Software Engineering [with Foundation year]

Anglia Ruskin University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Please note this course replaces BSc (Hons) Software Development [with Foundation Year] from September 2020. Have you got what it takes to become an expert software developer? If so, you’ll be in high demand. There’s a shortage of qualified IT graduates in coding so take your coding and programming skills to the next level with our Cambridge-based course and learn techniques to identify, analyse and test the IT solutions that industry needs. Your real-life skills, gained through an optional placement year, will put you ahead of the game in this ever-evolving industry. Do you already have skills in coding and want to take your interest further? Industry is demanding coding and software development skills to meet business requirements and this course will help you understand what they are looking for and why. We’ll begin by focusing on these business requirements and principles of software to make sure you’re thinking about how your skills will mould your career from day one. You’ll learn techniques for identifying, analysing and testing IT requirements of business scenarios and then develop the skills to design innovative IT solutions, using custom system analysis and design methods of scripting, programming, system analysis and design, and systems operation. There’s plenty of opportunity for practical work, as you carry out both individual and team tasks in the software development lifecycle, from analysis and design to implementation, testing and maintenance of a computer system, including database modelling, development and deployment. You will develop essential skills in popular and versatile programming languages such as JavaScript, Java, PhP and .net supported by MySQL and SQLServer databases. We’re constantly looking for what’s new in the industry, to stay ahead of the game. That’s why you’ll apply new models, techniques and tools for implementing custom designs of IT solutions, while you deliver high standard software products for various platforms. Security standards and quality assurance benchmarks will run throughout everything you design, to ensure your software testing skills meet the ethical and professional standards demanded by the industry.

Course details


Level 3 (foundation year) Foundation in Engineering, Computing and Technology Year one, core modules Basic Maths for Technology Computer Technology Web Development Learning and Skills for HE Operating Systems Software Principles Year two, core modules Data Security Design Methods and Technology Project Object and Data Modelling Object Oriented Programming Project Management and Quality Assurance Cloud Development Year three, core modules Advanced Object Oriented Programming Data-Driven Application Programming Ethical Computing Undergraduate Major Project Application Development

Assessment method

We’ll use a range of assessment methods to help measure your progress. Besides exams, you’ll undertake case studies, in-classes tests, coursework, group work, presentations and log books.

How to apply

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 codeI302
Institution code A60
Campus nameCambridge Campus
Campus codeC

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information

5 GCSE passes at grade 3 or D or above and evidence of two years post-GCSE study at Level 3 If you have achieved at least grade E in one A level, or equivalent, you are exempt from the two year post-GCSE study requirement, but you still have to meet the GCSE requirements If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificate level of proficiency of at least IELTS 5.5 overall including 5.5 in each band/component

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information 2020 International Fees are to be confirmed
Software Engineering [with Foundation year] at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS