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This programme has been developed with support from industry partners including Accenture to create highly skilled software engineers who are effective in the workplace. Software systems are the fundamentals of all modern business. Such systems are often complex and long lived and must be robust and adaptable. This degree programme will equip you with the skills needed to follow a career specifying and developing these systems and other computer-based solutions. This course enables you to create high-quality software applications for complex organisational environments, with an emphasis on good engineering practice that allows for ease of maintenance and the use of existing components. You will not only gain knowledge and practical experience of the latest technologies, but also a grounding in the underlying principles of this specialism. It is this combination of skills that enable our graduates to keep pace within this fast moving area and secure financially rewarding careers in the local economy and beyond. If you currently hold a relevant computing Foundation Degree, you may be able to progress onto the third year of this programme. Throughout the course you will be encouraged to undertake work placements and manage live briefs from industry, giving you valuable work experience to help you secure employment upon graduation. Throughout the course you will create a portfolio of software projects that you can showcase to potential employers. With a combination of theoretical skills and practical experience, you will be sought after by employers from a wide range of businesses and industries. Telecommunications, e-commerce, mobile technologies, aeronautics and defence are just some of the areas that can offer employment to graduate software engineers or developers, application engineers or software architects. On completion of your course you may also wish to progress onto an appropriate Masters Degree.
Year One: Academic Study Skills, Agile Application Development, Introduction to Dynamic Web Applications, Personal
Development or Recognition of Prior Learning, Programming Fundamentals, Website Fundamentals, Work-Related Learning.
Year Two: Advanced Web Programming, Further ASP.NET, ASP>NET Web Applications, Object Orientated Programming, Professional Development, Work-Based Learning. Year Three: Advanced Programming, Dissertation Project, Further Systems
Analysis and Design Principles, Research Methods, Systems Development, Web API’s.
You will learn through a variety of teaching and learning methods including practical assignments, a work-based project, presentations, peer work and independent study. Assessment is carried out through in-course technical reports, presentations, case-studies, peer assessment, practical based assignments, projects and time-constrained assessments in addition to your dissertation or project.
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||64 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MPP|
|Access to HE Diploma||Please contact Admissions through firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MM|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||CC|
Applicants are normally expected to have achieved grade C(4) in GCSE Mathematics and English Language.
Fees and funding
|EU||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,000 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.