Our Software Engineering course is designed to give you all the skills you need to work as a technical expert in this ever-evolving sector. Join us on live chat now to find out more, or register to meet us at an Open Day.
As well as providing you with a good overview of the IT industry as a whole, we have specialist computing suites on campus where you can hone your software development skills and upskill on the latest methods, techniques and tools utilised in this field. During the course you will learn the theory and practice of software engineering, including production, quality, metrics and maintenance. You will also look at computer and networking infrastructures and characteristics like flexibility, scalability, performance, resilience, quality of service and security, and design choices and implications of corporate infrastructure.
You will be well prepared for the world of work, too - you'll gain experience of project management, team working, presentation skills and working to deadlines in practical situations during your first two years of study. What's more, you have the option to take a work placement in your third year, so you'll graduate with that all-important work experience too.
This course is accredited by the British Computing Society (BCS). To be awarded Chartered IT Professional status from BCS you will need to complete a year of further learning beyond graduation, details of which can be found on the BCS website.
This course forms part of BU's framework of computing alongside the following other courses:
- BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology
- BSc (Hons) Computing
- BSc (Hons) Computer Networks
- BSc (Hons) Cyber Security Management
- BSc (Hons) Data Science & Analytics
- BSc (Hons) Forensic Computing & Security
- BSc (Hons) Information Technology Management
You only need to apply for one of the courses in the framework. If you change your mind and would prefer to study a different course within the framework, you will have the opportunity to change your final degree title after your first year.
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Next start date:
September 2020, September 2021
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
4 years full-time with a minimum 30-week placement or 3 years full-time. You will be enrolled onto the 4-year degree, but can opt out of the placement year
British Computer Society
All subjects considered
For September 2020 entry: 104-120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent qualifications. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our full entry requirements.
International entry requirements:
If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.