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Software development at Solent

Software engineering involves coding, software testing, networking and security, algorithms and databases, across many industries such as retail, healthcare, research and development, business/IT services and Silicon Valley high-tech.

If you have a passion for programming and want to study a degree that can lead to a varied career, Solent’s software engineering programme offers a broad range of technical computing skills across a range of areas, preparing you for a fantastic career in software engineering.

You could be an app developer, web developer, full-stack developer, front-end developer, back-end developer or systems engineer, amongst many other roles in this evolving skillset.

At Solent, you can cover problem solving though programming, networks and security, data structures, algorithms and mathematics, databases to write programs, software testing, reliability engineering and web technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP.

The supportive and experienced academic team will guide you in promoting yourself as a professional practitioner through developing online profiles to showcase your skills and expertise. You will also be encouraged to engage in networking at local digital and technology events, helping you to gain invaluable real-world experience and feedback.

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MSc Computer Engineering

Bring your problem-solving skills to both existing and emerging technologies on this highly practical, industry-led conversion course, ideal for students from non-computing backgrounds.

BSc (Hons) Software Engineering

Learn how to design, develop, and maintain software applications to create innovative technology solutions and enhance user experiences on this BCS-accredited degree.


Students will develop apps for the web, desktop computers and a range of mobile platforms, and will be able to test them in our new devices lab.

This special test area is integrated within one of our existing software development spaces and allows students to test out their websites and apps on real equipment, including iOS and Android phones and tablets. Students also learn to program robotic devices including robotic arms and drones, and have access to up-to-date IT laboratories and a usability lab with eye-tracking facilities, used to test and refine interfaces. Learning is enabled by a range of industry-standard equipment.

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