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Course Essentials

It’s no secret that the modern workplace relies heavily on computing and technology. With more and more businesses looking at skills in this area as a necessity, there is now an increased demand for people with an solid understanding of digital and technology solutions.

If you have a keen interest in digital software, or you’ve previously completed a data analytics course and want to broaden your skillset further, Arden University is the place to do it. 

Arden's School of Computing and IT offers a degree that’s designed to help you fulfil this current skills gap. The BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions Degree has three different specialist pathways: Software Engineering, IT Consultancy and Data Analysis, allowing you to focus your studies on the area that interests you the most.

This Software Engineering course will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel at a career in an industry you love. Read more about the specialised modules offered in this course below.


Career ProspectsAfter graduating with a BSc Digital and Technology Solutions Degree in Software Engineering, you'll be equipped with a variety of valuable sought-after skills and the confidence to take on a senior software engineering role.


Please note: This course is only currently available to study at our London Tower Hill and Birmingham Study Centres.


Arden University Blended Learning Software Engineering Degree Timetable Example

When can I study?

You will study your programme through online independent learning, in addition to face to face seminars with lecturers in one of our Study Centres. Blended Learning at Arden University gives you the best of both worlds. Not only will you have the opportunity to study online from the comfort of your own home, but you’ll also benefit from face-to-face classroom learning and one on one time with your tutor. 

Each module is completed over a six week period and each week will require a minimum of 33.5 hours of study which comprises:

  • Minimum 25.5 hours of online independent learning 
  • 8 hours of timetabled face-to-face teaching each week based in one Study Centre

Take a look at our example timetable to see how you could fit the Blended Learning style of study around your life.

Please note that depending on your course, timetables may have both am and/or pm Study Centre hours. Your official course timetable will be allocated to you prior to starting your course. 



Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
I301
Course Title:
BSc (Hons) Digital & Technology Solutions (Software Engineering)
Duration:
3 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Study Mode:
Blended Learning
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
Next Open Day:
Sat 11th July
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Study Centres

If you're looking to develop your practical and intellectual skills in the world of technology, with an emphasis on software engineering, Arden University’s BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions (Software Engineering) Degree is perfect.

This course will help you to learn all the basic knowledge of any Software Engineering and Technology Degree. But it also offers valuable computing and business skills including the fundamentals of databases, programming, security, systems analysis and design.

During this Software Engineering BSc, you’ll study via the Arden Blended Learning method, which means you'll be fully supported by expert tutors and our Arden Student Support Coordinators - so you will have all the tools you need to succeed.
 

Module Details
This BSc Digital and Technology Solutions Degree has the Software Engineering pathway, with specialised modules relating to this topic.

Level 4

  • Professional Development
  • Computer Systems Security
  • Information Systems in Organisations

Plus three modules from your chosen specialism:
Software Engineering: Data Structures and Algorithms; Website Design; Mobile Technology Implementations.
 

Study skills

During the first six weeks of year 1 (Block 1) you will also attend four study skills workshops, providing advice and guidance to help you achieve university success. Sessions may include Reading and Note-Taking, iLearn Online Library, Referencing and Plagiarism and Approaching Assignments. This will bring your weekly class time up to 9.5 house a week for Block 1. The remaining study blocks will be the usual eight hours classroom time (+online tuition and self-guided study time).

Level 5

  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Programming
  • Database Design and Implementation
  • Data Communications

Plus two modules from your chosen specialism:
Software Engineering: Software Engineering; e-Commerce Systems.

Level 6

  • Emerging Technology
  • Business Organisations
  • Project Management and Strategy
  • Computing Project

Plus one module from your chosen specialism:
Software Engineering: Advanced Programming
 

Assessments

Throughout your Software Engineering Degree, you’ll be assessed in a number of ways. Not only is this a chance for your tutors to track your progress, but it’s also a great opportunity for you to demonstrate your strengths and understanding. Some of the assessments for this Software Engineering BSc may include:

  • Open book exam
  • Creation of practical artefacts
  • Presentations
  • Preparing technical documentation
  • Scenario based case studies
  • Reflective accounts
  • Policy development


You can get more detailed course information by viewing our BSc (Hons) Digital & Technology Solutions (Software Engineering) Programme Specification.

