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Computing (BSc, HND, HNC, Foundation Entry)

BCS LogoComputing covers a wide range of computing topics whilst still delivering the core essential computing modules.

It is designed to give the student the most flexibility in choosing modules that meet their own personal goals.

This approach gives students a greater opportunity to develop skills most closely aligned to their own industrial experience and needs.

PATHWAY OPTIONS & HOW TO APPLY

Pathway Options

Computing

MComp | 4 Year Integrated Masters (Levels 4 to 7)
UCAS Code: 123R
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BSc | 3 Year Degree Programme (Levels 4 to 6)
UCAS Code: 588S 
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HND 2 Year Programme (Levels 4 to 5)
UCAS Code: 858T 
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HNC 
UCAS Code: 456H

BSc | 4 Year Programme with Foundation Entry (Levels 3 to 6)
UCAS Code: 3ALF
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STEM  Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics (Computing Stream) 
1 Year Foundation Programme (Level 3 to 4)
UCAS Code: SCT1
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Tuition Fees 2019/20:
£9000 (Home/EU)
£11500 (Overseas)

Why choose this course

  1. This degree scheme is designed to produce suitably equipped graduates to work in the rapidly expanding computing and information systems industry within the UK.
  2. The programme includes the traditional concepts, principles and techniques of software development, databases and information systems but applies these within the context of engineering large and complex systems.
  3. Through our industrial links, we have also developed a program structure to provide students with the latest skills along with an appreciation of the demands of industry.
  4. This course is designed to give the student the most flexibility in choosing modules that meet their own personal goals. This approach gives students a greater opportunity to develop skills most closely aligned to their own industrial experience and needs.
  5. Graduates would seek positions in application development, business systems analysis, database development and administration, information systems consultancy and management etc.

What you will learn

Course Overview

The enormous growth of the Internet, the proliferation of computer networks, programmable devices and information systems in various forms, and the highly accelerated rate of change ensures a continuing requirement for employees with contemporary computing related skills and qualifications. 

The Internet, in particular, is a major technological revolution that is having and will continue to have an enormous impact in society. The radical, transformational change that has been observed in the arena of computing and organisations’ dependence on technology for competitive advantage are compelling reasons to incorporate new ideas, paradigms and technologies into computing related programmes.

In the first year, you will study a broad range of subjects common to several courses within the Computing Portfolio. These provide the underpinning required for later years and allow flexibility in choosing modules that meet student’s own personal goals. This approach gives greater opportunity to develop skills most closely aligned to the student’s own industrial experience and needs. In the final year, you will undertake a major project which provides a focus for your studies.

The expertise and skills you develop from engineering software solutions as part of a team is highly regarded by employers.

Modules

Year 1 modules - MComp/BSc/HND/HNC

  • Academic & Employability Skills (20 credits)
  • Computer Architecture and Networks (20 credits)
  • Information Engineering (20 credits)
  • Internet Technology and Security (20 credits)
  • Software Development (20 credits)
  • Optional module (20 credits)

Year 2 modules - MComp/BSc/HND

  • Enterprise and Innovation Group Project (20 credits) (Note: Full-time students only)
  • Governance, Legislation and Ethics Work-Based Project (20 credits) (Note: Part-time students only)
  • Project Management and Research Methods (20 credits)
  • Optional modules (80 credits)

Year 3 modules - MComp/BSc

  • Major Project (40 credits)
  • Optional modules (80 credits)

Year 4 Integrated Masters - MComp

MComp Computing is a four-year fully-funded undergraduate programme, leading to a Masters-level qualification. You would be expected to join employers on a fast track to management by learning specialist skills in:

  • Leadership and Management (20 credits)
  • Group Project (60 credits)
  • Optional modules (40 credits)

Note: Foundation Year entry is also available. Please see Foundation Year for Computing and Electronics. We also have "Year In Industry" options.

Assessment

The School of Applied Computing aims to produce graduates that help shape the future of computing and information systems development.  The course content is contemporary and shaped for employability through close links with local and national employers.

Students are assessed through a combination of worksheets, practicals, presentations, projects and examinations.  Module assessment is often by assignment, or assignment and examination. The final mark for some modules may include one or more pieces of coursework set and completed during the module. Project work is assessed by written report and presentation.

Students are encouraged to use our links with Software Alliance Wales and Go Wales to work on commercial schemes for their Major Project module.  Go Wales provides the opportunity of paid work placements with local businesses.

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Professional Accreditations

Successful completion of the Programme offers the eligibility for registration by the British Computer Society (BCS) of Chartered IT Professional (CITP) full status.

Key Information

Entry Criteria

MComp Computing - 4 Years Full-Time - UCAS CODE: 123R

112 UCAS tariff points (previously 300) to include:

  • Two C grades at A-Level/AVCE; or 
  • BTEC National Diploma grades Merit, Pass, Pass; or 
  • BTEC National Certificate grades Merit, Merit; or 
  • NVQ Level 3 - Pass

Subjects at Advanced Level should include Computing, ICT, Maths, Science or similar.
GCSE Maths grade C or above is preferred.

BSc Computing - 3 Years Full-Time - UCAS CODE: 588S

104 UCAS tariff points (previously 260) to include:

  • Two C grades at A-Level/AVCE; or
  • BTEC National Diploma grades Pass, Pass, Pass; or
  • BTEC National Certificate grades Merit, Pass; or
  • NVQ Level 3 - Pass

Please note that subjects at Advanced Level should/may include ICT, Computing, Maths, Physics or similar. GCSE Maths grade C or above is preferred.

HND Computing - 2 Years Full-Time - UCAS CODE 858T

48 UCAS tariff points (previously 120)

HNC Computing - UCAS CODE 456H

40 UCAS tariff points (previously 100)

Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications. 

Foundation Year entry:

Foundation Year for Computing and Electronics

Career Opportunities

Our graduates have excellent employment prospects in the computing, teaching, lecturing and ICT industry, as well as in other areas of the economy. Recent statistics show that the vast majority are following their chosen career paths within six months of graduating.

Graduates would seek positions in application development, business systems analysis, database development and administration, information systems consultancy and management, etc.

Additional Costs

It is possible to complete this programme of study without any additional costs.

Students may wish to purchase materials for modules, such as Major Project but this is not a requirement and will have no bearing on the final grade achieved. 

Student Quotes

Paul Roderick MSc Applied Computing

I enjoyed everything about the course and will miss John Rees the most.

Bursary / Scholarship Information

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Accommodation

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