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What will I learn?

Why choose this course?

Some of the most challenging problems in industry and commerce are associated with software development. This course will equip computing professionals with advanced knowledge of the latest methods and tools in software engineering, as well as practical skills in software development. The knowledge and skills learnt on this course will enable you to make an effective contribution as part of a team building software systems, delivering optimum results in terms of cost, time and software quality. You can combine this course with Management Studies, which will enable you to develop the skills to successfully lead teams and manage innovation. The British Computer Society (BCS) accredits this course.

What you will study

You will study state-of-the-art concepts in software engineering and will focus on the fundamental concepts and principles of systems analysis, design, implementation and testing. The course focuses on the cost-effective development of high-quality software. You will also have an opportunity to improve your practical skills so that you can plan and conduct complex systems development projects to meet customer needs and integrate software solutions into an evolving business environment. The Software Engineering course can be combined with Management Studies enabling you to set your technical knowledge in a management context and enable you to work effectively with business managers to develop systems for business advantage. An understanding of the business and management context is a key skill employers look for and essential for those aiming to set up their own business.

Teaching and assessment

Assessment typically comprises exams (eg test or exam), practical (eg presentations, performance) and coursework (eg essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation).

After you graduate

The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing has a specialist employability team. It provides friendly and high-quality careers and recruitment guidance, including advice and sessions on job-seeking skills such as CV preparation, application forms and interview techniques. Specific advice is also available for international students about the UK job market and employers' expectations and requirements. The team runs employer events throughout the year, including job fairs, key speakers from industry and interviews on campus. These events give you the opportunity to hear from, and network with, employers in an informal setting.

Which department am I in?

Department of Computer Science

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£15,400.00 (US$ 17,154) per year
£1,420 placement year. The mentioned placement year fee is for 2021-22. There may be slightly increase in 2022-2023.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

9 January 2023

Venue

Penrhyn Road Campus

Penrhyn Road,

Kingston upon Thames,

London,

KT1 2EE, England

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£15,400.00 (US$ 17,154) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

9 January 2023

Venue

Penrhyn Road Campus

Penrhyn Road,

Kingston upon Thames,

London,

KT1 2EE, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must need Masters Degree. IELTS score 6.5 overall and 5.5 in all elements, TOEFL Score 88.

For international students

A 2:2 or above honours degree or equivalent in an information technology/computing science/software engineering subject; or substantial relevant work experience, such as two years as a programmer. IELTS academic test in English with an overall score of 6.5, with no element below 6.0, TOEFL IBT with overall score of 88 with individual skills of R=22, L=21, S=23, W=22.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Kingston University

Kingston enjoys an extremely high graduate employment rate, with 92 per cent of graduates employed or in further study within fifteen months

  • Award winning sustainability programme
  • Progressive curriculum, designed with industry leaders
  • Safe location, with easy access to London
  • Integrated work placement options available

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