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Bachelor of Computer Science (Software Engineering) (Hons)
Bachelor of Computer Science (Software Engineering) (Hons)

Bachelor of Computer Science (Software Engineering) (Hons)

  • ID:UH440048
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

English requirements

  • GCSE: Grade 4/C in English and Mathematics.
  • IGCSE English at grade C or above.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band).
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) 51 (with no less than 42 in any band).
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 72 with band scores of reading 18, writing 17, listening 17, speaking 20.

Course Information

Software engineering is a discipline that applies professional engineering techniques to the construction and evolution of large and complex software systems. This course adds a specialism in software engineering to a broad base in computer science. In the first two years there is an emphasis on software development, professional programming, the modelling and design of systems and data, the principles of networking and the user experience. Building on this foundation you’ll study software engineering in depth and learn how to analyse, design, develop and evaluate computer-based systems. You’ll also learn the application of engineering techniques, such as those relying on software metrics.

  • Choose this course with an emphasis on Software Engineering building on a base of mainstream Computer Science, or change to one of the others in our flexible programme.
  • Be taught by highly qualified staff, most with a PhD or other advanced degree plus research, teaching, or professional experience.
  • Be part of a highly regarded well established computer science department with excellent facilities, a strong research background, and links to business and industry.
  • Prepare yourself for a career in the IT sector through a mix of academic, professional and practical study, with opportunities for industry certifications and a paid placement year. Previous students have worked placements at companies including Intel, Microsoft, and Apple
  • Recent graduates from Computer Science have gone on to work at amazing organisations including Ticketmaster, BAE Systems, and Ocado

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Degree programmes are structured into levels, 4, 5 and 6.  These correspond to your first, second and third/final year of study.  Below you can see what modules you’ll be studying in each.  

Level 4

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Human Dimensions of Computing, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Programming, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Models and Methods in Computing, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Platforms for Computing, 30 Credits, Compulsory

Level 5

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Contemporary Issues, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Database Concepts, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Computer Science Development Exercise, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Algorithms and Data Structures, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Operating Systems and Networks, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Artificial Intelligence, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Computer Architecture, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Cognitive and Social Robotics, 15 Credits, Optional
  • The C Family, 15 Credits, Optional

Level 6

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Project Planning, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Computer Systems Security, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Object Oriented Development, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Software Engineering Practice, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Software Engineering Project, 30 Credits, Compulsory
  • Artificial Life, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Software Quality, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Embedded Systems Development, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Machine Learning and Neural Computing, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Programming Paradigms, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Quantum Computing, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Mobile Computing, 15 Credits, Optional
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Our graduates have become software developers, programmers, web developers, business analysts, database administrators, project managers and IT consultants, or have studied for postgraduate degrees at the University of Hertfordshire or other universities. There are careers across many employment sectors, including the IT industry, business, education and government.  Recent employers have included Blackberry, GSK, HP, IBM, John Lewis, and T-Mobile.

This course gives you a firm foundation for a career as a systems designer, software engineer or project manager. The specialism in software engineering, coupled with your broad knowledge of computer science in general, will really make your degree stand out. Recent graduates have gone on to become software engineers at Amazon and many other world-class organisations. Others have gone on to postgraduate study.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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