To be eligible for this BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions with Software Engineering Specialism course you must have either:

  • Two Subjects at GCE A level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects, including Maths and English at GCSE level or equivalent; or
  • Have completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent.
  • For students whose prior learning was not taught in English:
  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

Candidates who demonstrate an ability to study the Software Engineering Degree programme as evidenced through previous vocational experience will be required to submit a personal statement (of between 350-500 words) that addresses their motivation for undertaking the Software Engineering Digital Technology Solutions programme; including their reference contacts, relevant prior experience and qualifications.

If you feel that you can demonstrate and provide evidence of related work experience, you may be able to gain module exemptions.

How much is my course?

2

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Funding

Undergraduate courses

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £25,725 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate Student Loans for UK & EU Students

As a Postgraduate student, you can now apply for a student loan of up to £10,000, for taught and research Masters courses, including MBAs. Find out more at www.gov.uk/masters-loan

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary

Looking for additional funding as a Postgraduate? Postgrad Solutions now offer 15 bursaries across a number of subject areas. Click here to apply

Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds or, because your studies will develop you as a professional, your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship. Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds or, because your studies will develop you as a professional, your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship. Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

What Study Centres are available at Arden University?

Our Blended Learning courses are available at study centres throughout the UK and include:

Can't decide? Discover all Arden study centres


Studying via Blended Learning with Arden

If you study a Software Engineering course with our Blended Learning method, you'll get the benefits of both face-to-face and online learning. This Arden University method combines the structure and personal attention of the classroom with the rich resources of online learning. This method is an ideal solution for students who want the structure of an on-site Undergraduate Degree, without the full-time campus commitment.


What can I expect from this Blended Learning course?

  • You will spend two days a week at your chosen Study Centre
  • These four-hour classes will be led by your module tutor
  • During these sessions you will be encouraged to debate, discuss and ask questions to develop your understanding and acquire key skills
  • As it implements online learning, you can access materials and resources online 24/7
  • The online content includes tutorials, lessons, exercises, study support and chat forums which make up the recommended 25.5 weekly self-guided study hours
  • All your coursework and assignments are uploaded to a secure online zone for marking
  • You can contact your tutor via email or the support team via email or phone

Arden's Blending Learning model is a modern, engaging way to learn that lets you balance learning with the other priorities in your life.

 

What facilities are available at Arden Study Centres?

Our modern Study Centres have helpful, engaging tutors and staff and offer the technology and services you need to support your studies.
Outside of your classes, you can expect unlimited access to things like:

  • Computers and IT equipment
  • Internet
  • Printing facilities
  • Individual and group study space


Next steps

Applying for this BSc Digital and Technology Solutions (Software Engineering) course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your short online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Details & Modules

If you're looking to develop your practical and intellectual skills in the world of technology, with an emphasis on software engineering, Arden University’s BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions (Software Engineering) Degree is perfect.

This course will help you to learn all the basic knowledge of any Software Engineering and Technology Degree. But it also offers valuable computing and business skills including the fundamentals of databases, programming, security, systems analysis and design.

During this Software Engineering BSc, you’ll study via the Arden Blended Learning method, which means you'll be fully supported by expert tutors and our Arden Student Support Coordinators - so you will have all the tools you need to succeed.
 

Module Details
This BSc Digital and Technology Solutions Degree has the Software Engineering pathway, with specialised modules relating to this topic.

Level 4

  • Professional Development
  • Computer Systems Security
  • Information Systems in Organisations

Plus three modules from your chosen specialism:
Software Engineering: Data Structures and Algorithms; Website Design; Mobile Technology Implementations.
 

Study skills

During the first six weeks of year 1 (Block 1) you will also attend four study skills workshops, providing advice and guidance to help you achieve university success. Sessions may include Reading and Note-Taking, iLearn Online Library, Referencing and Plagiarism and Approaching Assignments. This will bring your weekly class time up to 9.5 house a week for Block 1. The remaining study blocks will be the usual eight hours classroom time (+online tuition and self-guided study time).

