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Year of Entry 2019/20
BEng (Honours)

Software Engineering

Course in clearing
Full-time Computing

Gain an understanding of the whole software development process and prepare for a career in software engineering.


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Apply for a place on this course starting in 2019. Call us on now 0330 024 6390.

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International: £13,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 80 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? G600
When do I start? September 2019
Placement available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Gain real work experience that is relevant to your future career.
  • Develop your knowledge of the major programming languages (C/C++, Java, JavaScript, C#), database design and manipulation, and various modern frameworks.
  • Learn to produce high-quality, large-scale, enterprise-wide and complex software applications.
  • Have the opportunity to study abroadErasmus funding is available for European placements.

Develop and enhance your skills of computation, software and systems across a variety of application areas, including web-based, database and distributed applications, and hardware programming. You cover all areas of the software development process including system architecture and design, with a particular focus on software solutions.


Student View

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How you learn

Watch course leader Jamie Hufford talk about this course.

This course is designed so you can develop skills in contemporary programming techniques, tools and processes and understand the project management practices used to support and control such projects. Through a combination of theoretical and practical activities, you will learn everything you need for a career in software engineering.

You learn through a variety of methods including

  • lectures and seminars
  • practical tutorials
  • real client projects
  • case studies
  • group work
  • independent study

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme.

Course leaders and tutors

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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. Previous students have worked at organisations including Intel, IBM, 3Squared, SN Systems, CSC Servelec.

Live projects

In your second year, you will work in a small group on a real client based project. You will analyse their requirements, then design, implement and test a prototype which you will present to your client. This will allow you to experience the types of demands faced by commercial software engineers and increase your confidence while you are applying for your work placements.

Networking opportunities

Throughout the final year there are numerous opportunities for you to engage with career management, career fairs and workshops, employer presentations, visits, and professional advisors.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • software development
  • web-based applications
  • mobile app 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 Foundation

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 and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

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

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Location

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

GCSE Maths and GCSE English at grade C or 4.

80 UCAS points, including 56 points from two A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

If you don't meet these criteria you may be qualified for our BEng Software Engineering with Foundation Year.

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

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Component Programming Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Fundamentals Of Computer Architecture Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Fundamentals Of Programming For Software Engineering Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Mathematics For Software Engineering Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Professional Experience And Project Development  Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Systems Modelling Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

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

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

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: Project (Technical Computing) Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
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

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 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 students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 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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