Cardiff University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Cardiff University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)

Applied Software Engineering

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Course summary

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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.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
4JVD
Institution code:
C15
Campus name:
Newport (Software Academy)
Campus code:
N

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We do not accept Critical Thinking, General Studies, Citizenship Studies, or other similar equivalent subjects. We will accept a combination of BTEC subjects, A-levels, and other qualifications, subject to the course specific grade and subject requirements.


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.

To find out more, please go to:

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/international/english-language-requirements/undergraduate


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
39%
Student satisfaction
80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
EU £21950 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
International £21950 Year 1
Channel Islands £10500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students from the UK: Fees stated are for the 2021/22 academic year. The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees in the second and subsequent years of a course as permitted by law or Welsh Government policy. Where applicable we will notify you of any change in tuition fee by the end of June in the academic year before the one in which the fee will increase. Fees for entry in subsequent years are subject to increase and will be confirmed by the end of October in the year preceding your start date of your programme. Tuition fees cover all reasonable costs required for you to complete to the degree programme stated. Please note that you may choose to participate in study trips, associated placements or purchase equipment while studying on your degree programme which will be at your own cost. Tuition fees do not include living costs such as accommodation, subsistence or travel. Students from the EU, EEA, and Switzerland: If you are an EU/EEA/Swiss national, unless you qualify for UK fee status, tuition fees for 2021/22 will be in line with the fees charged for international students. UKCISA have provided information about Brexit and tuition fees: https://www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information--Advice/EU-EEA--Swiss-Students/Brexit---fees-and-Student-Support Students from the rest of the world (international): Fees stated are for 2021/22 entry and are fixed for the duration of the programme, excluding Medicine and Dentistry programmes. Please note that during the pre-clinical element of Medicine and Dentistry programmes the fee rate will be fixed, after which the clinical fee rate will be charged. Further details are available on the university website at: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/international/funding-and-fees Fees for entry in subsequent years are subject to increase and will be confirmed by the end of October in the year preceding your start date of your programme. Tuition fees cover all reasonable costs required for you to complete the degree programme stated. Please note that you may choose to participate in study trips, associated placements or purchase equipment while studying on your degree programme which will be at your own cost. Tuition fees do not include living costs such as accommodation, subsistence or travel.

Sponsorship 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.

Applied Software Engineering at Cardiff University - UCAS