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Course summary

Why choose this course? Our Software Engineering course will equip you with the knowledge and practical skills that are required to explore a career in the software industry. You will learn about all phases in the software development lifecycle involving requirements analysis, design, implementation, evaluation and maintenance of software systems. During your first year you will share common modules with all computing students, giving you the foundation and flexibility to specialise in your second and third years. You will reinforce your theoretical knowledge through practical work in our computer laboratory facilities. In your second year, you will complete a group project where you will be a part of a small design team working to produce an innovative and bespoke solution to a real-world challenge. You will also be studying other modules including Object-Oriented Programming, Systems Design and Development, Web Programming, Mobile Application Development and Databases. In your final year, you will have an opportunity to complete an independent dissertation on a specialist topic of your choice in the field of software engineering. The other modules taught in the final year include Media Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Advanced Software Engineering and Advanced Database Systems. By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:

  • You will experience student life at the University’s £330 million Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day and find out more.
  • Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new laptop* to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (northampton.ac.uk/benefits).
  • At UON we guarantee a room in our Halls of Residence for all new full-time, first year students who apply and accept their room offer by June 2024 - and we won't ask for a deposit for September 2024**
  • Our expert academics teach in small groups supported with one to one assistance. Our academics and students form a tight bond, providing individualised support and guidance whilst challenging students academically.
  • Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.
The Northampton Employment Promise
  • We’re so confident in our careers and employability support that if you achieve at least a 2:2 degree and complete either our Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study.
✱ eligibility criteria and terms and conditions apply. See northampton.ac.uk/benefits for more information ✱✱ eligibility criteria apply. See northampton.ac.uk/student-life/accommodation/ for more information

Modules

STAGE 1

  • Computer Systems (Compulsory)
  • Computer Communications (Compulsory)
  • Web Development (Compulsory)
  • Software Engineering Fundamentals (Compulsory)
  • Problem Solving and Programming (Compulsory)
  • Database Design and Development (Compulsory)
STAGE 2
  • Data Structures and Algorithms (Compulsory)
  • Group Project (Compulsory)
  • Web Programming (Compulsory)
  • Object-Relational Databases (Compulsory)
  • Systems Design and Development (Compulsory)
  • Mobile Application Development (Compulsory)
OPTIONAL PLACEMENT YEAR
  • Learning Through Work (WBL) (Designated)
STAGE 3
  • Computing Project Dissertation (Compulsory)
  • Contemporary Approaches to Software Development (Compulsory)
  • Modern Databases (Compulsory)
  • Advanced AI and Applications (Compulsory)
  • Development Operations and Software Testing (Compulsory)
Module information is quoted for 2023 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Assessment method

A wide range of assessment tools are used including: • essays • reports • end of year examinations.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
G600
Institution code:
N38
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Mathematics at grade 4 (or C) or equivalent is required. Please note Key Skills or Functional Skills qualifications and their equivalents are not accepted.


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
75%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Software Engineering at University of Northampton - UCAS