BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Software Engineering)

5.0
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  • I very much like the interesting courses I had. Facilities are great as well having all sort of equippments in lab and much more. The town is though quite small but its good to be here.
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  • Its been a whole of 4 years since Iam here, and this place has taught so much.
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  • I will come back to do my PhD soon, the practical knowledge of the university developed my skills in all roles of my life.
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In Hatfield

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Description

  • Typology

    Bachelor's degree

  • Location

    Hatfield

  • Duration

    3 Semesters

  • Start

    September

Description

Software engineering is a discipline that applies professional engineering techniques to the construction and evolution of large and complex software systems. This course adds a specialism in software engineering to a broad base in computer science. In the first two years there is an emphasis on software development, professional programming, the modelling and design of systems and data, the principles of networking and the user experience. Building on this foundation you’ll study software engineering in depth and learn how to analyse, design, develop and evaluate computer-based systems. You’ll also learn the application of engineering techniques, such as those relying on software metrics.

Facilities

Location

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Hatfield (Herefordshire)
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University of Hertfordshire (College Lane Campus), Hatfield AL10 9AB, UK

Starts

SeptemberNow taking bookings

To take into account

Choose this course with an emphasis on Software Engineering building on a base of mainstream Computer Science, or change to one of the others in our flexible programme.Be taught by highly qualified staff, most with a PhD or other advanced degree plus research, teaching, or professional experience.Be part of a highly regarded well established computer science department with excellent facilities, a strong research background, and links to business and industry.Prepare yourself for a career in the IT sector through a mix of academic, professional and practical study, with opportunities for industry certifications and a paid placement year.Benefit from an NSS (National Student Survey) overall satisfaction score of 89% for the School.

Our graduates have become software developers, programmers, web developers, business analysts, database administrators, project managers and IT consultants, or have studied for postgraduate degrees at the University of Hertfordshire or other universities. There are careers across many employment sectors, including the IT industry, business, education and government. Recent employers have included Blackberry, GSK, HP, IBM, John Lewis, and T-Mobile. Recent placement students have worked at large organisations such as: Apple BT IBM Intel GSK Microsoft Xerox. Others have worked for smaller organisations, perhaps family-run or near home.

104 UCAS points

Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional (for 1st year entrants only)

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Opinions

5.0
excellent
  • I very much like the interesting courses I had. Facilities are great as well having all sort of equippments in lab and much more. The town is though quite small but its good to be here.
    |
  • Its been a whole of 4 years since Iam here, and this place has taught so much.
    |
  • I will come back to do my PhD soon, the practical knowledge of the university developed my skills in all roles of my life.
    |
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4.9
excellent

Course rating

Recommended

Centre rating

Student

5.0
07/11/2018
What I would highlight: I very much like the interesting courses I had. Facilities are great as well having all sort of equippments in lab and much more. The town is though quite small but its good to be here.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Student

5.0
20/10/2018
What I would highlight: Its been a whole of 4 years since Iam here, and this place has taught so much.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Abdullah Krizim

5.0
18/08/2018
What I would highlight: I will come back to do my PhD soon, the practical knowledge of the university developed my skills in all roles of my life.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Student

5.0
14/08/2018
What I would highlight: This university is by far the best university I have been to. I highly recommend this university for LLB aspirants.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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2018

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The average rating is higher than 3.7

More than 50 reviews in the last 12 months

This centre has featured on Emagister for 2 years

Subjects

  • Computing
  • Software Engineering
  • Networks
  • Design
  • Construction
  • Project
  • systems
  • Engineering
  • Programming
  • Construction Training
  • Computing
  • Construction Training

Course programme

What you will learn

The engineering of intelligent systems relies on core skills such as programming and the application of modelling methods. You will study the analysis, design and construction of knowledge-based and expert systems, Artificial Life and robotics, as well as systems based around the use of neural networks. This course draws on the expertise of the School’s internationally acclaimed AI research staff. In your first two years you will concentrate on building a broad integrated foundation, with your specialism in AI building on this foundation.

First year

You will learn learn the foundations of the subject including topics such as an overview of the field, programming, modelling, and computing platforms.

Second year

You will deepen your understanding and develop more advanced skills. There are technical modules on software development, programming, databases, operating systems and networks, plus two options.

Third year

You have the option of taking a one-year paid work placement, or you can study abroad at one of our partner universities worldwide.

Final year (3rd or 4th)

You will study computer security and project planning, specialist modules in object-oriented development and software engineering practice, plus two options. Finally you will undertake an individual project in your chosen specialism, typically an extensive piece of practical work.

As well as academic skills and significant experience of the key areas of computer science and IT, you will also gain those skills needed for employment. These include team work, creativity, communications, business awareness, and professionalism. You will acquire these throughout the course plus there is a core module on in the second year covering the legal, social and ethical knowledge necessary to become an IT professional.

Work Placement

You have the opportunity to undertake a professional placement in a paid job relevant to your degree for your third year. We encourage you to take advantage since on average placement students have a greater chance of finding good employment after graduation and achieve higher grades in their final year.

Structure

Level 4

Core Modules

  • Human Dimensions of Computing - 30 Credits
  • Programming - 30 Credits
  • Models and Methods in Computing - 30 Credits
  • Platforms for Computing - 30 Credits
Optional

Level 5

Core Modules

  • Contemporary Issues - 15 Credits
  • Database Concepts - 15 Credits
  • Computer Science Development Exercise - 30 Credits
  • Algorithms and Data Structures - 15 Credits
  • Operating Systems and Networks - 15 Credits
Optional

  • Artificial Intelligence - 15 Credits
  • Computer Architecture - 15 Credits
  • Cognitive and Social Robotics - 15 Credits
  • The C Family - 15 Credits
Level 6

Core Modules

  • Project Planning - 15 Credits
  • Computer Systems Security - 15 Credits
  • Object Oriented Development - 15 Credits
  • Software Engineering Practice - 15 Credits
  • Software Engineering Project - 30 Credits
Optional

  • Professional Work Placement in Computer Science - 0 Credits
  • Artificial Life - 15 Credits
  • Software Quality - 15 Credits
  • Embedded Systems Development - 15 Credits
  • Machine Learning and Neural Computing - 15 Credits
  • Programming Paradigms - 15 Credits
  • Quantum Computing - 15 Credits
  • Mobile Computing - 15 Credits
  • Year Abroad - 0 Credits
  • Study Abroad - 0 Credits

Additional information

International fee

£11950 for the 2018/2019 academic year

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