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Software Engineering

Aerospace Software Development Engineer - Level 6
3 Years
December 2023
Campus Taught

Our Software Engineering programme focuses on the design and development of robust software solutions to complex problems.

Why study with us

  • You’ll gain the skills to produce professional and accurate technical documents, design software solutions to engineering problems and implement various programming solutions.
  • This course was developed in discussion with BAE, an international company working at the forefront of technology.
  • Our programme prepares you for a career in a rapidly changing subject that, thanks to new ideas, applications, security threats and constantly evolving technology, is a fascinating area to work in.

Why choose a Degree Apprenticeship?

With a Degree Apprenticeship, you get a great qualification and a career boost. It’s the perfect opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge through work-based learning, as you earn.

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at future Software Engineers. The teaching and content of our programme is sufficiently practical to enable you to integrate directly into the industry, yet sufficiently underpinned academically to enable you to progress onto a higher degree if desired.

What you'll do

  • You’ll be taught by staff with a wide variety of industrial and research backgrounds with substantial experience of teaching at this level.
  • Apprentice Software Engineers graduates gain the skills and knowledge to work at the interface between hardware and software.
  • Become an active part of our vibrant research culture – through research informed teaching, projects and funded internships.

Module overview

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Professional qualifications

You’ll be encouraged to join the BCS as a Student Member. If you’re hoping to become a computing professional, you’ll need to uphold the Code of Conduct of the BCS, the Institute for IT, which is the professional body for IT.


Information for employers

An apprentice is employed to do a real job while studying for a formal qualification, usually for one day a week at one of our campuses or training centres.

This course meets Apprenticeship Standards and your apprentice will have the knowledge and skills to either succeed in their chosen career or progress to the next apprenticeship level.

Benefits to the employer

  • The programme is a great way to address skills and knowledge gaps in your workforce, retain and attract staff who want opportunities for professional development through a high-quality degree.
  • Recruit from our pool of bright students with the core skills, knowledge and work-readiness to help contribute to your business.
  • If your payroll is under £3m, you don’t need to pay the Apprenticeship Levy. However, you can get funding towards the cost of training and assessment of apprentices. You only pay 5% - the government will co-fund the other 95% (up to the funding band maximum).

This course is based in the School of Psychology and Computer Science located in the Faculty of Science and Technology

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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