This programme is specifically designed to provide:
An opportunity for professional development at an advanced level within the area of software engineering.
Enhancement of skills and knowledge in specialist areas for practising IT professionals.
The ability to undertake large-scale IT software development projects.
The necessary skills to participate effectively in the design and implementation of software systems of high quality and reliability.
Duration:Full-time (1+ years)Part-time (2-3 years)
Award:Asia Pacific University (APU), Malaysia & De Montfort University, UK
Bachelor’s degree in IT/Computer Science and related areas with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent as acceptable by the Senate; OR
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent but for CGPA below 2.75; can be accepted provided that the candidates must have five years working experience in relevant field.
Graduates of equivalent qualifications who have several years of relevant industry experience.
Evidence of satisfactory English language skills is required for candidates where English is not their first language, such as IELTS 5.0 or above or TOEFL 550 or above.
Who should attend
This programme is geared towards practising software engineers within the industry who seek formal qualifications in software engineering. In addition, IT professionals and managers who wish to upgrade their technical software engineering knowledge and IT skills to postgraduate level will find this programme attractive.
The Benefits of This Programme
On successful completion of this programme, you will be able to :
Undertake and effectively manage large-scale and complex software development projects.
Participate in the design and implementation of software systems of high quality and reliability.
Appreciate problems and suggest solutions associated with the development of software systems.
Contribute to the advancement and development of software engineering theories and practices.
Appreciate how an efficient technology-based infrastructure is a key factor in enabling a business to gain a competitive edge.
Modules & Project/Dissertation
The programme comprises 3 pre-requisite modules (for non-Computing students), 10 coursework modules and a Project.There are 7 compulsory Core Modules and you will have to choose 3 electives from those listed.
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES(FOR NON-COMPUTING STUDENTS: TO BE COMPLETED UPON 1st MONTH OF THE PROGRAMME)
Software Engineering Principles
Systems Development Methods
Software Design and Development
Managing Software Development Projects
Object Oriented Software Systems Engineering
Software Engineering Support Environments
Software Quality Engineering
Research Methodology in Computing and Engineering
ELECTIVE MODULES (CHOOSE 3)*
Network Design & Performance
Big Data Analytics and Technologies
You are required to complete industry-based major projects that are directly relevant to your work and your organisation or any substantial idea from the modules taken. The project emphasis should involve the derivation of criteria for the selection of software engineering processes, methods and tools. It would be expected that a software prototype, review of current practices or specifications should be produced.
Malaysian student fees:Course Fees:Total: RM 29,500 + £475
International student fees:Course Fees:Total: RM 36,800 (USD 9,315) + £475
All information is correct at the time of publication but is subject to change in the interest of continuous improvement.