This four-year course starts with the foundation year, to help build your science, computing, maths, engineering skills and knowledge while preparing you for your engineering degree. During the foundation year you will build your learning, knowledge, understanding and confidence in science, programming, mathematics and statistics. You’ll gain the engineering skills and knowledge needed to study at BEng level where you’ll use the pioneering CDIO (Conceive, Design, Implement and Operate) approach to problem solve software challenges. We are one of only a handful of universities in the UK to offer the CDIO international engineering education model developed by MIT that allows you to learn in a practical, hands-on way to tackle real industrial problems.
At the end of the foundation year, you will progress with the BEng Software Engineering course which will develop your learning in analysing, the application of your knowledge and understanding of researching, designing, developing, testing, and maintaining professional software. Software engineering is aimed to support professional software development of products for specific business purpose for example banking mobile app, student record information system, automation manufacturing monitoring and control systems. Software engineers design, build and test computer programmes that interface with hardware or software. This course will make use of computer laboratories, practicals and workshops to develop your technical subject and employability skills. You will have the opportunity to work in mixed engineering teams to research and solve industry work-related/based sourced problems. The CDIO approach will typically enable you to make contributions to industry - your software engineered prototype solution maybe the building block to a final solution used by industry.
During the BEng Software Engineering, you will be supported to develop your employability skills and job application skills to apply for year-long placement opportunities. Year-long placement opportunities in engineering often lead to opening doors to great potential engineering graduate employment opportunities with companies such as IBM, BULL, P&O, UEL and South Eastern Railway.
With the advent of the smartphones and tablets, many companies are seeking employees to develop digital solutions to support their businesses (The Telegraph).
The phone in your pocket processes billions (around 3.36 billion) more instructions per second than the Apollo Guidance computer that first took us to the moon! (Forbes, 2017)