251–300 th
World University Rankings 2020
76-100 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, United Kingdom

Computing with a Year Abroad

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. We are excellent for career prospects in Computer Science, 6th in the UK for graduate prospects (Guardian University Guide 2020) with our graduates in rewarding careers such as software engineering, big data and data science, security analysis, mobile and emerging technologies. Computer Science at Swansea is ranked 5th in the UK for student satisfaction (Guardian University Guide 2020). 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. Teaching is informed by our world class research, and our team of leading academics includes Professor Matt Jones, Wolfson Research Merit fellow, whose passion is empowering rural digital communities in the developing world and in the UK; and Professor Harold Thimbleby, who designs dependable systems to accommodate human error, especially in healthcare. “I really enjoyed my time at Swansea University. Even though I knew nothing about computer science when I started, the lecturers were very helpful as were my classmates. The lecturers were also very approachable, and it felt more like friend-to-friend conversations as opposed to teacher/student. I'd advise all students to make the most of their time off in the summer and get some experience through internships or similar jobs. I did this, and it led to me receiving a few job offers before I'd even finished university." - Casey Denner, MEng Computing **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.**

  • Qualification
    Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)
  • Study mode
    Full-time with time abroad
  • Duration
    5 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-18
  • Location
    Bay Campus,SwanseaUnited Kingdom