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BA (Hons)Computer Science

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This degree is structured to provide you with a firm grasp of the science underpinning computer and software technologies through practical experience in developing systems using latest generation technologies. In addition, you will be assisted in developing personal and professional skills to enable you to communicate effectively and make a positive contribution in the workplace across a variety of roles and a wide range of organisations. With a solid background in computer science, you will be in an excellent position to advance to more specialised fields.

Opportunities exist within the programme to take industrial examinations such as Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle and Java certifications. All students are automatically enrolled as student members of the British Computer Society, the chartered body responsible for establishing and maintaining standards in the profession.

Programme structure

Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Communication Systems (15 credits)
Computer Systems Architectures (15 credits)
System Development (15 credits)
Scholarly and Academic Practice (15 credits)
Object Oriented Programming (15 credits)
Programming Foundations (15 credits)
Logical Foundations (15 credits)
Analytical Methods for Computing (15 credits)

Year 2
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Computer Algorithms and Modelling (15 credits)
Operating Systems (15 credits)
Systems Programming (15 credits)
Systems Development Project (30 credits)
Professionalism in the IT Industry (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Application & Web Development (15 credits)
Introduction to Smart Systems (15 credits)
Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Advanced Programming (15 credits)
Computer Forensics 2 (15 credits)
Database Applications Technologies (15 credits)
Information Visualisation (15 credits)

Year 3
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Project (CIS) (60 credits)
Web Application Development (15 credits)
Programming Distributed Components (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Computing Education and Communication (30 credits)
Computer Forensics 3 (30 credits)
Enterprise Web Software Development (15 credits)
Interaction Design (15 credits)
User Interface Design (15 credits)
Smart Systems Development (15 credits)
Application Development for Mobile Devices (15 credits)
Penetration Testing and Ethical Vulnerability Scanning (15 credits)
3D Computer Graphics (15 credits)
Enterprise Server Management and Security (15 credits)
Artificial Intelligence (15 credits)
Computing Education Placement (15 credits)
Software Engineering Management (15 credits)

Career opportunities

This degree can help you find a career as an independent IT consultant or in a consultancy team. You could be building, maintaining and supporting modern computing systems, or creating Internet and e-commerce applications. You may also find work in software engineering, IT support, research, teaching and training.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 15, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States