BSc (Hons) Software Engineering

General

Program Description

Software Engineers are programming architects, who apply computer science, engineering and mathematical analysis to the design and development of large, complex, and critical software systems. This programme provides you with a comprehensive grounding in computer science while equipping you with the specialist skills required for a profession in software engineering and design. Software Engineering has been a major research theme at Lancaster since 1986.

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Our programme provides you with a comprehensive grounding in computer science while equipping you with the specialist skills required for a profession in software engineering and design. You will gain the technical knowledge and experience to manage and develop high-quality, well-designed software systems, along with an understanding of business and system requirements. This programme is accredited by the British Computing Society (BCS) and the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Based around our dedicated Software Engineering Design Studio, your first year will provide you with the fundamentals of computer science, software development, and digital and information systems, allowing you to gain the essential knowledge needed for analysis and design. You will also begin to develop complex computer programming skills, learning to write, analyse, debug, test, and document computer programmes.

Your second and third years offer advanced modules, including Distributed Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, and Languages and Compilation. In addition to developing your foundational understanding, programming, and software design skills, you will explore social, ethical and professional issues related to the discipline and will complete a group project. These will allow you to develop the working knowledge and skills to overcome the challenges of designing, developing and evaluating real-world software systems.

You will also undertake a variety of software design-based modules, ensuring you gain a broad and robust level of skills and experience. These projects will develop your data analysis, graphical, report writing and presentation skills.

Your final year will also give you the opportunity to undertake an individual project. In this project you will work closely with one of our academics, allowing you to use and further develop the skills acquired throughout your degree.

Curriculum

Year One Modules

  • Digital Systems
  • Fundamentals of Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Software Development

Year Two Modules

  • Advanced Programming
  • Computer Networks
  • Databases
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Operating Systems
  • Social, Ethical and Professional Issues in Computing
  • Software Design
  • Software Design Studio Project I

Year Three Modules

  • Distributed Systems
  • Internet Applications Engineering
  • Languages and Compilation
  • Security and Risk
  • Software Design Studio Project II
  • Software Design Studio Project III

Entry requirements

  • A-Level: BBB
  • Computing A Level: We are committed to encouraging the adoption of the new A level Computing curriculum.
  • GCSE: Mathematics grade B or 6, English Language grade C or 4
  • IELTS: 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component.

Other Qualifications

  • International Baccalaureate: 30 points overall with 15 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects
  • BTEC: Distinction, Merit, Merit

We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualification. Please contact us if you have any questions!

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Lancaster University Leipzig is a branch campus of Lancaster University, UK. LU Leipzig offers a range of degree programmes, with the university committed to providing the same academic quality and fu ... Read More

Lancaster University Leipzig is a branch campus of Lancaster University, UK. LU Leipzig offers a range of degree programmes, with the university committed to providing the same academic quality and fully rounded student experience as in the UK. Lancaster University´s operation in Leipzig has been approved by the Saxon State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts. The campus is located in the heart of the City of Leipzig and welcomes both German, EU and international students. Read less