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G5K409 Software Engineering Management MSc Postgraduate Taught 2012


UCAS code G5K409
Degree MSc
Mode of study Full Time
Duration 1 year (full-time)
Start Date 2012-10-01
Location Durham City
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Telephone +44 (0)191 334 4285

Course Content


The MSc in Software Engineering Management is a taught programme designed for all graduates who want a management career in the software industry. The programme is also suitable for those who have been in industry or other employment, possibly involving increasing recent work with IT, and now want to improve their career by means of formal training and a recognised qualification. The core modules focus on software engineering, the management of software production and a selection of other Internet-oriented modules.

Course Structure

Eight taught modules of 4 weeks each, some extraction from relevant level 3 undergraduate modules, and then a dissertation module of approximately 2.5 months over the summer.

Core Modules

  • Advanced Java with UML or Object-Oriented Programming in Java and UML
  • Software Engineering for the Internet
  • Advances in Software Engineering
  • Enterprise and Distributed Systems
  • Research Methods and Professional Issues
  • Web Technology
  • New Initiatives in Software Engineering
  • Advanced Project Management
  • Dissertation.

Plus, by extraction from level 3 undergraduate programme:

  • Advanced Software Engineering
  • Project Management.

Teaching and assessment details

One coursework-style assessment for each of the eight taught modules as well as the extracted undergraduate modules, plus a 20-page dissertation.

Admissions Process

Subjects required, level and grade

A good Honours degree (or equivalent), typically 2:1, plus receipt of two satisfactory references.

English Language Requirements

IELTS of 6.5 (no component under 6.0) or equivalent.

English Language requirements


Requirements and Admissions

You can apply to our postgraduate programmes via our online application process.

Fees and Funding

Fees have not been set for this academic year.

Career Opportunities

Engineering and Computing Sciences, School of

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Department Information

Engineering and Computing Sciences, School of


In the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, teaching and research are tightly coupled. Academic staff are actively engaged in research at the frontiers of their subject. In the 2008 Research Assessment  Exercise (RAE) all of our engineering research output was assessed as being of international quality, with over 70% being judged as internationally excellent or world-leading, and 95% of our computer science research was of international quality, with 65% internationally excellent.

The RAE panel particularly praised the high impact of the School's research. Our computer science groups were also commended on their strong research engagement with mathematics.

The School, together with Durham's college system,  as an enviable reputation for supporting overseas students. It thrives on a diverse international student population which it is constantly seeking to expand. Support for students is high in the School's priorities and the RAE panel singled out the excellent research support and training arrangements for students in its report.

Many of the School's academic staff are internationally recognised as leaders in their specialist fields with wideranging national and international research collaborations, providing a steady stream of  international visitors and regular research seminars. Within the University, the School undertakes collaborative research with many other departments including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Education, Psychology, Applied Social Sciences, and Medicine and Health.


Teaching Staff

Dr Tom Friedetzky, MSc, PhD

Lecturer in the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences.

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