BSc (Hons) Software Engineering
BSc with Honours
University of Brighton
The British Computer Society (BCS)
Undergraduate (QCF_NQF Level 6)
Full time – Classroom & Laboratory based
3 years or 4 years with placement year
£13,800 per year
Moulsecoomb campus, Brighton
BBC including maths and a physical science.
28 points, specified subjects including maths and a physical science at higher level.
Access to HE Diploma
Pass with 60 credits overall. Level 3 units in maths and a physical science required. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 24 credits at merit or above.
GCSE (minimum grade C)
at least five subjects including English language, maths and a physical science.
Foundation course with maths and a physical science, with an average of at least 55 per cent.
Students for whom English is not the first language must satisfy the University requirement for IELTS currently at 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.
Further academic study of MSc, MPhil, PhD or professional career.
The course equips you with a number of transferrable technological skills from web design to programming. These are increasingly valued by employers across a wide range of sectors. Graduates are especially well placed to take up positions in software development.
You have the option to spend a year in industry or study abroad for a year.
The placement year will significantly enhance your CV and boost your employability. You will be able to use your newly acquired skills in the workplace on real projects and situations – and you might use this experience to inform your final year project/dissertation. Work experience enables you to build contacts in the industry before you finish studying.
A number of placement companies also use this time as a 'nine month interview' for students, with the result that many are asked to become full employees as soon as they graduate.
A variety of assessment methods are used to assess students’ knowledge and skills. These methods include:
Examinations: demonstration of knowledge and analytical skills.
Projects: research skills, problem analysis and problem solving, solution building and evaluation.
Portfolios: demonstration of the ability to apply knowledge, problem analysis and problem solving, integration of techniques to carry out tasks.
Reports: demonstration of analytical and communication skills.
Web-pages: as for reports, but also skills in information design and presentation.
Presentations: knowledge and communication skills.
Computer based assessment (particularly in the early programming work): knowledge and problem solving skills.
Tests (short usually in class, but may for convenience be in the exam periods): knowledge and understanding.
Learning facilities available
Throughout the course you will have access to specialist laboratories and custom-built workshops, all equipped with professional-standard equipment and developed in partnership with industry experts. The equipment meets professional engineering standards so that our students are fully prepared to apply their knowledge to the workplace.
Main learning outcomes
On successful completion of this course the students will have knowledge and understanding of:
On successful completion of this course the students will be able to:
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