BSc (Hons) Computing for Interaction

General

Program Description

Course Overview

The Computing for Interaction degree aims to provide students with professional and academic development in response to the needs of employers.

Students will investigate design techniques for both existing and emerging technologies. The course will foster student development in the design of computing systems from a human-centric standpoint and for interaction.

Students will look at aspects of software development that include project life-cycles, budget & proposal development as well as the role of the prototype. Students will explore the practical application of production processes to develop client-centred projects.

The course also includes elements of project management for the production of interactive media.

On completion of this programme, graduates will be professionally equipped to contribute significantly within multi-disciplinary teams in this area of technology that is ubiquitous in the modern digital world, applying appropriate design methods in the production of interactive software products or systems.

Learning & Teaching

A student-centered approach to learning and teaching is encouraged through the use of a broad range of teaching strategies, including: lectures, tutorials, seminars, technical labs, reflective blogs, individual and group projects, further enhanced by real-world case studies and guest lectures from industry experts and supported by our Moodle virtual learning environment.

Due to the nature of the programme, practical labs and workshops are key to developing students’ technical understanding and abilities, underpinned by solid theoretical foundations. Students are expected to further develop their knowledge and understanding through directed self-study and independent learning time -- in addition to the timetabled delivery -- so as to develop a professional portfolio of project work and software artefacts as they move into graduate employment, for example through blogging and on GitHub.

Students are supported academically and pastorally by the Programme Team, led by the Programme Director and supported by Year Tutors. Their work is supported by the Personal Tutor team within the School, who provide a point of contact for general academic and pastoral issues.

The School has an active Student Computing Society, an official Students’ Union society, as well as a BCS Student Chapter, providing a wide range of events, activities and field trips throughout the academic year.

Employability & Careers

This course is designed to equip graduates for employment as information architects, in the field of prototype application and website development and for usability testing and interaction design.

Careers in this area sit exactly where software developers meet creative designers to make attractive and usable websites, applications and a range of software-based products.

Given solid grounding in fundamental computing underpinnings and a specific focus on the need for user-centric design and processes, graduates will be well equipped for a lucrative career in this growing sector of the digital world.

On successful completion of this degree programme, there are also further taught postgraduate study options across computing and information systems here at Cardiff Met, as well as research and PhD programmes

Entry Requirements & How to Apply

Foundation route:

Applicants will preferably have a minimum of five GCSE passes including English Language and Mathematics* at grade C or above (grade 4 or above for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England) and 32 UCAS Tariff Points from at least 1 A level (or equivalent).

Candidates who do not possess normal minimum entry qualification are interviewed and considered individually on the basis of their prior learning or working background.

Degree:

Five GCSE passes including English Language and Mathematics* at grade C or above (grade 4 or above for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England), plus 96 points from at least 2 A levels (or equivalent).

Typical offers may include:

  • 96 points from at least two A levels to include grades CC; Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma considered as the third subject
  • RQF BTEC National Extended Diploma/Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM
  • 96 points from at least two Scottish Advanced Highers to include grades DD
  • 96 points from the Irish Leaving Certificate at Highers to include 2 x H2 grades. Higher level subjects only considered with a minimum grade H4
  • 96 points from the Access to Higher Education Diploma

*For Welsh applicants sitting the reformed Mathematics GCSE, we will accept either GCSEMathematics or Mathematics – Numeracy.

Last updated October 2019

About the School

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