Software Engineering is at the heart of all modern technology and plays a key role in every industry. It incorporates disciplines such as:
- Computer Science
- 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 the industry enables you to build contacts whilst developing your skills and professional confidence.
This course is accredited by the British Computer Society for full CITP (Chartered IT Professional) status and partial CEng.
112 UCAS tariff points.
There are no specific subject requirements.
BTEC Extended Diploma
DMM - there are no specific subject requirements.
Applicants on Access Programmes
There are no specific subject requirements.
International Baccalaureate requirements
112 points to include at least 2 HL subjects plus HL 3 or SL 4 in Maths.
Plus minimum of
GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C or 4 (equivalents accepted).
English language requirements
Minimum IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.
If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course.
This 4-year BEng (Hons) Software Engineering programme offers you the opportunity to take up a placement year working in the industry in your third year.
The placement year is an excellent way to develop your professional experience, build industry contacts, and gain insight into the day-to-day work of a professional software engineer. This is full-time employment in an area relevant to your studies and may be a salaried position.
During the second year, we’ll offer you all the support you need to find a placement that is aligned with your career aspirations and personal interests. These include sessions on CVs, interviews etc. from the Careers service at the University and presentations by both employers and previous year's students on their placements. Once on placement, you’ll have support and guidance from a placements tutor, who will monitor your progress.
Learning and assessment
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.
The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.
Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans by exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes, there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.
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Last updated October 8, 2018