UCAS course code:
GL40
Level of study:
Undergraduate degree
Tuition fees 2018/19:

UK/EU – £9,250

International – £10,000

Entry requirements:

Grades CCC at A Level, or international equivalent. Grade C in GCSE Mathematics and Grade C 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:
3 years
Assessment method:
Individual and group-based practical assignments and presentations, formative and summative class tests, laboratory log books, exams and development of written reports
Student finance:
Available
Location:
London
Start dates:
January, September
Application deadline:

UK/EU: TBC

UK based International students: TBC

International: TBC

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 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.

This programme is also available as BSc Computing Systems (with Diploma in Professional Practice), which includes the option for a year in industry as part of a 4 year programme.

Teaching methods

You will be taught using a wide variety of teaching methods across the modules including lectures and seminars, 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 a combination of coursework and examination, or 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, exams 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

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