This course provides a broad education in all phases of software development, support and management with particular focus on the methodical approach to error-free design and the building of software. A large-scale team software project aims to develop your teamwork and communication skills and give you a sound understanding of the role of software development tools within the software life cycle. You will study a curriculum designed in conjunction with industry to equip you with the range of skills and strengths that employers demand. Typical areas of study include programming, multimedia and internet development, information systems, databases, computer hardware and computing mathematics. We aim to develop your knowledge of information management and database development, advanced programming and website development. You will complete a software engineering team project in your final year. Our BSc (Hons) Computer Science, BSc (Hons) Software Engineering and BSc (Hons) Computing degree share a common first year allowing you to transfer between courses after Year 1. Features and benefits of the course: - Accreditation renewal of the degree programme is in progress ahead of 2017 intake (and subsequent years), subject to re-approval by the British Computing Society, the chartered professional body for IT. A BCS accredited degree allows graduates on completion to gain Chartered IT Professional status and become a graduate member of the BCS. - The four year sandwich route gives you the opportunity to spend your third year on industrial placement boosting your employment prospects on graduation. - You will experience what it's like to work as part of a professional team finding solutions to complex problems via group projects. The course includes a large-scale software project which will give you invaluable experience working as part of a developmental team. You can also get involved with extracurricular work to further apply your skills, for example, gaming events and the student computing society. - This course is part of a network of computing degrees which share a common first year allowing you to transfer between courses after Year 1 as you develop your areas of interest. - We recently invested £300k in hardware upgrades across the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Our excellent facilities include ten new state-of-the-art teaching laboratories equipped with high-specification PCs and Apple Macs with high performance systems and specialist software tools which work on Windows, Linux and Mac OS. - Teaching and research laboratories have advanced graphics workstations, clusters of graphical processing units and NEC SX61 and SX8 vector supercomputers. Our usability lab captures and analyses human behaviour as we interact with digital content.