Software Engineering

Programmers and software development professionals design, develop, test, implement and maintain software systems in order to meet the specifications and business objectives of the information system; they also design and develop specialist software e.g. for computer games.

Common tasks in this job:

  • examines existing software and determines requirements for new/modified systems in the light of business needs
  • undertakes feasibility study to design software solutions
  • writes and codes individual programs according to specifications
  • develops user interfaces
  • tests and corrects software programs
  • writes code for specialist programming for computer games, (for example, artificial intelligence, 3D engine development)
  • implements and evaluates the software
  • plans and maintains database structures
  • writes operational documentation and provides subsequent support and training for users.

What qualifications do I need?

Entrants usually possess a degree or equivalent qualification, although entry with other academic qualifications and/or significant relevant experience is possible. There is a variety of vocational, professional and postgraduate qualifications available.

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