School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Computer Science (Software Engineering)

BSc (Hons) Part-time 6 years, Full-time 3 years

Software Engineering involves the use of principles from the field of engineering in the development of computer software.

Software Engineering involves the use of principles from the field of engineering in the development of computer software.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code G600
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (6 years), Full-time (3 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Why choose this course?

Software Engineering involves the use of principles from the field of engineering in the development of computer software. The objective being to produce robust, quality systems that are fit for purpose, whilst being easy to maintain and adapt as the user requirements change. Our course teaches the tools, techniques and methodologies that embrace these engineering principles.

The course aims to produce software developers who can seamlessly make the transition from University to the International Computer Industry. We will provide you with a thorough grounding in the core principles of computer science and integrating these with computer languages, tools, techniques and methodologies used by computer professionals worldwide. Additionally, we will prepare you with the key skills needed to keep abreast of future developments in the exciting career to which this course leads.

You will also engage in studies focused on developing your academic and employability skills and you will be offered the opportunity to undertake a placement year where you gain invaluable experience in the workplace before returning to complete your final year. Many students have found this to be a real asset when it comes to finding a job after graduation.

Find out more about our computer science courses in this video featuring staff and students.

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What happens on the course?

Programming is a fundamental skill for software engineers, throughout this course you will develop and enhance your skills in this area, through from the fundamentals at the start of your studies to advanced topics in software engineering in your final year.

Your studies will include object oriented programming and software design, in addition to systems programming and databases. In your final year, your studies will culminate in the development of software for your final project.

To support this activity you will also engage in studies focused on developing your academic and employability skills, and you will have ample opportunity to apply your theoretical learning to practical activities.
 
You will be offered the opportunity to undertake a placement year, where you gain invaluable experience in the workplace, before returning to complete your final year. Many students have found this to be a real asset when it comes to finding a job after graduation.

 

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

By studying the computer science software engineering course, you will have the chance to go out into industry working on software development programming projects. Companies such as ELF software have had good relationships with the School taking students on to complete a placement and then return as graduates.

“University of Wolverhampton students provide the company with several benefits, such as applying what they have learned to a working environment, fresh new ideas on how software can be developed along with R & D and being allowed to have input into software development. This approach of having a working relationship with the University of Wolverhampton has provided the company with huge benefits in pushing our software further and keeping in touch with modern technology and also in line with our competitors.”

Chris Lloyd, Elf Software

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

This course has been developed from a well established subject area, we have been producing successful graduates for over 15 years. During the course, you will learn at least two computer languages with opportunity to learn others together with the latest commercially used CASE (Computer Aided Software Engineering) tools making you a highly marketable graduate.

The course ensures you cover all the major stages of the software development process including the cutting edge developments in the field of software engineering.

 

This course will enable you to develop the ability to engage effectively with all stages of the system development process.

You will be able to apply appropriate tools and methodologies to build software and evaluate it in terms of quality, security, complexity and efficiency.
 
This course will develop your expertise in the design, implementation and evaluation of software systems on a variety of platforms, tasks and environments.
 
At the end of this course, you will be able to understand and be able to apply the essential facts, concepts, principles, theories and practices of computer science.
 
Your studies will enable you to gather, analyse and interpret information from a range of sources and to devise solutions to problems based on evidence, which you will be able to implement and evaluate. You will develop the skills you need to effectively communicate your findings and to work both independently and as part of a team.
 
This course will prepare you to apply the personal, organisational and professional skills necessary for self-learning that are essential for continuing professional development within the worldwide Computing industry.

 

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £2975 per year# 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6000 per year# 2019-20
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

2019 Entry

  • A Level minimum of AB or CCD.
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade MMM, BTEC QCF Diploma grade DD
  • Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction).
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional

BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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