Software Engineering

Liverpool John Moores University

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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The professionally-accredited BSc (Hons) Software Engineering at Liverpool John Moores University offers you both an industry-relevant curriculum plus the opportunity to complete a paid placement where you can gain essential work-place experience. This combination means you should enjoy excellent career prospects after graduation.

  • Accredited by the British Computer Society
  • Opportunity to undertake a year’s industrial placement
  • Strong links with local and national companies including Corus, Unilever, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and IBM
  • £6 million invested in state-of-the-art teaching facilities including 150 high-performance computers and industry-standard software
  • Excellent career prospects, with most students finding employment soon after graduation

Course details

Modules

Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study. Level 4 •Programming •Computer Systems •Software Engineering Principles •Software Engineering Workshop •Internet and Web Technologies •Personal and Professional Development •Data Modelling Level 5 •Data Structures •Database Development •Programming Language Theory •Web Technologies •Object Oriented Systems •Research Skills •Professional Issues Sandwich degree: Year-long placement Level 6 •Contemporary Software Development •User Experience Design •Cloud and Virtualisation •Distributed Systems •Plus a large individual project Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers. Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.

Assessment method

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose, usually a combination of exams and coursework. You will be assessed by a combination of coursework and exams plus an independent final year project, which contributes substantially to your final mark. Your tutors will give prompt and constructive feedback via Canvas (our virtual learning environment), face-to-face or as written comments. This will help you to identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT

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.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

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.

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 4

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points We are looking for students who are keen to learn new skills and develop those they already possess. We want students with the ability to: be creative with ideas and concepts, moderate their creativity with logic, be enthusiastic and thirsty for knowledge, communicate effectively and confidently and understand and adapt to a wide range of issues connected with the subject. It is also important that students are able to manage time and tasks effectively as an individual and as part of a team, use appropriate sources to find and organise information and select and critically evaluate information in order to analyse problems. If you would like to develop these skills further, have a strong interest in this subject area and want to work effectively within it, then this is the course for you! International applications will be considered in line with UK qualifications.
A level BBC Minimum number of A Levels required: 2 Is general studies acceptable? Yes Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications Average A Level offer: BBC Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Extended diploma subjects / grades required: DMM if studied on its own or to the total of 112 UCAS points if combined with other qualifications
Access to HE Diploma D: 24 credits M: 12 credits Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Further information: Access programme must have been taken in a relevant subject area, minimum of 24 Distinctions and 12 Merits required
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Additional information: 26 IB Diploma Points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Irish Leaving Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Grades / subjects required: 112 UCAS points from a minimum of 5 subjects

Prior to starting the programme applicants must have obtained grade 4 or grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics GCSE or an approved alternative qualification below: • Key Skills Level 2 in English/ Maths • NVQ Level 2 Functional skills in Maths and English Writing and or Reading • Skills for Life Level 2 in Numeracy/English • Higher Diploma in Maths/ English • Functional skills level 2 in Maths/ English • Northern Ireland Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number • Wales Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number


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
International £16100* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Full-time industrial placement year fee for home students: £1850 per annum. Full-time industrial placement year fee for international students: £3650 per annum. All figures are subject to yearly increases. The Department for Education (DfE) have recently announced that they will be freezing tuition fees for the 2020/21 academic year.
Software Engineering at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS