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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

- Be inspired by an expert team of research-active academics who work at the forefront of the field- Access a wide range of specialist software and tools including dedicated computer science and cyber security laboratories in a state-of-the-art new development- Benefit from excellent facilities including well-equipped labs containing Linux and Microsoft platforms- Develop an appreciation of the wider role digital technologies play in an organisational context- Take an optional 12-month sandwich placement to gain valuable industry employment experience Do you have a passion for Software Engineering and want to develop your capability to solve global challenges, improve functionality of our everyday technologies or develop and manage highly efficient products and systems that will transform operations across a wide range of industries from banking to healthcare?Our Software Engineering programme enables you to develop the skills to implement solutionsto complex software problems. It is designed to offer both a general understanding of computer science as well as specialist skills in secure software development.Through a unique programme of modules, over three or four years (with placement), you will develop the advanced technical expertise, collaboration and communication skills to ensure you remain agile in a rapidly evolving industry.These include a combination of key practical and technical skills in software engineering principles, which will enable you to enter careers such as systems engineer web developer, computer programmer, software engineer, analyst programmer and firmware developer.You will study in an excellent working and learning environment with research-informed teaching and accessible and appropriate support for all aspects of student academic and personal skills development. You will also benefit from access to interdisciplinary cross-department specialists within The University of Winchester Business School and links to the British Computer Society.In Year 1, you will develop fundamental core knowledge from modules such as Introduction to Cyber Security and Networks; Introduction to Software Development; Information Systems and Organisations; Innovative Systems; Business Expertise 1; System and Software Analysis and Design; Data Structures and Operating Systems, and Database Analysis and Design.In Year 2, you will engage with new subjects that will help you identify possible career paths. You will develop an in-depth understanding of Software Testing and Development, Secure Systems Architectures, Integrated Project, Human Computer Interaction, FunctionalProgramming, and Discrete Mathematics and Advanced Algorithms.An optional placement year provides you with the opportunity to enhance your employability, business understanding and professional skills through a sandwich placement year.In your final year, you will deepen your knowledge in Advanced Software Development, Information Systems Futures (Distributed Systems), Intellectual Property and Information Rights, Developing for the Cloud and you undertake a Computing Project in your chosen area of special interest.As the world continues to rely on computers and their systems, the need for highly skilled software engineers grows. There are excellent opportunities for qualified graduates with high average starting salaries.You will be equipped to enter a variety of computer science and software engineering roles including graduate systems engineer, web developer, computer programmer, software engineer, analyst programmer and firmware developer.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 104 - 112

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in English Language and Mathematics is required.


University information

University of Winchester

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    University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 4NR, England

An international student adviser supports students throughout their degree with all elements of living and studying at Winchester.
English language support is available before the start of a degree course, as well as throughout the course of study.
International students are met at the airport at the start of semester and shuttled to campus for welcome week to participate in an orientation programme.

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