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Technology is the lifeblood of any industry. According to GlobeNewswire, the global DevSecOps market will be worth £20.50 billion by 2029 from £2.24 billion in 2021, indicating a high demand for such professionals. Whether in the public or private sector, the most successful businesses adopt the latest technology in their operations. This creates a high demand for qualified software engineers to manage, maintain, and innovate these systems.
The University of Bolton offers you an opportunity to acquire these skills through the BEng (Hons) Software Engineering degree. You can expect course assignments and projects that mimic industry pipelines and standards to give you an authentic feel of a career in software engineering. Here are some of the skills you will learn to boost your employability.
DevSecOps refers to development, security, and operations. It involves integrating security at every stage of software development, resulting in faster program delivery. Initially, security integration was the last stage of software development and often resulted in ineffective security measures.
Companies are increasingly becoming data-driven and need solutions that anticipate these threats as they happen. These companies must employ software engineers with DevSecOps skills because they can quickly develop solutions to counter these threats.
Other benefits to companies that have a DevSecOps specialist are:
- Improved security vulnerability patching
- Rapid and cost-effective software delivery
- A repetitive and adaptive software development process
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Artificial Intelligence refers to a computer’s ability to simulate human intelligence processes in their function. It involves programming the computer to perform the human cognitive skills of learning, reasoning, and self-correction. The technology is slowly becoming mainstream, with many companies using it in their products, such as voice assistants and chatbots.
Machine learning is a sub-division of artificial learning where the machine uses algorithms and input data to improve its operations. Software engineers enable this function in three ways:
- They feed the programs with algorithms to predict and clarify data sets
- They engage an error function that assists the machine in evaluating its accuracy
- They also include an optimization process to help the machine evaluate the best response function
Quantum Computing is an emerging field in software development that uses superposition and entanglement principles to develop computers capable of processing complex problems. Quantum computing seeks to create programs that process data beyond the current binary system of 1s and 0s.
Companies such as Google and IBM are at the forefront of this technology, so expect it to be an exciting and well-paid field to consider continuing your studies into after graduation.
Supporting your Career Ambitions
The BEng (Hons) Software Engineering course at Bolton in Greater Manchester offers a supportive and friendly study environment, with small class sizes and purpose-built teaching facilities.
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