UoB – BEng (Hons) Software Engineering (Top-Up)

Awarded By

This degree is awarded by the University of Bolton and distance delivered by WINC

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Mode of Study

Full Time/Online Delivery with Scheduled Lectures

Credit Value

120 Credits

Structure

3 Modules

Assessment

Assignments for each module with live oral presentations

Support

Study Materials/E-library

OVERVIEW

The Software Engineering programme at the University of Bolton has been designed collaboratively working with industrial partners to ensure that students study a comprehensive programme of relevant industrial topics. Many of the graduates find successful careers in this lucrative area of employment.

Coursework prepares students for their post-university career through realistic scenarios, emphasising technical skills and delivering required outputs like technical proposals and reports. Project-based coursework frequently involves group work, emphasising the crucial skill of effective teamwork in modern software engineering.

The programme emphasises internationalisation, covering cultural aspects, localisation, and international standards in software engineering and application development. Furthermore, this is a Top-Up programme designed to allow individuals to progress from an appropriate prior qualification to an honours degree level. An induction programme will facilitate an effective transition to honours degree study.

About University of Bolton

The University of Bolton, based in Bolton, United Kingdom, is an esteemed institution dedicated to delivering excellence in education. With a rich history spanning over 190 years, the university is renowned for its rigorous academics, innovative teaching methods, and emphasis on practical skills development.

The University of Bolton prepares students for their future careers by offering globally recognised programmes and a curriculum designed to meet industry demands. With a focus on practical learning and real-world applications, students graduate equipped with the knowledge and skills to make a meaningful impact in their chosen fields.

Entry Requirement

  • You should have a Level 5 Ofqual regulated qualification in a computing related subject.
  • You will need either a FdSc or HND in a software engineering or Computing/programming related courses.
  • Students with non-traditional qualifications and/or relevant experience may be accepted onto the course after a successful interview.
  • You may be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.

How Students Study

Learning and teaching methods apply a blended style. This may include lectures, seminars, tutorials and critiques, self-directed learning, e-learning and laboratory/workshop sessions, as well as online sessions and support. Practical skills are acquired through technical introduction and support, workshop sessions, demonstrations and activity-based assignments. Active learning is promoted with a strong practical theme, throughout.

Qualification Structure

The following modules will be covered in the BEng (Hons) in Software Engineering (Top-up) degree course, carrying a total of 120 credits.

This module empowers students to independently tackle substantial Computer Science projects. They start with a well-structured proposal, setting clear, justified objectives. Independently, they apply practical skills, fostering innovation and analytical thinking. The module emphasizes self-management, self-evaluation, and aligning the project with personal skills and career goals, cultivating lifelong learning and adaptability.

This module introduces software engineers and computer scientists to agile methodologies, emphasizing practical experience in groups. It focuses on agile management practices, testing strategies, and critical thinking. Students are expected to independently formulate and justify their approaches to management and testing. Key attributes developed include effective communication and collaboration skills.

This module aims to merge software development skills by creating complex enterprise systems for business problem-solving. It emphasizes enterprise software development, encompassing design, technologies, and standards, along with addressing communication, decision-making, and commercial aspects. The focus is on aligning business systems with problem-solving, fostering self-awareness, and an enterprising mindset.

Progression

Upon successful completion of the BEng (Hons) Software Engineering (Top-Up), you are eligible for Advanced Standing in the MSc Software Engineering programme. This opportunity is facilitated by the collaborative agreement between the University of Bolton and WINC Online. The University of Bolton provides guaranteed progression routes, allowing graduates to pursue further studies in various relevant MSc programmes.

In addition to the University of Bolton’s progression options, students also have the flexibility to apply to different UK and international universities for further studies after obtaining their bachelor’s degree.

Progression

Upon successful completion of the BEng (Hons) Software Engineering (Top-Up), you are eligible for Advanced Standing in the MSc Software Engineering programme. This opportunity is facilitated by the collaborative agreement between the University of Bolton and WINC Online. The University of Bolton provides guaranteed progression routes, allowing graduates to pursue further studies in various relevant MSc programmes.

In addition to the University of Bolton’s progression options, students also have the flexibility to apply to different UK and international universities for further studies after obtaining their bachelor’s degree.

Career Progression

Software Engineers may work at any stage of the software development life cycle. Duties can include producing project requirements, writing algorithms, coding, testing, deployment, or maintenance.

A Software Engineering graduate will have developed a wide range of technical and transferable skills such as advanced IT skills, analytical skills, communication, creativity and innovation, independence, logic, numeracy, project management and organisation.

The demand for skilled and qualified software engineers is increasing. This is fostered by a transforming economic landscape, driven by the need for computing technology solutions.

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