Software Engineering (with Placement Year) at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS

Course summary

Become an expert software engineer and take your coding and programming skills to the next level with our Software Engineering BSc (Hons) degree. If you're fascinated by coding and are looking to take your interest further, our BCS and IET accredited Software Engineering degree in Cambridge is for you. Learn techniques to identify, analyse and test IT solutions that industry needs and gain the edge on the competition with an optional placement year. You’ll get the chance to develop essential skills in popular and relevant programming languages including JavaScript, Java, PHP and .net framework supported by MySQL and MSSQL Server databases. You’ll also build up all of the skills and knowledge you need to create and implement innovative IT systems. Our Software Engineering degree has been designed with employers in mind, so you’ll be equipped with all the skills you need as a graduate. You’ll get the chance to stay ahead of the game as you apply new models, techniques and tools for implementing custom designed systems while delivering high standard software products for various platforms. As a student at ARU, you'll develop essential programming skills that are key to industry and learn to apply your new coding skills to a variety of programming languages. You'll also learn how to implement sophisticated, secure data systems and develop important skills in data handling techniques that are required by many employers. There are plenty of opportunities for practical work as you carry out individual and team tasks in the software development lifecycle, from analysis and design to implementation, testing and maintenance of a software system. Our BSc (Hons) Software Engineering degree offers an optional placement year with a high-tech hub company in Cambridge, the region and beyond, where you can build up experience working in the industry, and make contacts to benefit your studies and enhance your long-term career prospects.


Year 1 Core Modules Introduction to Programming Computer Systems Software Principles Core Mathematics for Computing Operating Systems Year 2 Core Modules Database Design and Implementation Object Oriented Programming Digital Security Computing Research Methodologies Algorithm Analysis and Data Structures Ruskin Module Year 2 Optional Modules Artificial Neural Networks Machine Learning Year 3 Core Modules Work Placement - Computing and Information Sciences Year 4 Core Modules Final Project Advanced Object Oriented Programming Professional Issues: Computing and Society Database-driven Application Programming Year 4 Optional Modules Cloud Computing Human Computer Interaction Embedded Computing

Assessment method

Modules are assessed through a combination of coursework (coding, reports, logbooks, presentations, group and individual projects) and exams. Indicatively, the amount of coursework and exam is 70% to 30%.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note the fee for the placement year is £1,400.
Software Engineering (with Placement Year) at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS