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UDSFWENG - BEng Software Engineering (Top-up)

Course Specification


Validation status Validated
Highest award Bachelor of Engineering Level Honours
Possible interim awards Bachelor of Engineering, Diploma of Higher Education, Certificate of Higher Education
Total credits for course 360
Awarding institution London Metropolitan University
Teaching institutions London Metropolitan University
School School of Computing and Digital Media
Subject Area Computer Science and Applied Computing
Attendance options
Option Minimum duration Maximum duration
Full-time 1 YEARS  
Part-time 2 YEARS  
Course leader Tingkai Wang

About the course and its strategy towards teaching and learning and towards blended learning/e-learning

Teaching/learning of this course includes lectures, tutorials, workshops, and self-study.

Teaching/learning materials of each module are placed on the University virtual environment WebLearn that allows student to have access to all the materials from any point on the planet.

Using WebLearn, students get all their assignments, submit the assignments done, and get feedback. Besides, they can communicate each other and lecturers/tutors. Practically, most amount of teaching/learning can be done by WebLearn without usage of other University resources.

Support for International Students is provided in a variety of ways, centrally by the international office, by the undergraduate office and by the faculty. International students are invited one week earlier than home students and offered both social and academic events. The undergraduate office and PAAs ensure that international students arriving late (often for visa-related reasons) receive a late induction, including their personal timetable. In the faculty, international students have been in the forefront of student self-organisation, including the Maths Society, the IEEE Society and the BCS IMPACT Young Professionals Group. In addition, learning support is available in the form of English classes, report writing workshops etc, to which international students may be referred by their PAA or course leader.

Course aims

This course is to provide students with advanced theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to enable software development and maintenance with the most modern methods of software technology, more specific aims of the course are:

  1. To offer a set of modules that cover most demanded on the job market software engineering knowledge areas and provide students with specific approaches, techniques and tools used in software industry including typical software engineering methodologies, CASE tools and environments, management of software related activities ;
  2. To provide modules where general software engineering knowledge and skills are applied in specific computing-related areas, such as: networking, embedded systems, information systems etc., to enable students to work and progress in different kinds of businesses and public sectors;
  3. To provide an opportunity to specialise in a specific application domain to the deeper study and use of specific implementation approaches, practices and tools to be prepared for immediate start of their software engineer career in chosen domains;
  4. To help insure ethical and professional behaviour of the future software engineers making them adhere to the Code of Ethics and Professional Practice since products produced by software engineers affect the lives and livelihoods of the clients and users of those products;

To give the students an opportunity to apply their software engineering knowledge and skills in educational and real software projects to get prepared for a wide range of software-related businesses, industry and public sector organisations;

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

LO1: Demonstrate the application of software engineering background skills and professional practice factors;

LO2: Be able to apply programming skills for different industry programming languages in different application areas;

LO3: Demonstrate and apply knowledge and skills in software requirements analysis, design, construction, testing and documenting processes in various contexts;

LO4: Understand and be able to apply different software engineering approaches, techniques, methods, tools, and their combinations;

LO5: Carry out a software development project through all project stages from elicitation of stakeholder requirements till software acceptance testing by using software engineering approaches that integrate ethical, social, legal, and economic concerns.

Course learning outcomes / Module cross reference

(LO1): To demonstrate the application of software engineering background skills and
professional practice factors:

FC6P01 Project (LO2), CS6003 Advanced
Software Engineering (LO1, LO2), CS6004
Application development (LO1). CS6001
Formal Specification & Software
Implementation(LO1, LO3)

(LO2): To be able to apply programming skills for different industry programming languages in different application areas:

FC6P01 Project (LO3 –LO6,), CS6004
Application Development ( LO3-LO4),
CC6001 Advanced Database Systems
Development(LO5), CC6002 Ecommerce
and Ebusiness (LO4), CS6001 Formal
Specification & Software Implementation
(LO6), CS6002 Distributed and Internet
Systems (LO2, LO3), CS6051 Mobile
Applications (LO5), CC6004 Network and
Cloud Security (LO6), CC6051 Ethical
Hacking (LO3), CC6052 Management
Support Systems (LO3, LO4). FC6W02
Long Work Placement (LO3).

