Software engineering is essential to the smooth running of modern life. Tesco tills, driverless cars, passenger planes all require safe, reliable, robust software to make them work. This programme specialises in the formal techniques you’ll need to 'develop' software that controls the world around us. You'll learn how to create and manage software projects using the latest agile development methods. You’ll learn how to prove that a program is correct. And you’ll learn about test-driven development and DevOps. There is also the opportunity to specialise in the areas that interest you most – ending with a major individual software project. Previous topics have included 3D games, stock control management systems and even a Jedi lightsaber training simulator. Fundamentally, this programme will equip you with a good working knowledge of computer science and software engineering and the theories that underpin the disciplines. You’ll have the skills to write code, manage software projects and you’ll develop skills in team working, which are vital for almost every project you will work on in your career. Industry-standards facilities such as high-performance cloud computing systems, immersive VR and AR technology and a modern robotics lab will be at your disposal. Plus you’ll get the chance to test your skills out in the real world on an optional year-long industry placement, just like previous students have for companies like BT, IBM, Microsoft and Virgin Media. There is also a host of extracurricular opportunities from hackathons to networking events with employers to help you enjoy your time at university. This degree is accredited to the maximum level available by the British Computer Society. The skills, experience and technical expertise you’ll gain at Hull will put you in high demand when it’s time to enter the job market in this fast-moving industry. Extend your studies by spending a year on an industrial placement. Your placement is your opportunity to get some real-world work experience under your belt. Official Team GB partners Did you know that the University of Hull is the official University Partner of Team GB? Our united belief is that anyone, with the right opportunities ahead and a dedicated team behind, can achieve extraordinary things. This is what our partnership with Team GB is built on. Extraordinary is in you – and we’ll help you find it. What does this mean for you? It means that whether you’re studying sports science, or marketing, or logistics, or healthcare, or engineering, you’ll be able to gain invaluable experience through this unique partnership. We are working with Team GB to create opportunities for volunteering and work experience, to get involved with meet-and-greet sessions with Olympians, host on-campus talks from guest speakers and so much more. Some of our students recently helped Team GB athletes get their kit ready to compete in preparation for the Minsk 2019 European Games. It’s an extraordinary partnership, and you won’t find it anywhere else. Find out more at hull.ac.uk/teamgb
Year 1 Compulsory modules Computer Systems Quantitative Methods for Computing Software Engineering and Human-Computer Interaction Computer Science: The Challenge for Sustainable Computing Introduction to Programming and Algorithmic Thinking Object-Oriented Programming and Principles Year 2 Compulsory modules Systems Analysis, Design and Process Information Systems and Web Technologies Software Engineering Networking and User Interface Design Advanced Programming (C++) Optional modules Database Techniques Agile Software Development Year 3 (Industrial Placement) Your placement is your opportunity to get some real-world work experience under your belt. Just like in the real world, you’ll be responsible for finding and applying for opportunities, with the added benefit of help and support from university services such as the Careers and Employability service based in Student Central. Year 4 Core module Honours Stage Project Compulsory modules Languages and their Compilers Advanced Software Engineering Optional modules Communicating and Teaching Computing Mobile Devices and Applications Starting and Managing a High-Tech Business Distributed Systems Programming Computer Systems Infrastructure and Management Parallel and Concurrent Programming All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.
You'll be assessed through a combination of written, practical and coursework assessments throughout your degree. Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests. Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work. Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Applicants must also have GCSE Mathematics at Grade C/4 Applicants with other qualifications are welcome to apply.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with at least 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University please visit www.hull.ac.uk|
|Institution's Own Test||60% overall (with minimum 55% in each skill)|
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.