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Software Engineering University of Bradford Degree level: Undergraduate

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Software Engineering is at the heart of all modern technology, and plays a key role in every industry. It incorporates disciplines such as:

  • Mathematics

  • Computer Science

  • Management

  • Cyber Security

If you have a passion for technology, our BEng in Software Engineering (with placement year) will teach you to create and innovate through information technologies and computer programming. It is designed for problem-solvers, looking to address challenges in our interconnected, technology-orientated society.

You’ll first learn the principles that underpin computer science, giving you a strong technical foundation on which to build. The programme shares a common first year with our computer science programmes, enabling you to transfer between programmes at the end of the first year if interests or career aspirations emerge in other areas.

The emphasis then moves to the design and implementation of large software engineering programmes, and you will study subjects including:

  • mobile applications

  • system security management

  • software verification

  • database systems

The placement year in industry enables you to build contacts whilst developing your skills and professional confidence.

Professional accreditation
This course is accredited by the British Computer Society for full CITP (Chartered IT Professional) status and partial CEng.

Course details

Modules

Year 1:
Computer Architecture and Systems Software (core)
Fundamentals of Programming (core)
Internet Technologies (core)
Mathematics for Computing (core)
Software Design & Development (core)
Technical and Professional Skills (core)

Year 2:
Computer Communications and Networks (core)
Data Structures and Algorithms (core)
Database Systems (core)
Enterprise Pro (core)
Information Engineering and Testing (core)
System Security Management (core)

Year 3:
Placement Year

Year 4:
Final Year Project (core)
Mobile Applications (core)
Software Verification (core)
Concurrent and Distributed Systems (option)
Elective (option)
Large Scale Data Driven Applications (option)
Neural Networks and Fuzzy Systems (option)

Assessment method

Most modules use a mixture of formal lectures, practical lab sessions, tutorials and seminars. Some modules involve supervised group work, usually with an assigned academic staff member for each group. All modules require students to undertake independent study, supported through distance learning technologies such as our Virtual Learning Environment. Reading lists and suggested resources for independent study provide further direction for students to undertake this work, and regular contact hours and informal feedback throughout the courses provide opportunities for further guidance for learners. Assessments for modules mostly take the form of practical coursework, lab tests and written exams, with all forms being well represented throughout all years of the course across all modules

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 deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code I301
Institution code B56
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points 112 UCAS tariff points to include 80 points from 2 GCE Advanced Level (or equivalent) and GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C/grade 4 or equivalent.
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma As UCAS tariff
Scottish Higher As UCAS tariff to include at least one Advanced Scottish Higher
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 112 UCAS tariff points and Higher Level grade 3 or Standard Level grade 4 in English and Maths.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 112 UCAS tariff points to include 5 Higher Level Subjects and Ordinary Level English and Maths at grade O4

The University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the University.

English language requirements for International and EU applicants:
The standard University requirement is IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.0 (or equivalent). However, if you require a Tier 4 (student) visa to study you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) department's requirement which is currently IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.5. Conditional offers to international students will be made on this basis.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £18,420 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of Bradford
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Bradford
BD7 1DP


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Admissions Office - Faculty of Engineering and Informatics Team