Software Engineering with Industrial Studies MEng (Hons)
University of Southampton
Computer Science and Software Engineering drive the fundamental technologies of today’s connected world. Every area of our lives, from medicine and healthcare to industrial applications, global trade, transport, communications, entertainment and security, is dependent on computing technology. As a result, computer science is now one of the fastest growing job fields in the world and skilled computer scientists are very much in demand. The Software Engineering programme at the University of Southampton is a world-leading research-led undergraduate programme that aims to give students a robust, in-depth grounding in the discipline, while offering a broad range of optional modules that derive from the research carried out by staff in ECS (for example, the Cyber Security themed degree draws on expertise from the EPSRC/GCHQ-awarded Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research). The programme is designed to give you experience of core technologies and techniques, while making it possible for you to work in depth and specialise in what really interests you by focussing your studies in one of six specialist areas (Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Distributed Systems and Networks, Image and Multimedia Systems, Mobile and Secure Systems, and Cyber Security) through our themed degrees.
Our project work will enable you to acquire valuable skills in teamwork, project planning, time management and presentation, applying your learning to design and build problems, and working to a brief, and we also offer the opportunity to spend a year in industry as part of our “with Industrial Studies” variant degrees. All of these experiences will stand you in good stead as you move into your career. Our outstanding lab facilities and research-led teaching ensure that, at the end of your programme, your skills will be highly regarded by leading employers. Graduates from our undergraduate computer science and software engineering programme are employed worldwide in development and consultancy roles by a number of leading companies at the forefront of information technology, some have gone on to doctoral study and University careers, while others have been involved in IT start-ups. ECS runs a dedicated Careers Hub which is affiliated with over 100 renowned companies, including IBM, ARM, Microsoft Research, Imagination Technologies, Nvidia, Samsung and Google to name a few, and we hold our own annual Engineering and Technology Careers Fair.