The Tech Partnership

I’m really looking forward to the rest of the course as, now that I’ve gained a strong foundation in software development, I can build on it. With the amount of support provided by the department and the Tech Partnership, I know that I can succeed in this competitive market and I look forward to the future.

Ben, University of Sheffield

BSc Software Development for Business (SDfB)

Software developing is the science of using computers to solve complex problems, whether that's writing a program that makes a robot move, designing a database that finds patterns in medical data, or developing a new app for smartphones.

The Software Development for Business degree (known as Software Engineering for Business at some universities) is accredited by graduate employers who have designed the curriculum to give you the mix of technical and professional skills that the tech sector is looking for. This degree is ideal for future techies who want the added opportunity to learn the project management and communication skills required to work in a technology and business environment.

 

Why choose this degree?

Alongside the academic study of a traditional degree, the course offers:

  • Networking events
  • Guest lectures
  • Work experience and industrial placement opportunities
  • Group projects based on real world problem
  • Access the Software degree community website to find summer and year-long placements to gain professional industry experience when you join the course.

 

What will I study?

Core Topics

This course will give you the knowledge, skills, and professional competency necessary to begin practice as a software engineer in a business environment, including

  • Software engineering principles
  • Programming techniques
  • Problem solving
  • Innovative software design
  • cyber security and cross-platform web development
  • and more

Emerging Technologies

You will learn about new technologies and modern innovations; demonstrating you understand the changing nature of emerging technologies. Some advanced technologies you may come across are: virtual reality, mobile collaboration, 4G communication, 3D displays, artificial intelligence and renewable energy.

The Industry Experience

The Software degree gives you direct access to latest industry activity and thinking.Your module with 'Guru Lectures' will connect you with some top industry figures in technology and a series of real world case studies will give you industry insight for the topic.

View more topics studied

 

Where can I study Software Development for Business?

Search the map to find out which universities are currently offering courses, or view a full list of courses here.

 

How do I apply?

Find a course to suit you via the map above and apply through UCAS

For more information visit the individual university websites or email degrees@thetechpartnership.com

 

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