University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Advanced Software Engineering

We teach you how to build robust, effective software systems, and how to critique and evaluate the latest software engineering techniques. Through project work, you�ll learn how to apply your knowledge in the real world.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.1 honours degree in computer science, software engineering or a closely related subject. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: object-oriented programming and software design; research methods and professional issues; dissertation project; testing and verification in safety-critical systems. Optional modules: text processing; modelling and simulation of natural systems; speech processing; theory of distributed systems; third dimensional (3D) computer graphics; computer security and forensics; intelligent web; machine learning and adaptive intelligence; software and hardware verification; software development for mobile devices; speech technology; virtual environments and computer games technology; natural language processing; java e-commerce; network performance analysis; Genesys solutions (software house) modules.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by formal examinations, coursework assignments and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc (Eng) Full-time £ 18,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc (Eng) Full-time £ 10,300 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor, Department of Computer Science
Telephone number: 
0114 222 1800