The digital industry contributes £118bn to the UK economy and software engineers contribute to the sector design and developing software industry and domestic applications.
Google employs 30,000 software engineers.
Whilst studying software engineering at Canterbury Christ Church University, you will learn to project manage, design, develop, implement and evaluate software applications through the CDIO (conceive, design, implement and operate) engineering education approach.
During the degree you will have the opportunity to choose to develop your learning further in technology to support application development for mobile, web, desktop and cloud platforms and in the fourth year (MEng only) more advanced software engineering techniques and enterprise systems.
During your course, you will have the opportunity to apply software engineering principles and practice:
In years 1-3 you will to design, develop and evaluate simple to more complex enterprise applications for real clients.
In your 3rd year you will lead and project manage your own substantial individual original software engineering project using original software engineering techniques to solve a commercial project.
Throughout the degree, you will have the opportunity to learn and develop both subject specific skills, professional engineering practice and employability skills to enable you to become an effective and industry-ready engineer. You will be supported, developed and be given the opportunity to apply for an optional placement.
The CDIO approach to engineering will enable you to design, develop and test solutions to industry-related problems. You’ll work with other subject areas, for example you could work with Tourism students to create an interactive accessibility map solution that enables disabled tourists to easily access and navigate around tourist and heritage sites like Canterbury.
Did you know, the definition and expression software engineering was first defined at NATO Software Engineering Conference in 1968.