University of Westminster

Course Introduction

As a student on one of our Computer Science and Software Engineering courses you will benefit from fantastic facilities and resources, including numerous laboratories offering access to Windows, Linux and Unix platforms, running industry'standard, computer'aided analysis and design applications. Our courses provide you with core software engineering and programming principles while allowing you to specialise in one of the industry'focused pathways. You will be based at our Cavendish Campus in the heart of London, close to major industry headquarters and the City. The course is accredited by BCS ' The Chartered Institute for IT. You will be able to take a year'long industry placement between Years 2 and 3, giving you a competitive edge in the job market and contributing to your development towards Chartered Engineer status.

Course Modules

Year 1: Communication and learning skills; computer system fundamentals; information modelling; mathematics for computing; programming methodology; software engineering principles; web technology. Year 2: Database fundamentals; object'oriented development; professional practice; project management; web programming; plus options from 1 of the following pathways: artificial intelligence; business information systems; web and mobile, network and security. Year 3: Project; between 2 and 6 options from 1 of the following pathways: artificial intelligence; business information systems; web and mobile, network and security; options from software engineering.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
5 years
Part Time Day
BSc (Hons)
5 years
Part Time Evening
BSc (Hons)
4 years
Sandwich
BSc (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Sandwich
BSc (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level BBC
  • Irish Leaving Certificates CCCCC
  • GCE AS-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M2
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • SQA Higher
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD

Key Course Information

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63% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 68%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 90%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 90%

£25,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

70% Go on to work and/or study

In work 55
Studying 10
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 25
Unknown 10

25% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 34%

Total Coursework: 63%

Total Practical: 3%

£4,700 - £6,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,400 - £9,000
Typical cost of private accommodation