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So I want to study computer science at university, I need to take a foundation year since I didn't pick A-level Maths. My question is, as someone who wants to go into software engineering, is a BSc in Computer Science better than a BEng in Software Engineering?
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So I want to study computer science at university, I need to take a foundation year since I didn't pick A-level Maths. My question is, as someone who wants to go into software engineering, is a BSc in Computer Science better than a BEng in Software Engineering?
Since you can be a software engineer with a computer science degree, I would do that i think
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Since you can be a software engineer with a computer science degree, I would do that i think
That is true and I have heard that somewhere else as well, just a little concerned about the practicality of computer science degrees, as I very much want to continue coding as well as learning theory.
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That is true and I have heard that somewhere else as well, just a little concerned about the practicality of computer science degrees, as I very much want to continue coding as well as learning theory.
Ah yeah i get u- what a levels did u do + which courses r u looking at?
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So I want to study computer science at university, I need to take a foundation year since I didn't pick A-level Maths. My question is, as someone who wants to go into software engineering, is a BSc in Computer Science better than a BEng in Software Engineering?
Not having A Level Maths doesn't mean you need to do a Foundation Year. Plenty of unis don't have Maths as a requirement and you'd be able to start First year, assuming you otherwise did meet their requirements.

If you 100% know you want to do Software Engineering, there's an argument for studying it specifically. However CompSci traditionally offers more flexibility. In some cases, there's a very fine line between Software Engieering and CompSci, with many CompSci degrees heavily emphasising things like Programming, Algorithms and of course Software Dev. I'd also say on the whole having a bit of grounding knowledge in computer systems in general (basic networking, operating systems, architecture, etc.) will be useful in Software Dev. You're more likely to get that from a CompSci degree than Software Engineering.

Personally for any Software Engineering course I'd recommend looking at what that uni offers in terms of CompSci. If the CompSci syllabus is radically different (typically meaning it's far more broad) then it makes sense to offer both degrees. If they're pretty similar, I'd strongly question why they need two different degrees. At the end of the day, software development is one of the most common jobs a CompSci graduate will find themselves in.
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