Software Development Course BSc (Hons)

BSc Computing (Application Software Development)

1. Overview

This course has been designed to meet the requirements of applicants who have completed a relevant HND in Computing by providing a two-year top-up programme leading to an Honours degree.

The course will extend your existing skills in software and systems development and equip you with advanced skills in web and mobile developments, enabling you to develop sophisticated applications which take into account the requirements of an organisation and the end user.

Software development topics are complemented by coverage of mobile development, web-based development and systems development to ensure that you have the knowledge and proficiency in the tools and technologies needed to develop accessible, interactive solutions that achieve a high level of end user and client satisfaction.

One of the major challenges facing industry and commerce today is maintaining and enhancing a competitive advantage. The convergence of communication and information technologies is creating new opportunities for the development of application software that integrates mobile, tablet, PC, networking and an array of computing services into highly accessible enterprise scale systems. The course content covers the full range of software technologies that underpin these opportunities.

2. What you will study

Year 3
This year focuses on developing your technical analysis and design skills applied to information systems and software applications. You will develop applications for a range of browsers, operating systems, and devices. You will learn skills in internet programming, developing secure efficient databases and software for mobile devices. Many of the activities are done in the context of projects, which develop important skills in project management and team working as well as extending your programming and problem solving skills. These skills will help ensure that your software applications meet the real needs of users and business organisations.

Year 4
The Honours year provides you the knowledge and skills to develop software applications that take into account both the needs of the end users and the requirements of business enterprise. You will also further develop your skills in mobile applications and web development. You will learn to develop solutions that use technology creatively to achieve business goals. The range of electives provides you with the opportunity to specialise and focus on areas of particular interest within the broad discipline of computing. The Honours individual project is a major feature of this year, and it gives you an opportunity to integrate and apply the knowledge and skills you have learnt in the course to a large, self-directed project in an area of special interest to you.

The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our Course Disclaimer for more information.

3. Entry requirements

This course does not have a year 1 or 2 as the requirements are an HND Computing: Software Development or a similar Computing with Software Development diploma award..

Applicants from Partner Colleges: A relevant HND from one of our partner colleges will be considered for entry into Year 3.

Advanced Entry: All other applicants who are interested in applying for advanced entry will be considered on an individual basis.

* All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

English language requirements

4. Student Funding

If you are a Scottish resident or EU national you are not liable to pay fees and should apply to SAAS for funding.

Students from other parts of the UK should visit the appropriate website:

Scholarships

5. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2017/2018

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1,820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £6,750 per academic year

International Students

  • £12,880 per academic year

For Academic Year 2016/2017

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1,820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £6,750 per academic year

International Students

  • £12,800 per academic year

For Academic Year 2015/2016

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £6,750 per academic year

International Students

  • £12,800 per academic year

For Academic Year 2014/2015

Scottish/EU Students

  • £1820 per academic year

Rest of UK Students

  • £6,750 per academic year

International Students

  • £12,000 per academic year

For Academic Year 2013/2014

Scottish/EU Students

Full-time

  • £1820 per academic year
  • £910 Optional full year placement

Rest of UK Students

Full-time

  • £6,750 per academic year
  • £3,375 Optional full year placement

International Students

Full-time

  • £11,500 per academic year
  • £1,000 Optional full year placement

Disclaimer

All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change. Published fees apply to the course's mode of delivery. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.

For further information see Student Finance pages

 

6. How to apply

All applicants must apply online at www.ucas.com/apply.

Once you register and create your username and password you are guided through the process of applying. After submission, log in to your UCAS Track account and you can see the progress of your application, view your offers and respond to them.

7. Prospects

There is a constant industry demand for graduates who have the ability to build robust usable software applications in the global digital market. As a graduate of the course you could find employment in a variety of areas that take advantage of recent trends in communication and information technologies. These include building and servicing information-rich applications using interactive media for mobile devices, developing internet and intranet technologies to provide enterprises wide service, and developing smart database and e-commerce systems.

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BSc (Hons)

UCAS Code

I310

Start date

September

Course length

2 Years

Mode of Attendance

Full-time

Academic school
School of Computing Science and Digital Media
More information:
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