University of Westminster

Course Introduction

As a Software Engineering student at the University of Westminster, you will be well placed to develop and exploit the existing and emerging technologies that play a key role in software systems used by both consumer and business markets. You will gain the skills to compete in the world's rapidly changing technology environment. Our courses provide you with core software engineering and programming principles while allowing you to specialise in one of the industry'focused pathways. All of our computing undergraduate teaching is based at our Cavendish Campus in the heart of London, close to major industry headquarters and the City. You will have access to 700 recently updated desktops equipped with Windows, Solaris, Linux, Mac OS X, iOS, and fully equipped multimedia and computer games laboratories, all supported by specialist technicians From designers and programmers to systems analysts and project managers, our graduates are flourishing in the business, commercial and entrepreneurial sectors.

Course Modules

Students becoming proficient in developing software in a variety of languages, platforms and applications, especially C++; Java; UNIX; Windows;Graphics; Networks and Concurrent Systems; using a methodical approach.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Full Time
MEng (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Full Time
MEng (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher BBB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates BBBBB
  • International Baccalaureate 26
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Key Course Information

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67% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 54%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 85%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 90%

£25,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

80% Go on to work and/or study

In work 65
Studying 10
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 10
Unknown 10

24% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 31%

Total Coursework: 67%

Total Practical: 2%

£4,700 - £6,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,400 - £9,000
Typical cost of private accommodation