BSc (Hons) Computing Systems (Ulster University)

General

Program Description

Course Overview

The overall aim of the course is to provide a broadly based education in computing systems that will produce graduates equipped to apply best practice in software engineering to the development of a wide range of information systems in organisations. This will enable graduates to embark on a professional career in computing with specific vocational skills relevant to local industry needs. The course will also help meet the industry’s current shortage of high-quality graduates in computing, particularly those with software development skills.

The BSc Hons in Computing Systems course recognises that software development skills need to be complemented with people and process related skills. Consequently, people, process and professional practise are important topics within modules of the course and allow the development of a broad base of skills appropriate to a software engineer.

The research landscape within computing in recent years has seen topics come to the fore on security and the role of artificial intelligence in society both of which feature in the programme.

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Course Modules

All modules are core.

Year 1

  • ​Mathematics for Computing – 20 credits
  • Software Development I – 20 credits
  • Professionalism and Entrepreneurship – 20 credits
  • Systems Architecture – 20 credits
  • Database Systems – 20 credits
  • Human-Computer Interaction – 20 credits

Year 2

  • ​Systems Security – 20 credits
  • Software Development II – 20 credits
  • Artificial Intelligence – 20 credits
  • Systems Development – 20 credits
  • Networks and Communications – 20 credits
  • ​Dynamic Web Authoring – 20 credits

Year 3

  • Project and Process Management – 20 credits
  • Mobile Technology – 20 credits
  • ​Web Applications Development – 20 credits
  • Embedded Systems Design – 20 credits
  • ​Computing Systems Project – 40 credits

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have:

  • Grades CCC points at A-Level or international equivalent; plus
  • Grade 4 (previously grade C) in GCSE English Language, or international equivalent; plus
  • Grade 4 (previously grade C) in GCSE Mathematics, or international equivalent

English language requirements

  • Applicants must satisfy our general entry requirements as well as meeting specific requirements.
  • The general entry requirements are any of the following:
  • IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5, or equivalent
  • HKDSE English Language – Grade 4 overall with no less than 3 in any of the 4 sub-skills
  • Indian Standard XII English – Minimum of 70% (in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or Indian Certificate in Secondary Education (ICSE) only)

WAEC – C6

  • If you do not have the required IELTS, you may be eligible to study our Pre-Sessional programmes.
  • If you have IELTS 5.5, with a maximum one score of 5.0, you may be eligible to study on our Pre-Sessional Standard programme.
  • If you have IELTS 5.0, with a maximum one score of 4.5, you may be eligible to study on our Pre-Sessional Plus programme.

Career Progression

Upon graduation, you will be eligible to embark on a professional career in computing or to undertake further study at Masters or PhD level.

Career routes include:

  • Designing business-critical computer systems
  • Providing consultancy on computing systems development
  • Programmer
  • ​Apps Developer
  • IT Analyst
  • ​Data Analyst

Study Centres

  • London

Last updated Sep 2020

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