BUILDING OUR DIGITAL SOCIETY
Software is a fundamental part of today's 'digital society', controlling everything from the results that are displayed when you use a search engine, how we interact on social media, through to how video is streamed and rendered on your smartphone. Without software, the forms of communication, interaction and knowledge processing that we all take for granted today could not exist.
In the future, software will become so embedded in our lives that virtually all of our human process will be affected by the design and development of software.
In particular, software engineers are concerned with developing and maintaining software systems in a manner that is efficient, reliable and affordable. Software engineers must also understand the needs of those who will use the software, and be able to create products that are capable, safe and intuitive. Our degree programmes in Software and Electronic Systems Engineering are designed to equip graduates with the analytical, reasoning and practical skills they will need to design, develop and deploy large software systems.
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BENG / MENG Software and Electronic Systems Engineering
This is the only computing degree at Queen's which includes the design of computing hardware as well as software. Graduates of this degree may apply for jobs in software, electronics or those combining both.
Our School has a world-class reputation for research and provides excellent facilities, including access to major new research centres in Secure Information Technologies, Electronics, Communications and Information Technology and Sonic Arts.
MENG Software Engineering
Graduates from this degree at Queen’s are well regarded by employers including Citi, Kainos, Liberty IT, Microsoft, Cybersource and NYSE (New York Stock Exchange).
Our degree programme emphasises the professional and practical application of software engineering. As such, students are encouraged to build strong links with local software engineering companies through employer involvement in projects, lectures and other forms of teaching contact.
Undergraduate scholarships and funding options
We have several awards to assist undergraduate students with their studies here at Queen's. Scholarships, bursaries and grants are awarded to undergraduate students based on a range of factors including current and future academic achievement and need. Find out more >>
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The UK's ninth oldest university, Queen's is a member of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK research-intensive institutions. Queen's is also in the top 140 in the world for graduate prospects (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020) with almost 2200 international students from 59 different countries.
Over 96% of Queen’s graduates are in employment or further study 6 months after graduation (HESA Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, 2016/17).
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