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National Software Academy

Software academy students at desk with laptops

A centre of excellence for software engineering in Wales.

The National Software Academy is a new partnership between Cardiff University, the Welsh Government and industry leaders. Its aim is to address the shortfall of qualified, industry-ready software engineers, by producing sought after graduates with industrial experience who will be recognised as leaders in their field.

Based at The Platform, a new technology hub in Newport, the Academy offers an innovative degree in Applied Software Engineering with a focus on the skills, knowledge and hands-on experience required to be immediately effective as a commercial software engineer.

Key features of the Academy include leadership from tutors still highly active in industry and a series of guest lecture programmes from experts and practitioners working in related companies.

Students sitting at one large table in classroom, a laptop or desktop computer each, whiteboard covered with diagrams

Its vision is to deliver industry-focused degrees in software engineering aimed at providing students with academic experience of relevant and leading-edge technologies delivered within an industrial framework, utilising industry-proven tools and techniques to facilitate transition into the job market.


Read about the Applied Software Engineering degree or contact the undergraduate team at the School for more information:

School of Computer Science & Informatics (UG enquiries)