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Computing

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

Subject

Computer science

Technology is now a driving force for the way in which we work, communicate and socialise and there has never been a more exciting time to explore the latest developments and cutting-edge applications with our BSc (Hons) Computing degree.

You will have access to fully equipped computing facilities and the benefit of learning modules that have been created to reflect elements of professional certification programmes, including AWD, Microsoft, HP and Cisco. Our programme has been designed to provide the opportunity to develop experience in the core elements of computing such as systems analysis, programming, Artificial Intelligence and secure networking.

**Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?**
We work hard to ensure that our courses are designed with you and industry in mind, so that you can graduate confident that you can make competitive job applications post-university. We know that the industry is constantly changing and rapidly evolving, which is why we ensure that across all years the programme has technical elements underpinned by professional certification* programmes including AWS, Microsoft, HP and Cisco, that can optionally be taken by students through levels 4, 5 & 6. (*Full accreditation is via self-funded examinations).

From day one you will be able to dive into learning all about crucial aspects of computer system and software development including analysis, design, development, testing and maintenance. We believe that being able to put your learning into action is the best way to learn and what better way than in our state-of-the-art facilities where you will be able to become a master of computer programming in core languages such as: Java, C# and C++.

**Facilities**
We make sure we keep the University’s computing facilities well maintained and equipped. We have a range of large labs, most filled with dual-screen, dual boot (Windows and Linux) systems. Latest industry standard software is also included on devices to allow you to develop your skills to what is needed in the workplace.

We have numerous devices that will provide the basis for various supervised projects you will carry out across the programme. These include but are not limited to Virtual Reality headsets, 3D printers, Raspberry Pi microcomputers, EEG headsets.

**What will I study?**
In year one you'll work on developing a range of knowledge and skills to provide you with a solid foundation of the fundamentals of computing. You will look at a range of topics from application programming to business modelling, and user experience to digital technologies.

Your second year provides the chance to evolve the abilities you started building in your first year and start applying your critical thinking and research skills to your learning. You'll focus on subjects including, database design, intelligent systems, open source systems and software engineering.

Year three will give you the opportunity to put all you have learned into action with more independent based learning and research projects. You will study areas such as cloud computing, enterprise systems development, artificial intelligence and advanced programming.

**What are my career prospects?**
Being able to contribute to the analysis, design, creation and management of information systems and software, graduates will find a variety of exciting and dynamic career paths open to them. You will be qualified to work in areas such as:

- Software development

- Systems analysis

- Corporate or Government IT

- Database administration

- Web system development

- System support

- Network engineering.

Modules

Year One: Computer Architectures, Networking, Programming Concepts, Application Programming, Digital Technologies and Professional Practice, User Experience (UX), Web Development, Business Modelling. Year Two: Web Applications, Open Source Systems, Network Systems, Software Engineering, Database Design, Introduction to Intelligent Systems (Team Project), Mobile Systems, Object Oriented Systems Development. Year Three: Advanced Programming, Quality Assurance and Testing, 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, 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

Extra funding

Buckinghamshire New University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.bucks.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/financial-support-bursaries-and-scholarships

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
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?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
79%
Male students
21%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
26%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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

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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