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The BSc Applied Software Engineering aims to make you a highly employable software engineer with the skills, knowledge and hands-on experience required by potential employers. The course aims to develop your ability for creating software-based solutions to real problems in a dynamic, tech start-up atmosphere. This innovative degree is taught at the recently established National Software Academy in Newport, where you will gain experience in hands-on software development using current commercial tools and techniques coupled with direct industrial involvement. The course syllabus has been designed in close collaboration with industry. We focus on cloud, mobile and web development, with an emphasis on technology and standard industry practices. Distinctive features A key distinguishing feature of this degree is that all theory, teaching and learning is explored through real world software development projects. Students work individually and in teams to manage, design, code, test and maintain high quality software. Working alongside fellow students and staff, you will be at the centre of a teaching network which includes industry mentors and industrial experts, each of whom will offer their insight into how software engineering works in practice. Software developed as part of the course will be presented back to real business customers. You will learn and apply skills in an environment that feels less like a lecture theatre or laboratory and more like a software development company. From the earliest days on the course, you will be immersed in a project environment where communication, planning and teamwork skills will be developed and where you will learn how to make effective use of your skills and your time to deliver value.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Newport (Software Academy)|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||ABB - BBB||Excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*D*D*||Information Technology (or Information Communication Technology), Computing and Engineering|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||ABB - BBB||Excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 - 30 points||or 655 in 3 Higher level subjects.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the A Level grades specified, excluding any subject specific requirements.|
|Extended Project||A||For applicants taking the EPQ qualification, an A in the EPQ can be recognised to lower the entry requirements by a single grade. For example an AAB offer would be “AAB from 3 A levels or ABB from 3 A levels and a grade A in the EPQ”. Please note that any subject specific requirements must be met.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Maths C/4 English C/4|
English language requirements
All applicants are expected to have demonstrable English language skills. Most courses ask for GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent, but some courses ask for GCSE English grade B/6 or equivalent.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£10500||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Cardiff University has many scholarships on offer to our prospective students. Please see our website at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/funding/scholarships for further information.