MSc Advanced Software Engineering

The course is designed to enhance your knowledge in a specific area of your choice which is compliant with the emergent trends and technologies in Computer Science and Software Engineering. The course provides the student with ample opportunity to practice and enhance skills in software development along with academic study. The course also provides the necessary theoretical knowledge required to gain sufficient grounding in the topic areas to be able to pursue further self-study and / or academic research. It also provides an opportunity for both reflection as well as critical evaluation of course material and student work.


Awarded by the University of Westminster UK

Recognized By UGC

Recognized by the University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka


Accredited by the BCS, UK

Next Intake

September, 2022

Intakes - January/May/September


2 Years

Associated Careers

Graduates will be employed in a variety of roles ranging from software project management to software development in areas including the Internet and other networked environments such as mobile or wireless. Many of these jobs require a knowledge of particular application or development environments. What binds them together are the requirements of carrying out these tasks in a software engineering context. 

Course Outline

Core Modules

  • Advanced Software Design
  • Concurrent and Distributed Systems
  • Enterprise Application Development
  • MSc Project

Optional Modules

  • Data Mining and Machine Learning
  • Cloud Computing Applications
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Advanced Big Data Analytics
  • Cyber Security Threats and Countermeasures
  • Network Security
  • IoT Technologies
  • Usability and User Design Experience

Entry Requirements

A 2.2 or above honors degree is required in a subject related to Software Engineering or Computer Science from a recognized university. An equivalent qualification  including science or mathematically based subjects with significant amount of computer science material and a strong programming background will also be accepted. 

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