Applied Software Engineering Degree Apprenticeship BSc (Hons)

UCAS CodeH300
QualificationBSc (Hons)
Duration3 years

About this Course

Degree apprenticeships provide an alternative route to traditional higher education – combining work with college and university study. This course is designed to allow those who are currently working in the Software and ICT sectors to enhance their skills, knowledge and competence and gain a degree, while remaining in full-time employment. The course is run through a combination of day-release study at Coleg Llandrillo and Bangor University and structured workbased learning. You will develop competencies to a sufficient level to register for the ICT Technician qualification from the IET (ICTTech).

The course is fully funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales. To apply for this course you or your employer must contact us directly.

Fees

This course is fully funded, subject to confirmation from HEFCW, which covers the full course tuition fees of £27,000 (i.e., £9000 per year per student over 3 years).

Fees may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government. The tuition fees do not cover the costs of purchasing books or stationery, printing, thesis binding or photocopying costs.

There are no mandatory additional costs for this course.

Why choose Bangor University for this course?

  • This course is fully-funded by the Higher Education Council for Wales, this means you can gain a  degree without any debt and your employer gains a member of staff with more skills that are directly related to the business.
  • The contribution your employer must make is to release you from work to attend college/university one day per week.
  • You remain in employment while you study for your degree. Students on this course will start at an entry point that is most appropriate to them, based on relevant experience or previous education. This means you will not be asked to repeat previous achievement, rather build upon existing knowledge and extend your future potential.
  • Students who undertake this programme will benefit from being able to increase their skills and progress in their career. This course will ultimately enable you to help your employer’s business develop.
  • You will have access to all the resources available at college and university, giving you the flexibility of two dynamic learning environments.

Course Content

The course is delivered through interactive lectures, tutorials and workshops. There will also be presentations by guest speakers. Learning is practical and informal. You’ll be assessed through a variety of methods such as practical and theoretical assignments, reports, oral presentations, project work, portfolios and team-based assignments.

Our lecturers are really good at what they do. They are very helpful and would generally go to the trouble of explaining the topics to you after a lecture if you did not quite get it.

Shammi Rahman
Electronic Engineering

What will you study on this course?

Please click on the link below to see the modules for this course.

Modules for the current academic year

Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change. Find out what our students are currently studying on the Applied Software Engineering Degree Apprenticeship Modules page.

Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.

Careers and Employability

Completion of the programme can lead to a range of options in employment and education. The essence of the degree apprenticeship is to allow apprentices to develop the knowledge and skills that will allow them to progress in their career. This could be from changing direction in the profession or being able to identify new opportunities that advantage them or their employer.

Employability and the School of Computer Science and Engineering

Graduates in Computer Science

Graduates from Computer Science are valuable to all kinds of industrial and public-sector employers. The combination of advanced numeracy, skill with computers and experience in teamwork and problem solving makes our graduates highly employable. See recent graduate employment case studies here KCA Deutag and Simulity Labs.

Graduates in Computer Science will have career opportunities anywhere that computers are used by businesses and the public-sector. From working as application developers to managing the IT and communications services for companies, to computer games, there are plenty of opportunities. In addition to the main stream careers for our graduates, their mathematical modelling ability combined with problem-solving and project management skills makes them attractive to a much wider range of employers.

Graduates in Computer Systems with Business Studies and allied courses are well-placed to work in modern businesses, where their skills can be put to use in the growing e-commerce arena.

Many of our graduates go on to further study: taught postgraduate courses such as the MSc degree, or research degrees such as the MPhil or PhD. Wherever there is a need for people who can use their knowledge of science and engineering to solve problems, our graduates will be ready to make a valuable contribution.

Graduates in Electronic Engineering

Our graduates go on to work in a huge range of different industries. They are extremely valuable to all kinds of employers. This is because our courses combine high quality teaching coupled with laboratory time. Our students learn the theory and put this into practice in the laboratory straight away.

