Engineering high quality, secure and reliable software systems has never been so challenging. The modern world is driven by an astonishing variety of interconnected software, from phone apps to systems that control critical utilities and infrastructure.
Our distinctive BEng Software Engineering programme will develop your skills in programming, software design, analysis, quality assurance, and project management and you will study a range of specialist modules such as:
- critical systems
- web development
- advanced databases
- scripting languages
You will also have the opportunity to work on an individual project to take a piece of software from development to implementation and evaluation. Major employers worldwide are keen to employ our graduates – in system development, information technology and communications in the IT sector, and in the finance, service, communications and entertainment industries.
We have strong relationships with employers, and our graduates are particularly in demand for their understanding of organisations and their practical abilities in the workplace. We have our own Careers Hub website and run an annual careers fair.
View the 2018/19 programme specification document for this course
View the 2019/20 programme specification document for this course
Our BEng in Software Engineering is accredited by the British Computer Society and by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
Our degree places particular emphasis on practical information technology and professional issues. Students undertake three years of study. Each year there are compulsory Software Engineering modules. However, the degree has been designed to maximise student choice by allowing you to tailor the degree structure to suit your own interests.
All undergraduate applications for Electronics and Computer Science should be made online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
Find out how to apply and get further details about UCAS' website, phone and contact details.
Southampton University has pioneered many of the most important advances in computer science and web technology of the past 10 years
We are in the UK top ten for Computer Sciences (Guardian University Guide, 2019)
Southampton is ranked in the top 100 universities for Computer Science in the 2018 QS World Rankings, and top 10 in the UK
100% of our Computer Science research impact is world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014)
We are in the top 10% in the UK for the volume and quality of our Computer Science research (REF 2014)
We are one of only 14 universities recognised as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research by the UK Government and our academics have played a leading role in establishing a European Data Science Academy
Southampton is a University Partner of The Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence