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De Montfort University

Computing

UCAS Code: I100

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

Entry requirements


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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

104

from at least 2 A-Levels Five GCSEs 9-4 including English Language and Mathematics or equivalent.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Computing

Computing BSc (Hons) at De Montfort University allows you to develop technical and practical skills in a range of computing subjects including computer technology, database design, internet technology, programming, multimedia, interactive systems design and systems development. In the final year you can select from a range of options and also complete a computing project allowing you to tailor your study to your interests. 100% of our Computing graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2016-17 report. Our dedicated Placements team will also support you if you wish to undertake an optional work placement year, which can help you develop your transferable skills and give you practical experience before graduation.

Modules

First year
• Visual Web Development
• Information Systems Development
• Database Management and Reporting
• Devices and Networks
• The Global Web


Second year
• Project Management and Development
• Advanced Programming
• Multimedia Development (Term 1)
• Interactive Systems Design and Evaluation (Term 1)
• Business Intelligence (Term 2)
• Introduction to Research and Ethics (Term 2)

Third Year
• Computing Project or Team Development Project
Optional modules
• Secure Web Application Development
• Telematics
• Multi-Service Networks
• Systems Building: Methods and Management
• Information Systems Strategy and Services
• Data Mining
• Computing Ethics
• Fuzzy Logic and Knowledge Based Systems
• Database Management and Programming
• Front-end Web Development
• Functional Software Development

Assessment methods

This course uses a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, computer lab sessions, collaborative learning and self-directed study. A number of modules are assessed by coursework only and involve group work.
Assessment in each module is designed to meet its specified learning outcomes. Methods of assessment will include time constrained phase tests, portfolios of work, laboratory exercises, exams, reports and presentations.
You will normally attend around 12-16 hours of timetabled taught sessions each week, and are expected to undertake at least 14-16 further hours of directed independent study and assignments as required.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Computing, Engineering and Media

TEF rating:
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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
88%
Male students
12%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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D
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After graduation


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Computing

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.

£21,360
med
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
71%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

52%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
11%
Information technology technicians
5%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

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