UWE Bristol

BSc Hons Software Engineering for Business with Foundation Year

Developed by TechSkills and top graduate employers, this course will give you the practical, real-world skills you need to succeed in your career.

Why study software engineering for business?

Computers are essential to our lives. We use them at work, to organise our social lives and to play games.

They're also fundamental to services that keep society running smoothly such as hospitals, banks, governments and public transport.

Software engineering is about building programs so these computers fulfil their purpose. With more jobs available than qualified graduates, job prospects for software engineers have never been better.

Why UWE Bristol?

BSc(Hons) Software Engineering for Business was developed by TechSkills and top graduate employers.

This course is accredited as TechSkills. It gives you the technical and business skills you need to succeed as a graduate.

Discover how to build software from start to finish. Explore all the latest technologies including cloud computing, big data and cyber security. Learn how businesses manage large projects and plan, design and deliver new software on time and in budget.

Gain the skills to collaborate, negotiate and communicate effectively with colleagues and customers. Lead teams and projects and discover how companies operate profitably.

Software Engineering for Business combines traditional academic study with networking events, guest lectures, real-world projects and placement opportunities.

Meeting potential employers early in your course gives you a head start in the race for graduate jobs.

Find out how our relationship with TechSkills gave one student the opportunity to work-shadow the CIO of Telefónica UK.

Where can it take me?

A successful graduate can expect a starting salary of £26,000 to £35,000 as a software developer or engineer, depending on the industry sector.

You could become acomputer programmer, technical architect, graphical user interface designer, sales analyst, web or mobile app developer, games developer or security analyst

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 72
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Literature or Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificate in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as alternatives to GCSEs.
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required.

Career Prospects

There aren't enough qualified computing graduates to fill all the technology jobs in the UK, and this trend is set to continue.

Successful graduates are highly sought-after and you can expect a starting salary of £26,000 to £35,000 as a software developer or engineer.

Other roles include computer programmer, technical architect, graphical user interface designer, sales analyst, web or mobile app developer, games developer or security analyst.

Software engineering students develop valuable analytical and problem-solving skills that will be useful in whatever career you choose.

Course Details

If you study on the four year (sandwich) course, you'll spend a year away from the University on a work placement after Year two.

You'll complete the Professional Experience module or International Experience module as appropriate.

Year 0 Foundation Year

Computational Thinking and Practice
Information Practitioner Foundations
Creative Technology Studies
Web Foundations.

Year 1

IT Practice: Skills, Models and Methods
Introduction to OO Systems Development
Foundations of Computing
Information Systems Development.

Year 2

IT Practice: Collaborative Project
Data Schemas and Applications
Object-Oriented Systems Development
Design and Analysis of Data Structures and Algorithms.

Placement year

Final Year

IT Practice: Consultancy Project
Ethical and Professional Issues in Computing and Digital Media
Software Development Project
Development of Information Systems Projects.

One optional module
Entrepreneurial Skills
Information, Networks and Society
Advanced Topics in Web Development
Advanced Databases
Requirements Engineering
Technical Writing and Editing
Professional Development
Cryptography.

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