Applied Software Engineering (BSc)

the United Kingdom

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The award

How long you will study
3 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9000 per year

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 23450 per year

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About Applied Software Engineering at Cardiff University

Taught at the National Software Academy in Newport, this hands-on course is for those who want to learn how software is built and maintained through industry-facing development projects.

Industry-focused engagement

Network with our wide range of industry partners through case studies, team projects, networking events and guest presentations.

Professional skills development

Develop your teamwork, leadership, communication and problem-solving skills and learn how to make effective use of your time to deliver value on real client projects.

Innovative teaching atmosphere

Based in a vibrant tech start-up atmosphere, you will be at the centre of a teaching network of industry mentors and experts who will offer their insight into how software engineering works in practice.

Summer placement opportunities

Gain work experience and make valuable industry connections with the opportunity to complete two paid work placements during the summer months. Our dedicated placements team can help you find a placement and provide support during your time there.

Helping our students

You will be provided with a laptop at the start of the academic year (new students September 2021) which will run the necessary software for your course.

This course aims to make you a highly employable software engineer with the skills, knowledge and hands-on experience that graduate employers are looking for.

Designed in close collaboration with industry, this innovative degree will help you gain experience in hands-on software development using current commercial tools and techniques. Our teaching focuses on cloud, mobile and web development, with an emphasis on technology and standard industry practices.

You will create software-based solutions to real problems in a dynamic, tech start-up atmosphere at the National Software Academy in Newport. The Academy is part of the School of Computer Science and Informatics. All of your travel costs are included in the degree, as is access to Cardiff University's student facilities.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9000 per yearInternational course feesGBP 23450 per year

Entry requirements

A Levels


Extended/International Project Qualification: Applicants with grade A in the EPQ/IPQ will typically receive an offer one grade lower than the standard A level offer. Please note that any subject specific requirements must still be met.

English requirements

Grade C or grade 4 in GCSE English Language.

At least 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each subskill.

At least 90 overall with minimum scores of 17 for writing, 17 for listening, 18 for reading and 20 for speaking.

At least 62 overall with a minimum of 59 in all communicative skills.

II: at least two Distinctions and two Merits. III: at least a Pass in all components.

Please visit our English Language requirements page for more information on our other accepted language qualifications.

What students think about Cardiff University

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    People are super friendly, and the city is affordable for students . . . There are also plenty of coffee shops and restaurants that you can hang out with your friends. 

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