BEng (Hons) Software Engineering – 12 Months (Top-Up degree)


About this course

BEng (Hons) Software Engineering (Top-up) – 12 months

The University of Bolton’s BEng (Hons) Software Engineering (Top-up) – 12 month programme is developed in collaboration with industrial partners to ensure that students study a broad range of relevant industrial topics. In this lucrative field of work, many graduates find lucrative careers.

Students on this BEng (Hons) Software Engineering (Top-up) course at the University of Bolton will be exposed to realistic scenarios that will prepare them for life after university. This is true not only for the technical areas studied, but also for the output that students are expected to produce, such as technical proposals or management reports.

A large portion of the coursework that students take is project-based and frequently requires group work. Teamwork that is both successful and productive is an essential component of modern software engineering.

Because software engineering and application development are international businesses, they are not limited by geography.

The University of Bolton’s BEng (Hons) Software Engineering (Top-up) course looks at issues like culture, socialisation, and localization, as well as international computer and communication standards.

This BEng (Hons) Software Engineering top-up programme is designed to allow you to progress from a suitable previous qualification to an Honourary level. An induction programme will aid in the smooth transition to honours.

Course Fee

GBP £7,200

3 Instalments

GBP £5,580


12 Months



Course Fee

GBP £7,200

3 Instalments

GBP £5,580


12 Months



Program Overview: BEng (Hons) Software Engineering (Top-up) - 12 months

Key Highlights of the BEng (Hons) Software Engineering (Top-up) – 12 months qualification are:


Undergraduate Qualification

This course help you to:

This qualification is Accredited by OfQual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation), which is a UK Government body.

Career Opportunities

Software engineers can be employed at any point during the software development life cycle. Typical responsibilities include developing project specifications, writing algorithms, coding, testing, deployment, and maintenance.

A graduate of software engineering will have developed a broad range of technical and transferable skills, including advanced information technology skills, analytical abilities, communication, creativity and innovation, independence, logic, numeracy, project management, and organisation. The demand for qualified and skilled software engineers continues to grow. This is facilitated by a changing economic landscape, which is being shaped by the increasing demand for computing technology solutions.

What can I do with this qualification?

New graduates in software engineering frequently begin as programmers and work their way up to positions of greater responsibility, such as architect or project manager.

Jobs directly related to a degree in software engineering include game development, system development, web design and development, search engine optimisation, information systems management, and business analysis. Additionally, there are numerous career opportunities in fields such as business, engineering, health care, gaming, publishing, information technology, retail, education, medicine, aerospace, and cyber security.

Alternative career options

Graduates can use the credential as a springboard to a variety of other careers. Relevant experience and postgraduate study may be required for some of these positions. Among the roles are the following:

  • Public relations, advertising, and marketing

  • Accounting, banking, and finance

  • Electricity and utility services

  • Fabrication and production

  • Public administration and defence

  • Consultation in information technology

  • Production of radio and television

  • Analyses of systems

  • Telecommunications

  • Programming in the multimedia environment

  • Copywriting for the web

  • Engineering of networks


Below are the modules that would be covered under BEng (Hons) in Software Engineering (Top-up) degree course for a combined total of 120 credits:

–  Undergraduate Project (60 Credits)
–  Agile Programming (30 Credits)
–  Enterprise Systems Development (30 Credits)

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Frequently Asked Questions

This BEng (Hons) Software Engineering (Top-up) programme duration is 12 months

This BEng (Hons) Software Engineering course is ideal for those wishing to progress within the Computing and IT sector such as:

  • IT support engineers, network engineers
  • System Analysts
  • Database Administrators
  • Systems administrators and IT teachers
  • Network and security professionals
  • Web and software developers

Alternative career options

Graduates can use the qualification as a stepping-stone into a range of other careers. For some of these roles, relevant experience and postgraduate study may be required. Roles include:

  • Advertising, marketing and PR
  • Banking, finance and accountancy
  • Energy and utilities
  • Manufacturing and production
  • Public sector and defence
  • IT consultancy
  • Radio and TV production
  • Systems analysis
  • Telecommunications
  • Multimedia programming
  • Digital copywriting
  • Network engineering

Learners must possess:

  • You will need either a FdSc or HND in a software engineering or
    Computing / programming related courses, OR
  • Level 5 Diploma with 240 CreditsOR
  • Students with non-traditional qualifications and/or relevant experience may be accepted onto the course after a successful interview. You may be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.  Please contact the Admissions Team at Admissions@LSBR.UK for further guidance.

You may also consider enrolling into the 18 months BEng (Hons) qualification as well.  Please click here to view the course details

  • BEng (Hons) Software Engineering (Top-up) – 12 Months course consists of following modules:

    1. Undergraduate Project (60 Credits)
    2. Agile Programming (30 Credits)
    3. Enterprise Systems Development (30 Credits)

    Please note that the modules are subject to change – the university review the content of the courses regularly, making changes where necessary to improve your experience and graduate prospects.

    Successful completion of the Top-up course leads to award of degree of BEng (Hons) Software Engineering by the University

  • The assessment is done via submission of assignment.
  • This course is assessed through 100% coursework with a range of methods, such as essays, research reports, presentations, group work and practical reports.
  • There are no written exams.

BEng (Hons) Software Engineering (Top-up) degree is validated and awarded by the University of Bolton through our partner WI College, UK. This stage is delivered via online learning by Faculties / Professors from the University. The total credits earned will be 120 credits.

Yes, the total Course Fee can be paid in Instalments.  However all dues needs to be paid before the commencement of the session.

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