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BEng (Hons) Software Engineering

Course Overview

The BEng (Hons) Software Engineering degree allows you to forge your own path into specialisms and potential career options within various sectors.

Our BEng (Hons) Software Engineering course provides a platform for those who are new to the field. You may start out as programmers and work your way up to positions of greater responsibility, whether it’s as an architect or a project manager.

Graduates will be able to analyse competitive market conditions and recognise resources required for effective Software Engineering. 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.

Why study this course?

  • 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.
  • In addition to technical knowledge, 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.

Course details

  • Location

  • Duration

    3 years
  • Study mode

  • Fees

    £ 9,250 per year, £ 13,350 per year (Overseas)
  • Timetable

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

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

Career progression

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

A Software Engineering graduate will have developed a wide range of technical and transferable skills such as advanced IT skills, analytical skills, communication, creativity and innovation, independence, logic, numeracy, project management and organisation.

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.

Entry Requirements

  • UCAS points: 104
  • Level 3: Any subjects are acceptable
  • GCSEs: Five at grade C or above / grade 4 to 9
  • IELTS: 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (Non-native speakers)
  • 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.

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