Our graduates can work in many different areas, from automotive electronics to computer games hardware design and from government research laboratories to consumer electronics manufacturers.

The mathematical modelling, problem-solving and project management skills that we teach our students make them attractive to a much wider range of employers which is why over 99% of our students walk straight into graduate jobs when they leave Bangor.

Employability and the School of Computer Science and Engineering

Graduates in Computer Science

Graduates from Computer Science are valuable to all kinds of industrial and public-sector employers. The combination of advanced numeracy, skill with computers and experience in teamwork and problem solving makes our graduates highly employable. See recent graduate employment case studies here KCA Deutag and Simulity Labs.

Graduates in Computer Science will have career opportunities anywhere that computers are used by businesses and the public-sector. From working as application developers to managing the IT and communications services for companies, to computer games, there are plenty of opportunities. In addition to the main stream careers for our graduates, their mathematical modelling ability combined with problem-solving and project management skills makes them attractive to a much wider range of employers.

Graduates in Computer Systems with Business Studies and allied courses are well-placed to work in modern businesses, where their skills can be put to use in the growing e-commerce arena.

Many of our graduates go on to further study: taught postgraduate courses such as the MSc degree, or research degrees such as the MPhil or PhD. Wherever there is a need for people who can use their knowledge of science and engineering to solve problems, our graduates will be ready to make a valuable contribution.

Graduates in Electronic Engineering

Our graduates go on to work in a huge range of different industries. They are extremely valuable to all kinds of employers. This is because our courses combine high quality teaching coupled with laboratory time. Our students learn the theory and put this into practice in the laboratory straight away.

Our graduates can work in many different areas, from automotive electronics to computer games hardware design and from government research laboratories to consumer electronics manufacturers.

The mathematical modelling, problem-solving and project management skills that we teach our students make them attractive to a much wider range of employers which is why over 99% of our students walk straight into graduate jobs when they leave Bangor.

Entry Requirements

  • Students need to be in either full or part-time employment (minimum 16 hours a week) in the IT industry.
  • All applicants will be considered on a case by case basis and will be expected to attend an informal interview.

Course Costs

This course is fully funded, subject to confirmation from HEFCW, which covers the full course tuition fees of £27,000 (i.e., £9000 per year per student over 3 years).

Fees may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government. The tuition fees do not cover the costs of purchasing books or stationery, printing, thesis binding or photocopying costs.

There are no mandatory additional costs for this course.

How to Apply

Further Information

Contact us

Please contact Bryn Jones: apprenticeships@bangor.ac.uk

 

Studying Electronic Engineering at Bangor University

  • Ranked 2nd in the UK for research. Our research expertise is reflected in all the teaching students receive. Students are therefore guaranteed access to cutting edge research as soon as they arrive at Bangor.
  • We offer direct practical experience of techniques and equipment.
  • State of the art class 1000 clean room facility.
  • All courses make use of the well-equipped laboratories, networked computers and industry software in the large and lively community of the School of Computer Science and Engineering.
  • 30 years of IET accredited courses. The IET commended Bangor for its staff /student ratio which ensures both excellent student support and the creation of a very good learning environment.
  • Students can opt to spend a year working in industry during their studies.
  • Individual projects are often carried out in collaboration with a company providing valuable work experience.
  • Sponsorship and scholarship opportunities are available on a competitive basis.

Studying Computer Science at Bangor Univeristy

  • We offer a vibrant environment in which to study.
  • We have a low staff student ratio that ensures students receive individual attention to help them achieve the highest academic standard.
  • Our research specialties include computer graphics, visualization, knowledge discovery, and communications. Expertise from these areas are incorporated into our teaching activities, giving students direct access to the latest Computer Science research.
  • We use state-of-the-art computing laboratories, networked computers and industry standard software in all courses.
  • We place a strong emphasis on vocational aspects including oral and written presentations, communication skills and an appreciation of business practices.
  • We have sponsorship and scholarship opportunities - available on a competitive basis.

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