Imperial College London

Course Introduction

This course specialises in the application of engineering to the design, development, and maintenance of software. This taught postgraduate course is aimed at students who may not have studied computing exclusively but who have studied a considerable amount of computing already. If you want to become a specialist in a particular area of computing, this course will provide a first crucial step towards that goal. This course specialises in the application of engineering to the design, development, and maintenance of software. Study areas include computational finance; computer networks and distributed systems; computer vision; computing for optimal decisions; custom computing; databases; distributed algorithms; distributed systems; graphics; intelligent data and probabilistic inference; and an introduction to bioinformatics. We also offer specialisms in: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Computational Management; Security and Reliability and Visual Computing and Robotics.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £14,750 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £14,750 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £32,000 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a minimum requirement of first-class degree in a subject with a substantial computing component. They are required to sit GRE Quantitative Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning tests. There is no minimum requirement for GRE scores, though a strong application would include scores higher than 159 for Quantitative Reasoning and higher than 145 for Verbal Reasoning.
  • International entry requirements: Students must achieve the College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification: Standard IELTS 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in all elements); Higher 7.0 overall (minimum 6.5 in all elements).