What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Two relevant subjects
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 80-96 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers92%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses
Learn the theory and practical skills required to become a software engineer equipped to work across industry, commerce, business, the professions and public service. Gain professional skills and experience in industry with a one-year placement in your third year. â?¢ Study on a well-known course, respected by employers including Capita and Plusnet. â?¢ Benefit from learning in well-resourced IT laboratories. â?¢ Gain real industry experience on your one year paid work placement. â?¢ Offer future employers more with in-built professional skills development modules.
Year 1: mathematics for software engineering; component programming; professionalism and communication skills; fundamentals of programming; systems, organisations, objects and data; fundamentals of computer architecture Year 2 core: software engineering: concepts and methods; databases; networked software development; object-oriented programming; browser-based applications design Year 2 options: games programming; human-computer interaction; Unix and Linux; interactive multimedia and design; scripting languages. Year 3: work placement Year 4 core: project; professional development; management of IT projects; case studies in software design; applications: frameworks and architectures. Year 4 options: effective C++; advanced databases; distributed computing environments; network systems and security; games design; multiplayer and online game development.
Sheffield has all the excitement of a major city but the friendliness of a small town. The university and students' union work together to enhance the student experience; your employability is at the top of our agenda. We have lots of societies, sports clubs and volunteering opportunities, plus the largest number of students in Britain on courses with a year's paid work placement.
How you'll spend your time
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
|Lectures / seminars||27%||24%||20%|
- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
- Written exams
- Practical exams
What do the numbers say for
Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area
What do students think about this subject here?
Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.
Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.
UK / Non-UK
Male / Female
Full-time / Part-time
Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
Here's an idea of the academic background of students from previous years, to give you a flavour of the type of people who take this subject.
What are graduates doing after six months?
Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?