Computing (Software Engineering) BSc (Hons)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 06/12/2018

Our specialist Software Engineering degree focuses on the impact that software engineering has on the functionality and performance of products. Computing is an integral part of people’s daily lives and it continues to grow and evolve. You will investigate the wide reaching influences that computers and computing technology have on the world, whilst also making your own contributions to help you find your place within the industry.

Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.

Course

Highlights

  • Progression courses available.
  • Emphasis on practical learning
  • Student Support Initiative.
  • Guaranteed paid internship.*

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Further information

For further information, why not attend our next Open Day or email our Study team study@northampton.ac.uk.

Course Details

We will give you the technical understanding of the most widely used system architectures, as well as an introduction to the wider areas of computing, such as artificial intelligence and media technology. Upon graduation, you will be able to develop robust and reusable software systems. You will share common modules with all Computing students during your first year, giving you the flexibility to specialise in your second and third years. You will reinforce your theoretical knowledge through practical work in our computer facilities.

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The Northampton Employment Promise.

*We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

There is an increasing demand for skilled and qualified software engineers. This course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to work in a range of roles including software programming, systems analysis and software testing. Our graduates have gone onto working with employers such as Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Barclaycard.

Commonly, they work in the following job roles:

Software Engineer, Software Architect, Software Designer, Embedded Software Engineer, Software Quality Engineer/Analyst, Cyber Security Manager, Games applications developer, PHP Developer, Software Testing Engineer, Software Configuration Manager, Software Engineering Manager.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

Entry Requirements

A typical offer could be BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC. Applicants will be expected to have achieved GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above. We welcome international applicants and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

  • Computer Communications (20 Credits)
    Module code: CSY1017
    Core Module Y
  • Computer Systems (20 Credits)
    Module code: CSY1014
    Core Module Y
  • Web Development (20 Credits)
    Module code: CSY1018
    Core Module Y
  • Software Engineering 1 (20 Credits)
    Module code: CSY1019
    Core Module Y
  • Problem Solving & Programming (20 Credits)
    Module code: CSY1020
    Core Module Y
  • Databases 1 (20 Credits)
    Module code: CSY1026
    Core Module Y

Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

  • Acquisition of highly relevant vocational skills – CISCO, Microprocessors, O-O Programming, Prince2
  • Exciting career opportunities: GE, HMGCC.
  • Up-to-date workstation hardware and software in dedicated laboratories.
  • Exclusive 24/7 access to a specialist laboratory.
  • An emphasis on practical learning to reinforce academic underpinnings in specialist laboratories – Robots.
  • A supportive approach to tuition with small classroom and laboratory sizes.
  • Student Support Initiative – Year 2 students mentor Year 1 students.
  • Computing Society – the largest Student Union’s Society.

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Computing

Computing (Software Engineering)

Changing Futures Week

Industry trips and tricks

Changing Futures is a five-day, University wide showcase of activities and industry speakers to help students explore skills and activities to develop their academic and personal lives.

Fees & Funding

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: 9,250

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,500

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,000

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary

The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary supports a small number of undergraduate students who are studying a full-time three year BSc or BEng in Environmental…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

Part Time Study

Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.


*Course data provided by Unistats

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Updated 06/12/2018

  • Our specialist Software Engineering degree focuses on the impact that software engineering has on the functionality and performance of products. Computing is an integral part of people’s daily lives and it continues to grow and evolve. You will investigate the wide reaching influences that computers and computing technology have on the world, whilst also making your own contributions to help you find your place within the industry.

    Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Progression courses available.
    • Emphasis on practical learning
    • Student Support Initiative.
    • Guaranteed paid internship.*

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • We will give you the technical understanding of the most widely used system architectures, as well as an introduction to the wider areas of computing, such as artificial intelligence and media technology. Upon graduation, you will be able to develop robust and reusable software systems. You will share common modules with all Computing students during your first year, giving you the flexibility to specialise in your second and third years. You will reinforce your theoretical knowledge through practical work in our computer facilities.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Further information

    For further information, why not attend our next Open Day or email our Study team study@northampton.ac.uk.

    • *We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

      We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

      We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      There is an increasing demand for skilled and qualified software engineers. This course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to work in a range of roles including software programming, systems analysis and software testing. Our graduates have gone onto working with employers such as Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Barclaycard.

      Commonly, they work in the following job roles:

      Software Engineer, Software Architect, Software Designer, Embedded Software Engineer, Software Quality Engineer/Analyst, Cyber Security Manager, Games applications developer, PHP Developer, Software Testing Engineer, Software Configuration Manager, Software Engineering Manager.

  • A typical offer could be BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC. Applicants will be expected to have achieved GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above. We welcome international applicants and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

    For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Computer Communications (20 Credits)
      Module code: CSY1017
      Core Module Y
    • Computer Systems (20 Credits)
      Module code: CSY1014
      Core Module Y
    • Web Development (20 Credits)
      Module code: CSY1018
      Core Module Y
    • Software Engineering 1 (20 Credits)
      Module code: CSY1019
      Core Module Y
    • Problem Solving & Programming (20 Credits)
      Module code: CSY1020
      Core Module Y
    • Databases 1 (20 Credits)
      Module code: CSY1026
      Core Module Y
    • Further your study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      Computing

      Computing (Software Engineering)

    • Industry trips and tricks

      Changing Futures is a five-day, University wide showcase of activities and industry speakers to help students explore skills and activities to develop their academic and personal lives.

  • 19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: 9,250

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250

    19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,500

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,000

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary

    The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary supports a small number of undergraduate students who are studying a full-time three year BSc or BEng in Environmental…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

    A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour