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BSc (Hons)

Software Engineering

3 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught
Foundation Entry

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

You’ll get to explore the development lifecycle of a wide range of technologies, from mobile phones to enterprise applications, from understanding requirements through to design, implementation and testing.

In Year 1 you will gain knowledge and practical experience of the latest technologies, as well as a grounding in the fundamentals of software engineering.

You’ll develop interactive games using 3D graphics, work as an Agile team to develop realistic applications (such as augmented reality apps) and develop skills around advanced programming and computational thinking.

By Year 3 you’ll be ready to tackle complex, concurrent systems involving multiple, interactive components. You’ll get the chance to propose your own final year project that will showcase your best skills to potential employers.

You also have the option of a placement in industry in-between your second and third years, enabling you to consolidate your learning and boost your career prospects.

Why study with us

  • This course has accreditations leading to MBCS and CITP exemption from The British Computer Society (BCS), The Chartered Institute for IT. All graduates from this course are eligible to become Professional members (MBCS), with no further assessment.
  • Our Software Engineering course is ranked 3rd in the UK and 1st in the North West for overall student satisfaction – National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.
  • We’re also ranked 1st in the North West for assessment and feedback, teaching and academic support – National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.

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What you'll do

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

Module Overview

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.


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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  • The BCS are the professional body for computing and provide recognition for professionals in the IT industry. This course has accreditation leading to BCS Professional Member (MBCS), Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) and partial CEng exemption from the BCS.

Future careers

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

Software engineering skills are in great demand across industry and the digital sector. There are huge opportunities for rewarding careers.

For example, one of our graduates is now a software engineer working on new releases of software used to monitor and control assets at London Underground sites.

Fees and Funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14000 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14000 per year
Full-time£9250 per year
Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

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

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


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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