Tuition Fees 2021/22:
Home (Full-time): £9,000 per year
Overseas (Full-time): £13,500 per year
Why choose this course?
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.
What you will learn
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.
Foundation Year (Cert HE STEM)
Academic Skills (20 credits; compulsory)
Analysing and Solving Problems (20 credits; compulsory)
Integrating Project (20 credits; compulsory)
Introduction to Computer Programming (20 credits; compulsory)
Introduction to Computer Systems (20 credits; compulsory)
Introduction to Mathematics and Science (20 credits; compulsory).
Year One – Level 4 (HNC, HND & BSc)
Computer Architecture and Operating Systems (20 credits; compulsory)
Data Analysis and Visualisation (20 credits; compulsory)
Introduction to Web and Database Concepts (20 credits; compulsory)
Industrial Based Research (20 credits; optional (DDA) / optional (PT))
Usability Engineering (20 credits; compulsory).
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.
Graduate Attributes Framework
This Framework aims to develop your professional skills and competence alongside your academic subject knowledge. You’ll study up to 40 credits per level throughout your programme from the Graduate Attributes Framework.
The Graduate Attribute modules are designed to enable you to develop, and evidence, a range of career-focused skills related to your subject area. These skills include digital competency, research and project management, as well as such personal competencies as communication, creativity, self-reflection, resilience and problem-solving.
BSc (Hons) | 4 Year Programme with Foundation Entry (Levels 3 to 6) UCAS Code: CD11Apply via UCAS
STEM Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics (Computing Stream) 1 Year Foundation Programme (Level 3 to 4) UCAS Code: SCT1 Apply via UCAS
Other: Applications from those offering alternative qualifications are welcome. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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:
Thomas John, BSc Computer Information Systems, (Dezrez Services Ltd)
"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."
Bursary / Scholarship Information
You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other available funding opportunities, please visit our Scholarships and Bursaries section.