The Software Engineering degree at Aberystwyth University is accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT and is concerned with the production of large, high-quality, and often long-lived, software systems. Work in this area requires not only a deep understanding of software and related technologies but also an appreciation of the management and professional issues associated with the development of large systems. Students who start on this scheme and who do sufficiently well may transfer to the MEng scheme if they want the added advantage of a Master's qualification. At Aberystwyth University, we endeavour to provide you with an exceptional and memorable student experience. By studying BEng Software Engineering you will learn to program in a number of different languages with emphasis on the production of robust and secure code that is based on sound design and development principles. You will gain experience of large-scale software development, telecommunications and distributed systems technologies. This degree will also cover database management systems and secure data handling as well as professional and management issues in software engineering. Your first year will introduce you to programming, computer infrastructure and web development. You will go on to study databases, algorithms, data structures, development processes, techniques and technologies for constructing real operational software. You will be taught by enthusiastic staff through a complementary set of teaching and learning methods and approaches, ranging from formal lectures, seminars and tutorials to practical, individual and group-based project work. You will be assigned a personal tutor throughout your degree course, who will help you with any problems or queries, whether these are academic-related or personal issues. Employability skills are the core values of our degree. As part of your degree, you will be required to take part in a residential weekend where you and other students will have work in teams to solve problems. This activity will encourage and improve your skills in communication, analysis, time management, independent and group-based working, organisation, implementation, research and technical skills. Industrial Year students can join a second-year residential weekend concentrating on skills to help you find a great placement. These include: CV skills, interview technique practice, networking with employers and developing your online presence. Additional advice on CV and interview technique may be sought at our Careers Advisory Service. The skills acquired from this course are sought after by employers in computer science-related industries. Our degree prepares you for a variety of careers in fields such as:
- Software design;
- Communications and networking;
- Computer applications;
- Web development;
- IT consultancy and management;
- Systems analysis and development;
- Computer sales;
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 are selected on their individual merits and offers can vary. We allow you flexibility in meeting our entry requirements, and all qualifications that you have already gained, or are working towards, will be considered when reviewing your application. We have an inclusive policy which recognises a broad range of qualifications. The entry requirements listed above represent typical offers for some of the most popular qualifications taken by applicants. If you cannot find the qualifications that you are studying (or have previously studied) please contact our Undergraduate Admissions Office (Telephone: +44 (0)1970 622021; Email: [email protected]) for advice on your eligibility and details of the typical offer you are likely to receive.
Additional entry requirements
A minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent) English or Welsh is a requirement for entry to all our degree schemes. Business, Mathematics, Psychology and Science degree schemes also require a minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent).
English language requirements
|Cambridge English Advanced||B|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||C|
|IELTS (Academic)||6||With minimum 5.5 in each component.|
|PTE Academic||55||With minimum score of 51 an any component.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||88||With minimum scores in components as follows: Listening 21; Writing 21; Reading 22; Speaking 23.|
If you are an international student needing more information about the English Language requirement for your course (e.g. country-specific English Language tests, Partner Institution tests, EU/EEA English Language qualifications where the school curriculum is taught in a native language) please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further advice.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Aberystwyth University offers a valuable package of scholarships and bursaries to support students. Our long-established Entrance Examination competition means you could get up to £2,000 a year towards your living and study costs. You can combine that with any or all of our other awards, to make your financial package more valuable. Our awards include Sport and Music Scholarships, Bursaries for Care Leavers/Young Carers/Estranged Students and a range of department specific awards. Please visit our website for full details.
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Department of Computer Science (undergraduate enquiries)
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Undergraduate Admissions Office (undergraduate enquiries)