Software Engineering

University of Strathclyde

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

Design and develop complex systems, including those used in phones, vehicles, financial systems and secure web and medical applications. Why Software Engineering at Strathclyde? Gain the skills to become a professional developer of high-quality software, focusing on large-scale software systems. Combine theory and practice to maximise your career options. Develop understanding of software, hardware, communication technologies and strong design and team-working skills. 12-month paid industrial placement in the UK or abroad. Accredited by the British Computer Society. Your Career Recent graduates are employed by leading companies within the computing or financial sectors, while others act as computing specialists within sectors such as medicine, communications, government, defence, academia or the entertainment industry. Many are offered a role within the company where they undertook their placement year. Recent graduate job roles include: Software developer Software engineer Technical consultant Information systems analyst Data analyst

Course details

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






Northern Ireland

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeG600
Institution code S78
Campus nameUniversity of Strathclyde
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB - ABB Maths B, Computer Science recommended.
Scottish Higher AAAB - AABBB Maths B, Computing Science recommended. Advanced Highers accepted in addition to Highers in the same subject and with Advanced Higher at B/C treated as if A/B when meeting our Higher grade pattern.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points Maths HL5, Computer Science recommended
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2, H3, H3, H3 Must include Maths
Scottish HNC Pass A in Graded Unit of HNC Computing, along with Maths Higher at B. (Summer School Maths may be offered in place of Higher Maths if a Maths module within HNC or Maths Higher at below B.)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £1820* Year 1
Scotland £1820* Year 1
International £18100 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Undergraduate students who live in Scotland will usually have their tuition fees paid by the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). If you have previously attended university or college or are not sure about your eligibility, you should contact SAAS to check your eligibility to have your fees paid. SAAS will pay your tuition fees directly to Strathclyde. Most undergraduate students from the rest of the UK (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) will receive a free year of tuition as, assuming no change in Rest of UK fees policy over the period, the total amount payable by undergraduate students will be capped. For students commencing study next session, this is capped at £27,750 (with the exception of the MPharm and Integrated Masters courses); MPharm students pay £9,250 for each of the four years. Students studying on Integrated Masters degree programmes pay an additional £9,250 for the Masters year with the exception of those undertaking a full-year industrial placement where a separate placement fee will apply. The University of Strathclyde offers a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. For further information, please consult the following page: For further information on tuition fees, additional costs and funding for this programme, please view the "Fees and funding" section on the programme website.
Software Engineering at University of Strathclyde - UCAS