Why choose this course?
Computing is an exciting, challenging and dynamic field. Computers form an integral part of every aspect of society and modern life and new computing technologies are introduced at an enormous rate. As a result, the computer science area develops and changes continually and rapidly.
The demand for graduates with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to analyse, design, develop, test and maintain modern computer systems is high.
This degree will look at computer science at the core of the underlying technologies that are increasingly infiltrating every element of our society.
- has employability skills at its heart, developing team working, project management, communication and creative thinking.
- will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to work as a professional engineer and/or consultant in the design, configuration and management of computer systems
- allows you to work on practical design projects, laboratory activities and group project work
- gives you the opportunity to work on a live work-based project/placement
- gives you the option of an Industrial Placement Year
- is 1st in Wales and 3rd in the UK for learning opportunities and 8th in the UK for academic support (WGU analysis of unpublished 2019 NSS data)
- provides an opportunity to participate in the CISCO Academy Programmes and qualify for CISCO accreditation
This course is available to study this course with an Industrial Placement year BSc (Hons) Computer Science Industrial Placement Year(with Industrial Placement) UCAS Code: CSIP
You can also choose to study this course as a foundation year BSc (Hons) Computer Science (four years including foundation year) UCAS code: I345
Key course features
- Research active department in future and emerging technologies.
- The department has been successful in achieving funding for developing a range of intelligent kitchen appliances for use by elderly or disabled people and continues to develop research projects.
- Award-winning computing department – judged 'world-leading' in the last UK research assessment (RAE 2008).
- The University is home to ARCLab, which specializes in research in the field of Computing and Computer Science.
- A host of biennial internet research conference attracting delegates from across the world.
- Our courses provide an opportunity to participate in the CISCO Academy Programmes and qualify for CISCO accreditation.
- Students undertake an individual project in the third year of their course. Normally each year, there are a number of ‘live’ projects available that involve working with businesses.
- 1st in Wales and 3rd in the UK for learning opportunities and 8th in the UK for academic support (WGU analysis of unpublished 2019 NSS data)
BSc (Hons) Computer Science
UCAS Code: 4R9B
The academic requirements for the course are 112 UCAS tariff points at GCE A-level or equivalent, including a good pass in IT, Computing, Maths or Physics.
Applicants who do not meet the criteria above will be assessed on an individual basis by interview.
How Industrial Placement courses work at Wrexham Glyndwr University
During level 5 (year 2) of the programme, you will attend tutorial sessions about the placement year, including the process of finding a suitable placement, the expectations of your placement year and guidance on producing your proposal. In semester 2 you’ll work with a Placement Coordinator to submit your proposal, which will then be considered and reviewed. If you’re successful during this process, you’ll go on to do your Industrial Placement during your third year and them come back to us for level 6 (year 4 in total).
Innovative assessment methods are seen as an integral part of learning for this programme, with assessment criteria linked to individual module learning outcomes.
Assessment methods include:
practical assessments, time-constrained assessments, reports and essays, analysis of case studies, oral presentations, seminar papers, project work, portfolios, work-based assessments, examinations, vivas and unseen class tests.
Assessment will involve both individual and group-based assignments.
Teaching and learning
Wrexham Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.
We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work.
The Careers & Zone at Wrexham Glyndŵr University is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need.
Our degree will enable you to work with large employers in software industries, in technology SMEs and help your career development towards managerial positions in software organisations or as a company director of your own business.