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Software Engineering with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

University of Salford

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Increasingly sophisticated software and applications are shaping our daily lives and revolutionising industries. Prepare for an in-demand, lucrative career with a professionally-accredited degree in Software Engineering at Salford.**The pace of change and innovation in technology and software is rapid. Organisations of all sizes, in commerce, government, healthcare and retail, need talented people to create robust software systems that are usable, maintainable and transformational. With our specialised three-year course, you’ll build practical skills and real-world understanding, ready to become a professional software developer.Accredited by the British Computer Society, our industry-designed course is delivered by experts. Through our industrial liaison committee, which has included Web Applications UK, Autotrader, DAI and FastWebMedia, we’ve designed a range of career relevant modules that build desirable skills. The course blends the core competences you need to thrive in an evolving environment, with awareness of risk and a flair in software specification, design and implementation. You’ll build programming skills and explore design patterns. You’ll develop awareness of data structures, algorithms and artificial intelligence. You'll address professionalism, ethics and quality management.The Foundation Year aims to develop your understanding of the key computing subjects to meet the prerequisites for study on the associated degree programme. You will cover essential mathematics, the basics of programming, as well as looking at the detailed operation of computer systems. Key areas of focus also include effective communication and study skills. On successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will progress on to year one of the BSc (Hons) Software Engineering degree for the remainder three years of your course.With our envious campus location, minutes from central Manchester, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get involved in the region's thriving tech community. There will also be opportunities to enjoy extra-curricular activities through our computing society, or take part in HackManchester. Salford is also part of the recently announced GM Cyber Foundry, part of the city-region’s blueprint to be the European leader in digital which will see GCHQ move some operations to Manchester. With your future career in mind, we’ll encourage you to take an additional placement year to apply what you’ve learnt and develop further skills, adding ‘with professional experience’ to your degree award.Features• Build theoretical knowledge to adapt your skills as programming, languages and techniques evolve• Cultivate independent technical judgement, with the ability to think conceptually and use technology to translate concepts into reality• Develop methodical approaches to the analysis, design, development, testing and maintenance of object-oriented systems using the Java language• Understand and apply the techniques and technologies used to create interactive web applications• Choose options in virtual reality and 3D gaming, mobile development, information security management or business management• Gain the knowledge and skills ready to progress on to the BSc (Hons) Software Engineering degree programme

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

University of Salford

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  • Campus address

    University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford, Manchester, M5 4WT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    55th out of 110 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    132 55%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%



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