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BSc (Hons) Computing (Foundation Entry Route Available) (Subject to Approval)

Foundation Entry • Level 3

BSc (Hons) Computing (Foundation Entry Route Available) (Subject to Approval)

Foundation Entry • Level 3

Type of LearningUniversity Study

Course CodeA5625

UCAS CodeCS05

Study ModeFull-time.

DurationFull Time: 3 Years, Full Time inc. Foundation Entry: 4 Years

Awarded ByBuckinghamshire New University

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About the course

This course provides you with the opportunity to gain experience in the underpinning technical skills you need to start a challenging and dynamic career in computing. Our programme balances theory and practice in computing systems and software engineering, providing a strong foundation and the chance to specialise in various branches of the industry. Students focus on their areas of specialist interest by a choice of options and through an individual project in the final year, enabling you to move forward into a number of career paths such as Software Developer, System Development, Mobile Development, Networking and Security, Database Management, IT Support and Research. This degree has a broad scope and covers the main areas within the broad field of computing, including all crucial aspects of computer system and software development including analysis, design, development, testing and maintenance. You will also learn key industrial skills that are transferrable within technology-based careers. This hands on course will see you master the art of computer programming using core languages such as: Java, C# and C++. You will cover the full systems implementation cycle using industrial standard tools and techniques including Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools and through advanced development methods. From analysis and design, through to database theory, networking, object-orientated programming, mobile computing and web-development, the BSc (Hons) Computing course offers a strong understanding of current computing applications, design and development. Students will develop a full range of system development skills including maintenance and quality assurance as well as acquiring a variety of transferable skills for industry. The standard full time tuition fee rate for this course in 2019/20 for Home and EU students is £9000 per year. The standard full time tuition fee for the Foundation Year for this course in 2019/20 is £6000.

Type of LearningUniversity Study

Course CodeA5625

UCAS CodeCS05

Study ModeFull-time.

DurationFull Time: 3 Years, Full Time inc. Foundation Entry: 4 Years

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Awarded ByBuckinghamshire New University

Start Date/s

06/09/2021, 06/09/2021

University Cost Description

Years 1, 2 and 3 (delivered at Burnley College): The standard full time tuition fee rate for this course in 2020/21 for Home and EU students is £9000 per year. The standard full time tuition fee for the Foundation year for this course in 2020/21 is £6000.

Entry requirements

Our typical offer is 104-112 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted. BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, relevant work or life experience and who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from degree-level studies, are welcome and these applicants will be interviewed.

Modules

The modules available on this course are: Year 1, Application Programming; Business Modelling; Computer Architectures; Digital Technologies and Professional Practice; Networking; Programming Concepts; User Experience (UX); Web Development. Year 2: Database Design; Intro to Intelligent Systems (Team Project); Mobile Systems; Network Systems; Object Oriented Systems Development; Open Source Systems; Software Engineering; Web Applications. Year 3: Advanced Mobile Systems (optional); Advanced Programming; Cloud Computing; Data Structures and Algorithms; Database Development (optional); Database Technologies (optional); Enterprise Systems Development; Knowledge-Based Systems in AI (optional); Learning Machines and Intelligent Agents (optional); Network Security; Project; Quality Assurance and Testing.

Assessment

The balance of assessment will vary depending on the modules undertaken but will include coursework, written and practical exams.

Careers & Progression

Graduates will find a variety of exciting and dynamic career paths open to them, being able to contribute to the analysis, design, creation and management of information systems and software. You will be qualified to work in software development, systems analysis, corporate or Government IT, database administration, web system development, system support, network engineering and research. The vibrant and growing area of Mobile and Cloud Computing will also be within your reach. We will support you on the route to your chosen career, helping you develop crucial skills, encouraging you to become enterprising, employable and a good leader. Throughout this course, we encourage students to gain sector experience while studying and actively look for clients for their project work, providing them with the chance to develop their skills in a work setting.

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