Does the idea of creating valuable new applications and software excite you? This course is for those who have an interest in approaching problems with an analytical mind. You will 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 are looking for analytical students who have an interest in taking a systems engineering approach to software solutions. You will learn and develop the skills needed for a career in this industry, and gain a firm grasp of modern software engineering techniques.
Understanding modern technologies
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.
Putting your software skills into practice
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.
Creating software products
You’ll be able to apply your new-found skills and knowledge to develop a substantial software product of your choice. This final project can be presented in support of applications to potential employers.
UCAS CODE: I300
In a rapidly changing and evolving industry, we continue to develop our course, employing new and improved technologies along the way. Our strong computing team includes lecturers with vast experience in their respective fields. This exciting course allows students to explore the diversity of modern software engineering, gaining the integral skills required by today’s industry workplace.
Work on real life briefs
During your time with us you’ll have the opportunity to work on real life briefs. These enable students to put their software engineering skills into practice and learn what it takes to liaise with clients, work to deadlines and solve problems in a real-time environment.
It’s not just computer science
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.
What are the course entry requirements?
A typical offer will include GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above and a UCAS Tariff score of 80-96. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.
Applications will also be considered from those who have gained relevant skills through vocational qualifications or from mature applicants with experience of work-based responsibility and of self-directed learning.
For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.
Year 1 Modules
- Application Programming
- Computer Architectures
- Digital Technologies and Professional Practice
- Programming Concepts
- User Experience (UX)
- Web Development
Year 2 Modules
- Database Design
- Functional Programming
- Mobile Apps
- Object Oriented Analysis & Design
- Object Oriented Programming
- Real-time Systems (Team Project)
- Software Engineering
- Web Applications
Year 3 Modules
- Advanced Programming
- Critical Systems
- Data Structures and Algorithms
- Design Patterns
- Enterprise Systems Development
- Quality Assurance and Testing
How much does it cost
Fees for September 2017 to August 2018 entry
Full Time Home and EU: £9,250 per year
Full Time International: £10,500 per year
Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.
Fees quoted are for the next intake and are subject to change. Fee costs for subsequent years may rise in line with inflation, course delivery costs or subject to government regulations.
For information on financial assistance to support your learning, visit our Undergraduate Fees and Funding section.
How do I apply?
For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applynow