What will I learn?

Our BSc (Hons) Software Engineering allows you to explore the diversity of modern software engineering. You’ll be taught by a team of expert academics and specialist professionals. Together, they use their collective experience of academia, industry and commerce to give you the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you’ll need for your career.**Why study this subject?**Does the idea of creating valuable new applications and software excite you? In a world where most countries depend on complex computer-based systems there's an ever increasing demand for people with the skills to update, maintain and enhance the software essential for the functioning of national and international economies. This course is for those who have an interest in approaching problems with an analytical mind and will prepare you for working in the fast-moving software industry.Studying Software Engineering will open up career opportunities in a whole variety of different sectors, including commercial, environmental, government, health, education and defence.**Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?**This course is for those who have an interest in approaching problems with an analytical mind. You'll look at life-critical systems, such as pacemakers and fire alarm systems, as well as software and apps for a variety of practical and social uses.We're looking for analytical students who have an interest in taking a systems engineering approach to software solutions. You'll learn and develop the skills needed for a career in this industry and gain a firm grasp of modern software engineering techniques.Throughout the Software Engineering course, you’ll gain a broad spectrum of expertise including management, costing and project delivery. These valuable skills play a fundamental role in producing well-rounded and efficient software engineers and enable you to approach projects in the most productive and analytical way.**What will I study?**We design our modules to reflect the latest issues in the constantly changing area of computing.Beyond core computing topics, you’ll also study a number of development technologies and tools. We’ll look at how users interact with systems, known as user experience, or UX, and develop skills for communication, planning and problem solving. In your first year, you’ll focus on these fundamentals, which are regarded as essential by future employers.During this course you’ll acquire skills in programming, building secure web and mobile applications, and working on team-based software projects. You’ll learn about Agile development and how to develop highly dependable systems using the industry standard UML. In addition, you will gain an understanding of the process involved in managing the development of large-scale software projects.Specialist optional modules allow you to explore artificial intelligence, media programming, real-time systems, cloud computing and security.**How will I be taught and assessed?**This course is offered as a four-year programme, including an initial Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate degree.We have a strong computing department at the University, with a dedicated team of academics and professionals delivering industry-relevant courses in a suite of well-equipped computer labs.You’ll benefit from small class sizes that give you a chance to develop close working relationships with the tutors and other students. You will also benefit from guest speakers and valuable networking opportunities.Close links with local Industry provides the potential for possible internships. This gives you the opportunity to develop your

Which department am I in?

School of Media and Creative Industries

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£12,500.00 (12,80,578) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

19 September 2022


Buckinghamshire New University

Queen Alexandra Road,

High Wycombe,


HP11 2JZ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students require successful completion of a High School Diploma with GPA above 2.8, plus one of the following: SAT with a minimum of 1100 overall, and a minimum of 550 from Evidence Based Reading and Writing, and Mathematics; Minimum of 3 APs with grades above 3. International students with IELTS 6.0 (5.5) or below will have to undertake an enhanced curriculum in addition to the advertised programme.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Buckinghamshire New University

With 98% graduate employment rate (HESA 2020) and state-of-the-art facilities, Bucks has everything students need to succeed.

  • Top 25 uni for teaching quality (2021 Good University Guide)
  • Ranked top 10 in UK for graduate employability (HESA 2020)
  • Offers career-focused courses to suit student needs
  • Vice Chancellor’s International Student Scholarship