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Software Engineering (with integrated year in industry) BEng (Hons)

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The Software Engineering course, at Aberystwyth University, is accredited by the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS) and is concerned with the production of large, high-quality and often long-lived, software systems. Career enhancing, the work in this area requires not only a deep understanding of software and related technologies, but also an appreciation of the management and professional issues associated with the development of large systems. Being taught by research-led staff, in a supportive learning environment, will also help you attain highly valuable and transferable skills for your future career. Students who start on this scheme and do sufficiently well may transfer to the MEng Scheme if they want the added advantage of a master's qualification.

Why study BEng Software Engineering at Aberystwyth?

  • Programming in a number of different languages with emphasis on the production of robust and secure code that is based on sound design and development principles
  • Large-scale software development
  • Telecommunications and distributed systems technologies
  • Database management systems and secure handling of data
  • Professional and management issues in software engineering

What will I learn?

The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the four year degree scheme.

In your first year you will be introduced to:

  • programming
  • computer Infrastructure
  • web development
  • problems and solutions

In your second year you will discover:

  • C/C ++
  • databases
  • software development lifecycle (This module will allow you to take a role which exists in the industry i.e. project manager, designer etc. You will be required to produce a working software product, following best current industrial practice at every stage.)
  • data structures and algorithms
  • plus, other exciting elective modules

In your third year, you will be taking part in your work placement, with the assistance of the department. By the end of this placement you will have the knowledge and understanding to make a substantial contribution in the workplace, and you will also return to University with a greater sense of motivation.

In your final year, you will undertake:

  • development processes, techniques and technologies for constructing real operational software
  • individual project, where you will develop a piece of software in an area of particular interest to you
  • a range of further electives to specialise in areas of your choice.

Employability

Our degree prepares you for a variety of careers:

  • software design
  • communications and networking
  • computer applications
  • web development
  • IT consultancy and management
  • systems analysis and development
  • computer sales and marketing
  • education.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Over 100 nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural and cosmopolitan learning environment.
The university’s research is internationally recognised. Some departments work with global organisation such as NASA and the UN.
Aberystwyth University has been welcoming students from all over the world since 1872, drawn by its reputation for teaching excellence.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    22nd out of 110 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    130 54%

    54th

    22
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    95 95%

    6th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.33 87%

    3rd

    16

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