BSc (Hons) Computing

University of Bolton - Ras Al Khaimah Academic Centre

Program Description

BSc (Hons) Computing

University of Bolton - Ras Al Khaimah Academic Centre

This program is taught in the UAE

This is a well-established course within the University; many generations of graduates of Computing have now reached senior positions in industry and the research community.

About the course

The BSc (Hons) Computing programme aims to provide a broad education in computing and business information systems. It is the central course in the computing group of degrees, incorporating options from both BSc (Hons) Computing & Website Development and BSc (Hons) Computer Networks & Security and is, therefore, the most flexible choice of all the computing degrees available to study at Bolton.

This course offers a broad coverage of computing subjects, with a core of key computing skills and options in a wide range of computing areas. Students are involved in systems analysis activities, technical and human aspects of design and software development. The course has run successfully here for many years, with continuous developments to modules to ensure current and future trends are examined.

Graduates from the BSc (Hons) Computing have the widest range of career opportunities. The main themes explored and developed across all three years of the course are: systems analysis, database design, programming, website development, communications skills, group work and project work.

Special features

  • The classes are small so there is plenty of informal interaction with the lecturers and questions can easily be addressed and answered.
  • Guest speakers provide relevant, up-to-date input from practitioners in the industry.
  • The course is supported by dedicated IT suites.
  • Many of the computing facilities can be accessed across the internet from home, allowing students to work on their assignments whenever and wherever they choose.

What you will learn

Although the first year is common to other computing courses, it includes three modules that are specific to Computing: Introduction to Programming, Information Systems & Databases, and Computer Platforms. These modules are supported by modules which introduce associated technologies: Website Production, and Networking Fundamentals.

In the second year, students develop skills and knowledge in programming, databases, systems analysis and web development. The content of the modules has been designed after consultation with industry and employers to ensure that the areas of study are significant and relevant to their requirements.

In the third year the emphasis is on independent, research-based work; the undertaking of a major project in an area of computing that is of particular interest to the individual student.

What you will study

Year 1

Core Skills, Website Production, Information Systems & Databases, Introduction to Programming, Computer Platforms, Networking Fundamentals.

Year 2

Project, Web Programming, Database Theory & Practice, Systems Analysis, Object Oriented Methods, Data Structures & Algorithms.

Year 3

Professional Issues in Computing, Major Project, Web Application Project Management, Web & Systems Based Programming, Enterprise Infrastructure, Management & Design, Advanced Database Systems, Software Engineering.

Entry requirements

240 UCAS points from at least two A2-levels (or equivalent) in any subjects.

You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English and mathematics.

If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). If you do not have the required English level, you can study English with us from IELTS 4.0 (or equivalent).

Mature students with a technical computing background may be accepted onto the course after attending an interview.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated December 27, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2019
3 - 5 years
Full time
9,000 GBP
full-time, 6,000.00 GBP part-time - UK/EU; 11,250.00 GBP full-time - International
United Arab Emirates - Al Jazirah Al Hamra, North Ras Al Khaimah
Start date : Aug. 2019
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