BSc Software Engineering

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BSc Software Engineering

University of East Anglia
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Why take this course?

The BSc in Software Engineering (G600) is a specialised degree that is designed to provide a solid foundation of the key concepts and technologies for a successful career in software engineering and system development. The degree teaches skills that are directly applicable to real-world software development, such as object-oriented design, software development processes and advanced programming concepts. As a result, material taught in lectures is reinforced by practical laboratory classes and workshops. A significant proportion of the assessment of this degree is made on various software development projects that you will take part in - both individually and in group w…

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Why take this course?

The BSc in Software Engineering (G600) is a specialised degree that is designed to provide a solid foundation of the key concepts and technologies for a successful career in software engineering and system development. The degree teaches skills that are directly applicable to real-world software development, such as object-oriented design, software development processes and advanced programming concepts. As a result, material taught in lectures is reinforced by practical laboratory classes and workshops. A significant proportion of the assessment of this degree is made on various software development projects that you will take part in - both individually and in group working. Our academic faculty has considerable experience in the design and implementation of real-world software development projects for external companies, specialising in the areas of web-design, databases, computer networks and information retrieval. These links with business and industry are exploited in the degree, by setting real-world problems and using real data in practical projects and coursework.

Contact time

Students have on average 15 hours of contact time per week with teaching staff through lectures, laboratory sessions and seminars, though this may vary depending on module choices. Additionally, students should allocate at least 25 hours per week for study, coursework assignments and projects.

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Entry Requirements Qualification: BTEC National Diploma: DDM A Level: ABB International Baccalaureate: 32 points overall inc. 3 HL subjects at Grade 6 Scottish Highers: AABBB Scottish Advanced Highers: ABB Irish Leaving Certificate: AABBBB Access Course: See below European Baccalaureate: 75% overall Students for whom English is a Foreign language

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading). Recognised English Language qualifications include:

  • IELTS: 6. overall (minimum 5.5 in any component)
  • TOEFL: Internet-based score of 78 overall (minimum 20 in Speaking component, 17 in Writing and Listening components and 18 in Reading components.
  • PTE: 55 overall (minimum 51 in any component).

If you do not meet the University's entry requirements, our INTO Language Learning Centre offers a range of university preparation courses to help you develop the high level of academic and English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study.

Interviews

The majority of candidates will not be called for an interview. However, for some students an interview will be requested. These are normally quite informal and generally cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extra-curricular activities.

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year, believing that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and may wish to contact the appropriate Admissions Office directly to discuss this further.

Special Entry Requirements

We ask our applicants to have at least one of the following A Levels (or equivalent): Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computing, Electronics or Economics.

General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.

Intakes

The School's annual intake is in September of each year.

Alternative Qualifications

We encourage you to apply if you have alternative qualifications equivalent to our stated entry requirement. Please contact us for further information.

Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 36 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 9 Level 3 credits, including 12 Level 3 credits in either Mathematics, Science or Economics related subjects.

GCSE Offer

Students are required to have Mathematics at a minimum of grade B and English Language at minimum of Grade C or above at GCSE Level.

The School of Computing Sciences (CMP) has an excellent reputation in teaching. 90% Satisfied with teaching in Guardian University Guide 2013.

The school offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses in Computing Science and subject areas allied to it that include computer graphics, computer systems engineering, actuarial sciences, business information systems and computational biology.

  • All of our degree courses are designed to give you a flexible structure that enables you to choose subjects that interest you and that are aligned with your career aspirations.
  • You will be taught by academics at the cutting edge of their respective fields. In the last research assessment exercise 95% of our research was regarded as world-leading or as internationally excellent or recognised.
  • The School of Computing Sciences has an excellent reputation in teaching having been awarded the top grade of ‘commendable’ in all categories from the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).
  • Our undergraduate computing degrees have full Chartered IT Professional (CITP) accreditation (many of the Masters programmes also have the Further Learning Element status)as well as leading to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status from the (BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT).
  • Much of our work is concerned with real-world problems and applications and we have excellent links with industry both for our teaching and research.
  • The facilities and student experience in the school are excellent. We have a range of different laboratories for students that cater for the different disciplines taught in the school. We also have a Help Desk that provides support for our students, as well as a student common room and a Staff Student Liaison Committee.
  • Our teaching is delivered in a variety of ways including lectures, laboratory classes, seminars and group projects. Our laboratory class and seminars are run with a 1-to-16 staff to student ratio ensuring you can obtain good support.
  • The School of Computing Sciences leads the university in utilizing its internationally recognized research commercially, through SYS Consulting, its Consulting company and through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.
  • Our students also use their technical and entrepreneurial skills to play influential roles in the creation of companies such as Travel Republic, Evoke systems, Fyfo and Shoretech systems.
UniStats Information Fees and Funding Undergraduate University Fees

We are committed to ensuring that Tuition Fees do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. Full time UK/EU students starting an undergraduate degree course in 2013 will be charged a tuition fee of £9,000. The level of fee may be subject to yearly increases. Full time International students starting an undergraduate degree course in 2013 will be charged a tuition fee of £14,400. The level of fee may be subject to yearly increases.

Scholarships and Bursaries

Home/EU - The University of East Anglia offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships. To check if you are eligible please visit http://www.uea.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/finance/university-financial-support.

International Students - The University offers around £1 million of Scholarships each year to support International students in their studies. Scholarships are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study. Our University international pages gives you more details about preparation for studying with us, including Fees and Funding http://www.uea.ac.uk/international.


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