The BSc Software Engineering degree concentrates more on the skills needed for a career in the software industry by focusing on the process of building software to a specification.
Year 1 of Software Engineering is the same as the BSc Computer Science degree. This is mainly because students studying both Software Engineering and Computer Science need to know the same fundamental things.
Year 2 concentrates more on team working than Computer Science. It also brings in real-world concepts like completing work started by other teams, and also working collaboratively with other teams – all of which are things that are common practice in industry.
In year 3 students undertake a 40 credit project, two compulsory modules on Software Testing and Design Patterns and Generic Programming, and 60 credits of options. The project you undertake must be practical, and you must build a software system.