Software Engineering at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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Course summary

From commercial activities like shopping online, to use by government departments, in manufacturing processes, or for personal use, computer software plays a huge role in a host of industries and activities. With a degree in Software Engineering, you could be involved in finding solutions to some of the challenges society faces, from climate change to transportation or clean water and sanitation. As industries develop, the possibilities, and requirements of software engineering change rapidly too, meaning career options are endless and your related earning potential significant. Our Software Engineering course aims to give you an understanding of what's possible and where your skills could take you. An advanced subject, the course will see you write software which involves computer science and mathematical concepts, with successful completion potentially introducing you to a range of post-university career opportunities. Why Study Software Engineering BSc(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? Sharing a common first year with other courses (Computing Bsc (Hons), Computer Science BSc (Hons) and Software Engineering MEng), this degree offers flexibility; transfer from one course to another during your first year. This allows you to tailor your studies to your specific interests. Guiding you in developing hands-on practical skills, the course aims to give you an understanding of the human and social contexts of software systems. Plus, you'll explore contemporary methods and techniques in software development, as well as get to grips the modern software engineering process and how they apply to projects at different scales. You’ll also gain access to high-standard computing facilities on campus, which includes a range of machines running a variety of operating systems and software. Benefit, too, from the chance to undertake an optional placement year in your second year of study. Career options include test engineer, software programmer, project manager, and software architect. Previous graduates from courses in this subject area work within BBC, West Yorkshire Police, Microsoft, and Amazon UK†, in roles including software engineer, server and storage analyst, and senior developer, to name just three. †Source: LinkedIn Professional Bodies On successful completion of the course, you’ll have fulfilled the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered IT Professional, and some of the academic requirements for achieving Chartered Engineer status (via the course’s accreditation with British Computer Society (BCS). Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


Year 1 modules include: • Computing Science and Mathematics • Computer Organisation and Architecture • Computer Network Fundamentals • Project 1 • Software Design and Development. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

You’ll be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, and practical sessions. Assessment primarily includes coursework, as well as quizzes, in-class tests, presentations, and demonstrations. Your module specification documents provide full details of the assessment criteria.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry is also possible from the Engineering Foundation Year. To progress onto this course from the Foundation Year you must pass all modules and achieve an average mark of 40% or above. In addition you must have GCSE English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above and Maths at grade 5 or above, or grade C and B respectively if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our International Entry Requirements pages.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £17600* Year 1
International £17600* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

This information sets out the tuition fee charges for full-time undergraduate students for the academic year 2024/25. This webpage will be updated with 2025/26 tuition fees as information becomes available. Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - If you are an EU or international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Software Engineering at University of Huddersfield - UCAS