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MScComputer Engineering

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Why study a computer engineering master's degree at Solent University

Bring your problem-solving skills to both existing and emerging technologies on this highly practical, industry-led conversion course, ideal for students from non-computing backgrounds.

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  • You'll get the chance to take part in industry talks, code jams and live projects. Solent also hosts regular British Computer Society (BCS) professional development events.
  • You'll have full access to the University's high-spec networking labs, equipped with industry-standard networking equipment from Cisco, Fluke and HP, as well as high-fidelity simulation systems, including the marketing-leading Opnet.
  • You'll use Alienware computers and have access to our device laboratory to test your applications.
  • Applicants from all academic disciplines can apply. This conversion course means you can apply even if you haven't studied in this subject area before. Add to your skills, diversify your knowledge, expand your experience, and learn something new.
  • Continue your studies with a research degree. This course will equip you with research and academic skills, helping you to pursue a PhD or an academic career.
  • Benefit from free computing career consultation for life. Our careers advice service, Solent Futures is available to all Solent students and graduates for life, helping you to progress in your current career or discuss options for a change in career.
  • This course is eligible for the Postgraduate Master's student loan. The loan is from Student Finance England and can be used to cover costs (ie, accommodation, tuition fees) associated with postgraduate studies (it was up to £12,167 for 2023 entry).

Course overview

Solent’s computer engineering postgraduate conversion degree is well-suited to students from non-computing backgrounds, helping you to learn new skills and develop advanced theoretical and practical proficiencies for a range of computing careers.

This computer engineering master’s conversion degree exposes students to a wide range of both existing and emerging technologies and covers areas such as coding, software development, problem solving, computing, digital technologies and engineering.

Working with the latest technology, students on this course will also have the opportunity to learn to program robotic devices and can learn to develop apps for Android devices. To test these apps, students have access to the University’s device laboratory which is a special test area consisting of a range of mobile devices, allowing students to assess their website designs and apps on real equipment.

The course curriculum is developed with input from a variety of sources, including an industrial liaison panel, to ensure students are studying the latest technology and working practices employed by industry experts.

With a strong focus on employability, and to complement studies, this course offers students the opportunity to work on live briefs, events and projects with real-world companies. Regular industry speakers and events by the BCS can help students to build their professional network.

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Course features

  • Specialist facilities

    This course has access to specialist facilities

  • Apply direct

    You can apply direct to Solent University for this course

  • Further studies

    After successfully completing your studies, there's an opportunity to continue your studies at Solent

This course is for

This conversion master’s course is ideally suited to students from a number of academic backgrounds who have a strong interest in problem-solving and existing/emerging technologies.

The course is also suited to those with extensive industry experience in this area who wish to gain an academic qualification.

What this course leads to

Demand for well-qualified information technology graduates remains strong.

  • IT project management
  • Software development
  • Web and mobile development
  • Software architecture
  • Project management

Meet the team

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.

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