BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

Computer Science (Software Engineering)

BSc  |  Placement Year:   No

This BSc in Computer Science, specialising in software engineering, will provide you with a good understanding of computer science and the important elements of a computer system. You will learn how to build different types of software – from web-based systems to mobile solutions – and in the final year you’ll take compulsory modules in advanced computer science and choose options from a range of computing topics. By specialising in software engineering, you’ll focus on how to build high quality systems which will be easier to maintain and develop in the long term as the requirements of the system change, and the available technologies evolve. The techniques involved include testing, service-oriented architectures, and refactoring.

Programme description

This BSc in Computer Science, specialising in software engineering, will provide you with a good understanding of computer science and the important elements of a computer system. You will learn how to build different types of software – from web-based systems to mobile solutions – and in the final year you’ll take compulsory modules in advanced computer science and choose options from a range of computing topics. By specialising in software engineering, you’ll focus on how to build high quality systems which will be easier to maintain and develop in the long term as the requirements of the system change, and the available technologies evolve. The techniques involved include testing, service-oriented architectures, and refactoring.

Key Modules

Our graduates have a wide range of careers open to them. Perhaps you’ll start by becoming a general analyst/programmer. Or join a consultancy firm – often just a first step toward setting up your own business. The industry’s major companies all have openings for well-qualified personnel. Students with ‘sandwich’ experience are particularly in demand for the bettergraduate appointments.

Recent graduates have gone on to work for well-known companies and organisations including:

  • Accenture
  • Anderson Consulting
  • Barclays
  • British Airways
  • British Telecom
  • Compaq
  • Demon
  • HSBC
  • IBM
  • Logica
  • The Meteorological Office
  • Microsoft
  • Morgan Stanley
  • O2
  • Oracle
  • Orange
  • Toshiba.

As a good honours graduate you may also be able to study for a higher degree in one of our research areas such as information systems/machine interface, simulation modelling and software engineering.

Module & Subject

Level 1

Our Level 1 course meets the needs of students joining us from a wide variety of backgrounds and with diverse computing experience. These classes build a firm foundation for the rest of your degree by introducing you to the style and ethos of both the College and the computing profession. Foundation units include:

  • Software Design
  • Software Implementation Event
  • Level 1 Group Project
  • Fundamental Programming Assessment
  • Data and Information
  • Introductory Programming
  • Information Systems and Organisations
  • Logic and Computation

Level 2

  • Level 2 Group Project
  • Software Development and Management
  • Usability Engineering
  • Algorithms and their Applications
  • Networks and Operating Systems

Level 3

  • Final Year Computer Science Project
  • Advanced Topics in Computer Science
  • Software Engineering.

 Optional Level 3 modules

  • Software Project Management
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Network Computing
  • Digital Media and Games
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Cybersecurity.

Final year project

This is a substantial individual project for which you research a software engineering topic in-depth. If you’re on a sandwich course it’s quite likely that this project will be of interest to future employers. This is assessed and is worth a third of your Level 3 marks.

In this final year, you’ll will continue to specialise in software engineering. At the same time you’ll study options to broaden your understanding of computing. You’ll begin to address research-level issues in areas such as information systems, simulation modelling, digital media and games, network computing and artificial intelligence.

Entry Requirements
  • GPA 5.0 or 80%

75% is required in any specific subjects that are stated in GCE A-level entry requirements above.

  • IELTS: 6.5 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 58 (51 in all subscores)
  • BrunELT: 65% (min 55% in all areas)
Foundation Campus
No Foundation
Course Option
Course Duration: 4 years
Course Fee:  16200.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Brunel University London, Kingston Lane Uxbridge Middlesex UB8 3PH
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER