Software Engineering underpins many aspects of modern life. It may operate beneath the surface, but the function of intelligent software has the ability to touch our every waking second, and even when we sleep.
The inner workings of software have a profound influence across the world, from the ethics of social media algorithms to delivering connectivity in developing nations. It continues to redefine how we live, learn and work.
A Software Engineering degree from Swansea University can help you find your place in the ever-shifting digital landscape.
This three-year degree concentrates on the skills needed for a career working with software and building software to a specification.
You will receive a strong grounding for a range of dynamic careers in related fields such as data science, security analysis and emerging technologies.
A range of transferable skills including team-working, communication, presentation and problem-solving will prove vital when it comes to securing employment.
If you don’t have the necessary entry requirements to enter on to the first year of a degree, you may be offered a place on a degree course with an integrated foundation year.
WHY SOFTWARE ENGINEERING AT SWANSEA?
Based on our stunning new Bay Campus, Computer Science at Swansea is ranked:
- 8th in the UK for graduate prospects [The Complete University Guide 2019]
- 4th in the UK for student satisfaction and 5th in the UK for satisfaction with feedback [Guardian University Guide 2019]
- 8th in the UK for student satisfaction with 91% [National Student Survey 2018]
- 7th in the UK overall and Top in Wales [Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2019]
Within six months of leaving, 93% of graduates are either in employment or continuing their studies.
Your learning will be shaped by inspirational and internationally-renowned academics including Professor Matt Jones, whose passion is empowering rural digital communities in the developing world and in the UK.
Swansea University holds a TEF Gold award, UK Government recognition of teaching excellence. The MEng in Computing is accredited for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status by the British Computer Society. This means that after a period of industrial experience, you can apply to become a Chartered Engineer.
YOUR SOFTWARE ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE
A flexibly structured degree path means you have the opportunity to study abroad for a year or work in industry for a year, either locally, nationally or overseas.
Our Software Engineering degree explores the fundamental elements of computer science before progressing to team-working skills. You will be introduced to real-world, common practice concepts such as completing work started by other teams, and collaborative working.
State-of-the-art teaching and research facilities include the brand new £32.5 million Computational Foundry, integrating a Vision and Biometric Lab, Maker Lab, TechHealth Lab, Theory Lab, Cyber Security/Networking Lab, User Lab and Visualisation Suite.
It will also feature world-leading experimental set-ups, equipment, devices and prototypes to accelerate innovation. You will have the opportunity to learn about and work with these facilities.
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
We offer CV workshop and you will have access to our Employment Zone, which advertises work placements, part time vacancies and graduate jobs. We have dedicated staff who will always be on hand to provide employability support, throughout your studies.
We hold an annual ‘Project Fair’, giving students the chance to display their third year projects to leading Industry experts. Companies such as Google often visit our students to give lectures on ‘how to get a job with tech giants’.
We take Employability seriously and you will leave Swansea University with much more than a degree, gaining invaluable life skills and experiences on your journey.