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UWTSD ranked 2nd in the UK for student satisfaction in teaching quality in Computer Science – The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

Database systems are at the core of modern information systems. 

Graduates from this programme use their expertise to design, implement, test and maintain innovative computer based solutions to support the technological infrastructure in contemporary organisations.

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Key Facts

Awards: MComp | BSc | HND | HNC
UCAS Code (MComp): 909R
UCAS Code (BSc): 318S
UCAS Code (HND): 345T
UCAS Code (Foundation): I20F
Institution Code: T80
Course Length:
MComp 4 years f/t
BSc 3 years f/t - up to 6 years p/t;
HND 2 years f/t - up to 4 years p/t;
HNC 1 years f/t - up to 3 years p/t

Tuition Fees for 2018/19:
£9000 (Home/EU students)
£11000 (Overseas students)
Scholarships and Bursaries

Location:
Swansea
School/Faculty:
School of Applied Computing
Contact Name:
Dr Kemi Ademoye
Contact Email:
computing@uwtsd.ac.uk
Language Choice:
English  

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  • Completing BSc Computing Information Systems was the best decision I ever made. The University, the support, friends and the lecturers made me feel comfortable within weeks. My Final Year Project enabled me to understand the need for usability within software programmes which helped me when developing a Property Management software package for Dezrez Services Ltd.

    Thomas JohnBSc Computer Information Systems, Dezrez Services Ltd


Students on this programme will learn database design, creation, administration and the development of programs for the development of data driven applications. 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 to transfer across pathways in your first year of study.

During your second year, you will study modules that provide a greater depth for your chosen programme. In the final year, you will undertake a major project which provides a focus for your studies.

The course focuses on designing, implementing, testing and maintenance of high-quality information systems and data driven applications. 

You will focus on acquiring and using the expertise required by an information systems developer and programmer to create solutions to large and complex problems.  The expertise and skills you develop from engineering software solutions as part of a team is highly regarded by employers.

Year 1 modules - MComp/BSc/HND/HNC

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

Year 2 modules - MComp/BSc/HND

  • Application Development (20 credits)
  • Database Management Systems (20 credits)
  • 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)
  • Statistical Programming (20 credits)
  • Web Technologies (20 credits)

Year 3 modules - MComp/BSc

  • Major Project (40 credits)
  • Advanced Web Development (20 credits)
  • Big Data (20 credits)
  • Geographical Information Systems (20 credits)
  • Usability Engineering (20 credits)

Year 4 Integrated Masters - MComp

MComp Data and Information Systems 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:

  • Data Security (20 credits)
  • Leadership and Management (20 credits)
  • Marketing and Web Analytics (20 credits)
  • Group Project (60 credits)

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

This British Computer Society (BCS) accredited degree scheme is designed to produce suitably equipped graduates to work in the rapidly expanding computing and information systems industry within the UK.

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.

Through our industrial links, we have also developed a programme structure to provide students with the latest skills along with an appreciation of the demands of industry. This course contributes fully to the academic requirements for graduates to register for the status of Chartered IT Professional (CITP).

Applicants to this programme are numerate and logically-minded, and it is likely that they will have previously studied science, maths or information and communication technology. Such students will seek more specialised, programming, data analysis and database design skills.

Students learn, in-depth, a range of programming concepts, data visualisation and data mining techniques to develop sophisticated and complex information systems solutions. Graduates are likely to seek careers in application development, business systems analysis, database development and administration, information systems consultancy and management.

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.

MComp Computing (Data and Information Systems) - Four Years Full-Time - UCAS CODE: 909R

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 (Data and Information Systems) - Three Years Full-Time - UCAS CODE: 318S

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

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

HND Computing (Data and Information Systems) - Two Years Full Time - UCAS Code: 345T

48 UCAS tariff points (previously 120) to include:

A C grade at A-Level/AVCE; BTEC National Diploma/Certificate/Award - Pass; NVQ Level 3 - Pass.

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

HNC Computing (Data and Information Systems) - One Year Full-Time - UCAS Code: 477H

40 UCAS tariff points (previously 100) 

Typical International Baccalaureate Offer:

Please contact computing@uwtsd.ac.uk for more information.

Other:

Applications from those offering alternative qualifications are welcome. Please contact computing@uwtsd.ac.uk for more information.

Foundation Year for Computing and Electronics

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 fields such as application development, business systems analysis, database development and administration, information systems consultancy and management.

Here are some profiles of graduates from this programme and where they are now:

For all graduate testimonials, please see here:

Graduate Testimonials

UK/EU Tuition Fees

Visit our UK/EU Tuition Fees section to find out more.

Overseas Tuition Fees

Visit our Overseas Fees section to find out more.

Bursaries and Scholarships

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available coursework please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships section.

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

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