Software Engineering, BSc Hons

Software Engineering, BSc Hons

This programme has been developed with the active involvement of the computing industry to meet the growing demand for graduates with the knowledge and technical skills to design, create, operate and maintain software systems. Opportunities are provided to develop confidence through practical experience with the latest technologies and programming languages. This will enable you to develop a sound theoretical understanding in working with a wide range of software systems. You will be supported in developing personal and professional skills enabling you to communicate and work effectively in a variety of roles and a wide range of organisations.

Through this programme, you can take industrial examinations such as Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle, Java and Enterprise Architecture certifications. All students are automatically enrolled as student members of the British Computer Society which is the chartered body responsible for establishing and maintaining technical and ethical standards in the profession.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide you with practical experience in using current generation tools and techniques
  • To familiarise you with the issues and concerns involved in high-level software management
  • To equip you to deal with the demands of enterprise application development.

UCAS code

G601 G BSc/SoftE

Department

Computing & Information Systems

Location

Greenwich Campus

Attendance

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
6 years part-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

320 UCAS points

FROM subjects studied at A-level or equivalent qualifications

PLUS GCSEs in English and mathematics at grade C or above, or equivalent qualifications such as key skills level 2.

* Applications from students taking Access to Higher Education courses are welcome.

Assessment

Students are assessed through examinations, coursework and a project.

Professional recognition

This degree is accredited by the British Computer Society. The programme can lead to full exemption from the BCS Certificate, Diploma, Professional Graduate Diploma (PGD) and project, as well as partial chartered engineer status. The programme also has accreditation from the European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education (EQANIE).

Career options

Graduates are equipped for employment in industry, commerce, research and the public sector as software engineering professionals working as independent consultants or part of a larger team. Opportunities exist in diverse areas such as business and IT consultancy, internet and e-commerce applications, IT support, research, teaching and training.

Course content

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 1 course from this list of options.

Students are required to choose 1 course from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 2

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Year 5

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 6

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Sandwich

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 1 course from this list of options.

Students are required to choose 1 course from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Work Placement Course - CMS

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

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