Software Engineering at Swansea University - UCAS

Course summary

Building software to a specification is a challenging and vital skill in modern Computer Science, and this degree will give you the knowledge, experience and expertise to prepare you for a career in the exciting field of software engineering. On this degree you will study the fundamental elements of computer science before progressing on to team working skills in year two. This includes completing work started by other teams and working collaboratively with other teams – giving you valuable experience of working practices which are common in industry. Finally, you will move on to software testing, design patterns and generic programming, and you will complete a practical project, involving building a software system. Computer Science Facilities You will be taught in our new £32.5m Computational Foundry, a world class centre with state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research, as well as networking and meeting spaces, which bring students, academics and industry together. Our facilities include; • Vision and Biometric Lab • Maker Labs • FIT Lab [Future Interaction Technologies] • Theory Lab • Cyber Security Lab • User Experience Lab • Visualisation Suite Professional Body Accreditation This programme is accredited by the British Computer Society, and allows graduates to join immediately as professional members. Did you know all of our courses are available with a Year in Industry or Year Abroad? These placement years increase our students confidence and communication skills as well as help them to gain valuable experiences that will ultimately enhance their employability. To find out more go to We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.


In Year 1 you will learn how to program (in Java), study how computers work, be introduced to software engineering, and learn about the fundamental mathematics and theory of Computer Science. Year 1 is common for our Single Honours degree schemes. In Year 2, in common with students on the Computer Science degree, you will study databases, graphics, algorithms, concurrent systems and alternative approaches to programming. You will also focus on team working and real-world concepts like completing work started by other teams, and working collaboratively with other teams – which are common practice in industry. You will also study structuring, storing, manipulating and communicating data. In Year 3 you will undertake a practical project, involving building a software system, and will take compulsory modules on software testing, design patterns and generic programming, plus options.

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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For applicants whose first language is not English we require a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) and no less than 5.5 in each component.

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Software Engineering at Swansea University - UCAS