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UCAS course code:
GL40
Level of study:
Undergraduate degree
Tuition fees 2020/21:

UK/EU – £9,250

International – £11,000

Placement year – £4,625 (UK/EU), £5,500 (International)

Entry requirements:

Grades CCC at A Level, or international equivalent. Grade 4 (previously grade C) in GCSE Mathematics and Grade 4 in GCSE English Language, or international equivalents.

English language requirements:

IELTS 6.0 with no component less than 5.5, or equivalent

 

Other English language tests are accepted, click here to find out more.

Mode of study:
Full-time
Duration:
4 years
Assessment method:
Coursework
Student finance:
Available
Location:

London

Start dates:
January, September
Application deadline:

UK/EU: TBC

UK based International students: TBC

International: TBC

Response to Covid-19 – Updates for January 2021 intake: In the London and Birmingham branch campuses, we plan to offer the opportunity to engage in some small group face-to-face teaching and other activities in London and Birmingham campuses, continuing to follow social distancing measures as required. This will be in addition to live online learning activities. Our plans are based on public health advice and robust risk assessments and will be regularly reviewed and updated in that context. More information about our response to Covid-19 and FAQs are available here.

About this course

The overall aim of the course is to provide a broadly based education in computing systems that will produce graduates equipped to apply best practice in software engineering to the development of a wide range of information systems in organisations. This will enable graduates to embark on a professional career in computing with specific vocational skills relevant to local industry needs. The course will also help meet industry’s current shortage of high quality graduates in computing, particularly those with software development skills.

The research landscape within computing in recent years has seen topics come to the fore on security and the role of artificial intelligence in society both of which feature in the programme.

The BSc Hons in Computing Systems course recognises that software development skills need to be complemented with people and process related skills. Consequently, people, process and professional practice are important topics within modules of the course and allow the development of a broad base of skills appropriate to a software engineer.

The intent of Work Based Learning (WBL) is significantly reflected in the programme learning outcomes. During year 3 of this programme, students will have the option to undertake a placement year module, Professional Practice – Computing. This module will provide an opportunity for students to develop knowledge and expertise that can be utilised in their final year studies, and in particular their final year project.

Students will also have opportunities to gain employability skills, reflect upon the applicability of their subject-specific skills, and gain insight into the graduate job market. Students who successfully complete the module are eligible for the award of Diploma in Professional Practice (DPP) or Diploma in Professional Practice International (DPPI) for international placements. Hence, the inclusion of placement year in this programme places strong emphasis on developing industry specific practical skills so that the learners are readily employable.

Teaching methods

You will be taught using a wide variety of teaching methods across the modules including lectures, seminars, tutorials and computer labs, totaling between 12-14 hours per week. In addition to your time in class, you will also be expected to engage in approximately 25-35 hours of self-study time per week.

You’ll be taught by experienced lecturers and academics who use their industry and research experience to demonstrate how to apply best practice in software engineering to the development of a wide range of information systems in organisations.

You will have access to Blackboard, our online learning environment, where you can access module resources and reading lists that will assist your preparation for classes and self-study.

Assessment

Each module is assessed by coursework only.

A variety of assessment methods are used across the programme, including individual and group-based practical assignments and presentations, formative and summative class tests, laboratory log books and development of written reports.

Professional accreditation

Graduates from this course have been successful in gaining full Membership (MBCS) of the British Computer Society, the Chartered Institute for IT.

Careers and postgraduate opportunities

Upon graduation you will be eligible to embark on a professional career in computing or to undertake further study at Masters or PhD level.

Career routes include:

  • Designing business-critical computer systems
  • Providing consultancy on computing systems development
  • Programmer
  • Apps Developer
  • IT Analyst
  • Data Analyst
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