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Liverpool John Moores University

Multimedia Computing with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: 2Q48

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

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About this course


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Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2020

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich including foundation year | 2020

Subject

Multimedia computing science

This is the ideal degree if you are interested in pursuing a career where you can use your skills to create digital media and produce rich internet applications.

About the Foundation Year

The Foundation Year is ideal if you have the ability to study for a degree but don’t have the qualifications to enter directly onto the Computer Science honours degree programme. Once you pass the Foundation Year you will progress directly onto the first year of the honours degree. If you are a full-time UK student, you will qualify for student financial support for the full duration of your course (subject to eligibility criteria).

About the BSc (Hons) Multimedia Computing degree

Multimedia computing is at the heart of many of the most exciting technological developments of recent years. The massive growth in internet use in recent years in the form of web and e-commerce developments, the delivery of streaming content by companies such as the BBC, Amazon and Netflix owes much to multimedia computing. But this is only the beginning for multimedia computing; new innovations in augmented and virtual reality are providing opportunities for the development of ground-breaking applications with these new technologies. This programme will give you a solid technical grounding in digital media production using industry-standard tools coupled with skills and expertise in internet application development. These provide the foundation for cutting edge developments in augmented and virtual reality, ensuring that you can grasp all the opportunities arising from the internet economy of the future.

Modules

Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Level 3

•Develop simple computer programs using elementary programming constructs
•Identify and demonstrate applications of standard engineering practice
•Use mathematical reasoning in the application of engineering methods
•Introductory Foundation Physics
•Information Systems Development

On the completion of Level 3 of the programme, the student will have a good understanding of the fundamental principles underpinning engineering and computing developments.

Level 4

•Modules to introduce and develop effective computer programming skills to apply to multimedia developments
•Learn the basics of how computers operate and how they can be grouped to form networks of ever-increasing size until we have the internet
•Learn how to use internet technologies to build effective web sites
•Learn the basics of database development
•Gain the fundamental knowledge needed to practice and develop multimedia artefacts
•Lay the foundations of a successful professional career development path

Many of the themes introduced at level 4 continue to be developed throughout the remainder of the programme.

Level 5

•Databases form a key component of many modern multimedia applications. Acquire database design, development and management knowledge and expertise
•Develop skills, knowledge and expertise in image processing and the production of digital media and the development of interactive multimedia systems
•Learn key project management approaches to apply to digital media production projects
•Leverage previous web development experience to produce advanced web developments
•Develop research skills to enable innovative and effective applications of digital media techniques and approaches and in preparation for the final year project
•Enhance career development by embedding a growing expertise in data science in a framework of industry standard professionalism

Sandwich degree students will undertake an appropriate year-long industrial placement.

Level 6

•Explore advanced multimedia development techniques
•Develop expertise in the latest multimedia areas or augmented and virtual realities
•Explore the latest innovations in the applications of multimedia technology
•Extend previous experience in web development and learn to manage web and e-commerce enterprises using analytics
•Undertake a large individual project in the digital media area of your choice

Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.

Assessment methods

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose, usually a combination of exams and coursework.

You will be assessed by a combination of coursework and exams plus an independent final year project which contributes substantially to your final mark. Your tutors will give prompt and constructive feedback via Canvas (our virtual learning environment), face-to-face or in writing. This will help you to identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work.

The Uni


Course location:

Liverpool John Moores University

Department:

Computer Science

TEF rating:
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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.

72%
med
Multimedia computing 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

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
70%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
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

86%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
63%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
84%
Male students
16%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
20%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

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.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
89%
low
Employed or in further education
94%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

44%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
17%
Information technology technicians
11%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Multimedia computing science

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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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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