University of Ulster 

B.Eng. (Hons) in Software Engineering
University of Ulster – G600

3 year full-time course

Course Overview

This course is offered at the Jordanstown campus by the Faculty of Computing and Engineering. The course provides an education in software engineering, supported by fundamental topics in computing science, equipping its graduates to apply best-practice software engineering skills to the development of a wide range of information systems in organisations. The course includes systematic study of the theory and principles of programming and software engineering, computer hardware and software technologies, and the role of computing systems in organisations.

Course content

You undertake six modules in Year 1 covering subjects such as programming, mathematics for computing, databases, hardware technologies and professional practice. In Year 2, further core modules extend your skills in programming and software development and introduce topics relevant to professional software engineering.

You return to the University in Year 4 for a final year of academic work in which you study advanced topics in software engineering and choose modules from a range of options in areas such as artificial intelligence, healthcare technologies, network technologies and software engineering. You also undertake a major project which involves the analysis, design, implementation, testing and evaluation of the solution to a substantial software-related problem.


Work placement/Internship

In Year 3 you undertake a year’s work experience, in the UK, Ireland or Europe. You can also study in the USA. This leads to either the Diploma in Professional Practice for a placement year based in UK or Ireland; Diploma in Professional Practice (International) for a placement year based outside the UK or Ireland; or the Diploma in International Academic Studies if Year 3 is spent in study abroad.


Career prospects; Further studies

Graduates with software engineering skills have many career opportunities available to them in a wide range of commercial and industrial organisations. For example, developing new software, as project managers, systems analysts, planning and technical management, information management and database environments. Average salaries are often higher than that of other graduates. Opportunities for postgraduate study in computing or a related area are broad.


Entry requirements

Irish Leaving Cert: Offer in range 300-340 UCAS tariff points to include Higher grades B1, B2, B2, B3, C2 (Typical Profile). Minimum of Mathematics Higher D3 or Ordinary B3 and English Higher D3 or Ordinary C3 also required.


Contact details

Faculty of Computing and Engineering
Tel: +44 (0) 28 9036 6305