Bradford College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Bolton

Software Engineering*

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Course summary

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.

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.


How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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: [email protected]

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


Unistats information

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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

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Software Engineering* at Bradford College - UCAS