Undergraduate prospectus

Software Engineering, BEng Hons

Our software engineering degree explores the latest developments in the industry and gives you the skills you need for a successful software engineering career.

Why study this at Greenwich?

  • Provides students with detailed insight into how computer systems are designed and developed
  • Run in conjunction with BSc Hons Computer Science, so some modules are common to both
  • Students can select individual courses in various related areas, such as: digital media, information systems and business-oriented computing
  • Aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry. The courses have been designed in conjunction with industry and are continually monitored to make sure that they match the needs of this exciting, fast changing world
  • Students use many different types of hardware and software during studies

UCAS points

112 (view full requirements)

Course/institution codes

G600 G BEng/SE

Department

Computing & Information Systems

Location

Attendance

  • 3 years full-time
  • 6 years part-time
  • 4 years sandwich

Professional recognition

This degree is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS). The programme can lead to full exemption from the BCS Certificate, Diploma, Professional Graduate Diploma and PGD Project, as well as partial chartered engineer (CEng) status. The programme also has accreditation from the European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education (EQANIE).

This programme has been developed with the active involvement of the computing industry to meet the growing demand for graduates with the knowledge and technical skills to design, create, operate and maintain software systems. Opportunities are provided to develop confidence through practical experience with the latest technologies and programming languages. This will enable you to develop a sound theoretical understanding in working with a wide range of software systems. You will be supported in developing personal and professional skills, enabling you to communicate and work effectively in a variety of roles and a wide range of organisations.

Professional development

Through this programme, you can take industrial examinations such as Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle, Java and Enterprise Architecture certifications. All students are automatically enrolled as student members of the British Computer Society, which is the chartered body responsible for establishing and maintaining technical and ethical standards in the profession.

Outcomes

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide you with practical experience in using current generation tools and techniques
  • To familiarise you with the issues and concerns involved in high-level software management
  • To equip you to deal with the demands of enterprise application development.

What you will study

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Entry requirements

 Applicants from a UK educational background:

112 UCAS points from A-levels, plus GCSEs at grade C or above in English language and mathematics. 

Applications from students taking Access to Higher Education courses are welcome.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

 Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). 

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136.

 In addition:

We welcome applications from mature students.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Fees information International fees

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Additional information

Assessment

Students are assessed through:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework
  • Project.

Careers

Software engineering professionals can find work as independent consultants or as part of a larger team in industry, commerce, research or the public sector. Opportunities are also available in diverse areas such as business and IT consultancy, e-commerce, IT support and training.

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