Does the idea of creating valuable new applications and software excite you? This course is for those who have an interest in approaching problems with an analytical mind.
We are looking for analytical students who have an interest in taking a systems engineering approach to software solutions. You will learn and develop the skills needed for a career in this industry, and gain a firm grasp of modern software engineering techniques.
Understanding modern technologies
Beyond core computing topics, you’ll also study a number of development technologies and tools. We’ll look at how users interact with systems, known as user experience, or UX, and develop skills for communication, planning and problem-solving. In your first year, you’ll focus on these fundamentals, which are regarded as essential by future employers.
Putting your software skills into practice
During this course you’ll acquire skills in programming, building secure web and mobile applications, and working on team-based software projects. You’ll learn about Agile development and how to develop highly dependable systems using the industry-standard UML. In addition, you will gain an understanding of the process involved in managing the development of large-scale software projects.
Specialist optional modules allow you to explore: artificial intelligence, media programming, real-time systems, cloud computing and security.
Creating software products
You’ll be able to apply your new-found skills and knowledge to develop a substantial software product of your choice. This final project can be presented in support of applications to potential employers.
In a rapidly changing and evolving industry, we continue to develop our course, employing new and improved technologies along the way. Our strong computing team includes lecturers with vast experience in their respective fields. This exciting course allows students to explore the diversity of modern software engineering, gaining the integral skills required by today’s industry workplace.
Work on real-life briefs
You’ll have the opportunity to work on real-life briefs. These enable students to put their software engineering skills into practice and learn what it takes to liaise with clients, work to deadlines and solve problems in a real-time environment.
It’s not just computer science
Throughout the Software Engineering course, you’ll gain a broad spectrum of expertise including management, costing and project delivery. These valuable skills play a fundamental role in producing well-rounded and efficient software engineers and enable you to approach projects in the most productive and analytical way.
What are the course entry requirements?
A typical offer will be a UCAS Tariff score of 80. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.
For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our website.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the three-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a degree course, can apply for a four-year programme including a Foundation Year.
Careers and Employability
What are my career prospects?
The role of software engineers is becoming increasingly prolific. This hands-on, highly vocational course gives you the skills needed for careers in a variety of sectors. These areas may cover commercial, environmental, government, health, education and defence.
Graduates of the degree programme can continue their studies at postgraduate level, or further enhance their employability by obtaining Microsoft Certification™.
About the School
Bucks New University is a new breed of university, focusing on degrees that are professional and practical, as well as academic. Young in outlook, but well established in the fields we specialise in, ... Read More