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BEng (Hons) Software Engineering Degree with Foundation Year

Course Overview

The BEng (Hons) in Software Engineering with Foundation Year degree offers you the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in this diverse field of software systems.

Software engineering is a truly global industry Our BEng (Hons) in Software Engineering with Foundation Year degree tasks you with the building and maintenance of software systems and other computer-based solutions. By examining all elements of the process – from initial understanding of the problem, through analysis, design, and development, to testing, documentation and maintenance, this degree offers you a focused, but fully rounded education.

We will support you to explore the underlying principles of software engineering, while helping you gain knowledge and practical experience of the latest technologies. You will be encouraged to appreciate both the technical and human aspects involved in areas such as software systems and design, systems analysis, programming, database specification and design, and system security.

Why study this course?

  • This course provides students with the technical knowledge needed to successfully progress within the Software Systems field.
  • You will have opportunities to gain experience in communication and presentation, problem solving and time management.
  • Our focus is on helping you develop industry-relevant skills that prepare you for a career in software engineering.
  • The demand for skilled and qualified software engineers is increasing. This is fostered by a transforming economic landscape, driven by the need for computing technology solutions.

Course details

  • Location

  • Duration

    4 years
  • Study mode

  • Fees

    £ 9,250 per year,
  • Timetable

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

  • Fundamentals of Programming (CTF3201) – Core
  • Logical Analysis and Problem Solving (CTF3202) – Core
  • Computer Systems (CTF3203) – Core
  • Foundation Project (CTF3204) – Core
  • Introduction to Software Development (SWE4201) – Core
  • Computing Infrastructure (SWE4202) – Core
  • Databases (SWE4203) – Core
  • Computer Science Fundamentals (SWE4207) Compulsory
  • Advanced Programming (SWE5201) – Core
  • Data Structures and Algorithms (SWE5202) – Core
  • Software Engineering (SWE5203) Compulsory
  • Advanced Databases and Big Data (SWE5204) Compulsory
  • Undergraduate Project (SEC6201) Compulsory
  • Agile Programming (SWE6202) Optional
  • Enterprise Systems Development (SWE6203) Optional
  • Machine Learning (SWE6204) Optional
  • Software Quality Management (SWE6205) Optional

Career progression

Software engineering graduates who are new to the field often start out as programmers and work their way up to positions of greater responsibility, whether it’s as an architect or a project manager.

Jobs directly related to a software engineering degree include games development, systems development, web design, web development, search engine optimisation, information systems management and business analysis.

There are also a wide variety of career options available within the sectors of business, engineering, health care, gaming, publishing, IT, retail, education, medicine, aerospace and cyber security.

Entry Requirements

UCAS points: 48

Level 3: Any subjects are acceptable

GCSEs: Five at grade C or above / grade 4 to 9

IELTS: 5.0 with no less than 4.5 in any band (Non-native speakers)

If you didn’t study GCSEs / A-Levels and have non-traditional entry qualifications or relevant work experience we will be happy to consider your application.

You’ll be required to attend an interview as part of the admissions process.
  • Professor Ilias Oraifiage
    Professor Ilias Oraifige
    Head of School of Engineering and Computing

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