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Computing and Web Development

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,D-B,C,C

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

MMP-DMM

UCAS Tariff

88-112

A typical offer will be a UCAS Tariff score of 88 - 112. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Multimedia computing science

Computer science

At Buckinghamshire New University, we’re focused on getting you ready for the working world. As this course combines computer theory with web development, you’ll come away with many skills that are in demand.

We are proud to have a partnership with Amazon for running the Amazon AWS Academy at BNU, helping you gain industry standard knowledge and skills and further enhancing your career prospects.

**Why study this subject?**
From connected homes to smart cities, the world is becoming increasingly digital. After all, technology helps us communicate, work and relax.

A degree in Computing and Web Development gives you the chance to explore an increasingly vital part of everyday life.

**Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?**
As well as preparing you for employment in a globally expanding computing industry, this course gives you the skills and knowledge to pursue careers in a wide range of sectors that depend on digital technologies. These include:
- Retail

- Media

- Government

- Education

- Health sectors.

Our programme is founded in software engineering and web technologies. We focus on the technical side of web-based applications and services for working in industries that require expertise in areas such as:
- Web and mobile development

- IT support

- Software development

- Network industries.

If you enjoy ‘code’ there are many opportunities to extend your knowledge to new programming and database management languages. You'll develop technical competency in user-interface and location-sensitive frameworks, industry-standards for secure and robust software engineering, database development and network operation.

You’ll learn alternative architectures for emerging cloud-based technologies. You'll also study modules on developing and deploying secure and mobile-ready web applications with backend databases. This will help prepare you for both generic ‘computing’ job markets and more specialised areas that require mobile web-based services.

The course addresses the professional and customer-facing skills that are essential for employment in computing industries. Modules also provide opportunities to prepare for the professional certification programmes of global industries such as Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard and Cisco.

As part of our Cloud Computing module, we are proud to run Amazon AWS Academy, allowing you full access to all Amazon web services resources, materials, labs, online assessments and exams preparations.

You'll be able to practice the technology provided by the world cloud leader and undertake a free Amazon AWS official certification MOC exam, as well as gain a 50% discount on Amazon AWS (Cloud Architecture) official certification exam (optional for students).

**What will I study?**
In the first year, you’ll acquire programming, network, and professional skills.

In your second year you'll expand these to more advanced web applications, architectures, databases and emerging standards for mobile and cloud deployment of services.

In your final year you'll consolidate skills in web application development and pursue specialisms in mobile, database and Artificial Intelligence technologies. You'll also integrate your skills and showcase your knowledge by undertaking a Final Year Project.

**How will I be taught and assessed?**
You’ll be taught by a team of expert academics and specialist professionals. Together, they use their collective experience of academia, industry and commerce to give you the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you’ll need for your career.

Our lecturers work closely with industry through partnerships or by helping web development and related industries with research, consultancy, technical and managerial inputs.

The wider Computing Department and our Careers service also offer development opportunities that may involve placements, internships or employment in local companies. Many students benefit from industry placement opportunities in their final year.

Modules

Year One: Computer Architectures, Networking, Programming Concepts, Application Programming, Digital Technologies and Professional Practice, User Experience (UX), Web Development, XML. Year Two: Web Applications, Open Source Systems, Network Systems, Software Engineering, Database Design, Web Services (Team Project), Mobile Systems, Object Oriented Systems Development. Year Three: Advanced Programming, Knowledge-based Systems in Artificial Intelligence, Learning Machines and Intelligent Agents, Cloud Computing, Network Security, Database Development, Database Technologies, Data Structures and Algorithms, Enterprise Systems Development, E-Business Systems Development, Advanced Mobile Systems, Project.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,250
per year
International
£14,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Buckinghamshire New University

Department:

School of Business and Law

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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.

67%
med
Multimedia computing science
67%
med
Computer science

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

67%
Staff make the subject interesting
75%
Staff are good at explaining things
67%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
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

50%
Library resources
50%
IT resources
67%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
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?

80%
UK students
20%
International students
81%
Male students
19%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
3%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
D

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.

£20,000
low
Average annual salary
83%
low
Employed or in further education
60%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
15%
Information technology technicians
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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.

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.

£20,000
low
Average annual salary
83%
low
Employed or in further education
60%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
15%
Information technology technicians
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

This is a newly-classified subject area for this kind of data, so we don’t currently have very much information to display or analyse yet. The subject is linked to important and growing computing industries, and over time we can expect more students to study them — there could be opportunities that open up for graduates in these subjects as the economy develops over the next few years.

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.

£18k

£18k

£23k

£23k

£27k

£27k

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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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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