Do more than program software, learn to engineer it. The use of computer software has spread into most areas of modern life. Software must be professional and reliable fit-for-purpose and fit-for-use. Use engineering practices to ensure your software is designed, developed and delivered professionally.
You can explore software engineering through our postgraduate course even if you have no previous software development skills. Become an adept software developer learn how to plan, manage and deploy software projects. Use appropriate processes to manage a software development project from inception to deployment.
We prepare you for a career in software development and engineering. There is also the potential for you to go on to study for a PhD in a specialist area.
What you study
You learn to program and design software solutions using knowledge from industry experts. You recognise software development problems and solve them by using tried and tested techniques
You manage software development projects to ensure quality, reliability and success and understand the essential research methods and processes to take your studies further.
How you learn
You experience a number of different approaches to learning and teaching including:
* lecture sessions
* tutorial and practical sessions
* workshops and studio sessions
* freelance sessions and workshops
* self-directed study.
Critical reflection is key to successful problem solving and essential to the creative process. To develop your own reflective practice at an advanced level, you test and assess your solutions against criteria that you develop in the light of your research.
How you are assessed
Assessment takes a variety of forms including:
* designing and developing software
* peer reviews
* reports, blogs and essays.
We typically give on-going feedback during lectures and tutorials and summative feedback using online methods.
* Agile Project Management
* Masters Project: Software Engineering
* Object Oriented Programming
* Pattern-Driven Development
* Research Methods for Computing
* Software Engineering Processes
* Systems Analysis and Design
Modules offered may vary.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
Postgraduate funding support
From September 2013 benefit from a 10% fees discount towards your postgraduate taught course (part-time or full-time) if you:
* are a continuing Teesside University student progressing from an undergraduate to postgraduate course or
* have graduated from an undergraduate course at Teesside University within the last two years (2011-12) or
* graduated with first-class honours from an undergraduate course at any other university within the last two years (2011-12)