Software Engineering

By using your analytical skills with creativity you will be able to study a blend of established theories and modern design techniques to become proficient in developing high quality software. The degree course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, this course prepares you to graduate as an industry-ready software engineer.

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Key Facts



BSc (Hons) Software Engineering

Degree Duration

3 years :

1 year pathway + 2 years degree


Pathways Available

International Year One


Start Dates

Degree Overview

Develop the technical skills needed to design and build software that is used in everyday devices and systems across our homes, workplaces and communities.

DMU software engineering students benefit from over 50 years of teaching experience, research expertise and industry practice that informs their learning.

Through this course you will gain knowledge of professional practice and social responsibility by learning about software development, database design, computer security and web technologies. The wide range of modules you will study include Concurrent and Parallel Algorithms, Web Application Development, and Data Mining and Telematics.

You’ll have the opportunity to participate in industry-focused scenarios, such as the second-year Agile Team Development module where students engage in a workplace simulation based on agile software development, will enhance your employability.

Software Engineering BSc is closely aligned with Computer Science BSc at DMU. The shared focus will enable you to have the flexibility to transfer between courses depending on your interests and what you want to specialise in.

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You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

Graduates are also well positioned to continue their academic careers by embarking on postgraduate study in either research or taught areas, which offers the opportunity to further specialise and enhance existing skills.

DMU has thriving student societies to build on what you learn on the course and to develop your interests and skills outside of teaching time. They include the Games Society, Robotics Club and Google’s Developer Student Club.

Our graduates are working as business intelligence analysts, international business analysts, software application developers and software engineers for companies such as Lorien, MISCO, Oracle, Royal Bank of Scotland and Sainsbury’s.

Your Pathways

The International Year One is the perfect pathway if you want a undergraduate degree from a UK, EU or US University but do not meet the requirements for direct entry.

The IY1 course provides an intensive combination of first year University subject modules with English language skills.

Following successful completion of the IY1 you will continue onto your second year degree study directly with the University of your choice.

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De Montfort University

Leicester-based DMU brings the highest standards in education to an inclusive, international curriculum with over 170 accredited courses.

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a diverse university boasting of the highest standards in academics, extracurricular activities, sport, study abroad programmes and great career paths.

In 2021, DMU was named the best university in the UK for our careers and employability service, at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards.