Take your coding and programming skills to the next level. Learn to identify, design and test products that businesses need, on our Software Development degree in Cambridge. There’s a shortage of qualified IT graduates, so our course is a perfect stepping-stone to a career in systems development, programming, management and support. There’s an optional placement year too, so you can gain experience before you graduate.
For more information about placement opportunities, please contact our Placements Team.
Do you already have skills in coding and want to take your interest further? Industry is demanding coding and software development skills to meet business requirements and this course will help you understand what they are looking for and why.
We’ll begin by focusing on these business requirements and principles of software to make sure you’re thinking about how your skills will mould your career from day one.
You’ll learn techniques for identifying, analysing and testing IT requirements of business scenarios and then develop the skills to design innovative IT solutions, using custom system analysis and design methods of scripting, programming, system analysis and design, and systems operation.
There’s plenty of opportunity for practical work, as you carry out both individual and team tasks in the software development lifecycle, from analysis and design to implementation, testing and maintenance of a computer system, including database modelling, development and deployment.
We’re constantly looking for what’s new in the industry, to stay ahead of the game. That’s why you’ll apply new models, techniques and tools for implementing custom designs of IT solutions, while you deliver high standard software products for various platforms.
Security standards and quality assurance benchmarks will run throughout everything you design, to ensure your software testing skills meet the ethical and professional standards demanded by the industry.
We work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through work-based projects, internships or placements.
Following concerns from the Government and the IT profession that there’s a shortage of suitably qualified IT graduates in coding, we’ve worked with both national and local employers to make sure our course is tailored around what they need, giving you real-life skills to make you invaluable to the industry.
You could go on to work in main-line business IT applications development and support, general IT systems support roles, core business database development and management, application programming, web development. With additional teacher training, teaching IT at both secondary and further education levels could also be an option.
If you’d like to continue your studies we offer a wide range of full-time and part-time postgraduate courses including our MSc Cloud Computing and MSc Cyber Security.
We’ll use a range of assessment methods to help measure your progress. Besides exams, you’ll undertake case studies, in-classes tests, coursework, group work, presentations and log books.
The Faculty of Science & Engineering is one of the largest of the four faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full-time or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science, technology and engineering fields. This is key to all of our futures.
This course gives you the opportunity to take a work placement between years 2 and 3. You’ll get experience of seeking and securing a job and working in an industry relating to your course. You’ll also get the practical experience and industry contacts to benefit your studies and enhance your long-term career prospects. Although they can’t be guaranteed, we can work with you to find a placement, using our contacts with a large number of employers. You’ll have regular contact with one of our course tutors and be supported by a supervisor from your placement company. Together they’ll monitor your performance and give you feedback. To find out more about placement opportunities, email us at Placements@anglia.ac.uk
Important additional notes
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