Software Engineering at New College Swindon University Centre - UCAS

Course summary

This course sits within a suite of four Foundation Degrees, all designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and professional behaviours to enter or progress in the field of professional computing. Students will learn about a wide range of professional and transferable skills, including professional behaviours needed in the workplace, as well as application of academic skills to the workplace. To this end the programme structure includes modules of work based leaning at level four an a project module at level five that is also work based, allowing students to connect to real life, real work situations and opportunities to enhance their understanding and professional competence, making them valuable employees. Students will gain further understanding of the importance of effective communication both with external clients and within a team situation, and will be encouraged to practice these skills throughout the course. At level 4, modules will cover the main areas of computer science and information technology, including programming, security, maths and systems design, giving the student a breadth of experience which is shared with students entering at level 4, who will go on to study specialist pathways at level 5.The course will benefit from links to the professional workplace including guest speakers. On completion of the Foundation Degree, students may wish to enter into a variety of computing roles where a Software Engineering qualification is desirable. Those already in professional roles may progress into more senior positions. Students may also wish to progress into further study at level 6, gaining a full BSc degree in a computing discipline.


Year 1: DT4001 - Computers and Security; DT4002 - Principles of Programming; DT4003 - Maths for Data Science; DT4004 - Systems Design & Development; DT4005 - Independent Work-Based Project. Year 2: DT5010 - Professional Issues; DT5011 - Managing the Security if Information; DT5012 - Agile Development; DT5013 - Further Programming; DT5014 - Supervised Professional Work Experience; DT5020 - Object-Orientated Software Engineering; DT5021 - Algorithms and Data Structures

Assessment method

Assessments will include a range of work including, portfolios, artefacts, presentations as well as reports and open book exams to support students in providing many forms of evidence for academic and professional development, and these assessment methods are reflective of real work situations.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Swindon and Wiltshire Institute of Technology
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

New College Swindon is unable to accept international students that require a student visa to study in the UK

Entry requirements

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5No less than 5.5 in reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7250 Year 1
Scotland £7250 Year 1
Wales £7250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note: Tuition fees are published for the first year of entry only and may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by the Office for Students. *Fee information for European Union (EU) students: If your course starts on or after the 1st August 2021, you will no longer be eligible for financial support from Student Finance England unless you meet one of the following criteria: you are able to benefit from the citizens’ rights agreements you are an Irish national living in the UK or Republic of Ireland – benefits of Irish nationals under Common Travel Area guidance arrangement will continue
Software Engineering at New College Swindon University Centre - UCAS