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Software Engineering with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

Buckinghamshire New University

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UCAS CODE: LL30

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Buckinghamshire New University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Our BSc (Hons) Software Engineering allows you to explore the diversity of modern software engineering. You’ll be taught by a team of expert academics and specialist professionals. Together, they use their collective experience of academia, industry and commerce to give you the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you’ll need for your career.**Why study this subject?**Does the idea of creating valuable new applications and software excite you? In a world where most countries depend on complex computer-based systems there's an ever increasing demand for people with the skills to update, maintain and enhance the software essential for the functioning of national and international economies. This course is for those who have an interest in approaching problems with an analytical mind and will prepare you for working in the fast-moving software industry.Studying Software Engineering will open up career opportunities in a whole variety of different sectors, including commercial, environmental, government, health, education and defence.**Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?**This course is for those who have an interest in approaching problems with an analytical mind. You'll look at life-critical systems, such as pacemakers and fire alarm systems, as well as software and apps for a variety of practical and social uses.We're looking for analytical students who have an interest in taking a systems engineering approach to software solutions. You'll learn and develop the skills needed for a career in this industry and gain a firm grasp of modern software engineering techniques.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.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™.This course is offered as a four-year programme, including an initial Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate degree.**What will I study?**We design our modules to reflect the latest issues in the constantly changing area of computing.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.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.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,250per year

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

Entry requirements

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

UCAS Points : 32 - 56

A typical offer will require a UCAS Tariff score between 32 - 56. Every application is considered on an individual basis. For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our General Entry Requirements pages.

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University information

Buckinghamshire New University

  • University League Table

    102nd

  • Campus address

    Buckinghamshire New University, Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2JZ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    108th out of 113 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    104 47%

    102nd

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%

    98th

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    27th

    10

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