Software Engineering with Foundation Year at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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Course summary

This programme is not available to international students. Instead, international students should apply for our international foundation programmes delivered by our International Study Centre on campus. For more information please visit International Study Centre ( Our integrated foundation degrees are for those of you who possess the capability to pursue a degree but do not have the pre-requisite qualifications to directly apply to your desired course. The duration of the foundation element is one year, and, if you successfully pass, you will automatically progress on to the degree. From commercial activities like shopping online, to use by government departments, in manufacturing processes, or for personal use, computer software plays a huge role in a host of industries and activities. With a degree in Software Engineering, you could be involved in finding solutions to some of the challenges society faces, from climate change to transportation or clean water and sanitation. As industries develop, the possibilities, and requirements of software engineering change rapidly too, meaning career options are endless and your related earning potential significant. Our Software Engineering course aims to give you an understanding of what's possible and where your skills could take you. An advanced subject, the course will see you write software which involves computer science and mathematical concepts, with successful completion potentially introducing you to a range of post-university career opportunities. Why Study Software Engineering with Foundation Year BSc(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? Sharing a common second year with other courses (Computing Bsc (Hons), Computer Science BSc (Hons) and Software Engineering MEng), this degree offers flexibility, transfer from one course to another during your second year. This allows you to tailor your studies to your specific interests. Guiding you in developing hands-on practical skills, the course aims to give you an understanding of the human and social contexts of software systems. Plus, you'll explore contemporary methods and techniques in software development, as well as get to grips the modern software engineering process and how they apply to projects at different scales. You’ll also gain access to high-standard computing facilities on campus, which includes a range of machines running a variety of operating systems and software. Benefit, too, from the chance to undertake an optional placement year in your fourth year of study. Career options include test engineer, software programmer, project manager, and software architect. Previous graduates from courses in this subject area work within BBC, West Yorkshire Police, Microsoft, and Amazon UK†, in roles including software engineer, server and storage analyst, and senior developer, to name just three. †Source: LinkedIn Professional Bodies At Huddersfield, you’ll study the Global Professional Award alongside your degree† so that you can gain valuable qualities and experiences that could help you to get the career you want, no matter what your field of study is. †full-time, undergraduate first degrees with a minimum duration of three years. This does not include postgraduate, foundation, top-up, accelerated or apprenticeship degrees. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


Year 1 modules include: • Communication and Research • Foundation Mathematics • Foundations of Computer Science • Computational Thinking. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

You’ll be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, and practical sessions. Assessment primarily includes coursework, as well as quizzes, in-class tests, presentations, and demonstrations. Your module specification documents provide full details of the assessment criteria.

How to apply

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

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Other suitable skills or experience will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with a minimum score of 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent. If you have alternative qualifications or do not meet the IELTS requirement we also offer a range of Pre-Sessional English Programmes (

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our International Entry Requirements pages.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £17600 Year 1
International £17600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Software Engineering with Foundation Year at University of Huddersfield - UCAS