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- Gain the knowledge and practical skills required to develop fit-for-purpose software systems using the latest engineering methods.
- 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.
Watch student Sophia Chambers talk about what it’s like to study this course.
How you learn
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
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.
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.
You may be able to study abroad as part of the Erasmus programme.
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
- Raspberry Pi
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
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.City Campus map
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
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
GCSE Maths and GCSE English at grade C or 4.
104 UCAS points, including 64 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'.
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 four.
|Module: Component Programming||Credits: 20||
|Module: Fundamentals Of Computer Architecture||Credits: 20||
|Module: Fundamentals Of Programming For Software Engineering||Credits: 20||
|Module: Mathematics For Software Engineering||Credits: 20||
|Module: Professional Experience And Project Development||Credits: 20||
|Module: Systems Modelling||Credits: 20||
|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|
|Module: Placement Year||Credits: -|
|Module: Applications: Architectures And Frameworks||Credits: 20|
|Module: Case Studies In Software Design||Credits: 20|
|Module: Management Of It Projects||Credits: 20|
|Module: Research Methods And Professionalism||Credits: 20|
|Module: Cloud Computing||Credits: 20|
|Module: Effective C++ Programming||Credits: 20|
|Module: Foreign Language||Credits: 20|
|Module: Machine Learning Algorithms And Heuristics||Credits: 20|
|Module: Mobile Applications||Credits: 20|
|Module: Programming "Things"||Credits: 20|
|Module: Advanced Software Engineering||Credits: 15||
|Module: Enterprise Systems & Security||Credits: 15||
|Module: Group Project||Credits: 15||
|Module: Individual Project (Computing)||Credits: 45||
|Module: Multiprocessing And Parallel Systems||Credits: 15||
|Module: Software Studio Planning||Credits: 15||
Fees and funding
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.
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.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
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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