The National Software Academy is a partnership between Cardiff University, Welsh Government and industry leaders, arising from the findings of the Newport Business Development Task Force led by Simon Gibson, CEO of Wesley Clover.
We aim 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.
This will be achieved by combining teaching and training in a bespoke commercial/IT environment, developed in close partnership with industry and local businesses.
Key features of the Academy include extensive engagement with industry throughout the degree, a focus on client-facing projects and a focus on teamwork and industry working practices.
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.