• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
The aim of this Software Engineering programme at Heriot-Watt Dubai is to impart the understanding and skills to engineer software at an advanced level to professional standards. Students can specialise in particular areas such as the development of mobile applications or advanced interactive systems like games.

About

Software engineers create and maintain software applications using best practice from computer science, project management, engineering, application domains and other fields. Students of the Software Engineering programme at Heriot-Watt Dubai will learn how to apply state-of-the-art techniques and methodologies to develop high quality software to professional standards.

Career

New career prospects and opportunities for career enhancement are both excellent. The continued growth in new technologies and mobile applications in industry, commerce and the public sector is increasing the demand for experts who can design, implement and maintain complex software systems.

Accreditation

The MSc Software Engineering degree is accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Information Systems Methodologies
  • Rigourous Methods for Software Engineering
  • Advanced Software Engineering
  • Research Methods and Project Planning
  • Industrial Programming
  • Computer Network Security
  • Mobile Communications and Programming
  • Advanced Interaction Design
  • Big Data Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    January start date only for part-time

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    20184 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20188 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    20184 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20188 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

AED 81900

Living costs for Dubai

  • 5300 - 9200 AED/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • A special International Student Scholarship of up to 50% of the tuition fee will be offered to a maximum of 50 students.
  • This scholarship will be open to all applicants for any of the foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
  • These scholarships will be awarded based on a range of criteria including merit, sports, service to community/industry etc.
  • Students who are awarded the International Student Scholarship are expected to voluntarily contribute to the University’s marketing efforts in their respective countries.

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Software Engineering
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