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Computer Information Systems

Entry requirements


General studies not accepted.

Pass required.

Pass required.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MMP-MMM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP-MMM

Minimum of 5 Scottish Highers - some subject specific grades/Advanced Highers may be required.

T Level qualifications are accepted on a case by case basis.

UCAS Tariff

80-96

Offers are tariff based, 80 - 96 tariff points from a Level 3 qualification* e.g.: • A Levels (excluding General Studies) • BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: MMP - MMM • City & Guilds Advanced Technical / Extended Diploma: will be considered case by case • International Baccalaureate Diploma is accepted • Access • Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted • Key Skills are not accepted International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements). More information here. We also welcome applications from mature applicants. *For full details go to our website and for a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com.

We will accept this qualification in conjunction with other level 3 qualifications.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Operating systems

This degree explores the application of technology in business and industry. We will provide a grounding in computing, the construction and use of database systems, new technologies, systems administration, artificial intelligence and business information systems. You will understand the fundamentals underpinning computer information systems and will apply them to society and business. Through theory and hands-on practice, you will learn to leverage technology in a business setting, giving you the competitive edge. Crucially you will understand the drivers for the future trends in this fast-moving area.

After graduating you will be equipped to manage and develop computational technology systems for a broad range of user’s needs. This course will also prepare you for the workplace by teaching a range of professional skills, including communication, teamwork, time-management and independent learning alongside an awareness of relevant legal, social and ethical issues.

During your time at Bangor you will develop an understanding of the fundamentals underpinning computer information systems and their application in industry. Through theory and hands on practice you will learn to leverage technology in a business setting giving you the competitive edge. Crucially you will also understand the drivers for the future trends in this fast-moving area.

‘Placement Year’ and 'International Experience Year’ options are available for this course. You will have the opportunity to fully consider these options when you have started your course at Bangor and can make an application for a transfer onto such a pathway at the appropriate time. You can find more information about these options on our website and if you have any questions, please get in touch.

If you don’t have the required qualifications for this degree-level course or are looking to re-enter education after time away from study, then a Foundation Year Programme might be the right choice for you. Please see Computer Science (with Foundation Year) G40F.

Modules

For details of the modular structure, please see the course description on Bangor University's website.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bangor University

Department:

School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

78%
high
Operating systems

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Computer science

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

68%
Library resources
67%
IT resources
73%
Course specific equipment and facilities
66%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
86%
Male students
14%
Female students
91%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
E
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Computer science

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
85%
low
Employed or in further education
90%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

79%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
13%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
4%
Information technology technicians

There are a lot of computing courses out there, and they vary a lot in content, modules and the way they work with employers, so individual courses can have very different outcomes. This is a course where you really need to get a good grade — employers really pay attention to the class of your degree and a low grade will serious hit your prospects. But you can get a job on pretty much any industry in the country with a computing degree - and organisation with an IT system and a web site needs graduates in this discipline - and many employers report difficulty in finding graduates. So most students do get jobs, and starting salaries are good, particularly in London. If you want to find out more about the prospects for a computer science course at a particular institution, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Computing

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£24k

£24k

£29k

£29k

£29k

£29k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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