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Computer Science (Software Engineering)

Entry requirements


Pass Access to HE Diploma in Computing/Science/Mathematics, including 23 credits at Merit (including some Science or Maths units)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

UCAS Tariff

120

Points can be from any qualification on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from A levels BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma Irish Leaving Certificate Scottish Highers Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Software engineering

**Software engineering is essential to the smooth running of modern life. Tesco tills, driverless cars, passenger planes all require safe, reliable, robust software to make them work.**

This programme specialises in the formal techniques you’ll need to 'develop' software that controls the world around us. You'll learn how to create and manage software projects using the latest agile development methods. You’ll learn how to prove that a program is correct. And you’ll learn about test-driven development and DevOps.

There is also the opportunity to specialise in the areas that interest you most – ending with a major individual software project. Previous topics have included 3D games, stock control management systems and even a Jedi lightsaber training simulator.

Fundamentally, this programme will equip you with a good working knowledge of computer science and software engineering and the theories that underpin the disciplines. You’ll have the skills to write code, manage software projects and you’ll develop skills in team working, which are vital for almost every project you will work on in your career.

Industry-standards facilities such as high-performance cloud computing systems, immersive VR and AR technology and a modern robotics lab will be at your disposal.

Plus you’ll get the chance to test your skills out in the real world on an optional year-long industry placement, just like previous students have for companies like BT, IBM, Microsoft and Virgin Media.

There is also a host of extracurricular opportunities from hackathons to networking events with employers to help you enjoy your time at university.

This degree is accredited to the maximum level available by the British Computer Society. The skills, experience and technical expertise you’ll gain at Hull will put you in high demand when it’s time to enter the job market in this fast-moving industry.

Extend your studies with an additional year to gain a Masters level qualification.

**Official Team GB partners**

Did you know that the University of Hull is the official University Partner of Team GB? Our united belief is that anyone, with the right opportunities ahead and a dedicated team behind, can achieve extraordinary things. This is what our partnership with Team GB is built on. Extraordinary is in you – and we’ll help you find it.

What does this mean for you? It means that whether you’re studying sports science, or marketing, or logistics, or healthcare, or engineering, you’ll be able to gain invaluable experience through this unique partnership.

We are working with Team GB to create opportunities for volunteering and work experience, to get involved with meet-and-greet sessions with Olympians, host on-campus talks from guest speakers and so much more. Some of our students recently helped Team GB athletes get their kit ready to compete in preparation for the Minsk 2019 European Games. It’s an extraordinary partnership, and you won’t find it anywhere else.

Find out more at hull.ac.uk/teamgb

Modules

Year 1

Compulsory modules

Computer Systems
Quantitative Methods for Computing
?Software Engineering and Human-Computer Interaction?
Computer Science: The Challenge for Sustainable Computing
Introduction to Programming and Algorithmic Thinking
Object-Oriented Programming and Principles

Year 2

Compulsory modules

Systems Analysis, Design and Process
Information Systems and Web Technologies
Software Engineering
Networking and User Interface Design
Advanced Programming (C++)

Optional modules

Database Techniques
Agile Software Development

Year 3

Core module

Honours Stage Project

Compulsory modules

Languages and their Compilers
Advanced Software Engineering

Optional modules

Communicating and Teaching Computing
Mobile Devices and Applications
Starting and Managing a High-Tech Business
Distributed Systems Programming
Computer Systems Infrastructure and Management
Parallel and Concurrent Programming

Year 4

Core module

Commercial Development Practice

Compulsory modules

Component Based Architecture
Maintaining Large Software Systems
Distributed Applications
Trustworthy Computing

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through a combination of written, practical and coursework assessments throughout your degree.

Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests.

Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work.

Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
International
£17,550
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

The University of Hull

Department:

Faculty of Science and Engineering

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

53%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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

93%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
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?

80%
UK students
20%
International students
97%
Male students
3%
Female students
61%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
B

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.

Computer science

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.

£22,500
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
91%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

68%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
9%
Information technology technicians
5%
Other administrative 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.

£23k

£23k

£28k

£28k

£31k

£31k

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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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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