MSc Advanced Software Engineering

The MSc in Advanced Software Engineering provides an education that covers in - depth specific skills and the best practice currently available in software development where there is presently a significant skills shortage, whilst at the same time instilling important research - based skills that will equip students for independent lifelong learning in fast - changing and technically challenging environment.

Course Overview

The course is designed to enhance your knowledge in a specific area of your choice which is compliant with the emergent trends and technologies in Computer Science and Software Engineering. The course provides the student with ample opportunity to practice and enhance skills in software development along with academic study. The course also provides the necessary theoretical knowledge required to gain sufficient grounding in the topic areas to be able to pursue further self-study and/or academic research. It also provides an opportunity for both reflection as well as critical evaluation of course material and student work.

Entry Requirements

A student will require to hold a 2.2 or above honors degree in a subject related to Software Engineering or Computer Science from a recognized university, or an equivalent qualification which includes science or mathematically based subjects that include significant amounts of computer science material and a strong programming background in order to gain admission .

Course Modules

Course Handbook

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Core Modules

• Advanced Software Design
• Concurrency and Parallelism
• Enterprise Development
• Research Methods and Professional Practice
• Project

Optional Modules

• Advanced Big Data Analytics
• Big Data Theory and Practice
• Cloud Computing Applications
• Cyber Security Threats and Countermeasures
• Data Mining and Machine Learning
• Internet Security
• Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing
• Mobile Application Development
• Usability and User Experience Design

Teaching and Assessment

We use a variety of methods to ensure that material is presented effectively and in a way that emphasizes the practical nature of the subject. The wide range of skills and knowledge required for the successful development of
complex software systems is reflected by the wide range of strategies used to develop skills in these areas.

Associated Careers

Graduates will be employed in a variety of roles ranging from software project management to software development in areas including the Internet and other networked environments such as mobile or wireless. Many of these jobs require a knowledge of particular application or development environments. What binds them together are the requirements of carrying out these tasks in a software engineering context.


In order to be considered for the Scholarship, students must meet all of the following criteria:
• Possess a First Class OR Second Upper OR Second Lower degree in the discipline of Computer Science or a closely related area from a recognized university.
• Be employed in a reputed software development organization for over 2 years.
• Pass a Viva Voce conducted by IIT.

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