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    Software Engineering - BEng (Hons)

    Ulster University

    Ulster University


    United Kingdom, Coleraine

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    Key Facts

    Program Level


    Study Type

    Full Time


    On Campus

    Course Code

    G600 The UCAS code for Ulster University is U20


    Belfast campus

    Program Language


    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake DeadlinesSeptember-2022
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    Duration 4 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    GBP 15,840  / year
    Next Intake September-2022

    Software Engineering - BEng (Hons)



    Computing@Ulster - empowering the graduates of tomorrow through excellence in teaching, research and technology transfer.

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    The Software Engineering course offers a broadly-based education in computing science with an emphasis on the principles and practices of software development.

    You will be equipped with the skills necessary to work in the software industry or a commercial IT department having gained expertise in the analysis and implementation of the engineering process and the assurance of an advanced knowledge of supportive software engineering techniques.

    You will study the theory and principles of programming and software development and put them into practice using a variety of contemporary programming languages and tools.

    You will develop programming expertise in a variety of languages, for example, Python and Java and examine areas such as Database Systems, Computer Technologies, Computer Networks, Systems Security, Full Stack Strategies and Development, Algorithms and Data Structures, Software Reliability Engineering and Software Engineering Management.

    Given the variety of computing applications in the Software Engineering field, there are a number of jobs that will be accessible for a Software Engineering graduate such as Software Developer, Database Engineer, Reliability Engineering and Security Specialist.

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    If you want to become a Software Engineer with expertise in the engineering processes applied to the computer industry, then you should consider this course.

    Computing pervades every aspect of our day to day lives from the gadgets in our homes, our workplaces to our mobile phones. Industry needs dynamic, enthusiastic graduates with interests across the software engineering spectrum.

    Do I need to have studied Computing or Digital Technology at school or college?

    A discipline with such diversity requires students with a variety of interests and backgrounds, therefore, you do not need to have studied Computing or Digital Technology, however, we will look for evidence of a passion and enthusiasm for this dynamic, fast-moving discipline.



    Faculty of Computing

    the Built Environment


    Entry Requirements

    Undergraduate courses

    Each programme will have slightly different requirements, both in terms of overall points and certain subjects, so please check the relevant subject in the undergraduate on-line prospectus.

    Normally Ulster University welcomes applications from students with:

    Undergraduate qualifications

    • Community College Diploma with overall 65%  OR Associate Degree with 65%
    • Intermediate Diploma with overall 65%
    • Associate Degree with 65% overall
    • First year of a Bachelor degree 65%

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    English Program Requirements

    English language requirements for international applicants
    The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.


    Careers & opportunities

    In this section

    1. Graduate employers
    2. Job roles
    3. Career options
    4. Work placement / study abroad
    5. Professional recognition

    Graduate employers

    Graduates from this course are now working for:

    • BT
    • CITI
    • Kainos
    • Liberty IT
    • Whitehat Security
    • PWC
    • Allstate NI

    Job roles

    With this degree you could become:

    • Software Engineer
    • Systems Developer
    • Applications Security Specialist
    • Technical Analyst
    • Web Developer
    • Quality Assurance Engineer
    • Consultant

    Career options

    As a graduate with skills in Software Engineering, you will have many career opportunities available to you in a wide range of commercial and industrial organisations developing new software, as project managers, systems analysts, planning and technical manager, information manager. You may also work in database environments or become a consultant

    Average salaries are often higher than those of other graduates and there are also opportunities for postgraduate study in computing, software development, artificial intelligence, IoT or a related area.

    Work placement / study abroad

    In Year 3 you undertake a year's work experience, in the UK, Ireland or Europe. You can also study in the USA. This leads to either the Diploma in Professional Practice for a placement year based in UK or Ireland; Diploma in Professional Practice (International) for a placement year based outside the UK or Ireland; or the Diploma in International Academic Studies if Year 3 is spent in study abroad.

    Professional recognition

    BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT

    Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for a Chartered Engineer.

    BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT

    Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

    Fee Information

    Tuition Fee

    GBP 15,840  / year

    How to Apply

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    3. If your first language is not English, check you meet the English language requirements for your given course
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