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Course Essentials

Businesses are now increasingly more reliant on computing and technology in today’s modern workplace, and there aren't enough graduates with the skills required entering the job market. This results in a skills gap and increased demand for people with an understanding of digital and technology solutions.

The Arden University School of Computing and IT offers a degree designed to help you fulfil this business need. The BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions Degree has 3 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 course has the Software Engineering pathway. Read more about the specialised modules offered in this course below.


Career Prospects
Upon successful completion, you’ll gain an Undergraduate Degree in BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions (Software Engineering) and will be equipped with valuable skills and confidence to take on a senior software engineering role within the digital and technology sector.

You will have gained sought-after skills and knowledge relating to software engineering as well as a full range of relevant materials across the industry.


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


Arden University Blended Learning example timetable

When can I study?

You will study your programme through online independent learning, in addition to face to face seminars/teaching with lecturers in our Study Centres. 

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 here to see how you could fit Blended Learning study with Arden 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
Study Centre:
LON & BIR Based
Next Open Day:
Weds 15th Jan
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Study Centres

For those who wish to develop their practical and intellectual skills in the deployment of technology, with an emphasis on software engineering in the workplace, Arden University’s BSc (Hons) Digital Technology Solutions (Software Engineering) Degree is perfect.

Choose one of three specialist pathways: Software Engineering, IT Consultancy and Data Analysis. Each pathway offers valuable computing and business skills including the fundamentals of databases, programming, security, systems analysis and design.

You’ll study via the Arden Blended Learning method, which combines classroom and online learning at one of our study centres. Your studies will be fully supported by tutors and our Arden Student Support Coordinators so you will have all the tools you need to succeed.
 

Module Details
This Digital 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 3 modules from your chosen specialism:
Software Engineering: Data Structures and Algorithms; Website Design; Mobile Technology Implementations.
 

Study skills

During the first 6 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 & Note-Taking, iLearn Online Library, Referencing & 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 8 hours classroom time (+online tuition and self-guided study time).

Level 5

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

Plus 2 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 1 module from your chosen specialism:
Software Engineering: Advanced Programming
 

Assessments

Arden offers a wide range of assessments to enable you to demonstrate your strengths and understanding. Some of the assessments for this Software Engineering Digital Technology Solutions Degree may include:

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

 

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 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

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.

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 Software Engineering 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 2 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 access to things like:

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


Next steps

Applying for this 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

For those who wish to develop their practical and intellectual skills in the deployment of technology, with an emphasis on software engineering in the workplace, Arden University’s BSc (Hons) Digital Technology Solutions (Software Engineering) Degree is perfect.

Choose one of three specialist pathways: Software Engineering, IT Consultancy and Data Analysis. Each pathway offers valuable computing and business skills including the fundamentals of databases, programming, security, systems analysis and design.

You’ll study via the Arden Blended Learning method, which combines classroom and online learning at one of our study centres. Your studies will be fully supported by tutors and our Arden Student Support Coordinators so you will have all the tools you need to succeed.
 

Module Details
This Digital 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 3 modules from your chosen specialism:
Software Engineering: Data Structures and Algorithms; Website Design; Mobile Technology Implementations.
 

Study skills

During the first 6 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 & Note-Taking, iLearn Online Library, Referencing & 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 8 hours classroom time (+online tuition and self-guided study time).

Level 5

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

Plus 2 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 1 module from your chosen specialism:
Software Engineering: Advanced Programming
 

Assessments

Arden offers a wide range of assessments to enable you to demonstrate your strengths and understanding. Some of the assessments for this Software Engineering Digital Technology Solutions Degree may include:

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

 

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 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

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.

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 Software Engineering 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 2 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 access to things like:

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


Next steps

Applying for this 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.

Applying for a course in 6 steps

1. Find your perfect course

2. Apply online

3. We’ll process your application

4. Supporting your next steps

5. Accept & complete the application

6. Begin your course with an online induction

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