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Bachelor of Science (Honours) Software Engineering (Top-up)

Provided by: Kaplan Higher Education Academy
Awarded by: University of Portsmouth

Course Introduction

About the Programme
Enrol in our Degree programme and develop a deep understanding of the entire software development process, from inception to maintenance. Empower yourself to shape the future of society through software. Explore diverse infrastructures, tackle complex challenges, and engage in discussions on security and software engineering.
This Degree programme aims to impart key software engineering principles and latest programming techniques to aspiring Programmers and Software Engineers.
With a 50% hands-on learning approach1, you will learn popular programming languages like JavaScript and Dart, software configuration tools such as GitHub and Circle CI, and database management with PostgreSQL.
1Our IT programmes are designed with about 50% practical and 50% theory classes but may be subject to change.
Graduation & Degree Awarded
Students who successfully complete and pass the units stipulated in the programme structure will be awarded the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Software Engineering from University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom.
The Degree will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates in the United Kingdom.

Curriculum Overview

There are 2 intakes per year.
  • June
  • December
    Please contact our programme consultant to obtain a copy of the class schedules.
Minimum Class Size
  • 20 students
    Class may commence with fewer students than indicated above, subject to resource availability. In the event of cancellation, you will be notified at least 1 week before the programme commencement date, stated in your student contract with Kaplan, and our consultants will contact you to advise on a backup plan.

Area of Studies

Core Modules
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Distributed Systems and Security
  • Database Principles
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Individual Project (Engineering)
  • Internet of Things
  • Software Engineering Culture
  • Software Engineering Theory and Practice
  • Usability Engineering
  • Web Programming

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements
This Degree programme accepts the following qualifications, which includes:
  • Polytechnic Diploma
  • Kaplan Diploma
  • Other private Diplomas and/or foreign qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
Applicants admitted to the programme may be required to undertake bridging modules to fulfil the required prerequisite knowledge.
English Language Requirements
  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
  • Applicants are required to meet the University’s English language requirement.
In all cases, the final decision on admission to the programme rests with the University.
Working Experience
  • When required, work experience will apply as part of the admissions process. Applicants seeking recognition of experiential learning are required to provide a portfolio of evidence in accordance with the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning policies and practices. Any assessment on work experience and decisions on related admissions will be conducted by the University and will, where appropriate, lead to the recognition of the achievement of learning outcomes and the award of the University Credit.

Fees & Funding

Tuition Fee
The total tuition fee covers university registration, lectures/tutorials/workshops and main assessments such as assignments/tests/examinations/projects (where applicable), programme materials in digital format, Degree (if earned) and transcript.
S$25,914.75 payable in 6 instalments 
Fee inclusive of 9% GST (applicable on or after 1 January 2024)
Receive a S$400 referral fee when you recommend a friend to enrol in our Degree programme*.
Non-Refundable Application Fee
Fee inclusive of 9% GST (applicable on or after 1 January 2024)
Student Development Fee
Fee inclusive of 9% GST (applicable on or after 1 January 2024)
*Payment for this fee will be included in the first instalment.
All fees indicated are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST) at the prevailing rate of 9%. For more information on the GST revision, please refer to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) website. Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.
Fees remain subject to change. Applicant will be charged the prevailing fees and GST at the time of application. For more information about the programme, please contact our programme consultant

Study Mode & Duration

  • 18 months
Maximum allowed candidature period
  • 96 months
    If a student fails to complete the programme within the candidature period, they will not be entitled to any recourse or refund.
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