Software Engineering* at Bradford College - UCAS

Software Engineering*

Bradford College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Bolton

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Course summary

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Software engineering covers the methods for developing software. You will learn how to plan, manage and develop software whilst adopting an academic and rigorous approach which will support you throughout your career. We have a three-year programme for those who meet the UCAS points. This can be studied on a full time basis (three years) or on a part-time basis (six years). We also have a four-year programme which includes a foundation year for those who may not have achieved the required UCAS points. This can be studied on a full time basis only. If you only need to study the Top-up level, this can be studied on a one year full time basis or a two year part time basis. Students completing the programme will have sufficient knowledge, understanding and expertise to enter employment at any stage of the software development lifecycle. *The Foundation year provides a good underpinning of knowledge and understanding to various computing technologies and methodologies. It allows students who have not achieved the required entry requirements to enrol on to the 3-year degree programme. *The first year will provide a range of modules covering the basics of software development such as fundamentals of programming, website design & development, software engineering principles and practice, logic and problem solving as a start. *The second year will build upon the previous year’s knowledge so that students can plan, design and develop software according to stakeholders and users requirements. Modules include data structures and algorithms, project management and cloud concepts. *The final year will be the culmination of all modules studied and applied into a final year project demonstrating the complete software development lifecycle. Also included is a module called Employability Skills for Computer Graduates, to support and assist graduates when applying for jobs and graduate schemes. The programme provides flexibility for graduates to be employed in a variety of areas in computing, for example, programmer, analyst, data scientist, web developer, business analysts, systems analyst, database administration and project management. *PLEASE NOTE - THIS PROGRAMME IS UNDERGOING PERIODIC REVIEW/REAPPROVAL IN THE 2019-20 ACADEMIC YEAR FOR DELIVERY FROM 2020-21. Any changes to programmes as a result of this process will be fully communicated.

Course details

Modules

The Foundation year provides a good underpinning of knowledge and understanding to various computing technologies and methodologies. It allows students who have not achieved the required entry requirements to enrol on to the 3-year degree programme. The first year will provide a range of modules covering the basics of software development such as fundamentals of programming, website design & development, software engineering principles and practice, logic and problem solving as a start. The second year will build upon the previous year’s knowledge so that students can plan, design and develop software according to stakeholders and users requirements. Modules include data structures and algorithms, project management and cloud concepts. The final year will be the culmination of all modules studied and applied into a final year project demonstrating the complete software development lifecycle. Also included is a module called Employability Skills for Computer Graduates, to support and assist graduates when applying for jobs and graduate schemes. Modules covered Foundation Year modules will include (entry with 48 UCAS points – 4-year programme): Computers in Society Skills for IT Problem Solving Information System Digital Security Design and Modelling Year 1 (Level 4) modules will include (entry with 80 UCAS points – 3-year programme): Fundamentals of Programming Introduction to Academic Skills Software Engineering Principles and Practice User Centered Design and User Experience Website Design and Development Logic and Problem Solving Year 2 (Level 5) modules will include: Requirements Engineering and Software Design Data Structures and Algorithm Cloud Concepts (AWS) Project Management Data Management and Analysis Application Development Year 3 (Level 6) modules will include: Advanced Programming Information Systems Security Quality Assurance and Software Testing Employability Skills for Computer Graduates Final Year Project

Assessment method

Assessment is centred on the practical and professional skills required by the industry, and therefore you will be specifically focusing on deriving a solution to a specified problem through researching, analysing and evaluating the issue. This creates a workload which is primarily practical, but will be substantiated through written work such as reports and essays. Group work is also used to promote transferable skills where appropriate.


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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 codeHO07
Institution code B60
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 80 points For the 3-year degree, 80 UCAS tariff points with GCSEs at Grade C/4-5 or above in Mathematics and English, or equivalent. For the 4-year degree, 48 UCAS tariff points with GCSEs at Grade C/4-5 or above in Mathematics and English, are desirable. For part-time entry, 80 UCAS tariff points with GCSEs at Grade C/4-5 or above in Mathematics and English, or equivalent. This course can be studied as a Top-up (Level 6 only). Please contact the course team for more information. For UCAS tariff points grade combinations click: https://www.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/study/university-centre/apply/tariff Applications are welcomed and encouraged from those who do not meet the standard entry requirements but can demonstrate the ability to study at Higher Education level. Some credit points may be built up through prior learning and experience. For further information please contact: HEComputing@bradfordcollege.ac.uk
A level GCSEs at Grade C/4-5 or above in Mathematics and English, or equivalent.

Applications are welcomed and encouraged from those who do not meet the standard entry requirements but can demonstrate the ability to study at Higher Education level. Some credit points may be built up through prior learning and experience. For further information please contact: HEComputing@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/study/university-centre/apply/tariff


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8750 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8750 Year 1
Scotland £8750 Year 1
Wales £8750 Year 1

Additional fee information

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change. Bradford College is committed to delivering quality, affordable degrees. We work hard to cut the cost and not the corners on our undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses. The tuition fee rate per year is fixed for the duration of the course providing there is no break in study. You will not be asked to pay these fees up front, as you should be eligible for loans to cover the tuition fees and assist with living expenses from Student Finance England. However, please ensure that you have made your application and secured funding for your course prior to registration.
Software Engineering* at Bradford College - UCAS