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About Software Development at School of Computing and Engineering, University of Huddersfield

Entry requirementsMinimum entry requirements Additional requirements for this course are normally the following: In the region of 240 points which must include two passes at A level or Vocational A level, or equivalent. GCSE in English and Mathematics grade C or above. We also welcome applications from students seeking a change of career direction.IntroductionWith employers increasingly looking for proof of professionalism, this British Computer Society approved qualification will help you to stand out from the crowd. The course prepares you for a career in software engineering, consultancy or contracting. Almost all organisations and businesses now depend upon computer software to support their internal and external operations, and their communications and transactions with customers and suppliers. You'll be taught the knowledge and skills required to be a professional software developer, designing and building software that is robust, reliable and attractive to use, often co-operating with others as part of a development team. You'll gain the knowledge, skills, flexibility and adaptability needed for a long-term career in the software development industry. The optional year-long work placement is highly recommended and gives you great practical insight into the software development industry and your potential career choices.Course StructureYear 1Modelling and Prototyping Writing Software Computing Science and Mathematics Hardware and Networks Professional Skills and Integrative Project WorkshopYear 2Professional Issues and Project Management Algorithms, Processes and Data Relational Database and Web Integration Object-oriented Systems Development Operating Systems and Network Security Formal Aspects of Computer ScienceYear 3 sandwich Supervised Work PlacementYear 3 full-time/Year 4 sandwich Core modules: Large Systems Environments Distributed and Client Server Systems Language Specification and Implementation Individual Project Option modules: One option from - Artificial Intelligence Language Specification and Implementation Investigative Techniques Enterprise Applications Artificial Neural Networks Modern Database Applications IS and Computing Consultancy ProjectPlacementThe optional 12 month paid work placement provides an opportunity for you to test the skills and knowledge learned during the first two years of your studies in a real work environment. Our dedicated Placement Unit will assist you in finding a suitable placement provider. With our continuous support, you?ll gain in experience, maturity and motivation and return better equipped to succeed in your studies and secure the graduate job of your choice.Teaching and AssessmentWe use a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, tutorials, practicals and workshops. We emphasise sound practical skills, as well as an understanding of the human and social contexts of software systems. Assessment is varied, including course work, log books, presentations and demonstrations, as well as formal examinations.Career OpportunitiesOur graduates find employment as software developers, web developers, database administrators and in many other computer-related professions. Their employers include software houses, manufacturers, local government, public utilities, and commercial and financial organisations. Graduates have also entered postgraduate teacher training, research and consultancy work, and many have moved into managerial positions.RememberThis is your first step towards a well paid, exciting and varied career in an industry on the leading edge of technological innovation.

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