Software engineering plays a fundamental role in computing. It opens up a world of career opportunities, across a wide range of industries and business sectors.
Throughout the course you’ll learn both mainstream and emerging software development, implementation and evolution - from design and analysis to human interaction principles and system evaluation. Your study will be supported by input and guidance from industry experienced teaching staff.
On successful completion of this programme you will have the knowledge, understanding and skills to gain graduate-level employment in a wide range of private and public sector organisations. Recent graduates from our Software Engineering course have found employment as software engineers (developer, designer, tester and maintainer), software support analysts, project managers and trainee IT consultants; and several have gained entry to prestigious management trainee programmes with large employers.
This course is accredited by BCS The Chartered Institute for IT.
Please visit our website for full course and module details.
How to apply
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||Merchiston Campus|
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
- Year 2
- Year 3
Standard Qualification Requirements
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||BCC||GCSE Grade C/4 in Maths and English.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||
Minimum grades DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit) in a related subject.
GCSE Grade C/4 in Maths and English.
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 12 credits
M: 33 credits
Pass Access to HE Diploma in a related subject with 45 credits overall with minimum 33 Credits at Merit & 12 Distinction.
Maths and English required at Level 2 or equivalent.
National 5 C in Maths and English.
If you are eligible for an adjusted offer under our Contextual Admissions Policy, please see the ‘Minimum Qualification Requirements’ below.
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 points||
Award of Diploma with 28 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 4.
4 points in SL Maths and English.
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2, H3, H3||
Grades H2, H2, H3, H3 at Higher Level.
Grade O4 at Ordinary Level in Maths and English.
Minimum Year 2 Entry Requirements
HNC - Pass in a related subject with A in the graded unit.
SQA Advanced Higher - BBC
A Level - BBB
Minimum Year 3 Entry Requirements
HND Software Development - Pass with Grade BB at SCQF Level 8 in the graded units.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
National 5 grade C in Maths and English also required.
The grades listed above are our minimum entry requirements for applicants who meet our widening participation criteria. For further information about our entry requirements and our widening participation criteria as outlined within our Contextual Admissions Policy please visit our website.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||IELTS 6.0 overall with no component below 5.5.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|