Computer Science (Software Engineering) at University of Sheffield - UCAS

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Course summary

Our four year degrees are a one year extension to our BSc degrees which allows further specialisation. You will gain industrial experience and engage with real customers when you join Genesys, our student led software development organisation. In your fourth year you will learn about agile software engineering practices and make use of tools used in industry. Learn the art of engineering complex software systems, and how to apply that knowledge to this ever-expanding industry. Sheffield’s software engineering MEng gives you a solid grounding in the fundamentals of software engineering, as well as computer science and the opportunity to explore aspects of artificial intelligence. The course not only teaches you state-of-the-art software design and programming technologies, but also lets you practise skills that employers want in every candidate – project management, teamwork and working with customers. In your third year, you'll take a specialist module on software testing and analysis, giving you the skills to create robust software systems. Optional modules which cover topics such as software re-engineering, cybersecurity, and software for mobile devices, give you the scope to tailor your degree to your interests. In your final year, you'll continue with advanced software engineering modules in Verification and Testing, Computer Security and Forensics, and you'll participate in Genesys – our student-led software development organisation – solving customers’ problems, using agile software engineering and lean startup practice. Why study this course?

  • Be part of a student-led software company - get hands-on practical experience by choosing our Genesys module. Support real customers to solve genuine problems, using agile software engineering and lean startup practice – preparing you for an exciting and varied career.
  • Professional skills and group work - professional, communication and presentation skills help to create more employable computer scientists and software engineers.
  • Specialist teaching facilities - you'll have access to the latest hardware, software and operating systems, plus high-spec graphics computers and a robotics arena in our dedicated computer labs in The Diamond.
  • Support throughout your degree - our dedicated student welfare advisor is available to provide support, for example, if you are feeling down, overwhelmed or struggling to adjust to student life.

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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English language requirements

You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

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Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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Tuition fees for 2025 entry have not been confirmed. Please use 2024-25 information as a guide.
Computer Science (Software Engineering) at University of Sheffield - UCAS