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Software Engineering

Entry requirements


96 to 112 UCAS points at A2

96 to 112 UCAS points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

96 to 122 UCAS points at Higher Level subjects

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

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OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

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Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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96 to 112 UCAS points

96 to 112 UCAS points

UCAS Tariff

96-112

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subject

Software engineering

**Course overview**
- Our BSc Software Engineering course will give you the skills you need to thrive in the digital revolution. Study a subject that is in high demand in industry.

- You’ll get to explore the development lifecycle of a wide range of technologies, from mobile phones to enterprise applications, from understanding requirements through to design, implementation and testing.

- Year 1 you will gain knowledge and practical experience of the latest technologies, as well as a grounding in the fundamentals of software engineering.

- You’ll develop interactive games using 3D graphics, work as an Agile team to develop realistic applications (such as augmented reality apps) and develop skills around advanced programming and computational thinking.

- By Year 3 you’ll be ready to tackle complex, concurrent systems involving multiple, interactive components. You’ll get the chance to propose your own final year project that will showcase your best skills to potential employers.

- You also have the option of a placement in industry in-between your second and third years, enabling you to consolidate your learning and boost your career prospects.

**Why study with us**
- This course has accreditations leading to MBCS and CITP exemption from The British Computer Society (BCS), The Chartered Institute for IT. All graduates from this course are eligible to become Professional members (MBCS), with no further assessment.

- Our Software Engineering course is ranked 3rd in the UK and 1st in the North West for overall student satisfaction – National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.

- We’re also ranked 1st in the North West for assessment and feedback, teaching and academic support – National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.

Modules

Year 2: Compulsory modules; Introduction to Programming, Programming, Introduction to Networking, Computing Skills, Systems Analysis & Database Design, Practitioner Skills, Games Concepts

Year 2: Compulsory modules; Software Development, Advanced Programming, Professional Skills, Software Engineering Practices, Computer Security, Mobile Development

Year 3: Compulsory modules; Advanced Software Engineering, Object Oriented Methods in Computing, Enterprise Application Development, Double Project. Optional modules - choose one; Computer Graphics, Computers, Society and Law, Database-Driven Websites, Computer Vision

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Psychology and Computer Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

80%
med
Software engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Software engineering

Teaching and learning

65%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

70%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
50%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
92%
Male students
8%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
26%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Software engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
89%
med
Employed or in further education
63%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

75%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
15%
Information technology technicians
5%
Customer service occupations

A specialist subject, and not surprisingly graduates tend to go into software engineering roles or related. The degree classification students achieved made a particular difference last year — computing graduates with the best grades were much less likely to be out of work after six months and employers can even rate a good grade as important as work experience. Most students do get jobs, though, and starting salaries are good — particularly in London, where average starting salaries for good graduates were getting towards £38k last year. Be aware that at the moment, recruitment agencies are much the most common way for graduates from this degree to get their first job, so it may be worth getting in touch with a few specialist agencies in advance of graduation if you take this degree to get a foot in the door.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Computing

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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