- The first year provides a solid grounding in the theories and technologies that underpin software engineering. We will cover Python and Java programming and program development environments (such as Eclipse) along with basic discrete mathematics for applications. You will also learn about the architecture of modern processors and the foundations and history of computer science.
- Algorithms, Data Structures and Advanced Programming
- Computer Architecture
- Computing Fundamentals
- Foundations of Computation
- Introduction to Object Oriented Programming
- Mathematics Fundamentals
- Programming Fundamentals
- Requirements Engineering and Professional Practice
- After the first semester you may be able to transfer to the BSc in Software Engineering.
- During your second year you will become an expert in all aspects of the software engineering process and apply your skills in a software engineering group project. In addition, you will learn about operating systems, networks, user interfaces, human-computer interactions, and artificial intelligence or functional programming or data analytics.
- You will be part of a team project, working together to develop software, typically commissioned by a real client. You will learn to manage a team. Each team works within a teaching framework, broad enough to allow you to work flexibly and innovatively, but moderated to ensure that teams are performing and progressing. You will learn to prepare written reports, and give a group presentation (these are skills that employers rate very highly).
- Databases and Domain Modelling
- Operating Systems and Networks
- Software Architecture and System Development (double module)
- Software Engineering Project (double module)
- User Interfaces and HCI
Choose one option module from:
- Data Analytics
- Functional Programming
- Foundations of Artificial Intelligence
- This is the same as Year 2 of the MComp.
- Your final year is an opportunity to specialise in the areas of computing that interest you. The third year project is a chance to follow your own interests in depth, with one-to-one supervision.
- Computer Science Project (double module)
- Computers, Society and Professionalism
Choose two option modules from:
- Communication and Concurrency
- Internet and Cloud Computing
- C Programming
- Software Measurement and Quality Assurance
- Mobile and Web Applications
- Computational Intelligence and Software Engineering
Then choose two option modules from:
- Analysis of Algorithms
- Compression Methods for Multimedia
- Foundations of Cybersecurity
- Big Data and Predictive Analytics
- Technology Management
- This is the same as Year 3/4 of the MComp.
Year in Industry or Abroad (optional)
- If you want to, you can spend your third year studying abroad at one of our partner institutions or working in an industrial placement (eligibility is dependent on your academic performance in Years 1 and 2). Alternatively, you can opt to continue studying at the University and complete your degree in three years.