Online Postgraduate Certificate in Software Engineering

Gain practical skills to manage software products

Develop a core understanding of the fundamental techniques used in the development of complex software products.

Advance your understanding of software engineering and its many applications, exploring current ideas, paradigms and techniques. Combining theoretical understanding with hands-on practical skills, you’ll have the opportunity to access some of the most current tools used in the management of high-quality software products.

Why choose the Postgraduate Certificate in Software Engineering?

  • Develop a solid and practical understanding of the techniques, technologies and tools used in software engineering
  • Gain detailed knowledge on how to create effective testing and quality assurance processes to support major software engineering projects
  • Study 100% online and complete your studies in approximately a year
  • Earn a postgraduate certificate from a world-class university and a computer science department ranked among the best in the UK for research*
  • Showcase your understanding and practical skills through our innovative, cloud-based server platform by completing practical assignments and developing a Professional Portfolio of Evidence

As a graduate of this programme, you can update or acquire key skills to apply in the modern workplace. You can also progress to a full MSc in Software Engineering.

Global Career Advisor Network

Join the PGCert in Software Engineering programme and you’ll gain access to a Global Career Advisor Network that puts you in touch with global professionals and industry insiders. They can provide you with invaluable insights to help you to move ahead professionally, redirect your career or start a new business venture. In addition to these advisory and coaching services, you’ll also have the opportunity to gain insight into different industries through a series of specialised webinars.

Learn more about the Global Career Advisor Network.

* The 2014 Research Excellence Framework rated 97% of the University of Liverpool’s Computer Science department’s research as being world-leading or internationally excellent, the highest proportion of any Computer Science department in the UK.

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Cloud server platform

Access some of the most current tools used in the management of software products.


Study 100% online

alongside your work, completing your studies in approximately 12 months


Professional Portfolio of Evidence

Develop a cloud-based collection of your work to showcase your practical skills and solution-based thinking.

* The 2014 Research Excellence Framework rated 80% of the University’s research in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience as world-leading or internationally excellent