BSc (Hons)

Software Engineering

3 Years
September 2024
In Person
Foundation entry

Our BSc Software Engineering course will give you the skills you need to thrive in the digital revolution. Study a subject that's in high demand in industry.

Why study with us

  • Our teaching is informed by research and industry practice in areas such as software engineering, human-computer interaction and cyber security.
  • You also have the option of a placement in industry in-between your second and third years. This enables you to improve your learning and boost your career prospects at the same time.
  • You’ll love our Computing Challenge competition, where you’ll work in teams to design, develop and market your own app.
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Discover our Computer Science courses

What you'll do

  • You’ll develop software development skills, combined with modelling, problem-solving and professional skills.
  • Apply your software development skills to develop interactive games using 3D graphics.
  • Learn to programme in Java, C++, and C#. Use database management systems, study communications and networks, and apply Agile project management skills.

Gain real work experience through industrial placements

You can take a one-year industrial placement during your studies to increase your employability. Most placements are UK-based, but opportunities exist for global placements.

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What our students say

The UCLan placement team has been helpful. We had countless presentations, CV workshops, LinkedIn, interview tips and support to prepare us. These sessions were very helpful to understand how competitive the application process was.
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Joel Mtebe
Network Rail placement student
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Course delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by December 2023.

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.


  • This course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and fully meets the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional. It is also accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT on behalf of the Engineering Council and partially meets the academic requirement for a Chartered Engineer.


  • We are an Educational Member of the British Computer Society providing benefits to our students such a free BCS membership for the duration of their Computer Science course. This help connections with the tech industry through BCS mentors, enables access to bespoke events with industry experts, as well as interactive career tools include CV writer, interview simulator, personal assessments and e-learning.

What can I do with a software engineering degree?

Graduates of this course have gone on to work for some of the world’s biggest companies in the digital sector. Graduates have worked for EA Games, GCHQ, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Intel and Nokia.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,500 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Engineering and Computing

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

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