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University of Salford

Software Engineering

UCAS Code: G600
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Software engineering
Student score
75% MED
% employed or in further study
87% LOW
Average graduate salary
£21k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

112- 120 UCAS Tariff Points. A Level grade C in Maths (Maths with Mechanics) or a Numerate Science (Physics/Chemistry) or Computer Related Subject. Pass A Level Science Practical.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

120 UCAS Tariff Points, Maths or a Numerate Science or Computer Related Subject.

BTEC Diploma

Computer Related Subject (or Engineering or Science with distinctions in maths modules)

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Computer Related Subject (or Engineering or Science with distinctions in maths modules)

International Baccalaureate

30 Points with 14 in Higher Level subjects, including subjects Engineering, Science or Technology

UCAS tariff points

112 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points, from a minimum of 2 A2 subjects or equivalent

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112-120 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

Not available

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

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

Course description

3 good reasons to study Software Engineering at Salford: 1 Accredited by the British Computer Society. 2 Strong bias to software design and development. 3 Industrial placement opportunities. Computer software is an integral part of modern life, and the range of industries in which you can apply the skills taught in this course is very large. Particularly in large companies in the commercial and industrial worlds, the specialist skills of the software engineer are of great use. A successful software engineer relies on sound technical skills and the experience of applying them. This course has been designed to develop your practical and applied skills and to support you in gaining experience applying these skills. This will make you highly employable in a wide range of industries. In the recent Salford NUS Student Experience Survey, for semester 1 2011-12, this course received a Gold Star for overall student satisfaction.


Year one modules may include: Programming, Computer System and Linux, Database Systems, Professional Development and Practices, Web Development and Human Compute Interfaces. Year two modules may include: Server Side Programming, Software Project with Agile Techniques, Design Patterns, Software Development Techniques, Data Structures and Algorithms, plus one from the following: Al and Data Mining, Networking. Year three modules may include: Project for Software Engineering, Formal Development of Software Systems, Software Quality Management, Ajax and Smartphone Development, plus one from the following: Computer Graphics, Internet Security and Computer Forensics.

University of Salford

On campus

The University of Salford is hugely diverse and multicultural with a focus on practical experience and skills. We have fantastic connections with ITV and the BBC at the newly opened MediaCityUK complex, making for a highly engaging and creative student experience. The Students' Union has amazing opportunities in activities and volunteering and offers tonnes of support.

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 79%
Student score 75% 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
21% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
15% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
346 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
52% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
18% 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 87% LOW
Average graduate salary £21k LOW
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals


Graduates who are food preparation and hospitality trades


Graduates who are administrative occupations: government and related organisations


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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