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BEng (Hons) Software Engineering Top-Up

Course Overview

The BEng (Hons) Software Engineering Top-up offers graduates the opportunity to develop a career with possibilities in a broad range of areas, both nationally and internationally.

The BEng (Hons) Software Engineering Top-up Degree will see you completing a core undergraduate project, alongside a choice of completing two optional modules including agile programming, enterprise systems development, and machine learning. All modules will expose you to a variety of disciplines within software engineering.

Software engineering qualifications are considered essential whether you are looking to pursue a career in software engineering, computing, or simply looking to advance in your current career.

The course is designed to help you to understand the software engineering environment and the needs of employers in local, national, and international contexts. We will support you to develop highly sought-after skills such as communication, data analysis, time management, team working and problem-solving.

Why study this course?

  • The BEng (Hons) Software Engineering Top-up Degree is perfect for those looking to gain career progression within the field.
  • It is designed to provide a broad understanding of different functions within the digital world.
  • It is a progression route from a foundation degree, Higher National Diploma (HND) or level 5 equivalent in software engineering or Computing/programming-related course, allowing you to gain a full degree.
  • Some graduates may choose to undertake further study in order to hone their expertise in a particular area of software engineering.

Course details

  • Location

  • Duration

    1 year
  • Fees

    £ 9,250 per year,
  • Timetable

    Flexible options with weekday, evening, and weekend classes available. Check when you apply.
  • Delivered in partnership with

  • Undergraduate Project (SEC6201) (Core)
  • Agile Programming (SWE6202) (Optional)
  • Enterprise Systems Development (SWE6203) (Optional)
  • Machine Learning (SWE6204) (Optional)
  • Software Quality Management (SWE6205) – Optional

Career progression

Software engineers may work at any stage of the development life cycle. Duties can include producing project requirements, writing algorithms, coding, testing, deployment, or maintenance.

Entry Requirements

  • You will need either an FdSc or HND in software engineering or Computing/programming-related course.
  • Students with non-traditional qualifications and/or relevant experience may be accepted onto the course. This must be evidenced via a personal statement, successful interview, and supported by employment reference(s) indicating the duration of employment and the role.
  • If you are an international student, you must take a Secure English Language Test (SELT). You can only take a SELT with one of the following providers: IELTS SELT Consortium including UKVI Academic IELTS, LanguageCert, Pearson and PSI Services (UK) Ltd. Please see here for the minimum scores required for each. You may be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.
  • Professor Ilias Oraifiage
    Professor Ilias Oraifige
    Head of School of Engineering and Computing