Software Engineering at Coventry University - UCAS

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Course summary

The Software Engineering course at Coventry University covers the practical skills and theoretical knowledge you need to be successful in this fast-paced, ever-changing industrial sector. There is an ongoing need for excellent software engineering graduates with the skills to approach careers requiring excellent programming skills, including (but not limited to) specialist software developers, web front- and back-end developers, app developers, and internet-of-things developers.

  • Master the practical skills and theoretical knowledge you need to develop software solutions which address demanding user expectations and complex customer requirements.
  • Become an expert in the full stack skills required to be a software engineer.
  • Gain industry-relevant experience as you apply real-world, commercial software engineering practices within teams of your peers, preparing you for your career after graduation
Key Benefits
  • Activity-Led Learning focus helps you consolidate what you’re taught through practical application of everything you’re covering in lectures.
  • Potential opportunity to spend a year on an industrial placement, with salary, fee-free*
  • Strong professional skills focus
  • Hybrid, online and asynchronous learning to support students with different needs across a range of locations.


Year One In your first year, you’ll be taught the fundamental skills and concepts needed to begin your journey as a computer scientist and software engineer. You’ll explore the mathematical and technical foundations of computing, and you’ll apply those principles in regular laboratory sessions which help solidify your understanding. You’ll also begin developing the professional skills you’ll need in your day-to-day career upon graduation: working as part of a team, the ethical and legal issues around data systems, and software unit testing. Modules Programming: Concepts and Algorithms Computer Systems Working with Data Mathematical Skills for Computing Professionals Programming: Professional Practice Integrative Project Module Year Two In your second year, you’ll explore some of the more specialised and advanced topics within software engineering, including web development, data science, and user experience. Building on the skills you developed in the first year, you’ll refine your approach to software engineering mastering more advanced approaches and diving further into complex, large-scale real-world software. Modules Web Development People and Computing Advanced Algorithms Data Science Software Engineering System Analysis and Design Placement Year There’s no better way to find out what you love doing than trying it out for yourself, which is why a work placement* can often be beneficial. Work placements usually occur between your second and final year of study. They’re a great way to help you explore your potential career path and gain valuable work experience, whilst developing transferable skills for the future. If you choose to do a work placement year, you will pay a reduced tuition fee* of £1250. For more information, please go to the fees and funding section. During this time, you will receive guidance from your employer or partner institution, along with your assigned academic mentor who will ensure you have the support you need to complete your placement. Final Year The final stage of the BSc (Hons) in Software Engineering builds on the advanced topics which were introduced in stage two, while allowing you to decide for yourself which areas you wish to specialise in as you finish your degree. In addition, this year includes your major project, where you bring everything you have learned to bear upon a specific challenge related to software engineering, and devise your own solution. We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. Before accepting any offers, please check the website for the most up to date course content. For full module details please check the course page on the Coventry University website. *For further information please check the course page on the Coventry University website

Assessment method

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include: Individual coursework Group coursework Exams Tests Essays Presentations Reports Projects Vivas Core assessments (these are pass / fail and can be attempted multiple times) The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English and Mathematics.

Student Outcomes

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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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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Software Engineering at Coventry University - UCAS