Software Engineering at University of Winchester - UCAS

Course summary

  • Be inspired by an expert team of research-active academics who work at the forefront of the field
  • Access a wide range of specialist software and tools including dedicated computer science and cyber security laboratories in a state-of-the-art new development
  • Benefit from excellent facilities including well-equipped labs containing Linux and Microsoft platforms
  • Develop an appreciation of the wider role digital technologies play in an organisational context
  • Take an optional 12-month sandwich placement to gain valuable industry employment experience
  • Do you have a passion for Software Engineering and want to develop your capability to solve global challenges, improve functionality of our everyday technologies or develop and manage highly efficient products and systems that will transform operations across a wide range of industries from banking to healthcare?
Our Software Engineering programme enables you to develop the skills to implement solutions to complex software problems. It is designed to offer both a general understanding of computer science as well as specialist skills in secure software development. Through a unique programme of modules, over three or four years (with placement), you will develop the advanced technical expertise, collaboration and communication skills to ensure you remain agile in a rapidly evolving industry. These include a combination of key practical and technical skills in software engineering principles, which will enable you to enter careers such as systems engineer web developer, computer programmer, software engineer, analyst programmer and firmware developer. You will study in an excellent working and learning environment with research-informed teaching and accessible and appropriate support for all aspects of student academic and personal skills development. You will also benefit from access to interdisciplinary cross-department specialists within The University of Winchester Business School and links to the British Computer Society. In Year 1, you will develop fundamental core knowledge from modules such as Introduction to Cyber Security and Networks; Introduction to Software Design and Development; Information Systems and Organisations; Innovative Systems; Data Structures and Operating Systems, and Database Analysis and Design. In Year 2, you will engage with new subjects that will help you identify possible career paths. You will develop an in-depth understanding of Software Development and Testing, Secure Systems Architectures, Integrated Project, Human Computer Interaction, Functional Programming, and Discrete Mathematics and Advanced Algorithms. An optional placement year provides you with the opportunity to enhance your employability, business understanding and professional skills through a sandwich placement year. In your final year, you will deepen your knowledge in Advanced Software Development, Intellectual Property and Information Rights, Developing for the Cloud and you undertake a Computing Project in your chosen area of special interest. As the world continues to rely on computers and their systems, the need for highly skilled software engineers grows. There are excellent opportunities for qualified graduates with high average starting salaries. You will be equipped to enter a variety of computer science and software engineering roles including graduate systems engineer, web developer, computer programmer, software engineer, analyst programmer and firmware developer.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of 2 x A-level or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 2 x BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas) and we accept all A-level subjects, including Critical Thinking, General Studies and own-language A-levels. We welcome applicants who have completed the Extended Project (EP/EPQ) and points obtained from this qualification will be included in any offer. In addition, we accept a maximum of 32 points from level 3 qualifications below A2 that are included in the tariff (e.g. AS-levels not studied at A-level, music or dance qualifications). If you are a mature student, your application will be considered on its individual merits and work or other professional experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of other published requirements.

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IELTS (Academic)6An overall score of 6.0, including 5.5 in writing is required. If you require Tier 4 sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £16700 Year 1
International £16700 Year 1

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Software Engineering at University of Winchester - UCAS