As we rely more on technology as a part of everyday life, there is an increasing demand for people with the skills to update, maintain and improve the software we depend on. This course gives you the skills to work in the fast-moving software industry. Why study BSc (Hons) Software Engineering at BU?
- Use your creativity and problem-solving skills and learn how to apply them to software development principles to develop innovative solutions to real-world problems.
- Explore how to design software systems so they can be easily maintained and evaluated to ensure they match user and organisational requirements.
- In addition to core computing skills, you’ll gain experience of using a variety of programming languages and frameworks to develop technical systems.
- You'll gain valuable work experience on your placement if you choose to take one.
- Career opportunities are broad and can include roles such as computer programmer, web developer, software engineer, IT solution analyst or app developer - our graduates are highly sought after, within fifteen months of completing their course, 93% of our students are in further study or work. (Source DiscoverUni 2023)
During your Foundation Year you will study: Academic Study Skills for Engineering and Technology | Introduction to Computers | Mathematics for Engineering and Technology | Introduction to Information Systems Analytics | Introduction to Programming | Foundation Year Engineering and Technology Project Year 1 core units: Computer Fundamentals | Data Management | Mathematics for Computing | Programming | Introduction to Reliable Computing Systems
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.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
AccessBU: AccessBU provides you with the opportunity to tell us about your circumstances that are not always evident in your UCAS application. This widening access initiative also considers relevant criteria such as being in care or if you live in an area with a low participation rate in Higher Education - if you are eligible, your offer could be up to 16 UCAS tariff points below the published tariff. Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship recognised by the Institute for Apprenticeships. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Deferred entry: We are happy to consider eligible applicants for deferred entry. If you have already submitted your application, please submit your deferral request through our website. Direct entry: We welcome applications from students who have previously studied at degree level at other institutions and wish to transfer onto a BU course. Our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) procedure enables credit awarded from one institution to contribute to a BU award, subject to an application process. Please visit our RPL webpage for more information. Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
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