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Software Engineering

3 Years
September 2023
Campus Taught

Our foundation degree in Software Engineering will give you the skills you need to enjoy an exciting career in this rapidly growing industry.

Why study with us

  • Our Software Engineering courses are 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.
  • This course has been developed in close collaboration with BAE Systems to meet the needs of organisations developing complex software.

What you'll do

  • You’ll develop programming and analysis skills and an understanding of computer and network technology.
  • Apply your software development skills to the challenge of developing interactive games using 3D graphics.
  • Learn to program effectively in Java, C++, and C#, use leading database management systems, study communications and networks, and apply project management skills.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


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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Future careers

After completing this course you’ll have the opportunity to progress to our full Software Engineering, BSc (Hons) course.

Graduates from our BSc 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.

Accreditations and Memberships

  • 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.

Fees and Funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Sandwich year£1,385 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits

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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