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Course summary

Computing plays a key role in virtually every aspect of modern life, and this degree leads to a Masters qualification which will give you the knowledge, experience and expertise for a career in the exciting and rapidly developing field of software development. You will be taught in our new £32.5m Computational Foundry, a world class centre with state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research, as well as networking and meeting spaces, which bring students, academics and industry together. The Foundry provides a regional hub to further build our already excellent relationships with global tech companies and local industry, and you will be able to present your work to employers at our Project Fair. This five-year degree is aimed at the specific needs of advanced software development and will give you the opportunity to learn about computer graphics, modelling computer systems, database systems, and algorithms in addition to software engineering modules. You will spend the third year at one of our partner institutions abroad. This is a marvellous opportunity to experience a different culture and, depending on the destination, to develop valuable language skills. Half of the final year is made up of projects - both individual and group – enabling you to develop skills in software development, team working, planning, specification, design and risk analysis to a high level. The MEng in Computing is accredited for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status by the British Computer Society. This means after a few years of industrial experience, you can apply to become a Chartered Engineer. We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.


In Year 1 you will learn how to program (in Java), and will study concepts of computer science, modelling computer systems, and professional issues, such as computers and society, and software development. In Year 2 you will study topics including declarative programming, software engineering, database systems, computer graphics, and algorithms, and will have the option to study human-computer interaction and automata and formal language theory. In Year 3 you will spend a year abroad at one of our partner institutions. This is a marvellous opportunity to experience a different culture and, depending on the destination, to develop valuable language skills. In Year 4 you will undertake a software engineering project and study a selection of optional modules. These vary, but currently include writing mobile apps, cryptography and IT security, data visualisation, and big data and machine learning. In Year 5 you will undertake projects, both as an individual and in a group, and choose from a wide range of taught modules.

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  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Grade B in GCSE Maths.

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English we require a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) and no less than 5.5 in each component.

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Computing with a Year Abroad at Swansea University - UCAS