Computing and Web Development focuses on the technical side of web-based applications and services for working in industries that require expertise in Web and Mobile Development, IT Support, Software Development and Network industries.
As well as preparing you for employment in a globally expanding computing industry, this course gives you the skills and knowledge to pursue careers in a wide range of sectors that depend on digital technologies. These include retail, media, government, education, health sectors and many other computing-specialist areas of industry, finance and commerce.
Web developers are highly desirable for employersBSc (Hons) Computing and Web Development is founded in software engineering and web technologies. We’ll prepare you for both generic ‘computing’ job markets and more specialised areas that require mobile web-based services. This course includes modules on developing and deploying secure and mobile-ready web applications with backend databases.
Learn more than just programming websitesIf you enjoy ‘code’ there are many opportunities to extend your knowledge to new programming and database management languages. You will also develop technical competency in user-interface and location-sensitive frameworks, industry standards for secure and robust software engineering, database development and network operation.
Amazon Web Services Academy Member
We are proud to have a partnership with Amazon for running Amazon AWS Academy at Buckinghamshire New University. This forms part of our undergraduate module Cloud Computing and allows you to have full access to all Amazon web services resources, materials, labs, online assessments and exams preparations.
You will be able to practice the technology provided by the world cloud leader and undertake a free Amazon AWS official certification MOC exam, and gain a 50% discount on Amazon AWS (Cloud Architecture) official certification exam (optional for students).
We’ve amassed a diverse range of expertise over the years, giving more and more students the opportunity to specialise in specific areas within computing. We’ve invested in the best facilities for your next step into a computing career. The Computing Department and our Careers service also offer development opportunities that may involve placements, internships or employment in local companies.
Expert teaching from professional developers
Our lecturers work closely with industry through partnerships or by helping web development and related industries with research, consultancy, technical and managerial inputs. These relationships provide a professional edge to our teaching. They are also a useful source of internship and industry-brief opportunities for our students.
Start your career in web development from day one
We give you every opportunity to expand your programming knowledge. In the first year, you’ll acquire programming, network, and professional skills.
In your second year, you will expand these to more advanced web applications, architectures, databases and emerging standards for mobile and cloud deployment of services.
In your final year, you will consolidate skills in web application development and pursue specialisms in mobile, database and Artificial Intelligence technologies. You will also integrate your skills and showcase your knowledge by undertaking a Final Year Project. Many students also benefit from industry placement opportunities in their final year.
We’ve designed the course to give you the skills and knowledge to pursue a wide range of careers in the digital industries. The Department of Computing graduate successes includes employment with international companies, such as IBM, SAP, HS2, Honda, BT and Capita, as well as many smaller but locally established companies providing web and other digital services to media and health concerns.
What are the course entry requirements?
A typical offer will require a UCAS Tariff score between 80 - 104. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.
For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our website.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the three-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a degree course, can apply for a four-year programme including a Foundation Year.
Careers and Employability
As this course combines computer theory with web development, you’ll come away with many skills that are in demand. You’ll be able to go further in a career in the IT and digital-based sectors.
An online presence is now vital for every business. You’ll be able to develop and maintain their internal web-based systems and show them the benefits of distributed frameworks, services and social media applications.
Graduates may also continue studies towards postgraduate and professional certification, or specialise in the emerging challenges of cybersecurity and big data analytics.