Career Options in Software Engineering

Software Engineers specify, design and build the software that society relies on.

Aside from the traditional computer applications in finance, inventory and database, a huge range of devices depend on computer software. Industrial robots, smart phones, cars, ATM machines, DVD players, computer game consoles and security systems are all driven by software. That software must be reliable, flexible, usable and cost effective – we expect it to operate correctly at all times.   

Building and maintaining the traditional applications and also the programs that drive these newer devices, all require Software Engineers.

  • The BE(Hons) papers emphasise innovation and practical business skills, so you'll have the background to be an entrepreneur as well as an inventor.
  • You will gain a highly marketable qualification in what is projected to be one of the fastest growing occupations over the next decade.

Career Options:

  • Network Engineer
  • Product Development Engineer
  • Software Architect
  • Software Consultant
  • Software Developer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Test Engineer


Read about where Software Engineering has taken some of our recent graduates. Read more.

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