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Software Engineering (with Year in Industry) BSc (Hons)

University of Chester

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location


  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Software is the cornerstone of the modern-world; prepare yourself for a career that can help shape the future of humanity.

Course overview

Our Software Engineering degree aims to produce industry-ready graduates who have the knowledge, skills and experience to succeed. Our programme structure encourages you to unleash your creative side by designing and prototyping user interfaces as well as sharpen your problem solving and analytical skills by writing code to develop software for multiple platforms. We harness current industry software tools and teach the latest techniques in software testing, deployment and overall management of projects. In parallel to studying these topics we aim for you to put these skills into practice by contributing to live projects and work placements throughout the programme.

Why study this course with us?

The Department of Computer Science is an innovative, forward-thinking department with a strong rate of student satisfaction and employability.

The course is taught at Thornton Science Park, a modern location that is home to an extensive range of purpose-built facilities, and home to a number of technology and engineering companies, providing you with excellent opportunities to build your learning and practical experience.

The course is accredited by TP Degrees who have links to over 150 technology companies and provide guru lectures along with specialist events in addition to everything we have to offer.

Our teaching material is kept at the cutting edge, and our techniques are extremely engaging, driven by real-world examples.

In addition to receiving tutoring, mentoring, guidance and support from our team, you may also experience events featuring industry professionals, or perhaps work on an extra-curricular project such as a Hackathon with your peers.

The Department is home to the Informatics Centre, a software development team where students are employed to work on commercial projects and who also designed this very programme.

Teaching methods

The course is a mixture of lectures and practical-based workshops in sophisticated computer laboratories and research spaces.


Assessment involves a combination of assignments, project work, group work, presentations and examinations, varying in balance from module to module. In line with the requirements of industry, all our modules have been designed from the ground up to incorporate assessment of key and subject-related skills.

Job prospects

Graduates of this programme can expect to enter a range of graduate-level careers, including: A Software Developer, Software Test Engineer, Systems Administrator, Project Manager, UX Developer, Product Manager or Data Analyst.

Careers service

The University has an award winning Careers and Employability service which provides a variety of employability-enhancing experiences; through the curriculum; through employer contact and through tailored group sessions and individual information, advice and guidance.

Careers and Employability - Student Futures aims to deliver a service which is inclusive, impartial, welcoming, informed and tailored to your personal goals and aspirations, to enable you to develop as an individual and contribute to the business and community in which you will live and work.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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University information

University of Chester

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  • Campus address

    University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ, England

With over 19,000 students from 130 countries, the university provides a diverse, vibrant and safe location for a growing number of international students.
Students can choose from a comprehensive range of over 500 courses across all levels, taught at specialist sites with modern facilities.
Courses promote practical learning to enhance employability, with industry placements or overseas opportunities from five weeks to one year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    77th out of 110 17

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    113 47%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    71 71%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.42 88%



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