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Foundation Degree Software Engineering

Software engineering is currently one of the most in-demand skills in the UK. This programme is based on an innovative and dynamic curriculum, designed and delivered in collaboration with a range of employers.

The course covers the fundamental aspects of programming and software engineering as well as software development industry practices. You will be presented with new and challenging opportunities that will increase your level of expertise and technological understanding.

Alongside practical programming modules, you will also gain a wider understanding of key industry concepts, such as project management, software development practices and methodologies, data analytics, management and big data, computational thinking, systems architecture and software testing. On successful completion of this course, you will have both a theoretical and a practical understanding of software engineering.

You can study the programme full-time over 2 years, or part-time over 4 years.

The modules covered include:
– Systems Analysis and Design
– Introductory Programming
– Data Management
– Website Development
– Software Development Practices
– Agile Project Management
– Data Structures and Algorithms
– Object Oriented Programming
– Software Testing
– Independent Project
– Server-Side Programming

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Sep 2024 : North Devon : Full-time
Course Code : HEB148F (2024)
Level : Level 5
Duration : 2 Years

Cost : * Annual Fee £9000

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This programme uses a range of assessments, and where possible, assignments are based on live scenarios. All students will carry out a project during their studies and there is also the opportunity for an industrial placement.


On successful completion of this course, you can continue at Petroc on the BSc (Hons) Integrated Technologies Engineering course or progress to a University of Plymouth course. Your Programme Manager will be able to confirm the progression routes available to you.

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Starting Date : 09/09/2024
Course Code : HEB148F (2024) North Devon Campus Apply

Why Petroc should be your first choice

Petroc offers high quality education and training across North and Mid Devon. We provide outstanding learning, excellent facilities, strong connections to employers and a supportive environment to help you fulfil your education goals and set you on your path to the career of your dreams.

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