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Nottingham Trent University

Software Engineering

UCAS Code: 350Y

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

120 UCAS Tariff points from three A-Levels or equivalent qualifications, including A-level grade B in an IT, Maths or a Science subject or equivalent.

Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3 including relevant IT, Maths or Science modules

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent GCSE Maths grade C/4 or equivalent

120 UCAS tariff points from your BTEC level 3 National Diploma and one A-Level or equivalent qualifications, including A-level grade B in an IT, Maths or a Science subject or equivalent.

120 UCAS tariff points from your BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate and two A-levels or equivalent qualifications, including A-level grade B in an IT, Maths or a Science subject or equivalent.

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

DDM

including relevant IT, Maths or Science modules

UCAS Tariff

120

including an IT, Maths or Science subject.

80%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Software engineering

Reliable and efficient software systems are vitally important to businesses in every walk of life, including safety-critical applications in areas as diverse as medicine, aerospace and defence. The demand for qualified software engineers is growing rapidly, both in the development and maintenance of existing systems and in the design and implementation of new software.

If programming is your passion, then this course will enable you to develop your interest to the full. You’ll graduate with the precise combination of skills required to design and develop robust, efficient, high quality software.

• • • Why study Software Engineering at Nottingham Trent University? • • • We’ve got an excellent employability record. Over 94% of NTU graduates are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving.

• We’re one of the top universities for offering placements. All courses offer the opportunity to get work experience giving you the real-life experience employers are looking for. Recent placements include Vauxhall, Walt Disney, IBM, Rolls Royce and Microsoft.

• We’re delivering research with impact – our Computing and Technology staff contribute to research activity in a number of areas. NTU has recently been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for research – the highest award achievable.

• We provide innovative courses. We hold accreditations from the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, guaranteeing that our courses are relevant to industry.

• We have inspiring learning environments. You’ll also have access to specialist centres which have facilities including games console labs, networking and security labs, human-interactive technology and stereo-projection.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Clifton Campus

Department:

School of Science and Technology

TEF rating:

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What students say


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

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
92%
Male students
8%
Female students
56%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
E
A*

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.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

64%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
6%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
6%
Information technology technicians
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.

£24k

£24k

£28k

£28k

£31k

£31k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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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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