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Manchester Metropolitan University

Software Engineering

UCAS Code: G600

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-B,B,C

To include minimum grade C in IT, Computing, Maths or Science* *Applicants who do not meet the subject-specific knowledge requirement may be offered the opportunity to complete an admissions test.

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject (ICT/Computing/Science) with a minimum 106 UCAS Tariff Points.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

To include IT at Higher Level grade 5.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D-D*D*

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in IT or Computing accepted with a merit grade achieved in specified key units* BTEC Business (IT) and BTEC Creative Media Production not accepted. *Applicants who do not meet the subject-specific knowledge requirement may be offered the opportunity to complete an admissions test.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in IT or Computing accepted with a merit grade achieved in specified key units* BTEC Business (IT) and BTEC Creative Media Production not accepted. Key IT units as follows: 1 and 4 Key Computing units as follows: 1 and 2 *Applicants who do not meet the subject-specific knowledge requirement may be offered the opportunity to complete an admissions test.

UCAS Tariff

104-112
76%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Software engineering

Study a Software Engineering degree with us and you’ll build the essential skills you need to work with software systems – opening the door to a range of career opportunities. You’ll cover all aspects of software development with a focus on the methodical approach to error-free design and build.

In your first year, you’ll start with the core principles of computer architecture, information systems, web design and programming in Java. You’ll then begin to specialise, with areas of study like web application development, database systems and advanced programming.

As you progress you’ll develop your knowledge of information management and database development, as well as advanced development skills in a range of programming languages. In your final year, you’ll tackle a large-scale software project. This will help you to build vital project management skills, as well as giving you a sound understanding of the role of software development tools within the software life cycle.

**FEATURES AND BENEFITS:**
- The four-year sandwich route gives you the opportunity to spend your third year on industry placement boosting your employment prospects on graduation.

- You will experience what it's like to work as part of a professional team finding solutions to complex problems via group projects. You can also get involved with extracurricular work to further apply your skills, for example, gaming events and the students’ union computing society.

- This is one of a group of computing degrees that share the same first-year units so you may have the chance to transfer between courses after Year 1.

- Our excellent facilities include teaching laboratories equipped with high-specification PCs and Apple Macs with specialist, industry-standard software running on either Windows, Linux or Mac OS.

- We have specialist labs including a games lab equipped with gaming chairs, keyboards and mice used for our eSports events, an animation lab with a green-screen area and a user experience lab with an eye-tracking system.

- Our dedicated drop-in lab provides an informal social working space with daily support sessions from our programme support tutors.

- We have a rolling plan of replacement for both hardware and software to ensure the School keeps up with developments in the world of computing and technology.

The Uni


Course location:

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department:

Department of Computing and Mathematics

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

76%
med
Software engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Software engineering

Teaching and learning

71%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
67%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

83%
Library resources
66%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
60%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
83%
Male students
17%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Software engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
low
Average annual salary
90%
med
Employed or in further education
95%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

84%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
4%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
4%
Quality and regulatory professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

A specialist subject, and not surprisingly graduates tend to go into software engineering roles or related. The degree classification students achieved made a particular difference last year — computing graduates with the best grades were much less likely to be out of work after six months and employers can even rate a good grade as important as work experience. Most students do get jobs, though, and starting salaries are good — particularly in London, where average starting salaries for good graduates were getting towards £38k last year. Be aware that at the moment, recruitment agencies are much the most common way for graduates from this degree to get their first job, so it may be worth getting in touch with a few specialist agencies in advance of graduation if you take this degree to get a foot in the door.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Software engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£24k

£24k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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