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University of Greenwich

Software Engineering

UCAS Code: G600
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) years full-time 2018
Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Software engineering
Student score
73% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£22k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points

112 UCAS points from Level 3 qualifications. You will also require GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths at grade 4 or above (for pre-2017 GCSEs, grade 4 equates to C grade). We will NOT accept other UK qualifications in place of GCSE English Language or GCSE Maths.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


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.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


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
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

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Course description

This programme has been developed with the active involvement of the computing industry to meet the growing demand for graduates with the knowledge and technical skills to design, create, operate and maintain software systems. Opportunities are provided to develop confidence through practical experience with the latest technologies and programming languages. This will enable you to develop a sound theoretical understanding in working with a wide range of software systems. You will be supported in developing personal and professional skills, enabling you to communicate and work effectively in a variety of roles and a wide range of organisations. Professional development Through this programme, you can take industrial examinations such as Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle, Java and Enterprise Architecture certifications. All students are automatically enrolled as student members of the British Computer Society, which is the chartered body responsible for establishing and maintaining technical and ethical standards in the profession. Outcomes The aims of the programme are: To provide you with practical experience in using current generation tools and techniques To familiarise you with the issues and concerns involved in high-level software management To equip you to deal with the demands of enterprise application development.


**Year 1** Students are required to study the following compulsory courses: * Communication Systems (15 credits) * Computer Systems Architectures (15 credits) * System Development (15 credits) * Scholarly and Academic Practice (15 credits) * Object Oriented Programming (15 credits) * Programming Foundations (15 credits) * Logical Foundations (15 credits) * Analytical Methods for Computing (15 credits) **Year 2** Students are required to study the following compulsory courses: * Advanced Programming (15 credits) * Application & Web Development (15 credits) * Computer Algorithms and Modelling (15 credits) * Database Applications Technologies (15 credits) * Operating Systems (15 credits) * Systems Development Project (30 credits) * Professionalism in the IT Industry (15 credits) **Year 3** Students are required to study the following compulsory courses: * Project (CIS) (60 credits) * Web Application Development (15 credits) * Programming Distributed Components (15 credits) * Software Engineering Management (15 credits) Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options: * Enterprise Web Software Development (15 credits) * Application Development for Mobile Devices (15 credits) * 3D Computer Graphics (15 credits)

University of Greenwich

Students on Greenwich campus

The University of Greenwich offers students a chance to study at a choice of incredible locations on London’s doorstep. With a campus on a recognised World Heritage Site and our modern facilities in the new award–winning £76 million Stockwell Street development in the heart of Greenwich, open playing fields setting in Avery Hill in Eltham and the easily commutable Medway Campus in Chatham Maritime – the University of Greenwich has many advantages. And that’s without mentioning all the teaching, programmes, diversity, buzz and employment opportunities on offer.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 76%
Student score 73% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

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
32% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
12% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
14% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
351 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
60% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
14% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

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?

% employed or in further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £22k MED
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals


Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals


Graduates who are information technology technicians


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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.
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