The BSc Applied Software Engineering aims to make you a highly employable software engineer with the skills, knowledge and hands-on experience required by potential employers. The course aims to develop your ability for creating software-based solutions to real problems in a dynamic, tech start-up atmosphere. This innovative degree is taught at the recently established National Software Academy in Newport, where you will gain experience in hands-on software development using current commercial tools and techniques coupled with direct industrial involvement. The course syllabus has been designed in close collaboration with industry. We focus on cloud, mobile and web development, with an emphasis on technology and standard industry practices. Distinctive features A key distinguishing feature of this degree is that all theory, teaching and learning is explored through real world software development projects. Students work individually and in teams to manage, design, code, test and maintain high quality software. Working alongside fellow students and staff, you will be at the centre of a teaching network which includes industry mentors and industrial experts, each of whom will offer their insight into how software engineering works in practice. Software developed as part of the course will be presented back to real business customers. You will learn and apply skills in an environment that feels less like a lecture theatre or laboratory and more like a software development company. From the earliest days on the course, you will be immersed in a project environment where communication, planning and teamwork skills will be developed and where you will learn how to make effective use of your skills and your time to deliver value.