Software Development (Top-Up) at UCEN Manchester - UCAS

UCEN Manchester

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Manchester Metropolitan University

Software Development (Top-Up)

Course summary

Be at the forefront of the job market in software development with this BSc (Hons) Software Development (Top-Up), as you develop the skills and expertise to drive businesses forward and stand out in the increasingly digital world. • Expand your critical understanding of how computing relates to modern businesses. • Enhance your practical skills in software design, implementation and testing, developing web and multimedia applications. • And gain experience in the use of databases, relevant programming languages, and products used by the industry. To gain an honours degree in Software Development, you’ll complete three units across the year, including a 60-credit specialist project. Taking what you’ve previously learnt and developing your ideas and materials in a critical, analytical way, this will demonstrate your ability to undertake a substantial piece of work, showcase your knowledge and professional skills, and help you advance onto postgraduate study or a rewarding career.


Examples of current modules- Negotiated Research (60 Credits) This unit will enable students to further develop general and discipline specific knowledge and skills through extended research activity. After consultation and agreement with the tutors, the students will be required to undertake a Literature Review in the area of their choosing within the context of the programme studied; formulate a research proposal with research question/s and carry out the research as proposed. Systems Programming (15 credits) The unit includes the principles and practice of systems design, the implementation, and testing of programming solutions in a system language such as C or C++, and the concepts and principles of problem solving by computer. Advanced Client Development (15 credits) The aims of this unit is to evaluate the concepts & relevance of web applications whilst producing practical work and implement complex, client-side user-focussed web applications. Advanced OOP (15 credits) Students will learn continue to establish methods to apply polymorphic behaviour to produce code that conforms to recognised design patterns. These patterns will provide students with necessary theoretical underpinning knowledge to understand modern enterprise development frameworks Advanced Server Development (15 credits) Students will learn to build solid, secure, maintainable, scalable enterprise level applications using recognised professional programming techniques. The unit aims to enrich learners and build on their programming skills to create end maintainable applications.

Assessment method

A range of assessment methods are used and could be in the form of the following: • Proposal presentation • Literature review • Dissertation • Poster presentation • Written report • Case study assessment • Hands on skills assessment. 50% seminar/lecture 50% self-directed learning

How to apply

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City Campus Manchester
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

UCEN Manchester is unable to consider international applications due to UKVI regulations.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma that has covered software development units. We strongly recommend that all applicants have GCSE English Language and Mathematics grades A*-C or level 9-4.

Additional entry requirements


Applicants who do not meet the standard entry criteria but have previous learning towards a degree-level qualification or relevant industry or life experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be invited to interview.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Software Development (Top-Up) at UCEN Manchester - UCAS