Software Engineering at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS

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Course summary

Study the processes used to design, develop and test computer software. You’ll build the expertise to become a software engineer and solve real-world problems. Choose strong career prospects Software engineers are in high demand. Completing this degree with will give you the knowledge needed to work at the forefront of this exciting sector. As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Learn how to develop commercial quality software products, including desktop applications, multi-tier web-based applications, and mobile apps using engineering techniques
  • Be exposed to a number of different programming languages and environments across the full spectrum of development models
  • Explore database design and implementation, machine learning, and computer security issues in the context of software engineering
  • Study key and in-demand STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subject area themes, as outlined by the Government
Industry work placement Following your second year of study, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake an industry-based work placement. During your placement, you’ll gain real-life experience and develop hands-on software-engineering skills. Software engineering focused delivery This course includes modules designed to help you develop the expertise required to become a software engineer, so you’ll be primed to join the workforce when you graduate. Hands-on learning Practical experience will be at the heart of your learning. We have strong connections with industry, and you’ll have the option to do a placement year. Previous students have worked at NHS Digital, Sky and Rolls Royce. Developing real-life usable software products, team projects, and presentations, will help you link theory to industry practice. Specialist facilities You’ll have access to a range of resources. These will include a wide variety of software engineering tools, languages and environments. You’ll also be able to use our sandbox lab with full administrator rights, giving you the freedom to work on a range of technologies. This will enable you to develop advanced skills using a variety of tools and the possibility of learning systems development with Raspberry Pi and the Internet of Things (IoT). Why study Software Engineering at Leeds Beckett University? Strong career prospects – the expertise and skills you’ll develop are in high-demand across industries Specialist facilities - use our sandbox lab to work on a range of technologies Optional placement year in industry - gain real-life experience of software-engineering Gain practical expertise and knowledge – you’ll develop real-life usable software products, team projects and presentations to help you link theory to industry practice


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Fundamentals of Computer Programming
  • Fundamentals of Databases
  • Fundamentals of Computer Science
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Software Engineering Principles & Practices
  • Computer Systems
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Software Systems Development
  • Web-Application Technologies
  • Systems Programming
  • Applied Machine Learning
  • Team Project
In addition, choose from a list of Year 2 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list. Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Professional Software Engineering
  • Software Service Architectures
  • Production Project
In addition, choose from a list of Year 3 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.

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Points of entry

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  • Year 1

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Software Engineering at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS