Course summary

This degree will give you the right computing skills and knowledge to be able to shape the future of businesses and organisations. This broadly based course covers the key topics in computer science, software engineering and development, and also explores specialised computer science topics, providing you with an excellent education and training for a rapidly changing environment.

The key aspect of this course is its flexibility and the ability for you to build a customised route within computer science. You will be able to follow the recommended pathways in a number of computing areas to suit your interests. You will develop a wide range of skills and knowledge in areas such as creative computing, information systems, graphics and games development, mobile and web computing, software engineering, design and development, and software security.

Course structure

The following subjects are indicative of what you will study in this course.

Year 1

Subjects of study include:

  • Computer Science Practice
  • Computer Systems Fundamentals
  • Mathematics for Computing
  • Programming Principles I
  • Programming Principles II
  • Web Design and Development

Credit Level 4

Year 2

Subjects of study include:

  • Object-Oriented Development
  • Client-Server Architecture
  • Software Group Project
  • Database Systems

and options from one or a mix of the following routes:

  • Games and Graphics Development (3G graphics and game engines)
  • Mobile and Web Computing (android development, advanced client and server-side web development)
  • Digital Media Development
  • Software Engineering
  • Business Information Systems

Credit Level 5

Year 3

Subjects of study include:

  • Project
  • Software Security and Forensics
  • Enterprise Application Development

and options from one or a mix of the following routes:

  • Games and Graphics Development (3G graphics and game engines)
  • Mobile and Web Computing (android development, advanced client and server-side web development)
  • Digital Media Development
  • Software Engineering
  • Business Information Systems

Credit Level 6

Entry Requirements

UK

One of the following (or equivalent qualification):

  • A Levels – BBC/A*A*
  • International Baccalaureate – 26 points
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma/National Diploma – DMM/D*D*
  • Access to HE Diploma – Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 27 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction plus at least grade C in Maths and English at GCSEs.

In addition to one of the above you should also have:

GCSEs - minimum grade 4 (or grade C in grading system prior to 2017) in Maths and English (Functional Skills qualifications are not accepted)

If your first language is not English, you should have an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with a score of 5.5 in each element.

EU/International

  • International Baccalaureate – 26 points

If your first language is not English, you should have an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with a score of 5.5 in each element.

Careers

Career prospects for Computer Science students are excellent and students on graduation can be expected to follow these typical career routes:

Graduate career roles: Computer Programmer, Web Developer, Junior Specialist Developer, Software Developer.

Early to mid-career roles: Computer Systems Analysts, Computer System Engineers, Software QA, Database Administrators, Research and Development, Network Systems Administration, Software Designer.

Senior roles: Senior Application Developer, Lead Developer, Chief Technical Officer, Lead Researcher, Senior Systems Architect or Analyst.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated July 12, 2019
This course is Campus based
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3 - 4 years
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13,400 GBP
international - UK/EU: £9,250 (fees per academic year)
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