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Computing

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

80-104

A typical offer will require a UCAS Tariff score between 80 - 104. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis. For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Computer science

Do you have a strong interest in technology, gadgets and computers? Would you like to be at the forefront of technological developments in your future career? Do you like to take an analytical approach to problem solving? If so, then this course is for you.

On our practical BSc (Hons) Computing degree, you will be given the opportunity to gain experience in the underpinning technical skills you need to start a challenging and dynamic career in computing. You will benefit from our industry links, well-equipped computer labs, and experienced and supportive staff.

**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. And it’s an incredible way to start an exciting, fulfilling career.

A general degree in computing allows you to gain the latest skills in this area and opens up a wide range of career options for you.

**Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?**
Our BSc (Hons) Computing degree programme covers the main areas within the broad field of computing. You'll also learn key industrial skills that are transferrable within technology-based careers.

During your time with us, you'll learn about all crucial aspects of computer system and software development including analysis, design, development, testing and maintenance.

This hands-on course will see you master the art of computer programming using core languages such as: Java, C# and C++.

You'll also cover the full systems implementation cycle. This will be done using industrial standard tools and techniques including Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools and through advanced development methods.

Our programme balances theory and practice in computing systems and software engineering.

You can focus on your areas of specialist interest and gain the skills to move into a number of sector career paths such as:
- Software developer

- System development

- Mobile development

- Networking and security

- Database management

- IT support

- Research.

**What facilities can I use?**
Our computing facilities are packed with the latest equipment. We regularly upgrade our computer hardware and software, so you have the equipment and facilities to truly excel.

**What will I study?**
The computing curriculum is aligned with key elements of recognised professional certification* programmes. The course has been developed with input from major industry leaders such as Microsoft, Oracle, HP and Cisco. This is to maximise opportunities for graduates when entering the jobs market. (*Full accreditation is via self-funded examinations).

From analysis and design, through to database theory, networking, object-orientated programming, mobile computing and web-development, our BSc (Hons) Computing course offers a strong understanding of current computing applications, design and development.

You will also 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 first year contains common modules with other degrees offered by the Department of Computing. This adds a considerable amount of flexibility to the programme, providing you with the opportunity to change to an area that matches any specific interests you develop as the course progresses.

**How will I be taught and assessed?**
We have a strong computing department at the University, with a dedicated team of academics and professionals delivering industry-relevant courses in a suite of well-equipped computer labs.

You’ll benefit from small class sizes that give you a chance to develop close working relationships with the tutors and other students. You will also benefit from guest speakers and valuable networking opportunities.

Course assignments reflect real-life problems because we believe that’s the best way to learn – and it’s more fun!

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
£9,250
per year
International
£12,500
per year
Northern 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, Law and Computing

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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.

81%
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

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
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

74%
Library resources
71%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
64%
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?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
80%
Male students
20%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
14%
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

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.

£21k

£21k

£25k

£25k

£33k

£33k

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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