FdSc

Software Engineering

Duration
3 Years
Start
September 2024
Delivery
In Person

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

  • With our practical approach to learning, you’ll get to apply the ideas and techniques you learn in your own work environment.
  • We’ll also provide you with the academic basis you need to top-up to a full Honours Degree.
  • This course has been developed in close collaboration with BAE Systems to meet the needs of organisations developing complex software.
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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.

Modules

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.

90%Face-to-face
10%Online

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.

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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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.

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

2024/25
UK
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits

Scholarships and bursaries

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

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This course is based in the School of Engineering and Computing

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