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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.
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.
A range of assessment methods are used and could be in the form of the following:
• Proposal presentation
• Literature review
• Poster presentation
• Written report
• Case study assessment
• Hands on skills assessment.
50% seminar/lecture 50% self-directed learning
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!
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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
UCEN Manchester is unable to consider international applications due to UKVI regulations.
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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.
Fees and funding
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