The University of Manchester is working on launching a new software engineering course in order to help fill the skills gap in the IT sector and encourage flexible learning.
Indeed, the ‘Agile Software Engineering’ course aims to ensure that job seekers meet the expectations and needs of potential employers. It allows learners to be trained in the right skills for a career in software engineering without having to commit to a full computer science degree.
Besides, the course provides students the flexibility to learn when they can through the part-time or remote study option. With this, modules will be adapted and personalised by expert teaching staff. Students will also get to learn to use the methods and tooling that real software companies use every day and have realistic software engineering projects. This will show them how to use valuable skills that can be put to use in the industry.
The programme is made in collaboration with IBM, Fuzzy Labs, and The Startup Factory, and funded by the Office for Students (OfS). It is part of the government’s strategy to deliver its Lifelong Learning Entitlement. The course will open for recruitment in June 2022 and for enrolment from September 2022.