Software Engineering

Software engineering (SE) is concerned with developing and maintaining software systems that behave reliably and efficiently, are affordable to develop and maintain, and satisfy all the requirements that customers have defined for them. It is important because of the impact of large, expensive software systems and the role of software in safety-critical applications. It integrates significant mathematics, computer science and practices whose origins are in engineering.

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Software Engineering

Campus
Institution Name
Country
Campus Style
Institution Size
Selectivity
Education Model
The University of Bath
UK
Suburban Campus
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted). Selectiveness varies, with some courses being more competitive than others.
Researched Focused Institution
University of Birmingham
UK, UAE
Our campus is just outside of the city centre of Birmingham, 7 minutes from our train station.
Very Large Institution >30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
We are a Russell Group university which hosts outstanding teaching and learning on campus.
Boston University
USA
Residential campus in a city
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Subject focused, with a foundation in Liberal Arts. Students apply directly into their program of interest. They focus on their subject/major-specific courses beginning in their first semester, while also exploring other areas through Liberal Arts. Many students pursue more than one subject.
University of Brighton
UK
City Campus
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Integrated or Thematic degrees, Researched Focused Institution, Teaching Focused Institution, Vocationally Focused Institution (multiple integrated internships)
Brunel University London
UK
Suburban Campus
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
Selective (25-50% admitted) Admissions rate varies by subjects, with Medicine and Healthcare subjects extremely selective
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model), Integrated or Thematic degrees, Researched Focused Institution, Teaching Focused Institution
Cardiff University
UK
City Campus
Very Large Institution >30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
We have 350 different courses in a wide range of subjects
City University London
UK
City Campus
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
Highly Selective (Business School), Selective, Somewhat Selective
We offer a range of programmes aimed at equipping students for professional life.
Ecole Polytechnique
France
With only around 3600 students and a campus of 164 hectares, l'X is a relatively small university.
Small Institution <5000
Highly Selective - the Bachelor Program is designed for top students with very high potential.
Multi-disciplinary program leading to a double Major
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Common Degree/ Major Names

BSc/BEng
Computer Science and Engineering
BSc
Games Software Engineering
BSc
Software Development
BSc
Engineering Mathematics
BSc/BEng
Software Engineering
BSc
Computer Programming
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Useful Skills

Idea Visualisation
Programming / Coding
ICT
Analytical
Mathematical
Data Manipulation
Staying Motivated / Working Hard
Design Mindset
Teamwork
Leadership
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