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Year of Entry 2019/20

Software Engineering

Course in clearing
Full-time Computing

Become a software professional with contemporary skills and knowledge.

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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? 4 / 5 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 104 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? G602
When do I start? September 2019
Placement 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

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How you learn

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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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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

You may be able to study abroad as part of the Erasmus programme.

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


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

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

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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.

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.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Component Programming Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Fundamentals Of Computer Architecture Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Fundamentals Of Programming For Software Engineering Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Mathematics For Software Engineering Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
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: -

Year 4

Compulsory modules
Module 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
Elective modules
Module Credits
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

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/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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