Kingston University London

Course Introduction

The course equips students with an advanced knowledge of the latest methods and tools for software engineering, enabling them to choose and follow an approach to software development that delivers the optimum result in terms of cost, time and software quality. Students study concepts in software engineering and focus on the fundamental concepts and principles of systems analysis, design, implementation and testing. Students also have an opportunity to improve their practical skills, so that they can plan and conduct complex systems development projects to meet customer needs, and integrate software solutions into an evolving business environment. Throughout the course, students consider the impact of computer systems upon individuals, organisations and the wider community.

Course Modules

Modules include: Agile development; component'based software engineering; requirements engineering and management; research methods; project/dissertation. Optional modules: broadband and mobile networks; e'business; corporate data and database management; developing object'orientated solutions; digital communications; e'technologies; internet wireless networks; IT and entrepreneurship; knowledge management; multimedia communications; network design and management; network operating systems; network security; programming in Java; projects and risk management; secure and dependable computing; software quality assurance; strategic information systems for e'business; TCP/IP networks; usability engineering; visualisation and image processing; web development in java; wireless communications.

Course Additional Entry

An Honours degree or equivalent in an information technology, computing, science, software engineering subject; or substantial relevant work experience, such as 2 years as a programmer; where English is not 1st language an IELTS score of 6.5 with 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in reading, listening and speaking is required.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £5,900  Academic year. First year home fees
2 - 3 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £6,250  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 - 3 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £2,950  Academic year. First year home fees