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Course summary

Increasingly sophisticated applications are shaping our daily lives and revolutionising industries. Learn to develop the next generation of software driving converging technology with a BSc Software Engineering degree. Software systems are at the heart of all aspects of daily life, including commerce, industry, healthcare and communication. With organisations of all sizes seeking talented professionals to create software systems that are usable, robust and maintainable, now is a great time to study a software engineering degree. Develop in-demand knowledge and skills Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for I.T, you'll be educated to the highest professional standards, studying real-world relevant modules. Delivered across three years - or four, if you choose to include an industry placement, our BSc Software Engineering degree will develop your in-depth knowledge and understanding of software specification, design, implementation and deployment using software development methodologies. During your studies, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the technologies associated with the interactive web applications. You will develop methodical approaches to the analysis, design, development, testing and maintenance of object-oriented systems using the Java language. You will focus on topics such as server-side programming, artificial intelligence (AI) and data mining, and design patterns. Get closer to industry With our envious campus location, minutes from central Manchester, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get involved in the region’s thriving tech community. You can choose to include an industry placement year between years two and three to apply what you’ve learnt and develop further skills, adding ‘with professional experience’ to your degree award. There will also be opportunities to take part in extra-curricular activities through our computing society. We are a fast-growing centre for computer and data science. Our research and industry partnerships have influenced the development of commercial software products, and we work across multiple industries to unlock the potential of data and AI. We are also a co-founding member of both the Greater Manchester Cyber Foundry and the Greater Manchester AI Foundry. Through these initiatives, we support the city region’s ambitions to be a digital leader - and help it continue to be a great place for our computing graduates to build successful careers. Our new home for computing In Autumn 2022, we open our new £65 million hub for science, engineering and the environment - and our new home for computing. Sustainability-designed and 100% electric powered, the building offers unrivalled teaching, learning and research facilities and provides exciting new spaces for industry collaboration. Features • Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for I.T • Build theoretical knowledge to adapt your skills as programming, languages and techniques evolve • Cultivate independent technical judgement, with the ability to think conceptually and use technology to translate concepts into reality • Develop methodical approaches to the analysis, design, development, testing and maintenance of object-oriented systems using the Java language • Understand and apply the techniques and technologies used to create interactive web applications • Choose final year options that include virtual reality and 3D gaming, mobile development, information security management and business management

Modules

Year one modules may include: Programming, Computer System and Linux, Database Systems, Professional Development and Practices, Web Development and Human Compute Interfaces. Year two modules may include: Server Side Programming, Software Project with Agile Techniques, Design Patterns, Software Development Techniques, Data Structures and Algorithms, plus one from the following: Al and Data Mining, Networking. Year three modules may include: Project for Software Engineering, Formal Development of Software Systems, Software Quality Management, Ajax and Smartphone Development, plus one from the following: Computer Graphics, Internet Security and Computer Forensics.


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