Software Engineering with Foundation University of Westminster, London

Undergraduate

The foundation year in computer science offers an entry route for those students who do not have the required entry requirements for all three-year degree pathways in the department of computer science. Successful completion of the foundation year enables an automatic progression onto the first year of any of: BSc Computer Science, BEng Software Engineering, BSc Digital Media Development, BSc Business Information Systems and BSc Computer Games Development and students who progress to the 3-year degrees via this foundation year route have traditionally performed very well. The foundation year route may also be of interest if you do not feel ready to start the first year of an undergraduate course, perhaps because you have been out of education for some time or you feel your current qualifications will not equip you to attempt a 3-year undergraduate computing course directly.

The Software Engineering BEng studies the best ways to design, build, maintain and evaluate software systems. It uses many of the technical aspects of computer science, especially programming, and aims to develop the professional attitudes, interpersonal and technical skills you will need in the software engineering industry. You will study software development, programming languages, technologies and applications including Java, C/C#, UNIX, UML, graphics, networks, concurrent systems, databases, artificial intelligence, and web and mobile computing. You will share a common first year with the Computer Science BSc Honours course; you can transfer in Year 1, and specialise in Year 3. The course provides a solid foundation in software engineering theory and practice to develop professional software systems. It will equip you to take up a wide range of career opportunities, including software engineer, web application programmer, software designer/analyst or website designer/programmer. The Software Engineering BEng emphasises fundamental principles, design, acquisition of practical skills and evaluation of technologies. You may go on to complete an integrated Masters programme with the award of an MEng degree after four years.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    16 September 2019

  • Duration

    4 years


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 I105
Institution code W50
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level DDE - CC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP
Access to HE Diploma Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with a combination of Distinctions, Merits and Passes that equate to 64 new UCAS tariff points plus Maths and English GCSEs grade 4 (Grade C in grading system prior to 2017)
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Plus Maths & English GCSEs minimum grade 4 (Grade C in grading system prior to 2017) in Maths and English. Functional Skills accepted in lieu of GCSE English/Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points 24 points and Grade 5 or above in either A1 or A2 level (SL or HL) English OR Grade 6 or above in B (HL)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MM


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each component

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,400 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.