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Falmouth University

Web Development with Professional Practice

UCAS Code: I103

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

Entry requirements


We welcome A Levels in a wide range of subjects, especially in those relevant to the course for which you apply.

We may consider a standalone AS in a relevant subject, if it is taken along with other A Levels and if an A Level has not been taken in the same subject. However, you will not be disadvantaged if you do not have a standalone AS subject as we will not ordinarily use them in our offers.

60 credits (with a minimum of 45 credits achieved at level 3) in a relevant subject.

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

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A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points

UCAS Tariff

104-120

A typical offer is between 104 and 120 UCAS points, primarily from Level 3 equivalent qualifications, such as A levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma, or current, relevant experience. Grade 4 (or C) or above in GCSE English Language, or equivalent, is a minimum language requirement for all applicants. Due to the creative nature of our courses, you will be considered on your own individual merit and potential to succeed on your chosen course. Please contact the Applicant Services team for advice if you are predicted UCAS points below this range, or if you have questions about the qualifications or experience you have.

a minimum of 40 UCAS tariff points, when combined with a minimum of 64 UCAS tariff points from the Supporting Qualifications

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time with year in industry | 2021

Subject

Creative computing

Begin your career as a capable innovator in an area of computer science that permeates every aspect of our daily lives. We’ll build your specialist knowledge in full stack design and development for websites and web applications, covering DevOps, database design, as well as modern tools.

Utilising Agile project management processes that mirror the industry, this course will prepare you for a sustainable career in web application development and enable you to anticipate and adapt to emerging technologies. What’s more, based within the Games Academy’s development teams, you’ll be surrounded by potential clients.

You will:
Learn to apply creative thinking to solve real-world problems and utilise human-centred design principles to develop products that are fit for purpose.
Benefit from being a member of a creative community of experts in User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) design, programming and development operations (DevOps).
Work closely with industry to align your skills and experience with graduate-level career opportunities.

Choose between a three-year degree or a four-year degree with a year of professional practice. While you must select one for your UCAS application, you’ll have the chance to change your decision up to the end of your second year.

This course is the four-year course option, which includes a year of professional practice.

Modules

Throughout this web development course, you’ll gain specialist knowledge in full stack design and development for websites and web applications. Following user-centred processes, you’ll learn to analyse, design, evaluate and implement products. You’ll also learn programming principles and regulatory knowledge from the ground up, and take on multidisciplinary team-based projects using Agile.

Year one:
You’ll begin with a practical introduction to programming, computer technology, and computer science principles. Working in a multidisciplinary team, you’ll learn Agile principles, pipelines, and processes to deliver a bespoke, interactive website for a game under development by other Games Academy students. You’ll also complete an individual creative computing project, learning about physical computing in the context of the Internet of Things (IoT).

Modules
Development Principles
Creative Computing
Principles of Computing
Individual Creative Computing Project
Multidisciplinary Development Practice

Year two:
You’ll learn how to leverage back-end web technologies likes database systems and servers, before studying front-end development and implementing an original web application. You’ll typically concentrate on areas like functional coherence, accessibility, usability and aesthetics, further supported by distributed systems.

Modules
Web Technologies
Web Application Design
Specialisms in Creative Computing
Mathematics for 3D Worlds & Simulations
Distributed Systems

Year three:
Placement year
You’ll gain real-world, hands-on experience in this optional year-long placement.

Year four:
You’ll choose and explore a web development specialism through a practice-based research project, with supervision from a subject matter expert. Growing your knowledge of DevOps in a cloud computing context for cloud orchestration, you’ll engage in collective innovation as an exercise in digital entrepreneurship and apply this knowledge to a team-based major web development project.

Modules
Cloud Computing
Digital Innovation
Major Web Development Project
Research & Development: Practice
Research & Development: Dissertation

Assessment methods

Mirroring industry practice, you’ll be continually assessed on group projects through a group working strategy. You’ll also be assessed through pitches, projects, papers, portfolios and one-to-one feedback.

The Uni


Course location:

Penryn Campus

Department:

The Games Academy

TEF rating:
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