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University of Wolverhampton

Computer Science (Software Engineering)

UCAS Code: G600
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

88

% applicants receiving offers

40%

Subjects
  • Software engineering
Student score
76% MED
% employed or in further study
Not Available
Average graduate salary
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

CCD

Scottish Highers
Not Available

220 UCAS points

BTEC Diploma
MMM

BTEC Certificate
DD

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMM

International Baccalaureate
24

UCAS tariff points
88

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 88 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

40%

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

£9,000

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

Software Engineering involves the use of principles from the field of engineering in the development of computer software. The objective being to produce robust, quality systems that are fit for purpose, whilst being easy to maintain and adapt as the user requirements change. Our course teaches the tools, techniques and methodologies that embrace these engineering principles. The course aims to produce software developers who can seamlessly make the transition from University to the International Computer Industry. We will provide you with a thorough grounding in the core principles of computer science and integrating these with computer languages, tools, techniques and methodologies used by computer professionals worldwide. Additionally, we will prepare you with the key skills needed to keep abreast of future developments in the exciting career to which this course leads. You will also engage in studies focused on developing your academic and employability skills and you will be offered the opportunity to undertake a placement year where you gain invaluable experience in the workplace before returning to complete your final year. Many students have found this to be a real asset when it comes to finding a job after graduation.

Modules

University of Wolverhampton

On campus

The University of Wolverhampton has a long history of providing students with the opportunities presented by a first class education. We continue to excel in the areas that have contributed to our excellent reputation: award-winning teaching, state-of-the-art facilities, international partnerships, strong business links and innovative research.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
22%
78%

Year 1

24%
76%

Year 2

24%
76%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
17%
83%

Year 1

100%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

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

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

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.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 82%
Student score 76% MED
Able to access IT resources

84%

Staff made the subject interesting

63%

Library resources are satisfactory

85%

Feedback on work has been helpful

60%

Feedback on work has been prompt

58%

Staff are good at explaining things

81%

Received sufficient advice and support

70%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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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 Not Available
Average graduate salary Not Available

Sorry, we don't have any information about graduates from this subject here.

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
A specialist subject, and not surprisingly graduates tend to go into software engineering roles. The degree classification students achieved made a particular difference in 2012 – computing graduates with good grades were much less likely to be out of work after six months. Most students do get jobs, though, and starting salaries are good – particularly in London. At the moment, recruitment agencies are the most common route for graduates from this degree to get their first job - meaning it's worth getting in touch with a few specialist agencies in advance of graduation to get a foot in the door.
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