Title: BSc Computing Technologies
Overview: 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 Computing System 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.
In support of this, the course has the following objectives:
- to provide a systematic study of the theory and principles of programming and software engineering, computer hardware and software technologies, and the role of computing systems in organisations.
- to develop an ability to analyse computing problems and formulate practical solutions to these problems, coupled with the ability to critically evaluate the approach and techniques used.
- to provide opportunities for the development of practical skills in software development in a business/industrial context
- to develop key skills and competencies to support the student’s progression into a career in the software industry or further academic study.
Intakes: September / January / May
Fees: £9000 a year
Level of study: Level 6 Bsc
Mode of study: Full Time
Duration: 3 Year standard option / 4 Year extended option
Standard option: 260-120 Ucas Points (bbc a-level) Mandatory If under 21.
If over 21 no previous qualification are required only a mandatory interview assessment with academic director.
Extended option: Level 3 Qualification + Interview
- You will have a minimum of twelve hours’ lectures and tutorials a week (so- called ‘contact time’ with a lecturer or tutor). Each year consists of two semesters of 12 teaching weeks each followed by a period for revision and assessment.
- The core lectures and tutorials are carefully timetabled to take place on two or three days of the week. We believe this offers our students more chance of finding meaningful, better-paid part-time work than students at many universities where the few hours’ lectures are spread over the whole of the week.
- You will be expected to undertake extensive independent study when you are not attending lectures.
- Your learning experience will be further enhanced by skills sessions, tutor surgeries and guest lectures which are organized throughout the year.
- Each course module is delivered through a combination of large group lectures – where the main ideas and concepts are presented – and tutorials where students are broken into smaller groups for an interactive discussion and analysis of the lecture content.
- Students are assessed predominantly through a mix of examination and coursework.