Professional software roles are the fastest-growing area of the UK ICT sector. GCU’s academic team has worked closely with The Tech Partnership, the Sector Skills Council for Business and Information Technology, and top graduate employers to ensure the learning outcomes of this apprenticeship meet the competencies required by industry.
The Graduate Apprenticeship in BSc (Hons) Software Development for Business programme has been developed to provide students with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to become effective, industry-focused software development professionals. Graduates will be capable of working on the development of software systems in a range of dynamic business environments.
Modules for this programme are detailed below:
BSc Software Development for Business
|Certificate level:||Credits awarded|
|Mathematics for Computing||20|
|Fundamentals of Computing||20|
|Fundamentals of Software Engineering||20|
|Integrated Project 1 (CCIS)||20|
|Object Oriented Analysis & Design||20|
|Data Structures & Algorithms||20|
|Human Computer Interaction||20|
|Integrated Project 2 (CCIS)||20|
|BSc Software for Business:|
|Application Architecture & Design||20|
|Patterns Systems Programming||20|
|Research Skills & Professional Issues||20|
|IT Project Management 1||20|
|BSc (Hons) Software for Business:|
|Honours Project (CCIS)||20|
|Secure Software Development||20|
|Cloud Platform Development||20|
|Plus one option:||20|
|Mobile Platform Development OR||20|
|Web Platform Development 2||20|
Typical entry requirements to year one of the Graduate Apprenticeship in BSc (Hons) Software Development for Business are:
QA Higher BBBB including Computing or Maths plus Nat 5 English at C. Nat 5 Maths at C is also required if not taken at Higher level.
Annually, the Programme Board also considers competitive entry requirements based on Skills Development Scotland funded places and employer demand.