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Bath Spa University

Computing

UCAS Code: CP11

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-C,C,C

Access to HE Diploma

M:30,P:30

Access to HE courses – typical offers for applicants with Access to HE will be the Access to HE Diploma or Access to HE Certificate (60 credits, 45 of which must be Level 3, including 30 at merit or higher).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27

International Baccalaureate – minimum of 27 points are accepted.

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

MMM

BTEC – Extended Diploma – Merit, Merit, Merit (MMM).

UCAS Tariff

96-104

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Applied computing

**Realise your ideas – from design, to development, to deployment – with our Computing degree.**

- Create reliable, usable and enjoyable computing products that prioritise the end user.

- Craft a compelling, diverse portfolio that grabs the attention of the tech sector.

- Enter a responsive, employability-driven course that teaches the tools and methods used in industry.

Computing at Bath Spa responds to a continuing need in industry for adaptable, capable individuals with well-developed technical knowledge and problem solving skills. Our aim is that when you graduate, you'll be up-to-date, innovative, and ready to contribute to the digital economy – whether in the UK or worldwide.

BSc (Hons) Computing adopts a practical approach, with a particular interest in creating computing products that people will want to use. You’ll learn by making – right from the start of the course – and balance your focus between design (visual, interaction), technical implementation and communication, to round off your skill set.

A key driver of the course is industry-insight and employability. We work closely with tech companies in the South West to keep content current, while offering valuable opportunities to work on live briefs and showcase your talents to the right people. Our in-house Innovation Lab emphasises the commercialisation of your ideas. Here, we support you in shaping products for the marketplace and refining those all-important collaboration skills.

Modules

Year one
Grasp the fundamentals. You'll start by learning core programming skills in languages such as C++/C#, HTML5 and JavaScript, while developing knowledge around discrete mathematics and how computer systems work. Modules on experience design and the computing industry provide an all-important primer in digital design, and help you position your learning within wider professional contexts.

Year two
Dive deeper. You'll extend your understanding of programming to object-oriented techniques, and learn methods of organising and manipulating data. Content on human-computer interaction takes a close look at how people use digital systems, while optional modules in responsive web design and data visualisation expose methods of presenting information effectively on a range of media platforms.

Year three
Showcase your talent. You'll leverage your computing and design skills to develop two extended computing projects – one made individually, and one co-created within our in-house Innovation Lab. These major projects are complemented with specialist modules in machine learning or physical computing – each of which adds flavour and flair to your portfolio and graduate skill set.

Assessment methods

BSc (Hons) Computing is almost entirely coursework-assessed. You’ll deliver a varied and balanced collection of artefacts including prototype software, experiment collections, interfaces, interactive experiences, and design portfolios. Project work is supported by contextual essays, reflective commentaries, reports, tests, pitches and presentations.

The Uni


Course location:

Bath Spa University

Department:

School of Creative Industries

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91%
UK students
9%
International students
85%
Male students
15%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

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