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Year of Entry 2021/22
MEng

Software Engineering

Full-time Computing

Become a software professional with contemporary skills and knowledge.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International/EU: £13,995 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 4 / 5 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 120 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? G602
When do I start? September 2021
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Gain the knowledge and practical skills required to develop fit-for-purpose software systems using the latest engineering methods.
  • Develop your knowledge of the major programming languages (C/C++, Java, JavaScript, C#), database design and manipulation, and various modern frameworks.
  • Balance theory and practice to support the specification, design, implementation and evaluation of software-based systems in businesses and other organisations.

This course is ideal if you want to become a software developer who understands and can apply fundamental software engineering principles to construct complex software systems.


Student View

Watch student Sophia Chambers talk about what it’s like to study this course.

How you learn

Watch course leader Jamie Hufford talk about this course.

The first two years of course content matches the BEng Software Engineering. During this time it is possible to transfer to or from the BEng. You develop the fundamental skills of software development across different web-based and database application areas.

Course leaders and tutors

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Mehmet Özcan
Senior Lecturer in Software Engineering, Graphics and Multimedia

Mehmet is currently the course leader for the BEng and MEng Software Engineering degrees

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Jamie Hufford
Lecturer in Software Engineering, Graphics and Multimedia

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. We can help you to gain a placement and support you through the application process. Previous students have worked at organisations including Intel, IBM, 3Squared, SN Systems and CSC Servelec.

Live projects

You apply your programming skills and knowledge to solve real-world problems. This includes a second year project where you work as a team with a commercial client to deliver a software prototype to them.

Field trips

There are opportunities to study abroad with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus programme following the Brexit transition period).


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • software development
  • web based applications
  • mobile application development
  • systems and IT support
  • project management
  • IT consultancy

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • Capita
  • Plusnet
  • 3Squared
  • Raspberry Pi

Accreditation

This course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional, fully meeting the further learning academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional and fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Howard Street
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S1 1WB

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you will have access to

  • modern software IDEs including Visual Studio
  • industry-standard software
  • state-of-the-art hardware
  • access to AR + VR devices
  • IoT and SBC devices

Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 120

This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:

  • ABB at A Level.
  • DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

GCSE

  • English Language or Literature at grade C or 4
  • Maths at grade C or 4

• Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 18 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

The evidence that you provide in your personal statement and references will influence whether your application is successful. So plan what you want to say and take your time completing the application form.

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

We welcome applications from people of any age. We may be flexible in our normal offer if you can show a commitment to succeed and have the relevant skills and experience. This must show that you will benefit from and finish the course successfully.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You can take an optional placement in year four.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Databases And System Modelling Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Programming Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Software Projects Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Web Development Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Database Systems For Software Applications Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Group Software Development Project Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Networked Software Development Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Object-Oriented Programming For Software Engineering Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Software Engineering: Concepts And Methods Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Web Application Development Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Year 4

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applications: Architectures And Frameworks Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Case Studies In Software Design Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Management Of It Projects Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Research Methods And Professionalism Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Cloud Computing Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Effective C++ Programming Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Machine Learning Algorithms And Heuristics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Mobile Applications Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Programming "Things" Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Software Engineering For Start-Ups And Inexperienced Organisations Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Software Engineering Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Enterprise Systems & Security Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Group Project Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Individual Project (Computing) Credits: 45 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Multiprocessing And Parallel Systems Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Software Studio Planning Credits: 15 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/22 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £13,995 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Computing courses (PDF)

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