(LO3): To demonstrate and apply knowledge and skills in software requirements analysis, design, construction, testing and documenting processes in various
contexts:

FC6P01 Project (LO3 –LO6,), CS6003
Advanced Software Engineering (LO2,
LO4, LO5), CS6004 Application
Development (LO3-LO4), CS6001 Formal
Specification & Software Implementation
(LO3), FC6W02 Long Work Placement
(LO3).

(LO4): To understand and be able to apply different software engineering approaches,
techniques, methods, tools, and their combinations:

FC6P01 (LO3 –LO6,), CS6003 Advanced
Software Engineering (LO4), CS6001
Formal Specification & Software
Implementation (LO6), FC6W51 Work
Based Learning (LO4, LO5), FC6W02
Long Work Placement (LO3).

(LO5): To carry out a software development project through all project stages from
elicitation of stakeholder requirements till software acceptance testing by using
software engineering approaches that integrate ethical, social, legal, and economic concerns:

FC6P01 Project (LO2, LO4), CS6004
Application Development (LO3), CS6004
Application Development (LO6), CS6001
Formal Specification & Software
Implementation (LO2, LO7), Management
Support Systems CC6052 (LO4), Work
Based Learning FC6W51 (LO1, LO7),
FC6W02 Long Work Placement (LO3).

Assessment strategy

  • Modules of this course are assessed mainly by the combination of coursework, case studies report and presentation, lab logbooks and workbooks, class-test, unseen examinations, and final-year project reports, presentation and viva.
  • A balanced assessment load per module and a careful distribution of concurrent assessment deadlines will be ensured;
  • Constructive and timely feedback in written and/or oral modes will be delivered, with 15 working days of completing/submitting an assessment;
  • Online submission of assessment will be used, as appropriate, via University VLE or Faculty’s network facilities.

Organised work experience, work based learning, sandwich year or year abroad

Work placement modules are available as designates at level 6.

Course specific regulations

Identical to “Direct Entry” at level 6

If attendance falls below 75% on a module, reassessment opportunities will not be available and instead the module will have to be retaken the following year with attendance and payment of fees. Mitigating circumstances cannot be claimed for missed classes; however Module Leaders will take account of absences that are a consequence of recorded disability or otherwise recorded as 'Authorised Absence' when applying the 75% threshold.

Career opportunities

This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a career in software development and maintenance in a wide variety of industries such as finance, health and defence.

Entry requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements you should have:

  • a minimum of 240 credits from a relevant Higher National Diploma (HND), a Foundation Degree (FdSc) or an Association of Computer Professionals (ACP) Advanced Diploma in Computer Science
  • GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent eg Key Skills Level 2 in Communications, Functional Skills Level 2 or Adult Literacy Level 2)

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

Official use and codes

Approved to run from 2013/14 Specification version 1 Specification status Validated
Original validation date 01 Sep 2013 Last validation date 01 Sep 2013  
Sources of funding HE FUNDING COUNCIL FOR ENGLAND
JACS codes I300 (Software Engineering): 100%
Route code SFWENG

Course Structure

Stage 1 Level 06 September start Offered

Code Module title Info Type Credits Location Period Day Time
CS6003 Advanced Software Engineering Core 30 NORTH AUT+SPR MON PM
CS6004 Application Development Core 30 NORTH AUT+SPR FRI PM
FC6P01 Project Core 30 NORTH AUT+SPR WED AM
          NORTH AUT WED AM
          NORTH SPR WED AM
CC6001 Advanced Database Systems Development Option 30 NORTH AUT+SPR TUE PM
CC6002 Ecommerce & Ebusiness Option 30 NORTH AUT+SPR WED PM
CC6003 Digital Crime Investigation Option 30 NORTH AUT+SPR MON AM
CC6004 Network and Cloud Security Option 30 NORTH AUT+SPR WED AM
CC6051 Ethical Hacking Option 15 NORTH SPR THU AM
CC6052 Management Support Systems Option 15 NORTH AUT THU AM
CS6001 Formal Specification & Software Implementation Option 30 NORTH AUT+SPR WED AM
CS6002 Distributed and Internet Systems Option 30 NORTH AUT+SPR MON AM
CS6051 Mobile Applications Option 15 NORTH SPR THU PM
CU6051 Artificial Intelligence Option 15 NORTH AUT THU PM
FC6W02 Long Work Placement Option 30 NORTH AUT+SPR WED PM
FC6W51 Work Related Learning II Option 15 NORTH SPR WED PM
          NORTH AUT WED PM
          NORTH SPR WED PM
          NORTH AUT WED PM