Software Engineering

Edinburgh Napier University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

Software engineering plays a fundamental role in computing. It opens up a world of career opportunities, across a wide range of industries and business sectors. Throughout the course you’ll learn both mainstream and emerging software development, implementation and evolution - from design and analysis to human interaction principles and system evaluation. Your study will be supported by input and guidance from industry experienced teaching staff. On successful completion of this programme you will have the knowledge, understanding and skills to gain graduate-level employment in a wide range of private and public sector organisations. Recent graduates from our Software Engineering course have found employment as software engineers (developer, designer, tester and maintainer), software support analysts, project managers and trainee IT consultants; and several have gained entry to prestigious management trainee programmes with large employers. This course is accredited by BCS The Chartered Institute for IT. Please visit our website for full course and module details.

Course details


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

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Course codeG600
Institution code E59
Campus nameMerchiston Campus
Campus codeM

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BCC GCSE Grade C/4 in Maths and English.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Minimum grades DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit) in a related subject. GCSE Grade C/4 in Maths and English.
Access to HE Diploma D: 12 credits M: 33 credits Pass Access to HE Diploma in a related subject with 45 credits overall with minimum 33 Credits at Merit & 12 Distinction. Maths and English required at Level 2 or equivalent.
Scottish Higher BBBB National 5 C in Maths and English. If you are eligible for an adjusted offer under our Contextual Admissions Policy, please see the ‘Minimum Qualification Requirements’ below.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points Award of Diploma with 28 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 4. 4 points in SL Maths and English.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H3, H3 Grades H2, H2, H3, H3 at Higher Level. Grade O4 at Ordinary Level in Maths and English.

Minimum Year 2 Entry Requirements HNC - Pass in a related subject with A in the graded unit. SQA Advanced Higher - BBC A Level - BBB Minimum Year 3 Entry Requirements HND Software Development - Pass with Grade BB at SCQF Level 8 in the graded units.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
Scottish Higher BBCC National 5 grade C in Maths and English also required. The grades listed above are our minimum entry requirements for applicants who meet our widening participation criteria. For further information about our entry requirements and our widening participation criteria as outlined within our Contextual Admissions Policy please visit our website.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 overall with no component below 5.5.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £1820 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
International £15522 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Software Engineering at Edinburgh Napier University - UCAS