular development platforms, open source frameworks, Big Data ecosystem and Cloud Computing will be explored to fulfil the goal and to open up your career opportunities.
Employability is understood widely as encompassing knowledge, skills and a professional attitude which your tutors expect you to display in all your units. All University of Bedfordshire courses aim to help you to be prepared for the world of work. The Careers Service is there to support you throughout the duration of your study. Our curriculum gives you skills that are valuable for a career within the Software Engineering, but it is also relevant for a wider range of applications.
The unit `Research Methodologies and Project Management in particular requires you to work in a team so as to apply a current project management methodology that embraces all of these knowledge areas in an integrated way while going through the stages of planning, execution and project control; you will work as part of a team, take responsibility and make autonomous decisions that impact on the project team performance.
The unit `Applied Software Development Techniques and Applications of Open Source Frameworks help you to bridge the skill gap between the academia and industry by addressing the practical aspect of the software engineering process at the development phase of the software lifecycle. You will gain the key techniques and skills required by the professional development through a capstone project using open source frameworks.
In addition and somewhat complementary the project fosters independent and autonomous study: you learn to take up the responsibility of conducting your project, typically derived from your own ideas, in collaboration with a dedicated member of the academic staff as project supervisor.