Computer Science (Software Engineering) at Keele University - UCAS

Keele University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Computer Science (Software Engineering)

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Course summary

Gain a solid grounding in the key themes that underpin contemporary computer science to explore advanced topics in software engineering. From reviewing standard practices in project management to exploring how people and cultures relate to successful project management and leadership - you will gain insight into the techniques and processes required to undertake team-based agile development of software systems, based on the needs of clients and users. Why choose this course?

  • Accredited by the British Computer Society - The Chartered Institute for IT
  • Gain recognition of your specialism in Software Engineering in the title of your degree
  • All necessary mathematics knowledge is provided within relevant modules
  • Gain first-hand experience in industry with our Placement Year option
  • Access a wide range of equipment including supercomputer facilities, a VR lab and a Maker Space
Software engineering is not simply a matter of technical expertise in requirements, specification, design, implementation and maintenance. The process and practice of software engineering requires leadership and management. Our specialist pathway will enable you to review standard practices in project management, and use these to explore how people and cultures relate to successful project management and leadership. In your first year you will explore the fundamental concepts and techniques for object-oriented programming. Our initial modules are designed to bring everyone up to speed, regardless of the starting level of coding experience, and to provide a gentle introduction to the skills required for effective academic study. In your second year you will learn advanced programming concepts that can be applied in areas such as games programming, mobile app and web development, artificial intelligence and cyber security. You will also explore the human aspect of Computer Science, thanks to the focus on user interaction and user interface design, software engineering methodologies (SCRUM, Agile) and cutting edge research in AI and machine learning. To complement and broaden your learning, you will have the opportunity to choose optional modules in areas such as cybercrime. Your final year will culminate with the opportunity to deep dive into research focused modules relating to the specialist area of Software Engineering. You will review standard practices in project management, and learn how to use them to explore how people and cultures relate to successful project management and leadership. You will also be exposed to state-of-the-art industrial software engineering management practices inspired by organisations such as Google. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.


For a list of indicative modules please visit the course page on the Keele University website.

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Points of entry

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  • Year 1

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Computer Science (Software Engineering) at Keele University - UCAS