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If you're fascinated by coding and are looking to take your interest further, our BCS and IET accredited Software Engineering degree in Cambridge is for you.
Learn techniques to identify, analyse and test IT solutions that industry needs and gain the edge on the competition with an optional placement year.
You’ll get the chance to develop essential skills in popular and relevant programming languages including Java, PHP C#, C++ and .net framework supported by MySQL and MS SQL Server databases. You’ll also build up all of the skills and knowledge you need to create and implement innovative IT systems.
Our Software Engineering degree has been designed with employers in mind, so you’ll be equipped with all the skills you need as a graduate.
You’ll get the chance to stay ahead of the game as you apply new models, techniques and tools for implementing custom designed systems while delivering high standard software products for various platforms.
As a student at ARU, you'll develop essential programming skills that are key to industry and learn to apply your new coding skills to a variety of programming languages. You'll also learn how to implement sophisticated, secure data systems and develop important skills in data handling techniques that are required by many employers.
There are plenty of opportunities for practical work as you carry out individual and team tasks in the software development lifecycle, from analysis and design to implementation, testing and maintenance of a software system.
Our BSc (Hons) Software Engineering degree offers an optional placement year with a high-tech hub company in Cambridge, the region and beyond, where you can build up experience working in the industry, and make contacts to benefit your studies and enhance your long-term career prospects.
Going to university can offer you a series of once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. As part of your course, you could study abroad with one of our short-term Global Experience programmes. Opportunities include summer schools and placements, lasting from one to four weeks and funded by ARU’s UK Turing Scheme grants.
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As part of your Software Engineering studies at ARU, you’ll have:
Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.
Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for a Chartered Engineer.
Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partly meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.
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There’s a shortage of qualified IT graduates and with our Software Engineering degree, you’ll not only build upon your skills in coding and programming skills – you’ll understand what business are looking for and why.
As a graduate you could go on to work in main-line business IT applications development and support, general IT systems support roles or web development. With additional teacher training, teaching IT at both secondary and further education levels could also be an option available to you.
As part of your Software Engineering studies, the opportunity of a placement year could see you working in industry with a high-tech hub company in Cambridge, the region or beyond, making contacts and building up both your experience and knowledge in the kind of environment you might ultimately work in.
You will have 12-month access to Pluralsight professional online training courses for programmers, which is included in and guided through the Introduction to Programming module. This gives you enhanced opportunities to experience real-world professional training as part of your academic course.
Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us, of course. You might decide to stay at ARU and study for a Masters, such as our MSc Computer Science, MSc Artificial Intelligence and Big Data, or MSc Cyber Security. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and get 20% off your fees.
Informed by employers, our courses support an integrated approach to employability. You’ll have opportunities to develop the skills and abilities they are looking for and gain a deeper understanding of how your academic learning relates to the world of work through Live Briefs and Ruskin Modules.
To amplify your career ambition, you will need to actively dedicate time outside of your studies, whether you choose to explore placements, internships or volunteering. Or you could make a social impact by collaborating with our partner organisations through our volunteer scheme Students at the Heart of Knowledge Exchange (SHoKE). These all give you an edge, providing you with experience that you will be able to evidence on your CV and talk about in interviews.
Our Employability and Careers Service offers a range of expert advice and support to build your unique professional profile, including tailored career appointments, advice on writing your CV, and help to complete job applications. You’ll have 24/7 access to the Careers Centre, our comprehensive online digital resource, which empowers you to start building a Personal Career Development Plan from the very start. Design your future at ARU.
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