Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Software Engineering
with a Year in Industry

Gain advanced computing skills to open up rewarding career opportunities in sectors like programming and applications development.
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2024

Course overview

Software Engineering is an incredibly exciting field which is valuable for many areas of business. This programme offers you a solid base of computing skills, equipping you for a wide range of future careers from programmer to systems analyst, software developer to computer scientist.

You have the opportunity to put your skills into practice on a paid year in industry placement. This gives you invaluable work experience and offers the possibility of a job with the same company after graduation.

Accreditation

We’re accredited Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

Why study Software Engineering at Kent?

Big futures.

Graduates have gone on to excel in careers such as programming, systems analysis, software development and computer science.

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Develop your skills.

Become a natural in areas like Java programming, computer security and data mining.

Be unique.

Specialise in areas like artificial intelligence, e-commerce, computer security, e-health and the semantic web.

We're accredited.

Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute of IT.

Get ahead.

Take a paid placement year to help boost your professional skills and kick-start your career.

Everything you need to know about our Software Engineering course

Entry requirements

Typical A level offer
BBB
The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Click below to find out more.

Course structure

You study the core fundamentals in programming, web and databases. You develop your programming skills and focus on the engineering of large software systems.

How you'll study

We know that people learn in a variety of ways, so most modules consist of a mix of lectures, practical classes, and seminars. You'll work on group projects, computer simulations and case studies, with a large-scale project of your choice in the final year. Programmes are taught by leading researchers who are experts in their fields.

Your future

You'll be on course for a big future. Graduates who have both IT knowledge and business skills can expect excellent career prospects. 

Our graduates have gone on to work in:

  • software engineering
  • mobile applications development
  • systems analysis
  • consultancy
  • networking
  • web design and e-commerce.
Find your place at Kent.
We work with our students to hone their CVs, polish their interview skills and focus on the placements that fit with their career aspirations.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry

The 2024/25 annual tuition fees for this course are:

Full-time

  • UK
    £9,250
  • EU
    £22,700
  • International
    £22,700

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* 

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

Fees for year in industry

Fees for undergraduate students are £1,850.

Fees for year abroad

Fees for undergraduate students are £1,385.

Students studying abroad for less than one academic year will pay full fees according to their fee status.

Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent.

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details. 

Scholarships

We have a range of subject-specific awards and scholarships for academic, sporting and musical achievement.

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Next steps

Ready to apply?

If you are from the UK or Ireland, you must apply for this course through UCAS. If you are not from the UK or Ireland, you can apply through UCAS or directly on our website if you have never used UCAS and you do not intend to use UCAS in the future.

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