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Newcastle College

Software Engineering

UCAS Code: G612

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C

Please contact Admissions through undergraduate@ncl-coll.ac.uk.

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

MM

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

MPP

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C

UCAS Tariff

64
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Software engineering

This programme has been developed with support from industry partners including Accenture to create highly skilled software engineers who are effective in the workplace. Software systems are the fundamentals of all modern business. Such systems are often complex and long lived and must be robust and adaptable. This degree programme will equip you with the skills needed to follow a career specifying and developing these systems and other computer-based solutions. This course enables you to create high-quality software applications for complex organisational environments, with an emphasis on good engineering practice that allows for ease of maintenance and the use of existing components. You will not only gain knowledge and practical experience of the latest technologies, but also a grounding in the underlying principles of this specialism. It is this combination of skills that enable our graduates to keep pace within this fast moving area and secure financially rewarding careers in the local economy and beyond. Throughout the course you will be encouraged to undertake work placements and manage live briefs from industry, giving you valuable work experience to help you secure employment upon graduation. You will create a portfolio of software projects that you can showcase to potential employers. You will learn through a combination of theoretical skills and practical experience, you will be sought after by employers from a wide range of businesses and industries. Telecommunications, e-commerce, mobile technologies, aeronautics and defence are just some of the areas that can offer employment to graduate software engineers or developers, application engineers or software architects. On completion of your course you may also wish to progress onto an appropriate Masters degree. potential employers.

Modules

Year One: Academic Study Skills, Agile Application Development,
Introduction to Dynamic Web Applications, Personal
Development or Recognition of Prior Learning, Programming
Fundamentals, Website Fundamentals, Work-Related Learning.
Year Two: Advanced Web Programming, Further ASP.NET, ASP>NET
Web Applications, Object Orientated Programming,
Professional Development, Work-Based Learning.
Year Three: Advanced Programming, Dissertation Project, Further Systems
Analysis and Design Principles, Research Methods, Systems
Development, Web API’s.

Assessment methods

You will learn through a variety of teaching and learning
methods including practical assignments, a work-based project,
presentations, peer work and independent study. Assessment
is carried out through in-course technical reports, presentations,
case-studies, peer assessment, practical based assignments,
projects and time-constrained assessments in addition to your
dissertation or project.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Newcastle College

Department:

Digital Technologies

TEF rating:

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