Level 5

  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Programming
  • Database Design and Implementation
  • Data Communications

Plus two modules from your chosen specialism:
Software Engineering: Software Engineering; e-Commerce Systems.

Level 6

  • Emerging Technology
  • Business Organisations
  • Project Management and Strategy
  • Computing Project

Plus one module from your chosen specialism:
Software Engineering: Advanced Programming
 

Assessments

Throughout your Software Engineering Degree, you’ll be assessed in a number of ways. Not only is this a chance for your tutors to track your progress, but it’s also a great opportunity for you to demonstrate your strengths and understanding. Some of the assessments for this Software Engineering BSc may include:

  • Open book exam
  • Creation of practical artefacts
  • Presentations
  • Preparing technical documentation
  • Scenario based case studies
  • Reflective accounts
  • Policy development


You can get more detailed course information by viewing our BSc (Hons) Digital & Technology Solutions (Software Engineering) Programme Specification.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions with Software Engineering Specialism course you must have either:

  • Two Subjects at GCE A level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects, including Maths and English at GCSE level or equivalent; or
  • Have completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent.
  • For students whose prior learning was not taught in English:
  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no less than 5.5 in any element).

Candidates who demonstrate an ability to study the Software Engineering Degree programme as evidenced through previous vocational experience will be required to submit a personal statement (of between 350-500 words) that addresses their motivation for undertaking the Software Engineering Digital Technology Solutions programme; including their reference contacts, relevant prior experience and qualifications.

If you feel that you can demonstrate and provide evidence of related work experience, you may be able to gain module exemptions.

Course Fees & Funding

How much is my course?

2

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Funding

Undergraduate courses

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £25,725 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate Student Loans for UK & EU Students

As a Postgraduate student, you can now apply for a student loan of up to £10,000, for taught and research Masters courses, including MBAs. Find out more at www.gov.uk/masters-loan

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursary

Looking for additional funding as a Postgraduate? Postgrad Solutions now offer 15 bursaries across a number of subject areas. Click here to apply

Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds or, because your studies will develop you as a professional, your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship. Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Please note: Fees quoted relate to the intake that you enrol on
(i.e. when you start your course), NOT your application date.


Self-funding - Pay in full or Sponsorship

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds or, because your studies will develop you as a professional, your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship. Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Study Centres

What Study Centres are available at Arden University?

Our Blended Learning courses are available at study centres throughout the UK and include:

Can't decide? Discover all Arden study centres


Studying via Blended Learning with Arden

If you study a Software Engineering course with our Blended Learning method, you'll get the benefits of both face-to-face and online learning. This Arden University method combines the structure and personal attention of the classroom with the rich resources of online learning. This method is an ideal solution for students who want the structure of an on-site Undergraduate Degree, without the full-time campus commitment.


What can I expect from this Blended Learning course?

  • You will spend two days a week at your chosen Study Centre
  • These four-hour classes will be led by your module tutor
  • During these sessions you will be encouraged to debate, discuss and ask questions to develop your understanding and acquire key skills
  • As it implements online learning, you can access materials and resources online 24/7
  • The online content includes tutorials, lessons, exercises, study support and chat forums which make up the recommended 25.5 weekly self-guided study hours
  • All your coursework and assignments are uploaded to a secure online zone for marking
  • You can contact your tutor via email or the support team via email or phone

Arden's Blending Learning model is a modern, engaging way to learn that lets you balance learning with the other priorities in your life.

 

What facilities are available at Arden Study Centres?

Our modern Study Centres have helpful, engaging tutors and staff and offer the technology and services you need to support your studies.
Outside of your classes, you can expect unlimited access to things like:

  • Computers and IT equipment
  • Internet
  • Printing facilities
  • Individual and group study space


Next steps

Applying for this BSc Digital and Technology Solutions (Software Engineering) course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your short online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

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