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BEng (Hons) Software Engineering

Each year organisations worldwide invest millions of dollars to build software systems. This programme is designed to train students to develop high quality software systems ranging from smart phone applications to modern enterprise applications.

BEng (Hons) Software Engineering is a fulltime honours degree awarded by Staffordshire University, UK. It includes up to one year of industry placement. Students who do not opt for the internship/ industry placement may complete the degree in 3 years. The BEng (Hons) Software Engineering (Accelerated) can be completed in 2 years. industry placement will not be offered for the accelerated path.

The curriculum incorporates cutting edge technologies and emergent industry practices. Much of the content is practical in nature and aims to produce software engineers who are able to identify and solve real world problems. The award has a strong focus on communication, teamwork, independent learning and self-management skills and attributes highly valued in the software industry.

You will be introduced to a variety of modern software design methods; innovative development tools; novel programming approaches; techniques for dealing with the complexity of building large software systems; managing design and development teams; and ensuring software quality.

You will study all phases of the systems development lifecycle with an emphasis on business requirements analysis, user experience design, software design, software development, software quality assurance and software deployment.

Teaching and Learning

You will learn through lectures, tutorials and workshops. Lectures are highly interactive and incorporate group discussions, video presentations, and activity based learning. Learning activities are designed to develop soft skills as well as your ability to work independently and as part of a group. Your learning experience will be enriched by field visits and guest lectures by industry experts.

Four Year Programme with Internship

Application Modelling
• Introduction to Algorithms and Data Structures in C++
• Intermediary Object Oriented Analysis and Design using UML

Introduction to Software Development
• Introduction to Object Oriented Programming using Java
• Introduction to Object Oriented Analysis and Design using UML

Fundamentals of Computing and Mathematics
• Elementary Computer Architecture and Networking
• Elementary Computing Mathematics

Skills for Computing Professionals
• Professional, Study and Research Skills Development
• Introduction to Database Design and Development

Engineering Software Applications
• Professional Bodies, Ethics and Organizational Context
• Agile Techniques for Managing Software Development

Web & Mobile Application Development
• Web Development using Java Technologies
• Mobile Application Development using Android

Object-Oriented Application Engineering
• Advanced Object Oriented Programming using Java
• Introduction to Design Patterns and Software Development Frameworks

Concurrent Network Applications
• Multithreaded, Distributed Applications Development

Task-based Software Engineering
• Parallel Computer Applications development in C#

Industry Placement up to 1 Year
• At the end of the second year you may opt for an internship/placement to gain industry exposure.

Engineering and Integrating Robust, Large-Scale Systems
• Enterprise, Message-Driven Systems Development
• Deployment and Maintenance of Enterprise Systems

Engineering Enterprise Applications
• Architecting Multi-Tier Enterprise Applications
• Component-based Enterprise Applications Development

Information Systems Engineering in Industry
• Design Thinking, Software Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Final Year Project
• Research Methods
• User Experience and Systems Design
• Software Development and Quality Assurance

Two year Accelerated Programme

Application Modelling
• Introduction to Algorithms and Data Structures in C++
• Intermediary Object Oriented Analysis and Design using UML

Introduction to Software Development
• Introduction to Object Oriented Programming using Java
• Introduction to Object Oriented Analysis and Design using UML

Fundamentals of Computing and Mathematics
• Elementary Computer Architecture and Networking
• Elementary Computing Mathematics

Skills for Computing Professionals
• Professional, Study and Research Skills Development
• Introduction to Database Design and Development

Engineering Software Applications
• Professional Bodies, Ethics and Organizational Context
• Agile Techniques for Managing Software Development

Web & Mobile Application Development
• Web Development using Java Technologies
• Mobile Application Development using Android

Object-Oriented Application Engineering
• Advanced Object Oriented Programming using Java
• Introduction to Design Patterns and Software Development Frameworks

Concurrent Network Applications
• Multithreaded, Distributed Applications Development

Task-based Software Engineering
• Parallel Computer Applications development in C#

Engineering and Integrating Robust, Large-Scale Systems
• Enterprise, Message-Driven Systems Development
• Deployment and Maintenance of Enterprise Systems

Engineering Enterprise Applications
• Architecting Multi-Tier Enterprise Applications
• Component-based Enterprise Applications Development

Information Systems Engineering in Industry
• Design Thinking, Software Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Final Year Project
• Research Methods
• User Experience and Systems Design
• Software Development and Quality Assurance

Admission Requirements

The minimum qualifications required for admission on the standard route are:
 A. GCE Advanced Level
  a. Sri Lankan: 3 passes or
  b. London, Cambridge or Edexcel : 3 D passes or
  c. Any combination totalling to 12 points from the following tariff scheme:

GCE Advanced Level Grade
(Sri Lankan/London/Cambridge/Edexcel)
A B C D/S E
Points 10 8 6 4 2

  
  Or
  Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Degree Foundation
  And
 B. GCE/GCSE Ordinary Level - Credit Passes (Grade 4) for English and Mathematics
  Or
 C. Equivalent qualifications

 The minimum qualifications required for admission on the accelerated route are:
  - GCE Advanced Level (Sri Lankan, London, Cambridge or Edexcel) - 3 C passes and
  - GCE/GCSE Ordinary Level - Credit Passes (Grade 4) for English and Mathematics
You may apply pending A/L results. Applicants with additional qualifications may receive advanced entry.

Career Opportunities

You will be able to commence your career as an Associate Software Engineer, Application Developer, Web Engineer, Web Developer or Quality Assurance Engineer. You will progress through your career in job roles such as Technical Lead and Software Architect leading to senior positions associated with influencing the technology direction of an enterprise or industry.

Fees

We have flexible payment options to suit your finances.You can choose to make the full payment upfront, semester payments in two to three instalments or the monthly instalments.

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