Software Engineering BSc Hons - 2018 Entry

UCAS Code
G602

Entry Year
2018 also available in 2017

A Level Requirements
AAB see all requirements see all requirements

Duration
Full time 3 Year(s)

Course Overview

Our Software Engineering degree offers you a broad computer science curriculum with an emphasis on software engineering and design. You will gain the technical knowledge and experience needed to manage and develop high-quality, well-designed software systems along with an understanding of business and system requirements.

Based around our dedicated Software Engineering Design Studio, you will experience small group, problem led teaching with one of the strongest software engineering research groups in the country. Working in a team environment, you will not only learn the theory and skills needed to specify, design, develop and evaluate real-world software systems, but also how to work effectively using the group based methodologies found in today’s software industry.

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    Our Software Engineering degree offers you a broad computer science curriculum with an emphasis on software engineering and design. You will gain the technical knowledge and experience needed to manage and develop high-quality, well-designed software systems along with an understanding of business and system requirements.

    Based around our dedicated Software Engineering Design Studio, you will experience small group, problem led teaching with one of the strongest software engineering research groups in the country. Working in a team environment, you will not only learn the theory and skills needed to specify, design, develop and evaluate real-world software systems, but also how to work effectively using the group based methodologies found in today’s software industry.

  • Entry Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    Grade Requirements

    A Level AAB

    Computing A Level We are committed to encouraging the adoption of the new A level Computing curriculum. Students applying with an A level in Computing will receive favourable consideration.

    GCSE Mathematics grade B, English Language grade C

    IELTS 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component. For other English language qualifications we accept, please see our English language requirements webpages.

    Other Qualifications

    International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects

    BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction

    Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction and 15 Level 3 credits at Merit

    We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualification. Further guidance on admission to the University, including other qualifications that we accept, frequently asked questions and information on applying, can be found on our general admissions webpages.

     

    Contact Admissions Team + 44 (0) 1524 592028 or via ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    Detailed module information for this undergraduate programme will follow shortly. However, if you have any questions please contact the department.

  • Careers

    Careers

    A Software Engineering degree will provide you with skills that are in high demand within industry. Recent graduates have found work in companies providing novel computing solutions ranging from e-commerce to advanced military systems. Others have set up their own businesses and many choose to go on to further study. 

    Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.

  • Fees and Funding

    Fees and Funding

    Fees

    We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2018/19 entry fees have not yet been set.

    As a guide, our fees in 2017 were:

    UK/EU Overseas
    £9,250 £18,168

    Funding

    Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education and we have committed £3.7m in scholarships and bursaries. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.

    Scholarships recognising academic talent:

    • An Academic Scholarship of £2,000 for the first year of study for full-time UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students who achieve A*,A*,A in their A level examinations (or equivalent academic qualifications) and who place Lancaster as their firm choice. This is awarded regardless of household income.
    • An Access Scholarship of £1,000 for each year of study for all UK students with household incomes of less than £42,600 who achieve A level grades of A*,A, A in their A level examinations (or the equivalent academic qualifications). In addition, students from household incomes of less than £42,600 who achieve higher entry grades of A*, A*, A (or equivalent academic qualifications), who place Lancaster as their firm choice will also be awarded our £2,000 Academic Scholarship in their first year of study.

             Continuation of the Access Scholarship is subject to satisfactory academic progression.

    Students may be eligible for both the Academic and Access Scholarship if they meet the requirements for both.

    •  An Excellence Scholarship which forms part of the Unconditional Offer Scheme for full time UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man applicants with outstanding academic profiles within a number of academic departments.

    Bursaries for life, living and learning:

    • A Lancaster bursary of £1,000 for each year of study for all students from the UK with a household income of less than £42,600.

            Students from the UK eligible for a bursary package will also be awarded our Academic Scholarship                   and/or Access Scholarship if they meet the criteria detailed above.

    Any financial support that you receive from Lancaster University will be in addition to government support that might be available to you (eg fee loans) and will not affect your entitlement to these.

    For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

    Please note that this information relates to the funding arrangements for 2017, which may change for 2018. 

    It will be necessary for students to purchase clothing for use in laboratories which is approximately £70. The University pays for student membership of the Institute of Engineering and Technology where appropriate plus contributes to specialist software and workshop materials.

    Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews. 

Accredited as fully meeting the educational requirement for CITP, CITP Further Learning Element, and Full CEng and CSci registration for a period of five intakes from the 2012 intake up to and including the 2016 intake, in the full time mode, conditionally as follows: Students must pass the project without compensation.
Accredited as fully meeting the educational requirement for CITP, CITP Further Learning Element, and Full CEng and CSci registration for a period of five intakes from the 2012 intake up to and including the 2016 intake, in the full time mode, conditionally as follows: Students must pass the project without compensation.

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