Software Engineering (with foundation year) at Coventry University - UCAS

Coventry University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Software Engineering (with foundation year)

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Course summary

The foundation year of this Coventry University degree will be delivered from our CU Coventry campus. Course delivery from year 1 of the degree onwards will be from Coventry University campus. This course aims to provide you with a solid grounding for a career path in this fast-paced, ever-changing industrial sector. The foundation year of this course covers a range of digital technology content including fundamental software engineering and data storage concepts, the theory behind how networks operate, devices communicate and how such networks should be designed. It also covers information technology in business and the fundamental mathematical knowledge and skills required to solve relevant problems. Students who successfully complete their foundation year will then progress onto the Software Engineering BSc (Hons) degree within Coventry University’s School of Computing, Mathematics and Data Science. The degree aims to enable you to:

  • Master the practical skills and theoretical knowledge you need to develop software solutions which address demanding user expectations and complex customer requirements
  • Become an expert in the full stack skills required to be a software engineer
  • Gain industry-relevant experience as you apply real-world, commercial software engineering practices within teams of your peers, preparing you for your career after graduation
Key benefits of the degree
  • Activity-Led Learning focus helps you consolidate what you’re taught through practical application of everything you’re covering in lectures.
  • Strong professional skills focus
  • Hybrid, online and asynchronous learning to support students with different needs across a range of locations
See our website for further details.


Foundation year modules include:

  • Fundamental Pure Mathematics
  • Software and Databases
  • Networking and Communications
  • Information Technology in Business
After successfully passing your foundation year you progress to year one of your degree course at Coventry University main campus. In your first year, you’ll be taught the fundamental skills and concepts needed to begin your journey as a computer scientist and software engineer. You’ll explore the mathematical and technical foundations of computing, and you’ll apply those principles in regular laboratory sessions which help solidify your understanding. You’ll also begin developing the professional skills you’ll need in your day-to-day career upon graduation: working as part of a team, the ethical and legal issues around data systems, and software unit testing. Modules
  • Programming: Concepts and Algorithms
  • Computer Systems
  • Working with Data
  • Mathematical Skills for Computing Professionals
  • Programming: Professional Practice
  • Integrative Project Module
In your second year, you’ll explore some of the more specialised and advanced topics within software engineering, including web development, data science, and user experience. Building on the skills you developed in the first year, you’ll refine your approach to software engineering mastering more advanced approaches and diving further into complex, large-scale real-world software. Modules:
  • Web Development
  • People and Computing
  • Advanced Algorithms
  • Data Science
  • Software Engineering
  • System Analysis and Design
Placement year - There’s no better way to find out what you love doing than trying it out for yourself, which is why a work placement* can often be beneficial. Work placements usually occur between your second and final year of study. They’re a great way to help you explore your potential career path and gain valuable work experience, whilst developing transferable skills for the future. If you choose to do a work placement year, you will pay a reduced tuition fee* of £1250. For more information, please go to the fees and funding section. During this time, you will receive guidance from your employer or partner institution, along with your assigned academic mentor who will ensure you have the support you need to complete your placement. The final stage of the BSc (Hons) in Software Engineering builds on the advanced topics which were introduced in stage two, while allowing you to decide for yourself which areas you wish to specialise in as you finish your degree. In addition, this year includes your major project, where you bring everything you have learned to bear upon a specific challenge related to software engineering, and devise your own solution. Modules include:
  • Web API Development
  • Security
  • User Experience Design
We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. Before accepting any offers, please check the website for the most up to date course content. For full module details please check the course page on the Coventry University website. *For further information please check the course page on the Coventry University website

Assessment method

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include: Individual coursework Group coursework Exams Tests Essays Presentations Reports Projects Vivas Core assessments (these are pass / fail and can be attempted multiple times) The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

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:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We recognise a breadth of qualifications, speak to one of our advisers today to find out how we can help you.

English language requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English and Mathematics.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7950 Year 1
Scotland £7950 Year 1
Wales £7950 Year 1
Channel Islands £7950 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7950 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note: UK (home) tuition fees for the degree years will be charged at the current Coventry University UK (home) degree fee level. This was set at £9,250 for the 24/25 academic year. This course with foundation year is not currently available to international students. If you do not meet the entry requirements to directly join year 1 of the degree, please take a look at our International Pathways Programme for additional options.
Software Engineering (with foundation year) at Coventry University - UCAS